For sale here is a vintage school teaching model of an. Made in the Czech Republic in the 1960's/70's. 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. Also known as the saffron mushroom, it is edible. 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. We have many more of these mushrooms of different species and sizes. All items are tracked and insured. This item is in the category "Antiques\Science/Medicine\Medical Instruments". The seller is "wildstrawberrystore" and is located in this country: GB.
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