UNUSUAL OBJECTS

Taxidermy, peculiar objects, curiosities and a healthy dose of bonkers.

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Sourced via a private collection. The provenance we have is that it was purchased in 1986 by Dreamtime Gallery from J Pipe of 83 Arlington Avenue, South Perth. At the time of purchase it was estimated to be 40 to...
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  The hunting whistle was used for sending messages using locally agreed signals, similar to the use of drums elsewhere. Though limited in tone, coded signals could convey numerous types of messages to the fields, the forest, another village, the...
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This is a Lime Pot, used for holding slaked lime powder as an ingredient in a betel nut concoction to get the user buzzing. Betel nut is the seed of the fruit of the areca palm. It is also known...
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Some finds tick the mad inventor box. Can I get this projector working? Can I turn it into a lamp for my studio?  Where are the slides? This lamp/projector is made by the Tokyo Electric Company, somewhere around the 1930s...
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A beautiful armband from the Igbo people in Africa.  I grabbed an interesting titbit from wiki which reads as follows: Igbo art is known for various types of masquerade, masks and outfits symbolising people, animals, or abstract conceptions. Bronze castings...
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