Stopping on a dime

If you’re a BoingBoing reader you might have seen the entry about the impending auction of the Baltimore Dime Museum’s holdings. Color me confused – I’d thought this was a done deal back at the end of 2005 and that much of their stuff had ended up at Palace of Wonders. I guess I’m almost one of the people that the Baltimore Sun article mentions who “have grown accustomed to word that the dusty space was closing — only to find out that wasn’t so much true.”

Minus the finding out that it’s not true.

It’s too bad, and an interesting lesson on how we hear news of finality and close the book, mentally. It never occurred to me to look into the matter after the late 2005 news articles on the closing and verify that, yes, it closed. I couldn’t make it there in time for the supposed last day at the end of 2005 but I’m pretty sure I could have found a day given almost a full year.

If you want to look through the lots of stuff that are going to be for sale you can check it out on the web here. Or go to the preview on the 23rd, 24th, or 25th. On the 26th you can bid, in person or on eBay Live, at 5pm.

The American Dime Museum
1808 Maryland Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21210

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