Bones and Human Hair Made HMS Victory Ship Model to fetch $60,000

We have being unveiling pricey yachts. Also, there were talks about antique yachts. And the boat-lovers are busy satisfying themselves by tagging big yachts to their name. But here comes an open invitation for them as a model of the British Royal Navy ship HMS Victory is all set to eye pround owner. The ingredients used to erect this model include beef bones and human hair and the unique boat reside at Bonhams for auction. It is anticipated that it will fetch nearby $60,000 (£30,000). Expected to be sold today, this 28-inches long model is a creation by French prisoners-of-war incarcerated in British jails during the Napoleonic Wars.

The left-over beef bones gathered from the meals of prisoners’ behind the bars to pay for their maintainence were used to form this structure. The hull stands on the core of the bones while human hair added weight to rigging and paper tissue formed the flags. Other specks incorporates anchors, belfry and ship’s boats. The model is packed with pull cords and bone finials responsible for operating the guns. The model was preserved in the private custody of the renowned collector of antique Dutch weapons, Henk Visser.

Via DailyMail

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