Lot No. 131The venerable Viennese auction house Dorotheum has specialists in many fields, as the catalogue for the upcoming Nov. 11 Scientific Instruments, Models & Globes sale attests. If you are interested to see five 110-year-old fish bladder condoms in person before you buy, they will go on public view Nov. 4.
Five c. 1900 air bladder Condoms
in original cardboard box with maker’s label. Size (of box!) c. 26 x 6 cm. (WU).
Specialist: Simon Weber-Unger
estimate EUR 300,- to 500,-
For the rest of us, there is a hi-res zoomable photo. Here is the label, because seriously, when are you ever going to see another?
["longs expressly" "Fish bladder with cross-eagle head"]
And here are some careful notations of their remaining uses made, presumably, by the condoms' previous owner[s?], and a closeup of that cross-eaglehead: