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The Weird and Often Creepy Business of TV's Oddities

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Prompted by a new design esthetic that places mummified heads over Hummel figurines, the market for odd décor has taken off in recent years.

That's according to Evan Michelson and Mike Zohn, the co-owners of New York City's Obscura Antiques & Oddities, a veritable goldmine of authentically odd stuff. After 20 years in business and landing starring roles in Science's hit TV show Oddities, it seems consumers are starting to take notice. For Michelson and Zohn the business of selling two-headed cows and vintage ventriloquist dolls has never been swifter. The shift wasn't overnight, however. See how these purveyors of all things strange and creepy are making their brand of chic the hottest thing in home décor.

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