Pacific Galleries is having an auction of traditional taxidermy and sideshow items such as a giant skull gaff, which is a man-made object made for a freekshow, meant to imitate a mysterious find from the natural world.
* Note: Washington State ID is required to purchase some of these items, and they must not cross state lines after purchase!
Taxidermy: “Spot”, a two-headed calf which lived for six weeks on a farm in Auburn, WA in the 1930’s:
Sideshow Item: Counterfeit Shrunken Head in case, under a glass dome, made from monkey skin.
Rogue Taxidermy: Whimsy the “Great Horned Swamp Ape”, a man-made example using party of different animals to construct a mythical character. Looks like it’s made out of deer butt.
Stuffed giraffe head (uh.. and neck), shoulder mounted speciman “harvested” late 20th century. Who would buy this?
Two-headed racoon sideshow gaff.
“Tasmanian Werewolf” gaff. This piece of rogue taxidermy was likely assembled in the second quarter of the 20th century.
This was so large and impressive in real-life, it kinda makes me sad…
And here’s the poor guy’s feet!
Who owned all this stuff? What did their house look like???
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