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Cobra Skins for Sale


Original ad here.

How much are you willing to bet that these snake skins were a) not cobras and b) were not imported from "British India"...?

And by the way:

Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Jan 20, 2016 | Comments (8)
Category: Animals, Taxidermy, Scams, Cons, Rip-offs, and General Larceny, 1950's

Johnson Smith Catalog Item #32


Can we believe that this is a genuine taxidermied fox head? Even if not, very cool accessory even for today's bikes. Anger vegans everywhere!
Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Oct 10, 2014 | Comments (12)
Category: Animals, Taxidermy, Bicycles and Other Human-powered Vehicles, Johnson Smith Catalog, 1950's

A jar of moleasses

Available on eBay for only $16.55 (plus shipping). These are the byproduct of taxidermied mole front ends. Item condition: Used.
[via 7 Deadly Sinners]

Posted By: Alex | Date: Thu Jan 02, 2014 | Comments (10)
Category: Taxidermy

Taxidermied Deer in Garbage Can

If you have a stuffed deer that you want to get rid of, how should you go about doing this? Not, apparently, by sticking it in a sidewalk garbage can, as one NY resident recently did. The proper method, city authorities say, is to "call 311 so that a contracted vendor can remove the animal." [DNAinfo]
Posted By: Alex | Date: Sun Dec 08, 2013 | Comments (2)
Category: Animals, Taxidermy

Taxidermied Frog Orchestra

I came across this ad in Boys' Life - Oct 1935. Then I realized that Paul had already posted a version of the ad two years ago. But I decided to post this version anyway, since it shows the Taxidermied Frog Orchestra. I wonder how many kids actually went ahead and made one of these.

Posted By: Alex | Date: Sat Oct 19, 2013 | Comments (4)
Category: Hobbies and DIY, Taxidermy, 1930's

Rodents Unite!! or Smoke ‘em If You Got ‘em

There is a mixed message in this piece of taxidermy by Rick Nadeau. It could be a signal for the creation of a Rodent Army to fight against evil. It could be a reaction to the outrage from the recent raccoon roadkill post.


Rick also has versions with ammo belts.
Here's the link to Rick's Website:

It could also serve well in an anti-tobacco campaign.

Just remember -- When Guns are Outlawed, Only Squirrels Will Have Guns!!
Posted By: gdanea | Date: Mon Aug 13, 2012 | Comments (6)
Category: Taxidermy

How Norman Bates Got His Start


"Here is my gift to mother."

"For tired businessmen; for the older boys too."

Original ad here.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Dec 05, 2011 | Comments (2)
Category: Animals, Taxidermy, Hobbies and DIY, 1930's

Skunk Hat

The other night I watched an old Hollywood western, in which one of the characters wore a skunk hat. Now I want one, preferably with skunk head still displayed, as to the right.

You can order yours here. $195.00, but worth every penny.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Oct 22, 2010 | Comments (10)
Category: Fashion, Taxidermy
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