Some of you wanted to see my turtle shell, and here it is :-) Apart from the smell its in good condition after spending 50 years in the attic. My grandfather has written Kap Verde 1936 on it, so that should be how old it is.
While I'm a lover of unusual natural history things, I'm also a nature and animal lover, so if you like these kinds of things, buy vintage or from approved sellers of abandoned houses!! 1stdibs.com has some beautiful vintage ones in their inventory, as well as other turtle related collectibles.
I'm trying to figure out were to have it, and have some photos of different optiones on my Flickr page. The colors on the photos are a bit off, as my walls are not pink.... but it was kind of dark when I took the photos, and I've yet to figure out how to get indoor nighttime photography work ;-) Your opinion, and suggestions on the new habitat of my turtle shell would be very much appriciated, as always ;-)!!