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Entomology: A Collection of Various Asian Insects, modern, a varied small collection of insects to include; Blue-Winged Wasp, Violin Beetle, Giant Orb Spider, Brazilian Morpho Anaxibia Butterfly, and a Cicada, each contained within individual display cases, (5)

Estimate: £60-90

Sold: £50
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Lot 52

Taxidermy: Spanish Ibex (Capra pyrenaica pyrenaica), circa 1970, shoulder mount with head turning slightly to the right, right horn 60cm, left horn 61cm, tip to tip 37cm, distance from wall 65cm, mounted upon an earlier golden oak shield

Ex John Willett collection, auction date 20/11/2008 Tennants

Estimate: £300-500

Sold: £190
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Lot 53

Taxidermy: Nubian Ibex (Capra ibex nubia), Red Sea Province, 1912, N.C.C., by Rowland Ward, neck mount looking straight ahead, right horn 83cm, left horn 82cm, tip to tip 51cm, height 87cm, mounted upon a typical Rowland Ward oak shield with inscribed ivorine plaque (as above), the reverse with gouged "RW" mark

Ex John Willett collection, auction date 20/11/2008 Tennants

Estimate: £200-300

Sold: £300
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Lot 54

Taxidermy: Kamchatka Bighorn (Ovis mivicola mivicola), Major Radcliffe, by Rowland Ward, early 20th century, neck mount looking straight ahead, right horn 76cm, left horn 77cm, tip to tip 57cm, 46cm from the wall, 72cm high, mounted upon a typical Rowland Ward oak shield, the reverse with gouged "RW" mark

Ex John Willett collection, auction date 20/11/2008 Tennants

Estimate: £200-300

Sold: £250
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Lot 55

Taxidermy: Kashmir Stag or Hangul (Cervus elaphus hanglu), Bara Singh, Liddar Valley, Kashmir, 15th Sept 1925, shot by Air Vice-Marshal A T Capel, ten points (5+5), right antler 95cm, left antler 94cm, coronet circumference 19cm, tip to tip 62.5cm, widest span 106cm, on wooden shield (some woodworm) with ivorine plaque with inscription (as above)

Ex John Willett collection, auction date 20/11/2008 Tennants

Estimate: £250-350

Sold: £280
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Lot 56

Taxidermy: Siberian Ibex (Capra ibex siberica), Shigar Valley, Baltistan, 22nd Aug 1935, attributed to Gerrards, neck mount, right horn 111cm, left horn 113.5cm, tip to tip 68cm, from the wall 50cm, height 83cm, mounted upon an oak shield with inscription (as above), numbered on the reverse in white paint "B805 3398I"

Ex John Willett collection, auction date 20/11/2008 Tennants

Estimate: £200-300

Sold: £190
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Lot 57

Taxidermy: Urial (Ovis orientalis punjabiensis), Punjab 1913, by Peter Spicer & Sons, Taxidermists, Leamington, neck mount looking straight ahead, right horn 60cm, left horn 63.5cm, broadest span 52cm, 38cm from the wall, height 61cm, on oak shield with applied ivorine plaque inscribed "Oorial, Punjab 1913", the reverse with Dewhurst taxidermy label inscribed "Restored N Dewhurst 20.11.88", verso of the shield with impressed Peter Spicer & Sons Leamington

Ex John Willett collection, auction date 20/11/2008 Tennants

Estimate: £150-250

Sold: £400
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Lot 58

Taxidermy: Wild Boar (Sus scrofa), head mount, with associated tusks from a mature adult, 56cm from the wall, on Gerrards type oak shield dated 1912

Ex John Willett collection, auction date 20/11/2008 Tennants

Estimate: £100-150

Sold: £110
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Lot 59

Taxidermy: European Mouflon (Ovis musimon), Blowic, Oct 1910, shoulder mount with head turning slightly to the left, right horn 71.5cm, left horn 73.5cm, broadest span 47cm, distance from the wall 46cm, height 74cm, mounted upon a Austro/German carved rustic shield with overlapped branches with fruiting oak leaves and basal shield with inscription as above and monogram

Ex John Willett collection, auction date 20/11/2008 Tennants

Estimate: £200-300

Sold: £320
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Lot 60

Taxidermy: Kashmir Red Deer or Hangul (Cervus elaphus hanglu), Arapul, Kashmir, 12 Oct 1917, by Rowland Ward, shoulder mount looking straight ahead, 12 points (6+6), right antler 101.5cm, left antler 103cm, coronet circumference 19.5cm, tip to tip 76cm, breadth 94cm, from the wall 80cm, height 148cm, mounted upon a typical Rowland Ward shield with gouged "RW" mark to the verso

Ex John Willett collection, auction date 20/11/2008 Tennants

Estimate: £400-600

Sold: £650
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Lot 61

Taxidermy: New Zealand Red Deer (Cervus elaphus), shoulder mount looking straight ahead, 14 points (7+7), left antler 96.5cm, coronet circumference 21.5cm, tip to tip 85cm, breadth 81cm, from the wall 83cm, height 168cm, mounted upon a large oak shield

Ex John Willett collection, auction date 20/11/2008 Tennants

Estimate: £300-500

Sold: £200
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Lot 62

Taxidermy: Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes), circa late 20th century, full mount in sitting pose mounted upon a grit covered faux rock base, 52cm high overall, two Black Grouse both full mount cock birds mounted upon wall hanging cut branches, a Mallard Duck mounted has hanging dead game, a Ring Necked Pheasant full mount cock bird stood upon a piece of driftwood, (5)

Estimate: £100-150

Sold: £200
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Lot 63

Taxidermy: European Capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus), circa late 20th century, full mount cock bird in calling pose, mounted upon a wall hanging cut tree branch, 47cm from the wall

Estimate: £100-150

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Lot 64

Taxidermy: Alpine Chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra), modern, four sets of horns on cut upper skulls mounted upon ebonised oval shields, European Wild Boar three sets of complete tusks mounted upon carved oak leaf shields, two with matching shields and silvered plaques "Elender 20.11.1980", (7)

Estimate: £80-120

Sold: £60
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Lot 65

Taxidermy: Roe Buck (Capreolus capreolus), circa 1970-1980, quantity of adult antlers on cut upper skulls, mounted upon matching carved oak shields in two boxes (30)

Estimate: £100-150

Sold: £140
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Lot 66

Taxidermy: Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus), Late Victorian by E.T.Clarke, Lowesmoor, Suffolk St, Cheltenham, full mount male with head turning slightly to the right stood atop a faux rock, amongst a natural setting of ferns fauna moss and grasses, set against a watercolour painted back ground, enclosed within a period ebonised three-glass display case 50cm by 22cm by 61.5cm, taxidermists paper trade label to verso

Estimate: £350-450

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Lot 67

Taxidermy: A Collection of British Game and Country Birds, circa late 20th century, to include two full mount Woodcocks both mounted upon oak circular bases, a full mount Common Snipe on a circular oak base, a full mount Magpie perched upon a cut tree branch mounted upon an oak circular base, and a full mount Grouse stood upon a sliced section of tree bark, (5)

Estimate: £120-180

Sold: £200
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Lot 68

Taxidermy: Cased Chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus), circa 1900, by E.F.Spicer, 58 Suffolk Street, Birmingham, full mount Hen bird with head turning slightly to the right, stood upon faux groundwork covered with moss amongst ferns and grasses, enclosed within a period three-glass display, 45.5cm 15.5cm by 41cm, taxidermists paper trade label to interior

Estimate: £120-180

Sold: £100
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Lot 69

Taxidermy: Hawksbill Sea Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata), circa late 19th century, full mount sea turtle in swimming motion, 49cm in length, 28cm width

CITES Annex A, Appendix I (exempt)

Estimate: £120-180

Sold: £160
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Lot 70

Taxidermy: European Mouflon (Ovis orientalis musimon), circa late 20th century, shoulder mount looking straight ahead, mounted upon a wooden shield, 41cm from the wall, widest span 46cm, height 67cm

Estimate: £120-180

Sold: £170
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Lot 71

Taxidermy: Leopard Skins Carriage Rug (Panthera pardus), circa 1900, three Leopard flat skins all with flat heads, mounted with glass eyes, all three skins stitched together as one rug with reduced length limbs, mounted upon a later green baize backing material, 255cm by 168cm

Estimate: £400-600

Sold: £380
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Lot 72

Taxidermy: Juvenile White-Tailed Sea Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla), circa 1900-1920, full mount stood atop a large faux rock with head turning to the left, overall height 90cm, bird size from beak to tail tip 88cm

Estimate: £500-700

Sold: £500
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Lot 73

Conchology: Giant Clam Shell (Tridacna gigas), late 19th century, a complete full shell, left half 59cm by 33cm, right half 58cm by 36cm, height when both halves together 33cm

Appendix II Annex B

The Giant Clam is the largest living bivalve mollusc. They inhabit the shallow coral reefs of the South Pacific and Indian oceans and measure as much as 1.2m across, and have an average lifespan of 100 years or more.

Estimate: £450-650

Sold: £900
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Lot 74

Taxidermy: Barbary Sheep (Ammotragus lervia), late Victorian, horns on cut upper hair covered skull cap, mounted upon a Yew wood circular shield, widest span 45cm

Estimate: £50-70

Sold: £60
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Lot 75

Taxidermy: European Badger (Meles meles), circa 1960, by Snowdonia Taxidermy Services, Llanrwst, North Wales, full mount in walking pose with head lowered sniffing the ground, mounted upon a wooden base, 71cm in length, a full mount Pine Marten stood upon a tree stump with head lowered, a pair of Bull Horns mounted upon a shaped wall shield with wooden boss (3)

Formerly part of the "Encounter" The North Wales Museum of Wild Life, which held a large collection of taxidermy from around the World, housing an excellent collection from some of the top taxidermists -Van Ingen & Van Ingen, Rowland Ward, Peter Spicer to name a few, it opened in 1974 and closed its doors due to lack of tourism in Nth Wales in 1984

Estimate: £100-150

Sold: £150
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Lot 76

Taxidermy: Three Replica Foam Elephant Trunks, three various sized life-like replica full Elephant trunks, formerly built and used as advertising props for the Holland & Holland Gun Company, 119cm, 120cm and 124cm in length, (3)

Estimate: £70-100

Sold: £150
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Lot 77

Taxidermy: Two Cowhide Floor Rugs, modern, two large modern brown and white natural cowhide floor rugs by Koldby, 157cm by 190cm, the other 190cm by 170cm (af)

Estimate: £120-180

Sold: £140
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Lot 78

A Rhinoceros Horn Swagger Stick, circa early 20th century, the one piece tapering shaft mounted with a gilt metal serpent, 81cm long, gross weight 100.1 grams

Estimate: £700-900

Sold: £900
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Lot 79

Taxidermy: Green Sea Turtle Shell (Chelonia mydas), circa 1860, complete upper shell with hanging wire to verso, 52cm by 42cm

By repute this was once the property of Alfred, Lord Tennyson. The Shell was donated to charity by Mr Jarman, the former chairman of the Tennyson Society, it was housed within Freshwater Court, a lodge attached to Farringdon House former home of Alfred, Lord Tennyson, the lodge apparently was decorated with gifts the Poet was not fond of

With CITES A10 (non-transferable) licence no. 565163/01

Estimate: £100-150

Sold: £80
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Lot 80

Taxidermy: Black-Backed Jackal (Canis mesomelas), modern, full mount stood with head slightly turned to the left stood upon a faux rock base, overall length nose to tail 83cm, overall height 65cm

Estimate: £150-200

Sold: £300
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Lot 81

Antlers: European Red Deer (Cervus elaphus) circa late 20th century, impressive large antlers on faux cut upper skull mount, attached to an oak shield, 27 points (15+12), widest span 109cm, 106cm high

Estimate: £250-350

Sold: £320
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Lot 82

Taxidermy: European Wild Boar (Sus scrofa), circa 1923, by Deyrolle Paris, head mount looking straight ahead with mouth agape, mounted upon a shaped oak shield bearing a brass plaque "LE MAURIER, 10 Janvier 1923", 58cm from the wall, 76cm high, taxidermists embossed name and full paper trade label to the verso of the shield

Deyrolle was established in 1831 by Jean-Baptiste Deyrolle who was succeeded by his son Achille. Deyrolle is a reference in the field of taxidermy, various birds beasts and mammals from all over the world can be found at Deyrolle with only a few exceptions, no animal was killed to be mounted: the non domestic species were sourced from zoos and parks where they died from illness or old age. They are traceable and protected species all conform to CITES regulations

Estimate: £200-300

Sold: £950
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Lot 83

Taxidermy: A Victorian Cased Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula), a full mount drake stood upon a moss covered faux rock amongst ferns grasses and fauna, set against a pale blue painted interior, enclosed within a period ebonised single-glass display case with gold painted border, 44cm by 18cm by 40.5cm

Estimate: £120-180

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Lot 84

Taxidermy: A Victorian Brown Trout (Salmo trutta), preserved and mounted within a natural river bed setting with stones gravel and weeds, against a painted water back board, enclosed within an ebonised oak framed single-glass display case, 69cm by 18cm by 35cm

Estimate: £80-120

Sold: £160
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Lot 85

Taxidermy: A Cased Green Woodpecker (Picus viridis), circa early 20th century, female full mount bird clinging to a faux painted rock, mounted to a gravel base amongst moss and grasses, against a pale blue painted back board, enclosed within an oak framed three-glass display case, 30.5cm by 15cm by 33cm

Estimate: £80-120

Sold: £90
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Lot 86

Taxidermy: A Late Victorian Cased Common Moorhen & Snipe, circa 1880, by Edward Allen, Stonegate, York, both full mount birds stood upon a moss covered faux rock, amongst reeds tall grasses and fauna on a grit covered base, set against a blue painted back board, enclosed within a period ebonised three-glass display case with gilded interior mouldings, 49cm by 20.5cm by 42.5cm, taxidermists paper trade label to verso, in restored condition

Estimate: £120-180

Sold: £220
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Lot 87

Taxidermy: Eastern Thomson's Gazelle (Eudorcas thomsoni) circa late 20th century, shoulder mount looking straight ahead, left horn 26cm, right horn 8cm measured straight, tip to tip 8.5m, from the wall 34cm, 61cm high

Estimate: £120-180

Sold: £190
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Lot 88

Taxidermy: Hartmanns Mountain Zebra Skin (Equus zebra hartmanni), flat skin rug with limbs outstretched backed on a black felt backing fitted for wall hanging, 233cm overall length, 161cm across the forelimbs, 154cm across the rear limbs

CITES Annex B Appendix II

Estimate: £300-400

NOT SOLD
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Lot 89

Entomology: A Fine Quality Entomology Collectors Cabinet by Janson & Son, Naturalists, GT.RUSSELL ST, LONDON, W.C. a twenty drawer Collectors/Specimen cabinet raised upon an open stand with square tapering legs and curved stretcher, the interior fitted with two banks of ten drawers each with a small mushroom shaped turned handle and glass protective cover, housing a small collection of European Butterflies, Moths, Wasps & Bee's each with a data tag circa 1900-1920, cabinet size 104cm by 59cm by 71cm, overall height including base 134.5cm

Estimate: £1000-1500

Sold: £3200
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Lot 90

Taxidermy: Northern Brown Kiwi (Apteryx mantelli), late Victorian, full mount bird with head turning slightly to the left stood upon a rectangular wooden base, 31.5cm high (af)

Estimate: £150-250

Sold: £2900
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Lot 91

Taxidermy: European Mouflon (Ovis orientalis musimon), circa 01/11/99, shoulder mount looking straight ahead, 44cm from the wall, widest span 46cm, height 50cm

Estimate: £120-180

Sold: £150
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Lot 92

Taxidermy: European Mouflon Horns (Ovis orientalis musimon), one set on cut upper skull mounted upon an ebonised pedestal shield, the other horns on upper skull, a prepared European Wild Boar hide (af), seven sets of European Wild Boar tusks on circular shields with with metal oak leaf mounts, (10)

Estimate: £80-120

Sold: £90
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Lot 93

Antlers: An Austro-German Red Deer Antler Chandelier (Cervus elaphus), constructed from seven shed antlers with attached circular metal fitting for suspension, 53cm drop, 85cm by 80cm by 75cm, (lacking electrical wiring)

Estimate: £50-70

Sold: £120
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Lot 94

Antlers: Roe Buck (Capreolus capreolus), modern, a quantity of adult antlers on cut upper skulls in two boxes, together with 19 Killer Red Deer antlers on cut upper skulls some on shields (49)

Estimate: £80-120

Sold: £130
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Lot 95

Taxidermy: European Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus), circa 1971, by Edward Williams, male full mount perched upon a small branch protruding from a moss covered floor with tall grasses and a mushroom, enclosed within a four-glass lead framed wall hanging display case with oak base and back board, 40cm by 14.5cm by 31cm, with taxidermists paper label to verso,re-cased by N.A.Slater Taxidermy,Shaw, Lancashire 1988, together with a Racing Pigeon full mount stood upon a moss covered wooden base (2)

Estimate: £100-150

Sold: £100
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Lot 96

Taxidermy: Tawny Owl (Strix aluco), circa April 1989, by Slaters Taxidermy, Shaw, Lancashire, full mount bird stood atop a large faux rock with head turning to the right, mounted upon a circular oak base, overall height 40cm, taxidermists full paper trade label to underneath

With CITES A10 (non-transferable) licence no.564842/01

Estimate: £150-200

Sold: £130
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Lot 97

Taxidermy: Common Buzzard (Buteo buteo), circa late 20th century, by Slaters Taxidermy, Shaw, Lancashire, full mount stood atop a large faux rock with head turning to the right and beak open, with wings slightly raised, mounted upon an oak circular base, 39cm overall height

With CITES A10 (non-transferable) licence no.564841/01

Estimate: £200-300

Sold: £160
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Lot 98

Taxidermy: Siberian Ibex (Capra sibirica sibirica) circa 1930, by Van Ingen & Van Ingen Mysore India, shoulder mount looking straight ahead, mounted upon a shaped oak shield, right horn 98cm, left horn 95cm measured along outer curve, tip to tip 28cm, from the wall 50cm, 95cm high, number to back of headboard 585

Estimate: £250-350

Sold: £220
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Lot 99

Taxidermy: Siberian Ibex (Capra sibirica sibirica) circa 1930, by Van Ingen & Van Ingen Mysore India, shoulder mount looking straight ahead, mounted upon a shaped oak shield, right horn 83cm, left horn 81cm measured along outer curve, tip to tip 27cm, from the wall 52cm, 95cm high,

Estimate: £250-350

Sold: £170
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Lot 100

Taxidermy: Himalayan Tahr (Hemitragus jemlahicus), circa 1930, by Van Ingen & Van ingen Mysore India, shoulder mount with head turning slightly to the left, mounted upon a shaped oak shield, 43cm from the wall, 70cm high, number to back of headboard 814

Estimate: £180-280

Sold: £110
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