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Bags of Bones

Anatomical Chart Co. Bags of Bones.

Contains approximately 10 pounds of assorted 4th quality bones. 4th quality bones may be imperfect, discolored, unfinished, or have missing hardware. This bag contains life-size skull, humerus, hand (on wire), hip bone and sacrum (tail bone). Bags of Bones

Huggable Urns

Especially made for your loved one or beloved pet, the Huggable Urns are very soft to the touch.

All of the Huggable Urns have a zippered compartment and comes with a tightly sealed pouch that holds your loved one's ashes or a special keepsake. Huggable Urns are made of extremely plush material and the pouches are made out of velvet with plastic lining to keep the ashes contained. Huggable Urns

Colourful Coffins

Colourful Coffins, the UK's leading supplier of custom design picture coffins for burial and cremation.

From the FAQ: - What about copyright for some characters such as Disney or 007, or for Premier League club colours? - We're always very careful to seek copyright approval from the right authority. Many organisations are very sympathetic to our requests, but if permission isn't forthcoming for any reason, then we work with the family to come up with a suitable alternative. Colourful Coffins

Headless Historicals

Headless Historicals are reworked dolls that were inspired by people throughout history who died in rather horrible ways.

Each doll is dressed according to how they might have appeared during the peak of their success, while their bodies display the manner in which they died.

These dolls are for display purposes only and are not intended as playthings for children. Headless Historicals

Carbon Copies

Pencils made from the carbon of human cremains. 240 pencils can be made from an average body of ash - a lifetime supply of pencils for those left behind.

Each pencil is foil stamped with the name of the person. Only one pencil can be removed at a time, it is then sharpened back into the box causing the sharpenings to occupy the space of the used pencils. Over time the pencil box fills with sharpenings - a new ash, transforming it into an urn. The window acts as a timeline, showing you the amount of pencils left as time goes by. Carbon Copies