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Butterflies2 of 167Butterfly In 6" Case With Display Stand Atrophaneura HorishanusOld School Butterfly Collection
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Posted 2 months ago

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fortapache
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I fear we are just at the tip of the iceberg for the butterfly collection. Someday I will post my butterfly wall. I have had to put a few upstairs as that wall is full.
The large moth in the center has a 6" wingspan, it is my second largest moth. And as seen is accompanied by several other butterflies.
This seems to be an older collection from Thailand. Possibly just the frame was made in Thailand but Thailand and east Asia is a major source for butterfly collections.
Various signs point to this as being older. The specimens are pressed against the glass by the stuffing in the case. The newer ones raised but with no pins sticking out the top. Plus the newer ones are labeled as to which each one is. Still yet another sign is that this one is user friendly. It can easily be opened with no tools. The newer ones are meant to stay sealed and take effort to open them.
The last photo shows it in its current home. This could change as I move things around.

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  1. PoliticalPinbacks PoliticalPinbacks, 2 months ago
    Another nice set, love the colors, Are the bodies paper on these?
    The collection from Taiwan I have the wings are real and the body paper.
  2. Manikin Manikin, 2 months ago
    Your collections vary to many interests and I do love butterfly's I call them Flutterbys . I have a collection of them also several came from Brazil . Your walls most be so interesting with all your collections :-)
  3. fortapache fortapache, 2 months ago
    Thank you very much 2P. These all have 100% insect bodies and wings.
  4. fortapache fortapache, 2 months ago
    Thank you very much Manikan. Blue Morphos? I fear my wall is too interesting. At least the butterfly wall is.
  5. fortapache fortapache, 2 months ago
    Thank you
    TassieDevil
    racer4four
    mikelv85
    aura
    iggy
    JImam
    PoliticalPinbacks
    Manikan
    TheGateKeeper
    nutsabotas6
    Hamish
    vetraio50
  6. Manikin Manikin, 2 months ago
    Yes Fort the one's from Brazil have Blue Morphos I will post on . It is only one I have hanging on wall at moment .
  7. fortapache fortapache, 2 months ago
    Excellent Manikan. I look forward to seeing it.
  8. brunswick brunswick, 2 months ago
    "And Butterflies Are Free to fly...So fly away...Bye bye....." very nice Brian of display here! I had to throw in 'Elton'!

    Thomas.
  9. fortapache fortapache, 2 months ago
    Thank you very much Thomas. Perhaps some In-a-godda-da-vida.
  10. fortapache fortapache, 2 months ago
    Thank you
    PhilDMorris
    brunswick
    hawaiianfinds
    blunderbuss2

  11. Manikin Manikin, 2 months ago
    Just for you :-)
    http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/231872-butterfly-diorama-from-brazil-blue-morp?in=activity
  12. fortapache fortapache, 2 months ago
    Thank you very much Manikan.
  13. fortapache fortapache, 2 months ago
    Thank you
    Caperkid
    Zilla
  14. Rick55 Rick55, 2 months ago
    6" Fort? That's not a moth it's more like a bat lol. Nice collection!
  15. fortapache fortapache, 2 months ago
    Thank you very much Rick. I am sure it would elict shrieks should it fly into a room.
  16. fortapache fortapache, 2 months ago
    Thank you
    Oroyoroyisthatyourhorse
    jscott0363
    Rick55
  17. fortapache fortapache, 1 month ago
    Thank you SEAN68.

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