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Collecting is a hobby which is both painful and joyous
Any 1 collect oddities, antiques, guns, etc?
I'll post a few pics that I have
something different :-O
(scroll down please )
https://www.etsy.com/listing/156947635/real-atlas-moth-cocoons-in-case-reserved?ref=favs_view_20
https://www.etsy.com/listing/177667060/pending-antique-rare-1800s-primitive?ref=favs_view_5
https://www.etsy.com/listing/109836643/reserved-for-miguel-not-for-sale-unique?ref=favs_view_11
https://www.etsy.com/listing/168571511/reindeer-caribou-eyeball-vintage?ref=favs_view_19
https://www.etsy.com/listing/165701097/natures-creation-giant-antique-seahorse?ref=favs_view_9 came with her baby
https://www.etsy.com/listing/160518021/layaway-reserved-for-miguel-big-real?ref=favs_view_15
https://www.etsy.com/listing/128353977/dried-rat-real-natural-death-taxidermy?ref=favs_view_1
https://www.etsy.com/listing/168573127/naturally-mummified-mole-preserved-dried?ref=favs_view_5
https://www.etsy.com/listing/169508253/stillborn-mutant-rat-pup-fetus-in-a-jar?ref=favs_view_9 look at its legs
https://www.etsy.com/listing/168572415/camel-eyeball-vintage-specimen-preserved?ref=favs_view_12
https://www.etsy.com/listing/90735815/preserved-medium-sheep-fetus-specimen?ref=favs_view_13 i call him Bart

I couldn't resist to add these
a few of my toys :D!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X20DVIdgpv4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZIHTUR4uiY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGX8UZIs7L8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29OE85I0g98
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUAFfnOKA80 talk about designer toys!
 
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I've been collecting skulls, bones, fossils, taxidermy, minerals, oddities and other artifacts my whole life. Here are some old, crappy pics of some of my collection. I'll take some new pics and get them up here soon.

One of my 2 curio cabinets.


Closer views within the cabinet.










Yes, those are human femurs....










Taxidermy bat from Java.


Some antique prosthetic human eyes.


A parrot skeleton I mounted.


Token bones....


Some bugs.....








There is much more to come........
 
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Some new pics......

Fossil "bee".


Armadillo basket full of Crinoid fossils.


Mosasaur teeh.


Deformed skunk skull.






A normal skunk skull for comparison.




Archaeornis fossil.


Azurite and Malachite


48" Striped Bass.


Walleye.


Mosquito fossil.






Human mandible.


Manchurochelys fossil.


Humbolt Squid Beak.


Malachite.




Fulgurite ("Fossil Lightening")


Some Trilobites












From left to right........Impala, Boar, Blesbok.


The Parrot.


Taxidermied Western Diamond Back. Aluminum cast of an ant nest in back.


44" Muskelunge.


Stromatolites.




Antique Frog Life Cycle Display Mount.


Rock Hyrax


Vervet Monkey


Pug.


American Badger.


Rattus norvegicus


Fossil Alligator Scutes.


Mammoth Tooth


Fossil Fish and "bee".


Megalodon Teeth.






10,000 year old Bison Vertebrae


Inner Ear Bone from a Whale


Domestic Dog


Mourning Bracelet Made of Human Hair


Human Pelvis


Fossil Branchiosaurus (Salamander)


Some Old Drosera Bottles




Springbok
 
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Snapping Turtle Skull


Trilobite


More Malachite and Azurite Specimens.








Pyrite


Taxidermied Rail


Oreodont Teeth


Fossil Stromatolites


Sea Spider


Fossil Sperm Whale Tooth


Fossil Horse Teeth


Fossil Shrimp


Fossil Cockroach


6"+ Megalodon Tooth


Coyote Skull


Fossil Shark Vertebrae and a Knightia


Another Branchiosaurus
 
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Tennessee, zone 6B.
I have a lot of bones and skulls similar to yours (the goat skulls on the wall, skunk skull, coyote skull, megaladon tooth..)

Ill have to post pictures of my native american stone axe later.
 

Dragoness

For the love of Science!
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This look like a fun thread.

In addition to the plant, reptile, and book collections, I have a few others.

Framed snake skins. So far, I have one of almost every snake I own. Still waiting on a couple new acquisitions to shed.


I learned how to frame spiderwebs. I now have a few hanging around my house.


Articulated black bear bones I found while hiking, and reassembled myself


Mounted Butterflies (Urania leilus) I found at a thrift store. Removed the godawful silk flowers, and put some bones and crystals in there instead.
before

after


Spider in amber:


Beetles in amber:



I also collect teapots, and have found a couple strange and wonderful ones:
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"Potion Bottles" usually available around Halloween. I store ashes of animals after cremation in them.


Dolphin Jawbone:


Pre-Ban Tortoiseshell fan.
 
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I was in Jim Callahan's (http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/roadshow/appraisers/james-callahan/) place today ! He has an INTENSE collection, some really unbelievable stuff ! Fossils, antique weapons, Asian and Medieval furnture, minerals (including the biggest tektite I've ever seen), kapalas, Pre Columbian and ancient Asian pottery and other artifacts.......... A small museum stuffed into a small Chelsea loft apartment. I'm going back in a couple weeks, I'm hoping he'll let me take some photos of some of his collection.
 
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Some of my Carnivorous Plant and Orchid related antiques. Mostly just trinkets, bobbles and prints (many of which still need to be framed).









Canada sure appreciates their Sarracenia purpurea.......


A thimble.


Some kind of token.


A lapel pin.


Stamps.


A bud vase.


A tea cup.



Some antique prints I've picked up over the years.....








































Some temperate orchid paraphernailia........























Some very old herbarium specimens of Calopogon tuberosus and Pogonia ophioglossoides respectively.


 
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Thanks for sharing those! The botanical prints are wonderful, especially the black and white one showing a Utric eating a fish :0o:
I was wondering what was up with all the Sarracenia paraphernalia from Newfoundland, and Google tells me it's the official flower of the province.
 
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I've been collecting skulls, bones, fossils, taxidermy, minerals, oddities and other artifacts my whole life. Here are some old, crappy pics of some of my collection. I'll take some new pics and get them up here soon.

Johnny, why - oh WHY have you not made that your TF avatar??
 
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Thanks for sharing those! The botanical prints are wonderful, especially the black and white one showing a Utric eating a fish :0o:
I was wondering what was up with all the Sarracenia paraphernalia from Newfoundland, and Google tells me it's the official flower of the province.

I think the artist's imagination may have gotten away from them a bit with the piscivorous Utricularia, the other bladder containing the mosquito larvae is a bit more accurate........ Interesting print none the less.

S.purpurea purpurea is indeed the official flower of Newfoundland and Labrador. It's image is even minted on some of their mid century pennies between the years 1938 and 1947.
 
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I used to have one of those pennies when I was a kid.
I also collected the set of North American Wildflower cards that came in packages of Brook Bond Tea when I was a pre-teen. The Roger Peterson illustration of Sarracenia purpurea on one of those cards was my first encounter with an insectivorous plant, and so I had to find one to see it for myself. As it turns out, the species grew in the region and I had no difficulty finding plants in situ!

Roger T. Peterson's illustration of S. purpurea here.
 
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oh man this reminds me of American Horror Story

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