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Taxidermy: A Victorian Cased Pike (Esox lucius), preserved and mounted within a naturalistic river bed setting of weeds and faux rocks, set against a blue painted interior, enclosed within a later oak framed case with a single perspex panel, 91cm by 13cm by 22.5cm

Estimate: £70-100

Sold: £80
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Lot 2

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 82cm, overall height 64cm

Estimate: £150-200

Sold: £190
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Lot 3

Taxidermy: Blue Wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus), modern, shoulder mount with head turning slightly to the right, 74cm from the wall, 76cm high

Estimate: £250-350

Sold: £200
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Lot 4

Taxidermy: A Cased Great Black-Backed Seagull (Larus marinus) and a Female King Eider Duck (Somateria spectabilis), by Bisshopp of Oban, full mount Gull stood with head turned very slightly to the right, a female King Eider Duck facing the Gull turning slightly to the left, both stood upon faux rock work amongst a naturalistic setting of boulders grasses and pebbles, against a watercolour sky painted back board, enclosed within an ebonised three-glass display case with gold painted frame edges, 93cm by 27cm by 62.5cm, bearing taxidermist's paper label to verso Preserved and Mounted by Cecil H Bisshopp, Gun and Fishing Tackle Maker, Sportsman's Depot, Oban

Estimate: £180-280

Sold: £150
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Lot 5

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

Sold: £180
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Lot 6

Taxidermy: Hartmann's 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: £200-300

Sold: £220
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Lot 7

Taxidermy: Masai Bushbuck (Tragehaphus scriptus) circa 1967 head mount on shield looking straight ahead, taken October 1967 East Africa by A W Denni entered into Rowland Ward's Records of Big Game 11th edition measurements 15 7/8. 5 7/8. 9 3/4 accompanied by original shell casing and Rowland Ward lapel badge

Estimate: £120-180

Sold: £220
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Lot 8

Taxidermy: A Cased Short Eared Owl (Asio flammeus), circa 2012, by Dave Hornbrook, full mount male bird perched upon a dry tree stump with head turning to the left looking over its shoulder, amongst a natural setting of gorse and heather issuing from an oval cut pale oak base with an old prey skull in the foreground, enclosed within an oak framed five-glass table display case, 41.5cm by 28.5cm by 58.5cm including base, taxidermist's full paper trade label to underneath

With CITES A10 (non-transferable) licence no.568488/01

Estimate: £450-650

Sold: £900
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Lot 9

Taxidermy: A Pair of Cased Sparrowhawks (Accipiter nisus), by Dave Hornbrook, circa 2011, a pair of full mounts, male and female, both perched upon a dry tree stump amongst a natural setting of ferns and long grasses, the female stood above the male with head turning slightly to the right, the male with head turned looking over his right shoulder, enclosed within a five-glass table display case 31cm by 34cm by 66cm, taxidermist's paper trade labels to underneath

With CITES A10 (non-transferable) licence no.568484/01
With CITES A10 (non-transferable) licence no.568484/02

Estimate: £300-400

Sold: £480
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Lot 10

Taxidermy: North American Racoon (Procyon lotor), circa late 20th century, full mount stood in walking pose on a large wall mounted tree section, 69cm nose to tail (a/f)

Estimate: £60-90

Sold: £60
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Lot 11

Taxidermy: Common Buzzard (Buteo buteo), circa Sept 1987, by Slaters Taxidermy, Shaw, Lancashire, full mount bird stood upon a large faux rock with head turning to the left and slightly downward, amongst a natural setting of moss, tall grasses and a toadstool, enclosed within a five-glass oak framed table display case, 33cm by 33cm by 55cm, taxidermist's full paper trade label to underneath

With CITES A10 (non-transferable) licence no.564932/01

Estimate: £200-300

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Lot 12

Taxidermy: Sawfish Rostrum (Pristidae spp), circa early 20th century, mounted upon a mahogany plaque, 76.4cm, 54 teeth

Sawfish, also known as Carpenter Sharks, are a family of Rays characterised by a long, narrow, flattened rostrum, or nose extension, lined with sharp transverse teeth, arranged in a way that resembles a saw.

With CITES A10 (non-transferable) licence no.567773/01

Estimate: £150-250

Sold: £90
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Lot 13

Taxidermy: Otter (Lutra lutra), modern, full mount standing over a Trout prey, stood upon a large faux rock with head turning to the right, mounted upon a mahogany oval base, 35cm high overall, 67cm nose to tail

With CITES A10 (non-transferable) licence no.567777/01

Estimate: £120-180

Sold: £140
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Lot 14

Taxidermy: Temmincks Tragopan (Tragopan temminckii), modern, full mount bird with head turning slightly to the right, stood upon natural moss groundwork, mounted upon an ebonised circular wooden base, captive bred with closed ring numbered B14 D253, 41cm high overall

Estimate: £150-200

Sold: £170
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Lot 15

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 background, enclosed within a period ebonised three-glass display case, 50cm by 22cm by 61.5cm, taxidermist's paper trade label to verso

Estimate: £300-400

Sold: £550
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Lot 16

Taxidermy: Large Sawfish Rostrum (Pristidae spp), circa late 19th century, 67 teeth, 109.5cm long

Sawfish, also known as Carpenter Sharks, are a family of Rays characterised by a long, narrow, flattened rostrum, or nose extension, lined with sharp transverse teeth, arranged in a way that resembles a saw.

With CITES A10 (non-transferable) licence no.566397/01

Estimate: £200-300

Sold: £300
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Lot 17

Taxidermy: Colobus Monkey (Colobus guereza), circa 1960, circular skin rug made from approximately 21 Colobus monkey pelts backed onto a cream linen backing, 143cm diameter

Estimate: £250-350

Sold: £400
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Lot 18

Taxidermy: Burchell's Zebra Skin (Equus quagga), circa 1960, flat skin rug with flat head, backed onto a black felt backing with serrated border, 274cm long, 158cm across the forelimbs, 158cm across the rear limbs

Estimate: £300-400

Sold: £220
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Lot 19

Taxidermy: African Leopard (Panthera pardus) circa 1940, flat skin rug with limbs outstretched, backed onto a green felt backing material with serrated edge, 230cm nose to tail, 146cm across the forelimbs

CITES Annex A Appendix I (exempt)

Estimate: £250-350

Sold: £160
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Lot 20

Taxidermy: A Victorian Cased Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes), by James Hutchings of Aberystwith, 1860-1942, full mount with head turning sharply to the left with mouth slightly agape in alert pose, sat upon a large faux rock ledge with tail curled beneath, a young Rabbit prey laid beneath the front feet, amongst a natural setting of ferns and tall grasses, set against a pale blue watercolour painted backboard, enclosed within a typical three-glass ebonised table display case with gilded moulding raised upon four feet, 56cm by 30cm by 75cm

Estimate: £300-400

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Lot 21

Taxidermy: A Victorian Cased Common Buzzard (Buteo buteo), full mount stood upon a faux rock with head slightly raised, amongst a natural setting of grasses and fauna, set against a plain white painted interior, enclosed within a period ebonised three-glass table display case, 58cm by 26cm by 44.5cm, in restored condition

Estimate: £200-300

Sold: £320
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Lot 22

Taxidermy: A Large Cased Pike (Esox lucius), by J.Cooper & Sons, 28 Radnor Street, St Lukes, London, E.C. 1825-1960, Preserved and mounted within a naturalistic river bed setting amidst reeds and grasses, enclosed within a typical ebonised bow fronted case with gilt interior border, with label to inside of cabinet Preserved by J.Cooper & Sons, 28 Radnor Street, St.Lukes, London, length of case 124cm by 22cm depth by 47cm height

Estimate: £500-700

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Lot 23

Taxidermy: European Wild Boar (Sus scrofa), circa late 20th century, shoulder mount with jaw agape, on oak shield, 69cm from the wall; and A Fully Prepared Wild Boar Skin Rug, 126cm head to tail (a/f) (2)

Estimate: £150-200

Sold: £80
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Lot 24

Taxidermy: A Late Victorian Display of Tropical Birds, circa 1880, a collection of twelve various tropical birds including Bay Headed Tanager, Red-Legged Honeycreeper, Black Headed Oriole, Speckled Tanager, Honey Creepers, all perched upon lichen encrusted branches, in a natural setting of tall grasses and fauna, set above a faux mirrored pool of water, enclosed beneath a period glass dome with oval base raised upon bun feet, 41.5cm by 21cm by 50cm approximately

Estimate: £280-380

Sold: £200
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Lot 25

Taxidermy: Roe Buck (Capreolus capreolus), circa 1993, by G. Tatterton, Yorkshire Taxidermy Studios, Wetherby, shoulder mount with head turning slightly to the left, mounted upon a shaped oak shield, 37cm from the wall, 60cm high, taxidermist's paper trade label to verso

Estimate: £100-150

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Lot 26

Taxidermy: Lioness (Panthera leo), circa 1960-1970, head mount looking straight ahead, with ears laid back and mouth agape in aggressive pose, 61cm from the wall

CITES Annex B Appendix II

Estimate: £550-750

Sold: £850
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Lot 27

Taxidermy: Anthropomorphic Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes), circa late 20th century, full mount in relaxed position with legs crossed, sitting upright in a small wicker chair with an empty bottle of whisky, overall height 75cm

Estimate: £150-200

Sold: £220
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Lot 28

Taxidermy: Three Fibreglass Fish, modern, to include two African Tiger fish, one mounted on a drift wood wall mount with plaque Bromley Gameskin Tannery (PVT) LTD Zimbabwe TIGERFISH Andrew Digweed Chiawa camp Zambezi River 94 weight 10 lbs, 62cm, the other a loose mount 59cm, together with a Thin-Face Largemouth on a drift wood wall mount with plaque Bromley Gameskin Tannery (PVT) LTD Zimbabwe THIN-FACE LARGEMOUTH R. Digweed Tiger camp Zambia. AUG 95 weight 2.7kgs, 52cm, (3)

Estimate: £100-150

Sold: £100
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Lot 29

Taxidermy: Loggerhead Turtle (Caretta caretta), circa 1890, head mount looking straight ahead, with glass eyes, beak slightly open, mounted upon a shaped mahogany shield, 25cm from the wall, shield height 40cm

Estimate: £250-350

Sold: £300
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Lot 30

Taxidermy: Fibreglass African Tiger Fish, full mount with mouth agape, mounted upon a sliced tree branch wall hanging plaque, total length including shield 109cm

Estimate: £30-50

Sold: £90
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Lot 31

Taxidermy: Late Victorian Nile Crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus), circa 1890, full mount specimen with limbs outstretched to the side, mouth slightly agape, 258cm overall length

Estimate: £800-1200

Sold: £800
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Lot 32

Taxidermy: White-Eared Kob (Kobus kob leucotis), circa 1920, head mount looking straight ahead, mounted upon a shaped oak shield with ivorine plaque WHITE EARED KOB, 43cm from the wall, 79cm high

Estimate: £120-180

Sold: £80
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Lot 33

Taxidermy: Indian Leopard Skin Rug (Panthera pardus), circa 04/10/1961, by Van Ingen & Van Ingen, Mysore, India, no.44682, skin rug with snarling open-mouthed head mount, backed on to typical Van Ingen & Van Ingen canvas backing, with red felt serrated border, 223cm long nose to tail, 138cm wide across forelimbs, stencil numbered 44682, with Van Ingen cleaning label Taken by Mr H C Bishop, on the Addabarie Tea Estate, Rangapara, Near Tezpur, State of Assam, North Eastern India, a photocopy of Van Ingen order book entry included

With CITES A10 (non-transferable) licence no.566943/01

Estimate: £600-800

Sold: £900
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Lot 34

Taxidermy: A Victorian Cased Pair of Ptarmigan (Lagopus mutus), circa 1890, by W.A. McCleay of Inverness Scotland, a pair of full mounts, the male stood above the resting female, upon a faux rock amongst heather tall grasses and moss, set against a watercolour painted backboard, enclosed within a typical ebonised oak framed three-glass display case, 62.5cm by 21.5cm by 46cm

Estimate: £280-380

Sold: £480
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Lot 35

Taxidermy: A Victorian Cased Juvenile Common Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo), full mount bird stood upon a large faux rock with head turning sharply looking over it's wing, amongst a seaside inspired setting, set against a painted shoreline backboard, enclosed within an ebonised single glass display case, 65.5cm by 27.5cm by 67.5cm

Estimate: £100-150

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Lot 36

Antlers/Horns: European Mouflon (Ovis orientalis musimon), circa late 20th century, three sets of adult horns on cut upper skulls, mounted upon pedestal wall shields (3)

Estimate: £60-90

Sold: £90
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Lot 37

Antlers/Horns: Roe Buck (Capreolus capreolus), circa 1960-1970 and later, forty various sized Roe Buck antlers on cut upper skulls mounted upon various shields (40) (two boxes)

Estimate: £80-120

Sold: £50
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Lot 38

Antlers/Horns: Indo-Chinese Gaur Bison (Bos gaurus readei), circa 1910, by Louis Hutton, Naturalist & Furrier, Bristol, horns on cut upper skull cap mounted upon a period shaped oak shield, widest span 71cm, tip to tip 34cm, taxidermist's full paper trade label to verso (a/f)

The Gaur is the tallest of all cattle species.

With CITES A10 (non-transferable) licence no 566252/01

Estimate: £150-250

Sold: £130
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Lot 39

Antlers/Horn: A Late Victorian Rhinoceros Horn Walking Stick circa 1880, the tapering cylindrical haft in two sections, with silver ferrule and mushroom shaped pommel, embossed with scrolling foliage, hallmarks obliterated, 89.5cm length (356.8 grams)

Estimate: £800-1200

Sold: £5800
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Lot 40

Antlers/Horns: Red Hartebeest (Alcelaphus caama), circa late 20th century, large horns on cut upper skull mounted upon an oval shield, right horn 57cm, left horn 55cm, together with a set of Coke's Hartebeest (Alcelaphus cokii), horns on cut upper skull cap, right horn 42cm, left horn 42cm (2)

Estimate: £80-120

Sold: £50
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Lot 41

Antlers/Horns: Cape Greater Kudu (Strepsiceros strepsiceros), circa late 20th century, large bull horns on cut upper skull mounted upon a shaped shield, with brass plaque "Rogers 11.07.94" right horn 125cm, left horn 125cm, tip to tip 64cm, 116cm high

Estimate: £120-180

Sold: £80
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Lot 42

Antlers/Horns: White-Tailed Gnu (Connochaetes gnou), Rowland Ward Record Class, large horns on upper skull, right horn 66cm, left horn 66.5cm, tip to tip 26cm, together with a set of Western White-Bearded Wildebeest (Connochaetes mearnsi), horns on cut upper skull, widest span 73cm, tip to tip 51cm (2)

Estimate: £100-150

Sold: £250
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Lot 43

Antlers/Horns: Cape Buffalo (Syncerus caffer), circa late 20th century, large horns on bleached upper skull, widest span 83cm, tip to tip 64cm

Estimate: £150-250

Sold: £160
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Lot 44

Antlers/Horns: European Mouflon (Ovis orientalis musimon), circa 1986, adult five year old horns on cut upper skull mounted upon a carved oak Austro German pedestal wall mounted shield dated 3.9.1986, EK, together with four other adult 3-5 year old horns on cut upper skulls (5)

Estimate: £100-150

Sold: £120
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Lot 45

Antlers/Horns: Alpine Chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra), fifteen various sets of horns, some on cut upper skulls/ frontlets/ skull caps, six examples on various shields, together with two sets of juvenile European Reindeer antlers on shields (17)

Estimate: £60-90

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Lot 46

Antlers/Horns: Roe Buck (Capreolus capreolus), circa late 20th century, thirteen sets of antlers on cut upper skulls on matching oak shaped shields, together with nineteen sets of antlers on cut upper skulls on similar carved oak Austro-German shields, in two boxes (32)

Estimate: £120-180

Sold: £90
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Lot 47

Antlers/Horn: A Late Victorian Rhinoceros Horn Walking Stick circa 1900, the tapering cylindrical haft in five sections, with curved handle and small thumb rest, 87.5cm length (312.6 grams)

Estimate: £1000-1500

Sold: £4800
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Lot 48

Antlers/Horns: A Collection of 19th Century African Hunting Trophies, to include- two sets of Blue Wildebeest, Common Impala, Red Hartebeest, all on cut upper skull cap mounted upon period oak shields, together with a pair of loose Gemsbok Oryx Horns (6)

Estimate: £120-180

Sold: £120
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Lot 49

Antlers/Horns: European Mouflon (Ovis orientalis musimon), circa late 20th century, three sets of large adult horns on cut upper skulls, each mounted upon a raised pedestal shield, another probably 3 year old set of horns on upper skull mounted upon a shaped shield (4)

Estimate: £120-180

Sold: £110
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Lot 50

Antlers/Horns: African Hunting Trophies, circa late 20th century, to include - Cape Eland horns on cut upper skull, mounted upon a shaped shield, 78cm high, Blesbok horns on cut upper skull, mounted upon a shaped shield, 67cm high, Red Hartebeest horns on cut upper skull, mounted upon a shaped shield, 70cm high (a/f) (3)

Estimate: £120-180

Sold: £110
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