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Taxidermy

January 20, 2016

Cobra Skins for Sale

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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:

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

October 10, 2014

Johnson Smith Catalog Item #32

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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 - Fri Oct 10, 2014 - Comments (12)
Category: Animals, Taxidermy, Bicycles and Other Human-powered Vehicles, Johnson Smith Catalog, 1950's,

January 2, 2014

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 - Thu Jan 02, 2014 - Comments (10)
Category: Taxidermy,

December 8, 2013

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 - Sun Dec 08, 2013 - Comments (2)
Category: Animals, Taxidermy,

October 19, 2013

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 - Sat Oct 19, 2013 - Comments (4)
Category: Hobbies and DIY, Taxidermy, 1930's,

August 13, 2012

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.

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Rick also has versions with ammo belts.
Here's the link to Rick's Website:
http://thesquirrelshole.com/custom_squirrels.html

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

Just remember -- When Guns are Outlawed, Only Squirrels Will Have Guns!!

Posted By: gdanea - Mon Aug 13, 2012 - Comments (6)
Category: Taxidermy,

December 5, 2011

How Norman Bates Got His Start

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"Here is my gift to mother."

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

Original ad here.

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

October 22, 2010

Skunk Hat

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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 - Fri Oct 22, 2010 - Comments (10)
Category: Fashion, Taxidermy,

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