Vintage Blusher Mushroom School Educational Model 1960's Amanita Rubesens Fungi

Vintage Blusher Mushroom School Educational Model 1960's Amanita Rubesens Fungi

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For sale here is a vintage school teaching model of a
BLUSHER MUSHROOM (Amanita rubesens)
Made in the Czech Republic in the 1960's/70's

We have been lucky enough recently to meet a dealer in Prague who clears schools and colleges for a living, so we have been fortunate enough to buy several sets of these fantastic mushrooms from him we have multiples of some models but we want to clarify that these are genuine vintage 1960's teaching aids and not reproductions.

Foraging is considered a bit of a national pastime in the Czech Republic with families often mushroom picking together, obviously education is vital to avoid picking the wrong mushrooms so these models were used as teaching aids in schools.

This fine mushroom is on a round wooden base with dried moss.
It is a life size model of a mature specimen.

This is Amanita rubesens also known as Blusher mushroom, found across Europe and eastern North America it is considered to be edible, but often avoided due to its similarity to toxic species.

CONDITION
Made from latex and mounted on a wooden stand covered with a small amount of dried moss the condition is excellent.
No longer used in schools, they now make wonderful decorative items.
Obviously this item is not new, it has been used in classrooms so there may be some light cosmetic wear, I have tried to photograph any wear I could see such a flaking paint, cracks or chips so please do check all photos carefully.

Dimensions

W12.5 x H18.0 cm

Condition

Used

Wear condition

Good

Date of manufacture

1960

Material

Latex

Period

Mid 20th Century

Seller

VAT status

Seller is not VAT registered

SKU

74219127
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