Sunday, April 17, 2011

Obscura Antiques & Oddities

Good morning Frightners!

I constantly keep getting reminded how cool it is to work and live near New York because if there is something special you need or are looking for (especially for your haunt) you can find it in the city with a little detective work. Luckily I easily stumbled across this shop last night while watching tv.

Obscura Antiques and Oddities is located on 260 East 10th Street between 1st Avenue and Avenue A in New York City and as their name states they have an awesome collection of Antiques and Oddities for sale and they also have a tv show on the Science Channel detailing some of the crazy stuff that comes into their shop every day.

I was lucky enough to be flipping through the channels yesterday and caught the commercial for the show and saw that there was a mini marathon of it on last night starting at 9pm so I decided to watch and was instantly hooked! Seeing how I am doing a traveling gypsy carnival with sideshows and oddities I was very interested to see some of the offerings at the shop. But even if you have your own home or pro haunt you would still love almost everything in this shop.

The show is scripted somewhat like the show Pawn Starts (not Porn Starts kiddies!) Basically people from all walks of life come in either looking to buy something particular for example Electric Chairs, Monkey Skulls, Coney Island Side show memorabilia etc. OR they are there looking to sell a unique item of theirs. Some if the items I saw in the show last night that people brought were mummified ears, shrunken heads, a book made of human skin and a human thigh bone trumpet. It was pretty weird stuff but cool! You get to hear some of the history behind the objects how they were made, where they were found and then what they are worth. 

The shop does have a blog that you can follow and they will be offering a few of their items for online sale soon if you cannot make the trip to New York to visit them but I do suggest that if you are in the area that you make the time to go to New York and check them out. I will be headed there myself very soon and hope to walk away with some cool items for this years haunt.

I have attached their website and blog info below and there is a quick clip of their show for you to view. Again I highly suggest you check it out, its a fun show for people like us haunters and anyone who like the the weird, strange and macabre!


Justine's Halloween said...

Very cool ~ Thanks for sharing! I'm now following them on blogspot. :)

Grimlock Manor said...

Glad you liked it Justine! It's a fun show with some cool stuff. Its on my list of places to visit in NYC but I want to some some money before going so I can actually walk away with something!

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