At that auction, Mike Zohn, co-owner of New York’s Obscura Antiques and star of the Discovery Channel’s television series, Oddities, bought this sign. He is now parting with at Doyle in a sale that he co-curated. The auction estimate is $7,000-9,000.
Also featured in the sale is this 1976 diorama of “The Squirrels’ Tea Party”, crafted by Graham Teasdale in the style of Potter. Within the wood and glass vitrine, six stuffed squirrels in fancy dress enjoy tea and buns. It is estimated to sell for $2,000-4,000.
*If you’re the sort who thinks this is way cool and not at all creepy, check out the fabulous 2013 book, Walter Potter’s Curious World of Taxidermy by Pat Morris and Joanna Ebenstein.