Byron Bay artists Chayne Hultgren, also known as The Space Cowboy.
Byron Bay artists Chayne Hultgren, also known as The Space Cowboy. Matt Leasegang

Happy Friday 13th: Browse through Byron’s strangest garage sale

UNUSUAL antiques, curious objects, strange animals preserved using taxidermy, costumes, performing props and rare objects will be for sale today at one of the most unique garage sales seen in the Northern Rivers for a while.

There is the box full of shrunken heads, the two headed chick with three legs, a plaster cast of Bigfoot's footprint from the Bigfoot Museum in the USA, a devil toad all red with two horns, fossils, retro light fittings, a trumpet, old stock whips, even a 1950s silver caravan, and that's just a small portion of the full list.

There is a hand-carved horse skull:

Chayne Hultgren's monster garage sale.
Chayne Hultgren's monster garage sale. Contrbuted

A red devil toad with horns:

Taxidermy is a big part of Chayne Hultgren's monster garage sale.
Taxidermy is a big part of Chayne Hultgren's monster garage sale. Contributed

And the two-headed starling: (This is just one of a mini-collection of two-headed animal for sale)

Taxidermy is a big part of Chayne Hultrgen's monster garage sale.
Taxidermy is a big part of Chayne Hultrgen's monster garage sale. Contributed

He is also offering a selection of magic books and other props:

Curious books and objects are part of Chayne Hultgren's monster garage sale.
Curious books and objects are part of Chayne Hultgren's monster garage sale. Contributed

And a box full of shrunken heads:

Taxidermy is a big part of Chayne Hultgren's monster garage sale.
Taxidermy is a big part of Chayne Hultgren's monster garage sale. Contributed

And a replica of the last Dodo bird's head:

Curious books and objects are part of Chayne Hultgren's monster garage sale.
Curious books and objects are part of Chayne Hultgren's monster garage sale. Contributed

Even a mythical jackalope: The jackalope is a mythical animal of North American folklore described as a jackrabbit with antelope horns. 

Taxidermy is a big part of Chayne Hultgren's monster garage sale.
Taxidermy is a big part of Chayne Hultgren's monster garage sale. Contributed

Byron Bay artist Chayne Hultgren, who performs under the moniker of The Space Cowboy, is holding the sale.

His shows offer mind reading, spoon bending, arrow catching, sword swallowing, chainsaw juggling and other daredevil feats that have warned him 38 certified Guinness World Records.

The Facebook event the performer created has attracted the curiosity of antique and rare object hunters due to the size of the sale and the type of objects on offer.

There are performing costumes, including plenty of marching band jackets, but there are also plenty of female costumes and other props too.

Mr Hulgtren said he has been collecting strange objects since he was a teenager, purchased during this international travels and online.

"I will continue collecting rare objects for the rest of my life, i'm never going to stop," he said.

Byron Bay artist Chayne Hultgren and his family will be holding the sale this Saturday at 66 Centennial Circuit, Byron Bay Arts and Industrial Estate, from 10am.



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