Ripley’s Bizarre Buying Bazaar

 

Ripley‘s Believe It or Not! Kicks off National Tour to Discover Strange, Weird, & Unbelievable Items to Add to its Collection 

 

 

 

Ripley‘s looking to buy items from the public at its first
“Bizarre Buying Bazaar” in Orlando, June 7 & 8
 

 

 Not sure what to do with that shrunken head that’s been taking up space in the closet? Ripley‘s Believe It or Not! has a solution for you.

 

 

 

Ripley‘s kicks off its Bizarre Buying Bazaar at its Orlando Odditorium on Friday, June 7 and Saturday, June 8. It’s the start of a road trip to find and acquire items worthy of being part of Ripley‘s Believe It or Not!

 

 

 

Edward Meyer, Ripley‘s VP of Exhibits and Archives, will review all items that come in and will make on-the-spot offers for items that meet the benchmark for Ripley‘s. For more than 35 years, Meyer has traveled the world collecting unusual stories and unbelievable items for the company. He has acquired over 20,000 different museum artifacts, as well as countless stories for its cartoon and books.

 

 

Edward Meyer with a portrait of Sandra Bullock made entirely from candy; her hair is licorice!

 

What is Ripley‘s looking for at the Bizarre Buying Bazaar?

 

 

 

“We’re hoping to find oddities, artifacts, relics, strange things from science and nature, unusual artwork – the weirder the better,” says Meyer.

 

 

 

Even if Ripley‘s doesn’t acquire an item, its owner may still get an oddpraisal ­– that means Meyer won’t necessarily tell people what an item is worth, but will give them an idea of how unusual it is.

 

 

 

Some examples of items that the public has offered up to Ripley‘s over the past few months include everything from a full version of Moby Dick typed on toilet paper to a kitten with two faces.

 

 

 

“People shouldn’t rule anything out,” said Meyer. “We want their exhibits and we’re hoping people wow us with what they have.”

 

 

 

Oddity owners planning to attend the Bizarre Buying Bazaar are encouraged to RSVP to Angela Johnson at Johnson@ripleys.com in advance and provide some details on the item they want to bring in. That will allow Ripley‘s research team to see what they can find out about the particular items of interest in advance.

 

 

 

The Bizarre Buying Bazaar will be held on Friday, June 7 and Saturday, June 8 at Ripley‘s Orlando Odditorium, located at 8201 International Drive.  The event will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days.

 

 

 

The public is welcome to watch the Bizarre Buying Bazaar, but people who want to tour the Odditorium will need to purchase a ticket.

in advance and provide some details on the item they want to bring in. That will allow Ripley’s research team to see what they can find out about the particular items of interest in advance.

The Bizarre Buying Bazaar will be held on Friday, June 7 and Saturday, June 8 at Ripley’s Orlando Odditorium, located at 8201 International Drive. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days.

The public is welcome to watch the Bizarre Buying Bazaar, but people who want to tour the Odditorium will need to purchase a ticket.

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