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Taxidermy: Exploring one of the Most Complicated Collectibles

Carl Akeley, considered the father of modern taxidermy, was also a talented sculptor, naturalist, and an inventor. He worked on these elephants at the Field Museum but also has a history of working with another famous elephant. While an apprentice at Ward’s Natural Science Establishment, he preserved P. T. Barnum’s beloved elephant Jumbo after a train accident. The project took five months. Fighting African Elephants, photo: Field Museum

by Kary Pardy Someone mentions taxidermy and a few main themes come to mind: trophies in hunting lodges, decor in rustic cabins, or the old stuffed fox at your grandparent’s […]

What’s Selling on eBay: May 2019

What’s Selling on eBay: May 2019

by Deborah Abernethy and Mike McLeod $3,246 (36 bids, 11 bidders); 1881 Princeton vs. Yale Football Championship Program, Walter Camp. This rare antique “PRINCETON vs. YALE FOOT-BALL CHAMPIONSHIP” program is […]