Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Various tooth items under glass dome, Chloroform bottle with glass label, large tabletop crucifix,....more stuff.....

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Here are a few new items. Large paper mache' head....and another toy ventriloquist dummy. Missing a leg, and needs new spring. Will take care of these repairs this week...Always something to fix, repair or clean in this business.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Thanks to everyone for attending both Evan's and my lecture as well as coming out for the panel on collecting curiosities. Its always nice to meet our old friends and of course meet new ones. There is a good chance that both Evan and I might present our lectures once again at Observatory, but so far its just talk. Ill be sure to announce it here if we do. Ill be sure to add video this time to my lecture. After all a lecture about animated figures should have more animated figures in it eh? More pics and stuff to come....

P.S....I have posted a link from our website to this page as well as our Facebook page to make it easier to access all things Obscura.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Handmade Masonic lamp with cowboy shade (not original, but it just kinda looked right) & vintage marionette.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

1940's Male figure study....and other stuff

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Just some random shots of the shop taken the other day. Any questions about items , prices or whatever can be posted or e-mailed to

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Obscura Antiques & Oddities owners Mike Zohn & Evan Michelson will be sitting on a panel on collecting next Saturday afternoon. In addition, they will be giving 2 very different lectures during the week.

Congress for Curious People at the Coney Island Museum
2-day symposium exploring the idea of collecting curiosities in the 21st century as well as the politics, history, and changing methodology of collecting and collections. Also on view will be “The Collector’s Cabinet,” an installation of astounding artifacts held in private collections. A week of themed lectures at the Coney Island Museum will precede the symposium:

The Saddest Object in the World
An Illustrated Meditation by Evan Michelson, Obscura Antiques and Oddities, Morbid Anatomy Library Scholar in residence
Date: Monday, April 12th
Time: 7:00 PM
LOCATION: * Coney Island Museum, Brooklyn

A Brief History of Automata
An Illustrated Lecture and Demonstration by Mike Zohn,Obscura Antiques and Oddities
Date: Wednesday, April 14th
Time: 7:00 PM
LOCATION: * Coney Island Museum, Brooklyn

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