Queen Victoria’s used underpants, a dodo bone and a floating zebra among items auctioned off by East London museum

Two pairs of worn underpants, a floating zebra and a real dodo bone are among the weird assortment of items auctioned off by a Hackney museum final week.

The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art & Natural History, on Mare Street in Hackney, bought the items at Chiswick Auctions final Thursday (May 6).

The self-branded ‘UnNatural History’ museum is famend for its weird assortment of other-worldly artefacts and taxidermy treasures.

But the founders have needed to promote off 80 of their reveals to attempt to keep afloat, after the pandemic has left them ‘closely indebted’.

Viktor Wynd along with his assortment.

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A real dodo bone – one among solely ten identified to be in non-public collections all through the world – bought for £5,000 on the Auction.

A ‘floating’ taxidermy child zebra, which hangs from two fake balloons hooked up to the ceiling to present the impression of flight, bought for £2,750.

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The ‘floating’ child zebra by Simon ‘the stuffa’ Wilson was among a variety of adulterated taxidermy animals bought by Viktor Wynd on the public sale.

The 89cm huge piece was created by well-known UK taxidermist Simon ‘the stuffa’ Wilson who additionally produced the well-known ‘Floating Giraffe’ that lately bought within the Aynhoe Park sale for a file breaking £100,000.

Two pairs of undergarments belonging to 2 very completely different personalities have been additionally up for grabs.

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The first belonged to collector and creator of the museum Viktor Wynd, whereas the second have been the unlikely lingerie of Queen Victoria, relationship from an early a part of her reign, price an estimated £5,000-£7,000.

Other items bought by the museum included a ‘freak two-headed taxidermy duckling’ (£238), a ‘uncommon unicorn cranium’ (£938), and a copy of artist Marcel Duchamp’s well-known signed urinal titled ‘Fountain’ – which disgusted the artwork world on the time.

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Viktor Wynd with a ‘uncommon unicorn cranium’ (truly a horse cranium skilfully adorned with a resin horn) which bought for £938 at public sale.

Meanwhile, the museum’s well-known taxidermy winged Kitten, a so-called ‘Bat Taxidermy’ piece, previously the very first thing that greeted individuals as they entered the museum and price an estimated £1,000-£1,500, was additionally on provide on the public sale however didn’t promote.

You can see a full checklist of the weird assortment of items auctioned off on the Chiswick Auctions web site right here.

The Viktor Wynd museum is reopening to guests on Thursday, May 20, with the Autumn opening hours of 5-11pm on Thursdays and Fridays, and 12pm-11pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

Adult tickets are £8 (£5 on Thursdays), together with a cup of tea upon request, whereas admission is £5 for concessions and locals £5 (£2.50 on Thursdays).

The museum bar is presently open for cocktails.

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