The wall of death and other antique store oddities.

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In an effort to amuse my recently retired husband, I took him to the largest antique in Maine. Five full floors of crap no one needs treasure housed in an old chicken barn. Okay, there was no heat in parts of it and the lights went out twice… but my spouse will tell you that’s part of the charm.

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To say this place went on forever was an understatement. Knowing I was going to lose the spouse over the course of the afternoon I made sure he had his cell phone fully charged and within reach. Many a “I’m standing in front of the walrus tusk, next to the embalmer’s table” calls were made that day.

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When you antique shop with my husband? It’s an all day affair. Each and every ludicrous piece of crap treasure must be thoroughly examined.

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And I don’t think I’m exaggerating when I say this is where ugly lamps go to die.

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Good grief. That one looks like it has a tumor.

And since this is a northern Maine antique mall?

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There was the required Wall of Death.

Not being a hunter, these displays always make me cringe. Mounting trophy heads is barbaric as far as I’m concerned. I’m sure this poor fellow agrees…

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Taxidermy.

When it goes wrong? It goes really wrong.

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The juxtaposition of this World War II gas mask with the jauntily hatted little cherub defies rational explanation, but proves you never know what will be around the next corner.

To be continued….

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35 thoughts on “The wall of death and other antique store oddities.”

  1. There is a reason that after 120 years this stuff made it to a stuffy old out-of-code barn. Just think…this stuff probably went through a dozen owners and NONE of them wanted to keep it, so now they call it an “antique” and put a price tag on it?

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      1. I missed that, as I saw after, thinking it was just a wall of things that deserved to be dead, like some of those lamps. I never thought a wall of taxidermied trophies. Guess I’m just too naive, even after all these years.

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  2. Okay some of the “stuff” in there I’m sure is worth a look-see. But I too cringe at taxidermy of any kind. I’m not a hunter but if I absolutely had to, it would be to survive. The Hubs looks like he’s in old crap heaven….lol.

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  3. Looks like a great place. I didn’t see much in the pics, but I’ll bet I could find some stuff I liked. Cathy and I love poking around antique places, even if we don’t find anything. No vegan burgers for lunch, OK? Ok…

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