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Help us bring Victorian eccentric taxidermist Walter Potter’s iconic Kittens' Wedding tableau to New York!
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    Thank You Post Card + ticket for 1

    Handwritten Custom Limited Edition Thank You Post Card + 1 ticket to see The Kitten Wedding and Friends: The Art of Victorian Anthropomorphic Taxidermy (Open September - 1 November 6)

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    5 Walter Potter postcards + ticket for 1

    5 limited edition Walter Potter postcard package + 1 ticket to see The Kitten Wedding and Friends: The Art of Victorian Anthropomorphic Taxidermy (Open September - 1 November 6)

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    See The Kitten Wedding & Friends

    Tickets for two to see the show The Kitten Wedding and Friends: The Art of Victorian Anthropomorphic Taxidermy (Open September - 1 November 6)

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    Walter Potter film + admission for 2

    Download of the award winning short film Walter Potter: The Man Who Married Kittens, by filmmaker in residence Ronni Thomas + Tickets for two to see the show The Kitten Wedding and Friends: The Art of Victorian Anthropomorphic Taxidermy (Open September - 1 November 6)

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    Visit The Viktor Wynd Museum in London

    Tickets for two to The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art & Natural History with a complimentary Hendrick's Gin & Tonic (London; must be used within 6 months)

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    Signed photo of Kitten Wedding

    Limited edition signed photo 8 x 10 by Joanna Ebenstein of Walter Potter's Kitten Wedding (US Orders Only)

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    The Kitten Wedding Opening Party

    Two tickets to opening party (September 1) with drinks, snacks, collectors, and opportunity to commune with The Kitten Wedding before the general public!

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    Photo, postcard set & tickets for 2

    Limited edition signed photo 8 x 10 by Joanna Ebenstein of Walter Potter's Kitten Wedding + 5 postcard set + Tickets for two to see the show The Kitten Wedding and Friends: The Art of Victorian Anthropomorphic Taxidermy (Open September - 1 November 6)

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    Tour of Cranfield's Curiosity Cabinet

    Private tour with James Cranfield for 12 of Cranfield’s Curiosity Cabinet, which houses Potter rabbit with tusks and case of 3 robins by Potter (Leigh on Sea, Essex; winner responsible for own travel arrangements)

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    Private Drawing Class at the Museum

    Private drawing class with Wilder Duncan for you and 11 of your friends with Kitten Wedding at The Morbid Anatomy Museum (New York)

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    Tour of Pat Morris Collection

    Private tour for two of the collection of Pat Morris, author of Walter Potter's Curious World of Taxidermy, housing the largest collection of Potter works and ephemera including The Death and Burial of Cock Robin, A Friend in Need is a Friend Indeed, Potter’s own pet cat and dog, an eight legged kitten, and taxidermy by Hermann Ploucquet, whose work was shown at the Great Exhibition in 1851 and may have inspired the young Walter Potter. (located near London, England; winner responsible for own travel arrangements)

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    Tour of John Whitenight Collection

    Private tour for two of John Whiteknight a true Victorian Obsession! John Whitenight (author of Under Glass A Victorian Obsession) and Fred LaValley invite you for a tour of their collection of extraordinary 19th century taxidermy including Potters Monkey and Goat, along with rare French automatons (one that smokes a cigarette), plus period rooms containing an array of Victorian furniture and decorative objects all of which are contained in a circa 1865 Philadelphia townhouse.

    For the donation of $1000 a tour of this incredible collection featured in Victorian Homes, The Magazine Antiques and several documentaries. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; winner responsible for own travel arrangements)

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    Tour of J.D. Powe Collection

    Private tour for two of J. D. Powe Collection, a private taxidermy collection of epic proportions by the curator of Taxidermy: Art, Science and Immortality. (Patterson, New York; winner responsible for own travel arrangements)

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    Tour of Errol Fuller Collection

    Private tour for two of Errol Fuller's Collection, featuring Walter Potter’s Athletic Toads, his only mechanized tableau, with eighteen toads enjoying a sunny afternoon in the park, as well as a Charles Waterton Saki Monkey deformed to look like a little hairy man by (circa 1825); Hummingbirds by George Ashmead (circa 1850); Quetzals, taxidermist unknown (circa 1870) and more. (Near London, England; winner responsible for own travel arrangements)

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    Tour of Carol Holzer Collection

    Carol Holzer's collection, featuring Walter Potter’s two-faced kitten, a taxidermied lion, and many more pieces of taxidermy and sundry curiosities. (Chicago, Illinois; winner responsible for own travel arrangements)

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    Private Party at the Museum

    Host a private party or renew your vows at the Museum with Kitten Wedding for you with you and 60 of your friends, with snacks and drinks included.

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    Tour of American Natural History Museum

    $100: Special private tour for 12 at the American Museum of Natural History with Laura Allen on the topic of Deconstructing Dioramas: Inside the Hall of North American Mammals (New York; winner responsible for own travel arrangements)

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    Private Taxidermy Class

    Private class for two for an anthropomorphic taxidermy class with Morbid Anatomy Taxidermist in Residence Divya Anantharaman at The Morbid Anatomy Museum (New York)

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    Private Writing Class with Tonya Hurley

    Private creative writing workshop led by New York Times bestselling author and MAM founding board member Tonya Hurley for you and 7 of your friends with Kitten Wedding at The Morbid Anatomy Museum. Evening includes champagne and some special wedding treats. (New York)

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    Bronx Zoo Field Trip

    Bronx Zoo Field Trip: Enjoy a motorized tour for 6 people through the Bronx Zoo, headquarters for the Wildlife Conservation Society, and visit the spectacular inhabitants of the Congo Gorilla Forest, Madagascar!, Tiger Mountain and Jungle World, among other award-winning exhibits that will delight animal lovers of all ages. (New York. Value $1500)

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