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Friday, November 25, 2005

Purported Piece of Plymouth's Proud Past Purchased

From The (Quincy, Mass.) Patriot Ledger of Nov. 25, 2005:

$909 eBay bid wins a piece of Plymouth Rock

By KAITLIN KEANE
The Patriot Ledger

Gerald Beals now owns a piece of the rock.

Beals, chief curator at Brockton Historical Museum, bought a piece of Plymouth Rock last night on an eBay auction. His bid of $909 topped an $899 bid by historian Ernest Grassey of Cohasset.

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After following the auction for a week and not bidding, Beals, an Easton resident, snatched the piece of Plymouth syenite with just four seconds remaining, beating out bidders who had sought the famed rock since it was first offered on the Internet auction site a week ago.

Beals’ fragment is one of three pieces of Plymouth Rock for sale this week on eBay, all offered by different sellers.

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[Read the whole story]
Bid for one of the other pieces here or here. Caleb Johnson has a short history of the Rock.

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