THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH’S HISTORICAL DOPPELGÄNGER: IS THIS
THE REAL VICTORIAN SHERLOCK?
We were notified today by a dealer of antique photography of
this amazing original Victorian photograph of a man from the 1840s who has more
than a passing resemblance to a certain actor we are familiar with. It is
currently being auctioned on eBay and is listed as, “A truly incredible unique early 1/6th plate daguerreotype photo of a
man who looks very very much like Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock, so much so
It is an original one of a kind silver over copper daguerreotype (the image is developed on a silvered coppered plate and not paper) dated c1845 and thus has not been tampered with in Photoshop.
There have been many historical images like this pop up of
other celebrities over the years, but we think this is one of the best yet. The
auction ends 2nd May, 2016 at 21:41:32 BST and you can bid on it HERE
Hello followers! It’s been awhile since I’ve made a major post like this but as you can see I’ve been busy in my laboratory cooking up some beasties.
I introduced these guys awhile back but now here’s a proper introduction…
SNAGGLEBOOTS! The Beasts for your feets!
Meet(in order of appearance) Snaggle, Cheshire, Crypt and Felidae :)
Snaggleboots are parasites with an affinity for shoes. They’ll latch on and form a symbiotic relationship with the wearer. You wear the shoes and they can survive by nibbling and eating anything you walk by that they want. Some form eyes, others don’t bother, it’s all up to each parasite’s personality.
Why do I bring them up? Well on top of being a labor of love, I will be putting up 3 of the listed sets up for Adoption(via auction). As well as forming an order list to make custom sets! Whoever gets on the list soon they will be ready in time for Halloween!
Who’s up for Adoption?
Cheshire - shoe size is a Women’s 8. It has a total of about 108 teeth and hand made resin eyes that tend to follow whoever’s watching.
Crypt - shoe size is a Women’s 8. It sprouted multiple sized eyes and sports an off to the side grin. Eyes are resin and hand made and it sports around 68 teeth total in the set.
Felidae - shoe size is a Women’s 7. Eyeless and sleek. It has a total of about 56 teeth and lots of drool. Always vicious and hungry.
How sturdy are they?
The teeth and sculpted bits are coated and glazed in heavy duty resins. I have walked in them and have tested to make sure they don’t fall apart with casual wear. That being said, they are still works of art. I don’t recommend kicking anything or running marathons in them. They are costume pieces. They are also just as water proof as your average shoe. You don’t want to swim in them but rain or puddles won’t damage them.
Where can I get them?
The Auction listings will go up on Ebay by the end of the weekend. And they will ship the moment the auctions close and payment is complete.
If you’re interested in ordering a custom set, there will be limited preorder listings posted on Etsy starting tonight. As I complete orders more slots will open up. I can guarantee Halloween delivery if you order early. Though I can’t guarantee it for International orders(sorry guys!)
“The firearm for sale is the firearm that was used to defend my life and end the brutal attack from Trayvon Martin,”
George Zimmerman, the man acquitted of shooting and killing 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, says he is auctioning the gun he used to kill the unarmed black teen.
Yes, you get it right: you can buy a little piece of history that was used to kill an unarmed
kid with Skittles in his pocket.
I hope someone buys his gun and shoots his ass with it. What a garbage person. #Hate it!
The lovely royal girlfriends are finally done! These two ladies sure put up a struggle, but came out sweet and very airy. Total hight of the piece - 26 cm, Bubblegum’s height - ~17 cm.
Auctioning again here via personal messages - I’ll be updating the current bid in this post myself. The auction will be several days, so everybody gets a chance. Even if you aren’t planning on bidding yourself, please reblog to spread the word. My gratitude will be eternal.
This sculpture is OOAK, hand painted with acrylics and sealed with Krylon Matt varnish and gloss varnish where needed.Remember - though I did my best and the sculpture is durable, it’s still an art piece for display only and should be handled with care.
Shirley Temple’s Collection of Tea Cup Gifts, Late 1930s During her late childhood years and into teenage years, it became a custom for Gertrude Temple, Shirley Temple’s mother, to present her with tea cups and saucers on her birthday or other special occasions. These were especially prized by her, including works by important French, English and German porcelain firms including Royal Worcester, Royal Crown Derby, Staffordshire, Copeland Spode, Sevres, Royal Doulton, Wedgwood, and more.
Bidders at the Love Shirley, Take Two auction on November 22 at the Waldorf Astoria in New York will have an opportunity for a tea party of their own, as the collection is being presented as one group.
The Love, Shirley Temple: Take Two commemorative book and auction catalog is shipping now.
The seller describes the gun as “an American Firearm Icon” and whole auction as
“your opportunity to own a piece of American history”.
I wish this were one of those fake news stories but sadly it is not.
George Zimmerman made me sick to my stomach once more this morning. He had this to say about his auctioning off the gun that he used to kill unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin: “I am honored and humbled to announce the sale of an American Firearm Icon,”…“The firearm for sale is the firearm that was used to defend my life and end the brutal attack from Trayvon Martin on 2/26/2012.” Just when we think we’ve hit the bottom, someone finds a new way to dig even deeper.