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Woolly Mammoth.-

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Woolly Mammoth.-
"Quedah" Only Living Specimen of the Supposed Extinct Mammoth...only to be seen in the New Rail Road Shows of Van Amburgh, Charles Reiche & Brother, chromolithographed pictorial trade card, 87 x 152mm, some light spotting verso, n.p., [c.1885].

⁂ ***A rare trade card in an excellent state of preservation for this circus / menagerie. The illustration depicts the capture of the so-called mammoth in the Malay mountains and the printed text verso provides further details on the beast: 'Is not an Elephant, but a descendant of the Prehistoric Monsters or Mammoths that were contemporaneous with the Ichthyosaurus and Pterodactyl...the rarest animals ever exhibited.'.

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Estimate £120 – £180
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