1. He really really wants to meet the shop cat Opie!
    #fender #instapit #pitbullsofinstagram #pitbull #pitbulllove #woof #dogoftheday #petsagram #bulliedbreeds #bully #lovernotafighter #Opie

  2. Bottle Digging Day

    The men of the Cabinet took off today… one of the muggiest days this year… to crawl in a bog and dig for bottles. Mud and skeeters!

    Some bottles from the 1890′s so far. :)

    Herbine Bitters, 1890′s New Brunswick with some original contents.

    Cummer Soda from Hamilton, crown top, 1890′s

    Daddy’s Favourite Sauce, shear top bottle


  3. Toronto Star 1844!!
    #paperephemera #antiquefind #antiquepaper #antiquenewspaper #TorontoStar

  4. 1906 London Undertaker
    #antiqueshop #antiquefind
    #vintagefuneral #vintagestyle #vintageclothing #antiqueshopping

  5. Melanesian Poison Dart Container

    From the collection of William ‘Billy’ Jamieson.

    A wooden poison dart container of Melanesian origin, with a cylindrical shaft with a crack down the middle and a tied wicker band around the top. The lid is carved into the figure of a kneeling man with a round head and geometric motifs down the back. Likely used in tribal warfare.

  6. 1970’s Rubber Gas Mask

    From the collection of William ‘Billy’ Jamieson.

    A small rubber gas mask with a green inhaler, a black face covering with glass eye protectors, and a rubber strap, of 1970′s Canadian origin.

  7. Mexican Terracotta Figurine

    From the collection of William ‘Billy’ Jamieson.

    A small orange Mexican terracotta figurine of a man with a large carved beard and a headdress on a simply carved horse with a featureless head and four legs, possibly a post-colonial carving of a Hispanic priest or conquistador.

    Deaccessioned from the William Jamieson Niagara Falls Museum Collection.

  8. 1940 gas mask
    #antiquefind #antiqueshop #warmemorabilia #1940 #ww2 #wwII

  9. Meet Mandy the Doll, Canada’s Most Evil Antique

    I don’t mean to alarm you, but I feel it’s important that you know more about North America’s surplus of scary, haunted dolls. We’ve already introduced you to The Conjuring’s infamous Annabele at the Warren Occult Museum, but have you heard of Mandy?

    Mandy the Doll has been terrorizing the Quesnel & District Museum where she’s been on display since 1991. The antique doll was already 91 years old when she was given to the museum from an unnamed donor, a donor who couldn’t handle having Mandy in her house anymore. Why? Because Mandy had begun to do some very, very strange things.

    The owner began waking in the middle of the night to the sound of a baby crying, only there was no baby in the otherwise quiet house. The bizarre sound would echo up through the halls from the basement, and oftentimes was so loud it couldn’t be ignored. Once the owner worked up the courage to investigate, she would only ever find an open window. The strange sounds were enough to scare her for good, and Mandy was given to the museum. According to the previous owner, once the doll was no longer in her house the mysterious crying stopped altogether.

    Once Mandy was put on display strange things began happening to the staff and volunteers at Quesnel Museum. Lunches would begin disappearing out of the fridge, only to be found later tucked into drawers. Pens, pictures, books, and display items began disappearing without a trace, many of which have yet to be found.

    “Mandy… sat facing the public entranceway, [where] visitors would stare, and talk about this doll with the cracked and broken face, and sinister smile. With time, Mandy was moved to another part of the museum and carefully placed in a case by herself because rumor had it that she should not be placed with the other dolls because she would harm them.” – Quesnel Museum

    In 1999 the Museum and Mandy were both featured in the book “Supernatural Stories Around British Columbia”, and it took no time before people began visiting the museum to see the strange little doll, and new guests began having their own bizarre experiences with Mandy.

    Often times various batteries are drained completely in the presence of the doll. One guest even claims that Mandy caused the light on her camera to go on and off every five seconds, and then once she left the room it began working again. A number of times guests have reported that Mandy’s eyes follow them around the room, and some even say she blinked at you when you’re not looking. Mandy’s even been known to move around on her own to different display cases.

    Mandy the Doll draws loads of curious visitors to the museum every year, for obvious reasons. And if you want to see her for yourself she’s currently on display (along with thirty-thousand other items) at Quesnel & District Museum and Archives… just hope that she doesn’t follow you home.


  10. Wooden Nepalese Cow Mask

    From the collection of William ‘Billy’ Jamieson.

    A long wooden unpainted Nepalese animal mask in the shape of a cow head, likely used in Hindu ceremonies of bovine veneration. The snout and eyes are carved out of the mask, with the horns either slightly chipped or missing.

    Deaccessioned from the William Jamieson Niagara Falls Museum Collection.