As you know we only publish our own material, the objects we own/we design/we produce . . . but sometimes it’s the objects we fancy. Ben Ziegler in LA – USA sells quirky/macabre material on eBay that we fancy every day, in fact I’ve been buying things from him since early 2006. A recent offering above shows the lengths that some people will go to have a kiddie on their knee. Ben’s material can be viewed here. His site comes with this positioning/warning: – “for the discriminating collector of the bizarre and unusual”. Specializing in antique photography, curios, and oddities.

So Ben also collects the bizarre himself, here is a recent pic he sent me of three shrunken heads in his museum display. He had just finished new stands (you see the hair is still growing!). He keeps things pretty private but I’m free to tell you he has a long association with the Robert Ripley collection – remember Ripleys © ‘Believe it or not’?

Another good friend in Australia collects these (pre-modernism) artworks, exaggeration photographic postcards . . . in fact I swapped the best one of my Brisbane ones from early c1900 after I saw the depth of his collection. We both sweep Ben’s offerings for these beauties . . .