Every once in a while, Antique Archaeology acquires slightly creepy picks, which almost instantly makes our shop look a little like a funhouse. What can we say? Sometimes Mike’s taste tilt towards the unusual. Like that one trip to upstate New York when he returned to our Nashville location with a load of clown heads and a gigantic old clown suit! It’s only appropriate with it being Halloween, that we showcase some of the spooky antiques that the Master of Junk has collected over the last few years.
You can see any of the following in Nashville. They’re sure to make your visit extra eerie.
This smiling, Oddfellows skeletal bust currently welcomes store guests behind the front counter.
Anyone recognize the clown on the left? You saw it on Season 7 when Mike purchased it in upstate New York. The paper mache clown head use to be propped atop a circus sign to greet the audience. The Bozo clown head on the right was off that same pick. Either of the clowns is enough to be any coulrophobic person’s worst nightmare!
Mike found himself in a Louisiana warehouse surrounded by coin operated bliss on this week’s American Pickers episode. Amongst the self-playing piano and gabbling gumball machines, Mike found Gypsy Grandma, a fortune-telling, coin-operated machine from the 1940s and 1950s.
You’d feed her a dime and then ask a “yes” or “no” question. She would then would reach over, open a cabinet, pull out your fortune, and drop it into a pot for you to pick up. While she may not be talking into a crystal ball anymore, Gypsy Grandma silently entertains visitors in the Nashville store!
Now this old thing… Nope, it’s not from your worst nightmare – it’s a dental mold tool.
Wolf Boy is undoubtedly one of the most famous picks in American Pickers history. He was displayed at circus shows as an attraction and was created by sideshow artist, Homer Tate (read more about him HERE!)
If you’ve ever Have you ever experienced the unsettling feeling like you’re being watched, heard whispers, or felt some serious chills? Let’s start a spooky story swap in the comments below. The creepier the better!