It is more than likely that the cardboard cut out of Prince Harry , below, used in a corny stunt by the Townsville Bulletin and Townsville Enterprise in an unsuccessful bid to lure him to the city ,will end up in company with the above abandoned, slumbering zombie inmate in Virgil's weird and wonderful world .
Virgil's antiques and second hand emporium is a fascinating , rambling collection of sheds filled with oddities where Prince Harry would feel at home , especially in the dark dungeon like part of the establishment , a bit like the wine cellar in Buck Palace , where the above gruesome undead lodger was found resting in a plastic tub .
Not far from the one eyed zombie with a few spare hands , our inquisitive , adventurous S(h)ipping Reporter , the only one in North Australia , hoping to find the log of the Mary Celeste to solve the nautical mystery , found the above tin travel trunk which once belonged to a Jill Dolphin . In all his time sailing the seven seas , our S(h)ipping Reporter mixed with a mermaid or three, but never a comely dolphin with a watertight locker like Davy Jones .
In the cluttered shed , not far from the zombie and Ms Dolphin's trunk , he was reminded of his childhood when he stumbled across a homemade Mickey Mouse rocker , similar to one he had , from which he frequently fell out of onto his head .
Inside the main building, loaded up like a Spanish galleon with a wide range of bullion , the offering was overwhelming . Books, books and more books ; a rack of limp magazines dealing with royalty ; another stand of ephemera ; prints and paintings , old furniture , a wide range of coloured glass, souvenirs galore, a vast number of medals and tin buttons . Postcards from China , Malaysia and Thailand .
Virgil's display window :A fitting resting place for Prince Harry. The stuffed and mounted bird in the glass case is in a condition the Townsville Bulletin would like to render the squawking Magpie which relentlessly pecks the daylights out of the Murdoch paper .