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Lonnie Hammargren auctioning off dinosaur, other items

Posted at 10:38 AM, Jun 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-22 15:12:12-04

If you have always wanted to own a full-size dinosaur (not real, of course), here is your chance.

Former Lt. Governor Lonnie Hammargren will be auctioning off many of the unusual items he has collected over the years on June 24.

A preview of available items will take place June 23.

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Auction items include a full-size dinosaur prop from the 1937 movie "Bringing Up Baby," a 20-foot tall Foo Man Chu, items from an 1800s saloon and much more.

Hammargren is selling one of the three homes that he owns near South Sandhill Road and East Flamingo Road.

The online auction is being handled by McManusAuctions.com.

Hammargren was the lieutenant governor for Nevada from 1995 to 1999. Prior to that, he was a neurosurgeon and spent several years as a NASA flight surgeon. In addition, he was a member of the Board of Regents for the Nevada System of Higher Education.

Hammargren has been opening his homes for many years on Nevada Day for the residents of Las Vegas to enjoy the many items he has collected. He was also features on an episode of A&E's "Hoarders" in 2016. It was revealed on the show that he has spent an estimated $10 million on his collection.