Vintage school educational model of a SAFFRON MILKCAP MUSHROOM 1960's toadstool
For sale here is a vintage school teaching model of an. Made in the Czech Republic in the 1960's/70's. In the 1950's and 60's when the Czech republic was still under Russian rule, food was scarce and so all children were taught about foraging in school, these models were used to aid in their education. Foraging is considered a bit of a national pastime in the Czech Republic so education is vital. This fine mushroom is on a square 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 and gravel, 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. This item can be shipped to all countries in Europe, United States, Canada, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bahrain, Brazil, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, Korea, South, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei Darussalam, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, Guadeloupe, Grenada, French Guiana, Jordan, Cambodia, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Sri Lanka, Macau, Maldives, Montserrat, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Paraguay, Reunion, Turks and Caicos Islands, Aruba, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, Chile, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Philippines, Qatar, El Salvador, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Vietnam.
- Period: 1951 to Present
- Type: teaching model
- Material: latex