Twitter Auction Includes Bird Still on Building

Buyer is responsible for finding somebody to take it down
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 10, 2023 12:35 PM CDT
Twitter Auction Includes Bird Still on Building
Twitter's blue bird is seen on its headquarters building in San Francisco.   (AP Photo/Godofredo A. V?squez, File)

While it won't do much to turn its financial situation around, the company formerly known as Twitter is selling off more memorabilia from its offices—including plenty of items with the bird logo. The online auction, titled Twitter Rebranding, will run from Sept. 12 to Sept. 14, and while all 584 lots have an opening bid of $25 and many of them are standard office equipment, some items will likely fetch tens of thousands of dollars, Mashable reports. The items include the bird logo still mounted on the company's San Francisco headquarters, though the listing says the buyer "is responsible for hiring an SF Licensed Company with appropriate Permits" to remove it, reports the Guardian.

The auction also includes a hanging bird cage-shaped sofa and oil paintings of two big moments in Twitter history. One is of Ellen DeGeneres' selfie from the 2014 Academy Awards, which quickly became the most-retweeted picture in the platform's history, and the other is of the photo of Barack and Michelle Obama that the then-president posted after he was re-elected in 2012. His "Four more years" post set a record at the time for the most-liked tweet. The Verge lists some of the more unusual items, including a repurposed barn from Montana. (At a similar auction earlier this year, a bird statue sold for around $100,000.)

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