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An antique dildo from & # 39; at least 130 years old & # 39; returns to Ireland after two years in the possession of an American collector. The Victoria ivory sex toy was sold at auction in 2017 for £ 2,900, but went on sale again last week

Wie Who can help me save this dildo ?: Victorian ivory sex toy is sent back to Ireland after a large enough public campaign to buy it back from a collector in the US

  • Ivory sex toy was sold at auction in 2017 for £ 2,900, but went on sale again
  • The new auction caught the attention of Shawna Scott, the owner of online sex store Sex Siopa, after a customer sent her an email after reading about the sale
  • She decided to buy the dildo and donate it to a museum to celebrate Irish history
  • The businesswoman asked her Twitter followers to help with the costs of crowdfunding
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An antique dildo from & # 39; at least 130 years old & # 39; returns to Ireland after two years in the possession of an American collector.

The Victoria ivory sex toy was sold at auction in 2017 for £ 2,900, but went on sale again last week.

The new auction caught the attention of Shawna Scott, the owner of online sex store Sex Siopa, after a customer had sent her an email after reading about the sale.

An antique dildo from & # 39; at least 130 years old & # 39; returns to Ireland after two years in the possession of an American collector. The Victoria ivory sex toy was sold at auction in 2017 for £ 2,900, but went on sale again last week

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An antique dildo from & # 39; at least 130 years old & # 39; returns to Ireland after two years in the possession of an American collector. The Victoria ivory sex toy was sold at auction in 2017 for £ 2,900, but went on sale again last week

& # 39; It sank my heart when it was sold. It just seemed like an important part of Irish sexual history, & Scott said.

& # 39; Sometimes I think with Irish history unless something related to the famine or 1916 is a little forgotten or prioritized again & # 39 ;, she wrote on Twitter.

Scott knew right away that she wanted to buy the item, but didn't have enough money to buy the antique. Instead, she asked the public for donations so that she could buy the sex toy and donate it to a museum.

& # 39; I don't have the extra money needed to buy the spooky (multiple ways) ivory sex toy, and I have no idea how museum management works or what it would go with.

& # 39; So I need help. Who can help me save this dildo? & # 39; she wrote online.

She won the auction, with the item that was believed to have sold for 630 euros (£ 578).

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If the antique is authentic, it is at least 130 years old and was originally in the hands of a prosperous Anglo-Irish household.

Scott knew right away that she wanted to buy the item, but didn't have enough money to buy the antique. Instead, she asked the public for donations so that she could buy the sex toy and donate it to a museum

Scott knew right away that she wanted to buy the item, but didn't have enough money to buy the antique. Instead, she asked the public for donations so that she could buy the sex toy and donate it to a museum

Scott knew right away that she wanted to buy the item, but didn't have enough money to buy the antique. Instead, she asked the public for donations so that she could buy the sex toy and donate it to a museum

When it originally went on sale in April 2017, it received more than 100 bids, the Irish Times reported.

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Speak against Times, auctioneer Damien Matthews said the first owner was fighting in China, the Boxer Rebellion from 1899, where he decided to have it made and sent back to Ireland for his wife.

& # 39; It is beautifully romantic & # 39 ;.

& # 39; You can talk about it as a dirty thing, but this was very much an object of love and desire.

If the antique is authentic, it is at least 130 years old and was originally in the hands of a prosperous Anglo-Irish household.
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If the antique is authentic, it is at least 130 years old and was originally in the hands of a prosperous Anglo-Irish household.

If the antique is authentic, it is at least 130 years old and was originally in the hands of a prosperous Anglo-Irish household.

& # 39; It goes beyond erotica, it screams love and dedication. It is very, very rare, I have never encountered anything like this in 25 years of traveling across the country. It is a rarity and it is Irish. & # 39;

Matthews Fine Art Auction Rooms advertised the sale as an & # 39; antique carved ivory ladies companion & # 39 ;.

It is supplied & # 39; in a scarlet-lined leather upholstered carrier bag with bevelled insert panel with insert & # 39 ;.

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Scott had offers to buy the item from the Vagina Museum, which would be opened in the UK, but refused to say she wanted to keep it on Irish soil.

& # 39; I'd really like to give it to you, but since it's a piece of Irish history, I want to try and keep it in an Irish museum if I can. If not, you are 100% on my list & # 39 ;, she said.

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