Cornflake shaped like Illinois

A corn flake shaped like Illinois is now a museum piece.

A trivia-company owner from Austin, Texas, purchased the flake on eBay last night from two sisters in Virginia for $1,350.


Monty Kerr owns He plans to put the flake in a traveling museum along with other items of Americana.

Twenty-three-year-old Melissa McIntire says she and her 15-year-old sister, Emily, were biting their nails as the auction ended. She says the family is relieved and can’t believe they sold
the cereal for more than $1,000.

The first auction attempt was stopped by eBay due to rules against auctioning food, so the sisters auctioned a coupon good for the flake instead. The new owner says he’ll probably send somebody to Virginia to pick it up personally and make sure it doesn’t get damaged.

The McIntires say they’ll likely use the money to take a vacation.