The Miniature Mammoth Museum
The Miniature Mammoth Museum is a work in progress. It will take some time for me to upload the entire collection. So come back often to view the new "displays". It is a "mammoth" collection, please excuse the dopey pun, that includes figurines, toys, carvings of stone, bone, antler and ivory, ceramic pieces, and even fabric depictions of mammoths. from antler carvings to zipper pulls, this collection has it all! My fascination with mammoths began at an early age. In the 70's, National Geographic published a map supplement of Alaska, on the reverse side was a mural of Ice Age Mammals of the Alaskan Tundra; of course mammoths were featured prominately. That mural was on my wall as a child. About 25-30 years ago I found a pair of mammoth tusks in a "little old lady" antique shop. I purchased them and the little old ladies were extremely happy as they were too heavy for them to lift. As I was already a wood carver, I decided to try my hand at ivory carving. i found the ivory to be a superior carving material as it would hold fine detail well and polished up like a dream, I was hooked. Then, while rumaging around in a Salvation Army store, I found the National geographic map supplement that hung on my wall as a child................ I started to pick up mammoth figures as I found them, it wasn't really a "collection", but I bought them and threw them in a box. 10 years ago I met and married another ivory carver. When I showed her my box of mammoths, she said, "why don't you display them?" I agreed, and as I had just discoverd eBay, I started actively hunting for mammoths.......... Became quite obsessed, to be honest. Now ten years later I have a huge collection of mammoth "stuff". And, that National Geographic "poster" is on the ceiling above my desk. At one point my goal was to have the biggest mammoth collection in the world. Have I accomplished that? Who knows? But until someone puts a bigger mammoth collection on CQ, I will claim the title...............................daMammutNut P.S. See something you like? Don't hesitate to contact me at: MammutNut@aol.com. I am running out of display space, so need to make some room!