Wasn't sure if this was quite the right subforum, versus posting in the Tactile forum.
Anyhow, I found out that the Discovery Channel is producing a show called 'Oddities, which is centered around the Obscura Antiques & Oddities shop in New York City. (shop's website/blog here: http://www.obscuraantiques.com/
I will definitely be tuning in! I've always loved flea marketing and antiquing for interesting and unusual things, so this show promises to be right up my alley.
Here's a trailer:
Description of the show from the New York Post:
Manhattan's own Obscura Antiques & Oddities and its owners, Mike Zohn and Evan Michelson, are the focus of a new series, "Oddities," premiering Nov. 4 at 9:30 p.m. on Discovery Channel. It'll air Thursdays at 9 p.m. thereafter.
The shop, located at 280 East 10th (between 1st Avenue and Avenue A) has a cornucopia of just-plain-weird stuff, like human gallstones, late 19th century poison bottles and bizarre medical instruments. And Zohn and Michelson seem just as colorful (he's a "creative taxidermy"
winner; she's into Victorian mourning jewelry and was in a "Goth fetish band," whatever that is).
In the first episode, Mike finds a mummified cat in the private collection of "an eccentric artist" (ya think?) but worries it might be putrefying. Yeeeccchh. He also informs a customer, who thought he had a collection of musket balls, that they're actually something else entirely. I won't spoil it for you.
The second episode finds Evan encountering a puppeteer who's looking for a prosthetic limb, and a customer who has what appears to be a dead body in the trunk of his car.
Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/entertainment/tv/starr_report_SLRCTGzkKidBL7VrYkmUuK#ixzz13n6mQcyh