The Great Illinois Corn Flake

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I wish I was smart enough to make this stuff up.  Pictured at the left is a Kellogg’s Frosted Flake that you can purchase on eBay.  According to its owner, it is an exact replica of the state of Illinois.  As of yesterday afternoon, the high bid was $200,440.00! 

The bidding started on 7/13 at a meager $9.99.  It was three days before the bid was bumped up to $12.00.  By the end of the day on the 16th, the high bid for the stately flake was all the way up to $55.00.

On St. Patrick’s Day things went crazy (something that never happens).  A total of 39 bidders upped the price from $55.00 to over $200,000.  You still have time to bid on this amazing flake, but keep in mind that there’s an additional charge of $4.99 for shipping and handling.

To help with your purchase decision, here’s a picture of the Land of Lincoln flake alongside a picture of the state itself. 

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3 Responses

  1. This just proves that the flakes of the world comes in many shapes and forms

  2. I thought I read the cornflake sold for just over $1,300?

  3. This auction was even flakier than it first appeared. Apparantly there were a number of fraudulent bids which were removed. Then the whole auction was shut down because eBay doesn’t allow food sales.

    The sisters who own the flake resubmitted the item as a “gift certificate” for the Illinois-shaped flat piece of corn. Meanwhile, auctions for flakes shaped like other states started popping up. In the end, the sisters sold their corn flake for something like $1,350.00. Still not bad.

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