Vintage Saffron Milkcap Mushroom School Educational Model 1960's Red Pine

Vintage Saffron Milkcap Mushroom School Educational Model 1960's Red Pine

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For sale here is a vintage school teaching model of an
SAFFRON MILKCAP MUSHROOM (Lactarius deliciosus)
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 so education is vital to avoid picking the wrong mushroom 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 lactarius deliciosus also known as the saffron mushroom, it is edible.


W13.0 x H10.0 cm



Wear condition


Date of manufacture


Place of origin

Czech Republic




Mid 20th Century


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