Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Antique Victorian Medical Skeleton

Really superb antique Victorian articulated medical skeleton.  Mr Boney is really an outstanding antique skeleton with wonderful patina to his bones.  He is a full-height (approx. 5 feet 5 inch) Victorian man - very hard to find as most old medical skeletons tend to be from Asia or India and are much shorter.  With an un-cut calvarium and really elegant long finger bones, Mr Boney is a real Victorian gentleman.  He does have a few flaws, such as a cracked rib and two missing teeth, but overall you will be hard pressed to find another skeleton with the presence that Mr Boney has.  He started out his afterlife career as an Odd Fellows skeleton and was discovered in a dusty old basement in San Francisco with several other Odd Fellows skeletons, all in their original coffins.  I have since sold Mr Boney's coffin (purported to be haunted!), so Mr Boney is now looking for a new resting place - perhaps at your house?
I have posted Mr Boney for sale on my website here
I have had a hard time deciding whether to part with Mr Boney or not, but it is time for him to move on to other adventures.
Mr Boney is a wonderfully quiet housemate.
With a face anyone would love.
Better snap him up quick before he expires!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Loved to Death in San Francisco and The Columbarium

On a recent trip to San Francisco with my sister Barbara, we had fun visiting all the macabre places we could find.  Of course a stop in "Loved to Death" in the Haight Ashbury section of town was on our list!

I saw an promo ad on the Science Channel last night whilst watching Oddities and Loved to Death is going to have a new show!  Called Oddities San Francisco, it is by the same producers as the original Oddities show.  Can't wait to see it!

The shop doesn't allow you to take any photos of the inside, but I did snap a few shots of the amazing old building it is in.
 They have a gallery in the upstairs part with really great, goth-style art.
 A blue velvet coffin in the window!
Next, we went to see the Columbarium - a very spooky place!  It was originally the Odd Fellows Columbarium and used to be surrounded by acres and acres of graves, which were later dug up and moved.
Barbara and I loved the Coumbarium and were given a tour by the caretaker, Emmitt Watson.  Emmitt told us amazing stories about the history of the place and the resident ghosts.



 The place had a great vibe and Emmitt was playing some lovely jazz music.  A nice place to take a long eternal rest.

San Francisco was great!