Taxidermy & Natural History: Saturday 26 April 2014 12:00PM

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Lot 2000

Eurasian Otter (Lutra lutra), NYOH (North Yorkshire Otterhounds), Bowmont Water, 24lb, dog otter, 19.8.59, by Edward Gerrard & Sons, London, head mount, open jaw, on period golden oak shield with original ivorine title, taxidermist's original label verso, 26cm total length

With CITES A10 (non-transferable) licence

Estimate: £120-180

Sold: £110
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Lot 2001

Astor Markhor (Capra falconeri falconeri), circa 1960, fore-part, right horn 67.5cm, left horn 65cm, tip to tip 28cm, 174cm high overall

With CITES A10 (non-transferable) licence no.520214/01

Estimate: £200-300

Sold: £2000
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Lot 2002

Burmese Mountain Dog Puppy, modern, full mount, recumbent on a toile de jouy upholstered stool, 36cm wide, 28cm high

Estimate: £300-400

Sold: £350
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Lot 2003

Genet (Genetta sp.subspecies), circa 1990, full mount, in hunting pose, on faux wood effect wall mount, the specimen 81cm long

Estimate: £120-180

Sold: £260
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Lot 2004

Nyala (Tragelaphus angasii), modern, shoulder mount, right horn 61.5cm, left horn 59cm

Estimate: £200-300

Sold: £220
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Lot 2005

Coyote (Canis latrans), circa 1990, rug with head mount, jaw agape, 137cm nose to tail tip, 114cm across forelimbs, backed with brown cloth and rings for wall suspension

Estimate: £150-250

Sold: £240
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Lot 2006

A Taxidermy Display of a Red Grouse, a Partridge and a Quail, late 20th century, perched amongst plants and grasses, with landscape painted back panel, in a four-glass case, 85cm by 30cm

Estimate: £100-150

Sold: £80
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Lot 2007

Red Grouse (Lagopus lagopus scotica), late 20th century, two full mounts, one perched alert, the other preening, on rocks amongst grasses, painted landscape background, in a four-glass display case, 51cm by 42cm, label verso of Get Stuffed, Islington, London; and Partridge (Perdix perdix), 20th century, pair of full mounts, standing amongst grasses, in a five-glass case, 53.5cm by 44.5cm (2)

Estimate: £80-120

Sold: £110
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Lot 2008

Warnham Red Deer (Cervus elaphus), antlers on upper skull, 19 points, right antler 95cm, left antler 90cm, tip to tip 67cm

Estimate: £150-250

Sold: £170
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Lot 2009

A Kashmir Stag (Cervus elaphus hanglu), shot by Capt Williamson, 45th Light Infantry 1883, antlers on shaped frontlet, 10 points, richly textured, on original shield with original brass octagonal plaque inscribed Cashmere (sic) Deer Shot by Capt Williamson 45th Light Infantry 1883, right antler 86cm, left antler 78cm, tip to tip 43.5cm

CITES Appendix I Annex A
With CITES A10 (non-transferable) licence no.521440/01

Estimate: £300-500

Sold: £500
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Lot 2010

A String of Forty Rhinoceros Horn Turned Oval Section Beads, circa 1930, of honey colour, 66cm long, 73.6g gross weight

Sold with Animal Health permission letter 182-13/14

Estimate: £1000-1500

Sold: £1600
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Lot 2011

A String of Rhinoceros Horn Turned and Compressed Spherical Beads, circa 1930, comprising 108 Rhinoceros beads, 6 Elephant ivory stained large beads, and 21 smaller natural and pink stained beads, 78cm long, 269g gross weight

Sold with Animal Health permission letter 181-13/13

Estimate: £3000-4000

Sold: £4500
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Lot 2012

Leopard (Panthera pardus), India, circa 1930, skin, 218cm long (a.f.)

Estimate: £50-100

Sold: £150
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Lot 2013

Swamp Deer (Rucervus duvauceli), Central India, Rowland Ward, London, circa 1930, head mount, 12 points, right antler 77cm (or 81cm to the highest tine), left antler 72cm (or 80cm to the highest tine), tip to tip 67.5cm, on original ebonised shield with Rowland Ward paper label and gouged RW

Estimate: £200-300

Sold: £200
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Lot 2015

Greater Kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros), late 20th century, shoulder mount, turning slightly to the left, right horn 123cm (with the curve), left horn 126cm, 93cm from the wall

Estimate: £250-350

Sold: £300
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Lot 2016

Leopard (Panthera pardus), 1942, skin rug, flat head, no backing material , 227cm long, 140cm across forelimbs

CITES Appendix I Annex A
With CITES A10 (non-transferable) licence no.518756/01

Shot by Mr R J Lathbury while working at The Plant Breeding Station at Njoro (Nakuru, Kenya Colony). Mentioned in "Nellie, Letters from Africa" by Elspeth Huxley (6th March 1942). Nellie Grant (mother of Elspeth) was one of the earliest settlers (1912)

Estimate: £150-250

Sold: £190
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Lot 2017

Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus), 1942, skin rug, flat head, no backing material, 188cm long, 123cm across forelimbs

CITES Appendix I Annex A
With CITES A10 (non-transferable) licence no.518756/02

Shot by Mr R J Lathbury while working at The Plant Breeding Station at Njoro (Nakuru, Kenya Colony). Mentioned in "Nellie, Letters from Africa" by Elspeth Huxley (6th March 1942). Nellie Grant (mother of Elspeth) was one of the earliest settlers (1912)

Estimate: £120-180

Sold: £180
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Lot 2018

Reeves's Pheasant (Syrmaticus reevesii), by Rowland Ward, London & Nairobi, mid 20th century, full mount, standing against a tangle of ferns and on leaf strewn mossy ground, in a fully glazed case, applied with ivorine taxidermist's plaque, 182.5cm by 39.5cm by 57cm

Estimate: £200-300

Sold: £500
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Lot 2019

Hybrid Gyr Falcon (Falco rusticolus x Falco peregrinus), 2012, female, full mount, with wings back and in diving pose, with closed ring no.30348W, set against an open picture frame, 49cm by 59cm overall

CITES Appendix I Annex A
With CITES A10 (non-transferable) licence no.516686/01

Estimate: £150-250

Sold: £220
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Lot 2020

Hybrid Gyr Falcon (Falco rusticolus x Falco peregrinus), circa 2002, full mount, in perched position with wings closed, on mossy faux rock set against an open picture frame, 49cm by 59cm

CITES Appendix I Annex A
With CITES A10 (non-transferable) licence no.454111/01

Estimate: £150-250

Sold: £170
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Lot 2021

George Edward Lodge (1860-1954)
Vignette studies of Buff-Backed Heron, Little Egret, Great White Heron and American Bittern
Signed, gouache on tinted paper, 29.5cm by 23cm

Reputedly for the illustrations to a series on the Birds of the World Vol VI, no.7
Subject to Droit de Suite

Estimate: £500-700

NOT SOLD
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Lot 2022

Mosasaur Jaws with Teeth, Phosphate deposits, Khouribga, Morrocco, Eocene Period, 50 million years

Mosasaurs were the largest marine predator in the sea

Estimate: £400-600

NOT SOLD
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Lot 2023

Ocelot (Leo pardus pardalis), by Rowland Ward, circa 1920, head mount, open snarling jaw and forward gaze, on original oak shield with The Jungle label, care label and gouged RW, 19.5cm from the wall; Cougar (Puma concolor), by Rowland Ward, circa 1920, head mount, turning slightly to the left with open jaw, on original oak shield with The Gallery of Natural History label, care label and gouged RW, 25.5cm from the wall; and A Pair of Greater Kudu Horns, 94cm (straight measured) (3)

Estimate: £200-300

Sold: £650
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Lot 2024

Cock and Hen Pheasant, by Mike Gadd, 20th/21st century, full mounts, naturalistically posed on wood and moss on wooden oval plinth, overall length 74cm; Cock Pheasant, by Mike Gadd, full mount, standing, 74cm overall; and Grouse, by Mike Gadd, full mount, standing, on cork and branch slice, 33cm overall (3)

Estimate: £100-150

Sold: £160
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Lot 2025

Two Similar Domes of Taxidermy Birds, circa 1890, including Hummingbirds, one with three birds amongst ferns and grasses, the other with four birds, beneath original domes on ebonised plinths, 40cm and 41cm high respectively

Estimate: £100-150

Sold: £250
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Lot 2026

Tiger (Panthera tigris), shot by Major Richard John Vernon-Betts, 23rd January 1936 while based at Landi Kotal, Khyber Pass, by Van Ingen & Van Ingen, no.23665, skin rug with head mount, with open snarling jaw, backed onto the original olive canvas with stencil mark Van Ingen & Van Ingen, Mysore, numbered and with cleaning label, 312cm nose to tail, 226cm across forelimbs; together with One Volume: Van Ingen and Van Ingen, The Preservation of Shikar Trophies, Mysore 1933, stamped on the inner leaf With the compliments of Van Ingen & Van Ingen, Mysore; and Eight Framed Documents and Photographs relating to the shooting and sale of this Tiger/Tiger skin, including a newspaper article from The Daily Telegraph, Tuesday September 23rd 1997

Major Richard John Vernon-Betts: born in Muree in the Punjab 1914, the son of an officer of the Indian Medical Service. He was educated in England and went to Sandhurst, and as an officer he joined the Cheshire Regiment and returned to India in around 1935. As a Major he went on to serve with the 5th, the 4th and the 2nd Prince of Wales' Own Gurkhas. He shot his first tiger in 1936. In 1948 he went to live in Cornwall, having married Evelyn Caroline, and as a hunter with a real compassion with animals and their surroundings he joined the RSPCA as an Inspector. Indeed, he won two Bronze Medals with bar while serving for the RSPCA, and retired in 1962.

Estimate: £2500-3500

Sold: £3000
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Lot 2027

A Taxidermy Young Alligator, circa 1930, with slightly open jaw, 58cm long

Estimate: £60-90

Sold: £70
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Lot 2028

Fieldfare (Turdus pilaris), late 20th century, full mount, perched on frosted twig, rose hip in its beak, printed background, in a four-glass picture frame wall case, 37.5cm high, 32.5cm wide

Estimate: £60-90

Sold: £130
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Lot 2029

Red Grouse (Lagopus lagopus scotica), circa 1980, full mount, amongst faux rocks, ferns and moss, painted background, in a four-glass case, 46cm high, 57cm wide

Estimate: £50-80

Sold: £80
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Lot 2030

Hobby (Falco subbuteo), circa 1910, by G Brislow, St Leonards-on-Sea (active 1870-1930), full mount, perched on prey amongst faux rocks and ferns, blue painted background, in a three-glass case, 36.5cm high, 43.5cm wide

Estimate: £60-100

Sold: £100
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Lot 2031

Fallow Deer (Cervus dama dama), Forest of Dean, shot 29 October 1993, antlers on cut upper skull, 15 points, on wood shield; Red Deer Stag (Cervus elaphus), Allargue Estate, Corgarff, Strathdon, Aberdeenshire, shot 16 October 1989, antlers on cut frontlet, 12 points, right antler 74cm, left antler 70cm, 27.5cm tip to tip, on wood shield with title plaque; and Sika Deer (Cervus nippon), Newton Heath, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset, shot 12 October 1991, antlers on cut upper skull, 8 points, on wood shield with title plaque (3)

Estimate: £120-180

Sold: £320
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Lot 2032

Greater Kudu (Tragelapus strepsiceros), Ovisume, nr Grootfontein, Namibia, shot 12 February 1994, shoulder mount, right horn 123cm, left horn 123cm

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £220
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Lot 2033

Southern Impala (Aepyceros malampus), Msaise, Save Valley Conservancy, Zimbabwe, short 8 June 1999, shoulder mount, 42cm from the wall

Estimate: £120-180

Sold: £190
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Lot 2034

Mountain Reedbuck (Redunca fulvorufula), Onverwacht, KwaZulu Natal, RSA, shot 26 August 2001, shoulder mount, 38cm from the wall

Estimate: £120-180

Sold: £140
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Lot 2035

Beisa Oryx (Oryx beisa beisa), Ovisume, nr Grootfontein, Namibia, shot 12 February 1994, shoulder mount, right horn 70cm, left horn 71.3cm, 77cm from the wall

Estimate: £70-100

Sold: £170
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Lot 2036

Beisa Oryx (Oryx beisa beisa), Mounted Etjo, Namibia, shot 23 July 2006, shoulder mount, right horn 86cm, left horn 84.2cm, 80cm from the wall

Estimate: £250-400

Sold: £300
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Lot 2037

Red Hartebeest (Alcelaphus buselaphus caama), Nlamvini, KwaZulu Natal, RSA, shot 21 August 2000, shoulder mount, 66cm from the wall

Estimate: £150-250

Sold: £160
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Lot 2038

Magpie (Pica pica), late 20th century, pair of full mounts, amongst twigs and grasses, within additional resin bird models, in associated five-glass case, 56cm high, 42cm wide

Estimate: £50-80

Sold: £170
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Lot 2039

A Group of Three Victorian Taxidermy Field Birds, comprising cock Pheasant and a pair of Partridge amongst grasses, ferns and faux rocks, in a single glass case, 47cm by 91.5cm

Estimate: £50-70

Sold: £60
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Lot 2040

Long-Eared Owl (Asio otus), circa 1910, full mount, perched on a small stump amongst grasses and moss, light blue painted background, in single glass ebonised case, 47cm high, 37cm wide

Estimate: £50-80

Sold: £160
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Lot 2041

A Vietnamese Rainbow Lobster, 2nd half 20th century, full mount; Three Red Deer Shed Single Antlers

Estimate: £50-80

Sold: £90
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Lot 2042

A Group of Five Taxidermy Game Birds, 2nd half 20th century, comprising Capercaillie (Germany), pair of Black Fowl, single Blackcock, and cock Pheasant

Estimate: £100-150

Sold: £320
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Lot 2043

Mike Wood: A Pair of Golden Plover Models, hand-painted, and perched and nestled on driftwood amongst leafage, signed, 23cm high, on ebonised plinth (original glazing now lacking); A Full Mount Jay; and A Woodcock (3)

Estimate: £60-100

Sold: £180
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Lot 2044

A Car Rug, circa 1930, composed of numerous African wild cat skins arranged in four rows, on cocoa felt ground, 182cm by 188cm

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £150
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Lot 2045

Indian Muntjac (Muntiacus muntiacus), skull with antlers, 14.5cm long, tip to tip 9.5cm; Another, 1903, antlers on frontlet, 10.8cm, tip to tip 10.8cm; Another, Kumeri Hill, N.India, Col Lynn Allen, skull with antlers, 9.5cm long, tip to tip 10.8cm, all on shields; and Another, antlers on frontlet, 7cm long, tip to tip 14cm (4)

Estimate: £60-90

Sold: £150
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Lot 2046

Nilgai (Boselaphus tragocamelus), India, ex Loder Collection, circa 1890, horns on frontlet, 25.5cm long, tip ti tip 14cm; and Another, horns on frontlet, 20.3cm long, tip to tip 16.5cm (2)

Estimate: £40-60

Sold: £120
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Lot 2047

Caribou (Rangifer tarandus), antlers on cut frontlet, on ebonised wood shield

Estimate: £60-100

Sold: £170
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Lot 2048

A Late Victorian Dome of Three Taxidermy Birds, circa 1890, including a Roller-type bird, set amongst ferns and grasses, faux mound, with glass dome and ebonised plinth, 55cm high overall

Estimate: £70-100

Sold: £130
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Lot 2049

A Taxidermy Ox Head, possibly Chillingham Breed, late 19th century, the horns 82.5cm tip to tip, on mahogany type shield (furniture castor beneath its chin), 68cm high overall, 57.5cm from the wall

Estimate: £100-150

Sold: £200
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Lot 2050

Sawfish Rostrum (Pristidae spp.), early 20th century, mounted on wood plaque, 76.4cm long

With CITES A10 (non-transferable) licence no.521347/01

Estimate: £120-180

Sold: £250
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