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King Tut Sarcophagus donated to auction

Posted on: June 26, 2009


Library volunteer Corey Bailey and auctioneer Bob Grove (l to r) prepare for Murphy Library’s August 8 auction starting at 5: 30 p.m. at Grove Auctions where they will find this beautiful sarcophagus a new home.


Yes it is an exquisite reproduction of the ancient sarcophagus  of King Tut.   Local residents Faye and Bob Strang have given the Murphy Library this treasure for our August 8 auction at Bob Grove Auctions.  The Silent Auction starts at 5:30 p.m.; the Live Auction at 7.  There will be bountiful free refreshments.  Grove Auctions is located in Clay County, North Carolina on Highway 64 East, two miles east of Murphy Medical Center.

8 Responses to "King Tut Sarcophagus donated to auction"

What a neat auction item, great picture Julie.

The Friends of the Murphy Library is so fortunate to have such generous patrons as Bob and Fay Strang. King Tut is the most fabulous piece we have had given to us in the five years we’ve had the auction. We appreciate the generosity of the Strangs and we are envious of the person who purchases King Tut.

Faye, I know you’ll forgive me for not including the “e” at the end of your name. I apologize.

WOW! I am impressed not only with having such talented friends who are able to create a BLOG of this quality but with the events that are planned for the Library this summer-oh let’s see, the Craft Sale, the Auction, the Weekly movies, the Blog ongoing. The items coming in for the Auction are just wonderful. The fact that Mayor Bill Hughes and his lovely wife Barbara are coming so Bill can ‘start off the Auction” is even more fun. What a great Libray and Friends group. Everyone is invited to the next Friends meeting, 8/18 at the Library 6PM.

Is King Tut available for rent? He would make a great extra “man”for dinners where there aren’t enough men to go around!

The article in thScout was great. I can hear the buzz already. First come, first served!

Hi Jane – I thought the article helped get the word out. I’m going to send it also to the Atlanta, Chattanooga and Asheville papers – it attracts attention – and we not only have King Tut, but lots more African art like carved masks and statues. So no one has to go home empty-handed.

Cool!! Good luck with the auction!! Wish I could be there!

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