Museum Director Stephan Jost and his staff came up with the exhibition, "Got eBay? Celebrity Collections Created Online," because the museum's founder was a pack rat, the Boston Globe reported Tuesday. For the show, the museum gave notable people -- including comic Jerry Seinfeld, Mick Jagger's former wife, Bianca, NASCAR driver Keven Lepage, New York-based musician-artist John Lurie, and Vermont Gov. Jim Douglas -- $1,000 each to bid for items on the Internet auction site, creating their own collections.
Seinfeld contributed the Porsche posters as well as a early-1970s Heuer Camaro watch.
Jagger contributed the paperback edition of the Koran in her collection of American history and human rights pieces. She's also including a March 1974 Vogue with her posing on the cover wearing a rhinestone veil because "I wanted to be present at my installation."
Douglas bought several Vermont-related items, including antique maps, an old Farmer's Almanac and 19th-century copies of the Rutland Herald.
"It shows that e-commerce can occur in pastoral locations like Vermont," Douglas said.