Collection of Curiosities auction

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Dreweatts auction house in Bristol, England, is holding an auction tomorrow that includes several choice lots. The two most desirable items in the "Collection of Curiosities" auction, at least in my opinion, are a two-headed calf taxidermy mount and a mummified hand. With a guide price of less than £100 for the hand, I'd be surprised if it's real. But well-done vintage gaffs are fun too! From the auction descriptions:

Lot No 456: Taxidermy, a scarce conjoined twin calves head, on an oak shield wall mount, inscribed verso 'Born 1911 Lymington Terr., Esh Winning, Durham, Mr A Haig, Farmer', the shield 35.5cm high, guide price £300-400

Lot No 415: A mummified hand, approx. 16cm long, in a leaded perspex case with a wooden base, guide price £50-100

Collection of Curiosities auction