A lifetime supply of doll arms on the auction block


On eBay: "Big lot of 630 antique german bisque doll arms." High bid is just $5.50 (but shipping is $39).

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  1. I see this and imagine a tiny little hospital tent after a tiny little battle of Gettysburg… casualties of Henry Darger’s Glandelinians.

  2. The only thing I could think of while reading this is. . . . “What up. . .bisque?”

    I will be here all day, try the veal.

  3. Reminds me of when I was a kid. Mom repaired dolls and we always had various body parts laying about the house. It was no big thing for us kids, but it would often freak out visiting neighbors.

  4. It looks as if someone is about to take up arms.

    I mean, the photo could not be more “army”.

    I ‘ope there’s no ‘arm in my comments, eh, guv’nor?

  5. Ew! That guy is touching maggots. Doesn’t he know you should always keep at arm’s length from those things?

  6. We left the camp after we had inoculated the children for polio, and this old man came running after us, and he was crying. He couldn’t see. We went there, and they had come and hacked off every inoculated arm. There they were in a pile–a pile of little arms.

    Col. Kurtz
    Apocalypse Now

  7. I have genuine “old doll phobia” (it probably has a name) and I am not too keen on maggots. I cannot quite describe how utterly nightmarish this picture is for me. Ta!

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