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Date of the auction: 06.05.2021

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80: FROM VIKTOR WYND'S MUSEUM. CERTIFICATES OF AUTHENTICITY AVAILABLE UPON...

† (From the Curious to the Extraordinary, 6th May 2021) LOTS 1-80: FROM VIKTOR WYND'S MUSEUM. CERTIFICATES OF AUTHENTICITY AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. LESSER BIRD OF PARADISE FEATHERS, 19TH CENTURY LESSER BIRD OF PARADISE FEATHERS, 19TH CENTURY 49cm long in total Please note this lot is subject to VAT

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £120 - £180

Date: 6 May 2021

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† A RARE UNICORN SKULL

† (From the Curious to the Extraordinary, 6th May 2021) A RARE UNICORN SKULL A RARE UNICORN SKULL Equus caballus with resin horn, in two separate parts, the upper and lower jaws, 106cm high to tip of horn Please note this lot is subject to VAT on the hammer price at 20%. Provenance: Viktor Wynd’s

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £500 - £800

Date: 6 May 2021

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THE EIGHT LEGGED STRIPPING LAMB, TAXIDERMY ART BY ANDRE ROBOLOBAVICH

(From the Curious to the Extraordinary, 6th May 2021) THE EIGHT LEGGED STRIPPING LAMB, TAXIDERMY ART BY ANDRE ROBOLOBAVICH THE EIGHT LEGGED STRIPPING LAMB, TAXIDERMY ART BY ANDRE ROBOLOBAVICH formed of a mummified eight legged lamb holding its own skin, raised on a burr wood plinth Height: 56cm

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 6 May 2021

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† A TAXIDERMY SHOULDER MOUNT OF A STRIPED UNICORN

† (From the Curious to the Extraordinary, 6th May 2021) A TAXIDERMY SHOULDER MOUNT OF A STRIPED UNICORN A TAXIDERMY SHOULDER MOUNT OF A STRIPED UNICORN Equus Quagga, 144cm from tip of horn to wall Please note this lot is subject to VAT on the hammer price at 20%. Provenance: Viktor Wynd’s Museum

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 6 May 2021

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A SET OF OPTICIAN LENSES FROM THE LATE 19TH CENTURY TOGETHER WITH OTHER...

(From the Curious to the Extraordinary, 6th May 2021) A SET OF OPTICIAN LENSES FROM THE LATE 19TH CENTURY TOGETHER WITH OTHER MEDICAL EQUIPMENT A SET OF OPTICIAN LENSES FROM THE LATE 19TH CENTURY TOGETHER WITH OTHER MEDICAL EQUIPMENT fitted in an oak box, together with a blood pressure machine, some

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £120 - £180

Date: 6 May 2021

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AN EXPERIMENT ON A BIRD IN AN AIR PUMP

(From the Curious to the Extraordinary, 6th May 2021) AN EXPERIMENT ON A BIRD IN AN AIR PUMP AN EXPERIMENT ON A BIRD IN AN AIR PUMP the late 19th century air pump machine with a central thermometer, with a taxidermy bird under the glass dome, with brass mounts and iron handle, on a mahogany base

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £250 - £350

Date: 6 May 2021

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† THE LEG BONE OF AN 'IRISH GIANT'

† (From the Curious to the Extraordinary, 6th May 2021) THE LEG BONE OF AN 'IRISH GIANT' THE LEG BONE OF AN IRISH GIANT with spurious label inscribed 'Leg bone of an Irish Giant, found buried at The Hill of Tara, by Rev. Cathalian Wynd, July 1747' (Woolly mammoth bone) 79cm long Please note this lot

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 6 May 2021

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AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE DODO BONE, MAURITIUS, BEFORE 1690

. The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art & UnNatural History is a contemporary reinterpretation of a Pre-Enlightenment Wunderkabinett or Cabinet of Curiosities. It is the creation of artist and writer Viktor Wynd, who has just opened a Falmouth branch of his museum inside the National

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 6 May 2021

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† RELICS OF EXTINCT BIRDS: AN ELEPHANT BIRD (AEPYORNIS MAXIMUS) BONE, PRE...

† (From the Curious to the Extraordinary, 6th May 2021) RELICS OF EXTINCT BIRDS: AN ELEPHANT BIRD (AEPYORNIS MAXIMUS) BONE, PRE 17TH CENTURY A RARE ELEPHANT BIRD (AEPYORNIS MAXIMUS) BONE, PRE 17TH CENTURY 20cm long Please note this lot is subject to VAT on the hammer price at 20%. Elephant birds

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £1,000 - £2,000

Date: 6 May 2021

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A PAINTED CAST OF A DODO SKELETON

(From the Curious to the Extraordinary, 6th May 2021) A PAINTED CAST OF A DODO SKELETON A PAINTED CAST OF A DODO SKELETON IN DISPLAY CASE mounted within a perspex and ebonised display case, 62cm high, case 82cm x 67 cm Provenance: Viktor Wynd’s Museum, London. The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £2,200 - £2,800

Date: 6 May 2021

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RELICS OF EXTINCT BIRDS: A FEATHER OF A ESKIMO CURLEW, NUMENIUS BOREALIS

(From the Curious to the Extraordinary, 6th May 2021) RELICS OF EXTINCT BIRDS: A FEATHER OF A ESKIMO CURLEW, NUMENIUS BOREALIS RELICS OF EXTINCT BIRDS: A FEATHER OF A ESKIMO CURLEW, NUMENIUS BOREALIS Western Arctic Tundra, Last confirmed sighting Barbados 1963, in display box, of Natural History

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 6 May 2021

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RELICS OF EXTINCT BIRDS: A FEATHER OF A FEMALE PASSENGER PIGEON, ECTOPISTES...

(From the Curious to the Extraordinary, 6th May 2021) RELICS OF EXTINCT BIRDS: A FEATHER OF A FEMALE PASSENGER PIGEON, ECTOPISTES MIGRATORIUS RELICS OF EXTINCT BIRDS: A FEATHER OF A FEMALE PASSENGER PIGEON, ECTOPISTES MIGRATORIUS North America, Extinct since 1/9/1914, in a display box, of Natural

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 6 May 2021

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RELICS OF EXTINCT BIRDS: A FEATHER OF AN IVORY BILLED WOODPECKER...

(From the Curious to the Extraordinary, 6th May 2021) RELICS OF EXTINCT BIRDS: A FEATHER OF AN IVORY BILLED WOODPECKER, CAMPEPHILUS PRINCIPALIS RELICS OF EXTINCT BIRDS: A FEATHER OF AN IVORY BILLED WOODPECKER, CAMPEPHILUS PRINCIPALIS South Eastern United States, believed extinct since 1944, in a

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 6 May 2021

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RELICS OF EXTINCT BIRDS: A FEATHER OF AN HUIA, HETERALOCHA ACUTIROSTRIS

(From the Curious to the Extraordinary, 6th May 2021) RELICS OF EXTINCT BIRDS: A FEATHER OF AN HUIA, HETERALOCHA ACUTIROSTRIS RELICS OF EXTINCT BIRDS: A FEATHER OF AN HUIA, HETERALOCHA ACUTIROSTRIS North Island, New Zealand, last confirmed sighting 28/11/1907, in display box, of Natural History

Lot #: 14

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 6 May 2021

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RELICS FROM EXTINCT BIRDS: A FEATHER OF A MALE PASSENGER PIGEON, ECTOPISTES...

(From the Curious to the Extraordinary, 6th May 2021) RELICS FROM EXTINCT BIRDS: A FEATHER OF A MALE PASSENGER PIGEON, ECTOPISTES MIGRATORIUS RELICS FROM EXTINCT BIRDS: A FEATHER OF A MALE PASSENGER PIGEON, ECTOPISTES MIGRATORIUS North America, extinct since 1/9/1914, in display box, of Natural

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 6 May 2021

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RELICS OF EXTINCT BIRDS: A FEATHER OF A CAROLINA PARAKEET, CONUROPSIS...

(From the Curious to the Extraordinary, 6th May 2021) RELICS OF EXTINCT BIRDS: A FEATHER OF A CAROLINA PARAKEET, CONUROPSIS CAROLINENSIS RELICS OF EXTINCT BIRDS: A FEATHER OF A CAROLINA PARAKEET, CONUROPSIS CAROLINENSIS Eastern United States, extinct since 21/2/1918, in display box, of Natural

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 6 May 2021

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RELICS OF EXTINCT BIRDS: A FEATHER OF A PARADISE PARROT, PSEPHOTUS PULCHERRIMUS

A (From the Curious to the Extraordinary, 6th May 2021) RELICS OF EXTINCT BIRDS: A FEATHER OF A PARADISE PARROT, PSEPHOTUS PULCHERRIMUS RELICS OF EXTINCT BIRDS: A FEATHER OF A PARADISE PARROT, PSEPHOTUS PULCHERRIMUS Queensland, New South Wales, Last Confirmed Sighting 14/11/1927, of Natural History

Lot #: 16A

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 6 May 2021

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† THREE EGG SCULPTURES FROM VIKTOR WYND'S DOMESTIC POULTRY

† (From the Curious to the Extraordinary, 6th May 2021) THREE EGG SCULPTURES FROM VIKTOR WYND'S DOMESTIC POULTRY THREE EGG SCULPTURES FROM VIKTOR WYND'S DOMESTIC POULTRY 27cm high individually named and dated from chickens and ducks to quails, peacocks, wild turkeys, guinea fowl, pheasants and more

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £180 - £200

Date: 6 May 2021

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A 19TH CENTURY HIPPO SKULL

(From the Curious to the Extraordinary, 6th May 2021) A 19TH CENTURY HIPPO SKULL A 19TH CENTURY HIPPO SKULL comprised of the upper and lower jaw, of taxidermy interest 65cm long CITES Annex B Appendix II, no licence required to sell in the UK, however an export permit will be required if the buyer

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 6 May 2021

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THE WORLD'S LARGEST BEAN POD, 'JACK'S BEAN'

(From the Curious to the Extraordinary, 6th May 2021) THE WORLD'S LARGEST BEAN POD, 'JACK'S BEAN' THE WORLD'S LARGEST BEAN POD, 'JACK'S BEAN' 93cm long Provenance: Viktor Wynd’s Museum, London. Wynd says "This giant bean was bought from a young boy, called Johnathan, at Fakenham Market in 2017. He

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £80 - £120

Date: 6 May 2021

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A SMALL MONKEY SKELETON UNDER A GLASS DOME

(From the Curious to the Extraordinary, 6th May 2021) A SMALL MONKEY SKELETON UNDER A GLASS DOME A SMALL MONKEY SKELETON UNDER A GLASS DOME Common marmoset, modelled standing in an upright position and holding on to a tree stump with grasses at his feet 30cm high; dome 40cm high Provenance: Viktor

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £500 - £800

Date: 6 May 2021

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A HOODED SEAL (CYSTOPHORA CRISTATA) SKULL

(From the Curious to the Extraordinary, 6th May 2021) A HOODED SEAL (CYSTOPHORA CRISTATA) SKULL A HOODED SEAL (CYSTOPHORA CRISTATA) SKULL the juvenile pinniped skull 16cm long Provenance: Yorkshire Skeleton Museum. Viktor Wynd’s Museum, London. The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 6 May 2021

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A BEARDED SEAL (ERIGNATHUS BARBATUS) SKULL

(From the Curious to the Extraordinary, 6th May 2021) A BEARDED SEAL (ERIGNATHUS BARBATUS) SKULL A BEARDED SEAL (ERIGNATHUS BARBATUS) SKULL Length: 15,5cm Provenance: Yorkshire Skeleton Museum. Viktor Wynd’s Museum, London. The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art & UnNatural History is a

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 6 May 2021

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A STELLER SEA LION (EUMETOPIAS JUBATUS) SKULL

(From the Curious to the Extraordinary, 6th May 2021) A STELLER SEA LION (EUMETOPIAS JUBATUS) SKULL A STELLER SEA LION (EUMETOPIAS JUBATUS) SKULL the large pinniped skull 31cm long Provenance: Yorkshire Skeleton Museum. Viktor Wynd’s Museum, London. The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £320 - £380

Date: 6 May 2021

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A GREY SEAL SKULL (HALICHOERUS GRYPUS)

(From the Curious to the Extraordinary, 6th May 2021) A GREY SEAL SKULL (HALICHOERUS GRYPUS) A GREY SEAL SKULL (HALICHOERUS GRYPUS) 44cm long Provenance: Yorkshire Skeleton Museum. Viktor Wynd’s Museum, London. The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art & UnNatural History is a contemporary

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 6 May 2021

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A SOUTH AMERICAN FUR SEAL ( ARCTOCEPHALUS AUSTRALIS) SKULL

(From the Curious to the Extraordinary, 6th May 2021) A SOUTH AMERICAN FUR SEAL ( ARCTOCEPHALUS AUSTRALIS) SKULL A SOUTH AMERICAN FUR SEAL ( ARCTOCEPHALUS AUSTRALIS) SKULL the juvenile pinniped skull 23cm long Provenance: Yorkshire Skeleton Museum. Viktor Wynd’s Museum, London. The Viktor Wynd

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 6 May 2021

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A JUVENILE FUR SEAL SKULL (FAMILY OTARIIDAE)

(From the Curious to the Extraordinary, 6th May 2021) A JUVENILE FUR SEAL SKULL (FAMILY OTARIIDAE) A JUVENILE FUR SEAL SKULL (FAMILY OTARIIDAE) 24cm long Provenance: Yorkshire Skeleton Museum. Viktor Wynd’s Museum, London. The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art & UnNatural History is a

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 6 May 2021

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A COLLECTION OF TWELVE HIPPO TUSKS AND TEETH

(From the Curious to the Extraordinary, 6th May 2021) A COLLECTION OF TWELVE HIPPO TUSKS AND TEETH A COLLECTION OF TWELVE HIPPO TUSKS AND TEETH the largest 40cm long (12) CITES Annex B Appendix II, no licence required to sell in the UK, however an export permit will be required if the buyer is

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £450 - £550

Date: 6 May 2021

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A TAXIDERMY BAT WITH TWO HEADS

(From the Curious to the Extraordinary, 6th May 2021) A TAXIDERMY BAT WITH TWO HEADS A TAXIDERMY BAT WITH TWO HEADS with wire to hang from ceiling 79cm wide Provenance: Viktor Wynd’s Museum, London. The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art & UnNatural History is a contemporary

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 6 May 2021

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THE FAMOUS TAXIDERMY WINGED KITTEN

(From the Curious to the Extraordinary, 6th May 2021) THE FAMOUS TAXIDERMY WINGED KITTEN THE FAMOUS TAXIDERMY WINGED KITTEN With wire hanging hook, distressed 43 cm long Provenance: Viktor Wynd’s Museum, London. This kitten was the first thing that greeted people as they entered the museum and is a

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 6 May 2021