Results of Auction of Horrors V ~ Sunday 5th October 2014


Results of our previous auction - Page 2 of 9


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£70

Cabinet of Curiosities
lovely wall hanging mirror backed wooden cabinet full of all sorts of interesting curiosities.

Popular in the 16th - 19th centuries, Cabinets of Curiosities (also known as Kunstkabinett, Kunstkammer, Wunderkammer, Cabinets of Wonder, and wonder-rooms) were encyclopedic collections of objects whose categorical boundaries were, in Renaissance Europe, yet to be defined. Modern terminology would categorize the objects included as belonging to natural history (sometimes faked), geology, ethnography, archaeology, religious or historical relics, works of art (including cabinet paintings), and antiquities. "The Kunstkammer was regarded as a microcosm or theater of the world, and a memory theater. The Kunstkammer conveyed symbolically the patron's control of the world through its indoor, microscopic reproduction."
Of Charles I of England's collection, Peter Thomas states succinctly, "The Kunstkabinett itself was a form of propaganda" Besides the most famous, best documented cabinets of rulers and aristocrats, members of the merchant class and early practitioners of science in Europe formed collections that were precursors to museums.

39

£65

Vampire Killing Kit
in fitted oak case lined with blue velvet and gold trim

40

£100

Large Vintage Medical Chart of Skeleton
by Educational Supply Association of London

41

£12

Pair Candle Stands with Candles

42

£20

Mrs Wasp's Wig & Photo
Mrs Wasp and Wasp Boy will be at the Auction of Horrors to personally authenticate, pose for a photo and sign the wigs if the lucky buyer so wishes.

44

£20

Large & Very Rare 'Bastard Son of Tommy Cooper' Framed Poster
'Bastard Son of Tommy Cooper' will be at the Auction of Horrors to authenticate and autograph the poster for the lucky buyer!

45

£24

Changing Portrait - Evil Twins
nicely presented in an old glazed frame

46

£25

Framed Pig Embryo

47

£45

Taxidermy : Pheasant
open mounted on wooden base

48

£80

Common Buzzard with Rabbit Kill
good Victorian study by Knock of Eton in glazed case

50

£5

2 Large Wooden Candle Stands

53

£90

Pair of Pheasants in Case
late Victorian / Edwardian pair of pheasants unusually presented in their winter plumage in glazed wooden case

55





£25

Wasp Boy's Nipple Bells
We've sold these bells once before, but the buyer, well, just didn't have the nipples for them!! - when you feel the weight of them, you'll realise why...
These are the very bells that Wasp Boy swung from his nipples on many an evening in the Circus of Horrors and elsewhere, including the Graham Norton Show - see the video clip of them in action, as it were!... don't try this at home kids!

Wasp Boy will be at the Auction of Horrors to personally authenticate, pose for a photo and sign the bells if the lucky buyer so wishes.

56

£25

Large Vintage Medical Chart 'Endocrine Glands'
Frohse Plate no. 9, showing Endocrine Glands, by Adam, Rouilly & Co., 18 Fitzroy St. London.

57

£200

Sideshow Gaff Taxidermy 2 Headed Piglet
in glass fronted case.
From the collection of The Great Stromboli, and now offered for sale without reserve.

58

£110

Taxidermy : Stoats & Weasels Tea Party
anthropomorphic display of stoats and weasels enjoying tea and cakes in a grand dining room
From the collection of The Great Stromboli, and now offered for sale without reserve.

59

£50

Various Walking Sticks

60

£8

Meatloaf Welcome To The Neighbourhood Poster
original poster from the album release

61

£15

Rock Circus Poster

62

£100

Taxidermy : Quality Cased Owl
c. 1900

63

£40

Cast Iron Skeleton Mechanical Money Box

66

£125

Large Vintage Medical Chart 'Muscles'
Frohse Plate no. 2, showing Muscles, by Adam, Rouilly & Co., 18 Fitzroy St. London.

67

£340

Victorian Dog
in glass fronted case with beadwork.
From the collection of The Great Stromboli, and now offered for sale without reserve.

68

£22

Victorian Gravestone Advertising Leaflet & Price List

69

£8

4 x Electric Shock Knives
with a surprisingly powerful shock!

70

£25

Wagtail
presented in a natural setting in original glazed display case

71

£16

7 x Marvel Dracula Lives Comics 1975/6

72

£25

Original Mr & Mrs Lofty Signed Photo
framed photo of the very tall Mr Lofty

73

£30

Pair of Large Tinplate Pumpkins

74

£10

Two Framed Old Photos of 'Bastard Son of Tommy Cooper'
'Bastard Son of Tommy Cooper' will be at the Auction of Horrors to authenticate and autograph the photos for the lucky buyer!