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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: £250-350

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Lot 2

Taxidermy: Red Hartebeest (Alcelaphus caama), modern, shoulder mount with head turning to the left, 68cm from the wall, 99cm high

Estimate: £200-300

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Lot 3

Taxidermy: Blue Wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus), modern, shoulder mount with head turning slightly to the right, 71cm from the wall, 84cm high

Estimate: £250-350

Sold: £220
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Lot 4

Taxidermy: Black Wildebeest (Connochaetes gnou), modern, shoulder mount, with head turning slightly to the right, 69cm from the wall, 77cm high

Estimate: £200-300

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Lot 5

Taxidermy: Roe Deer (Capreolus capreolus), circa late 20th century, fifteen various sets of horns on shields, fifteen various sets of large adult horns on upper skulls and part skulls (30)

Estimate: £80-120

Sold: £50
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Lot 6

Taxidermy: Alpine Marmot (Marmota marmota), circa late 20th century, full mount stood up on hind legs in alert pose, mounted upon a shaped oak base, 48cm high

Estimate: £150-200

Sold: £190
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Lot 7

Taxidermy: Large European Red Deer (Cervus elaphus), circa late 20th century, shoulder mount stag looking straight ahead, mounted upon a carved oak leaf styled shield, 12 points (6+6), widest span 89cm, left antler 76cm, right antler 77cm, measured straight, 75cm from the wall, 157cm high including shield

Estimate: £500-700

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Lot 8

Taxidermy: Roe Buck (Capreolus capreolus), circa 20th century, shoulder mount with head turning to the left on mahogany shield, 37cm from the wall, 65cm high

Estimate: £80-120

Sold: £80
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Lot 9

Taxidermy: Nguni Cow Hide (South Africa) modern, AA Grade Excellent Quality, Nguni skin floor rug with Brown & White dappled pattern, 199cm long, 195cm widest span

Estimate: £180-280

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Lot 10

Taxidermy: An Austro-German Red Deer Antler Mounted Chandelier, constructed from three shed antlers fitted with three bell shaped shades each with Roe Deer antler tips, suspended from a wooden crown with chain link, 50cm drop, 73cm width

Estimate: £80-120

Sold: £60
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Lot 11

Taxidermy: European Mouflon (Ovis orientalis musimon), circa late 20th century, three sets of large horns on upper skulls, mounted upon pedestal style wall mounted shields, (3)

Estimate: £120-180

Sold: £90
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Lot 12

Taxidermy: Roe Buck (Capreolus capreolus) circa 1958, nineteen sets of abnormal Roe Buck antlers on faux cut upper skulls, mounted upon matching carved oak laurel leaf styled shaped shields, in one box (19)

Estimate: £120-180

Sold: £70
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Lot 13

Taxidermy: European Wild Boar (Sus scrofa), circa late 20th century, forty sets of tusks on various sized shields in two boxes (qty)

Estimate: £80-120

Sold: £60
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Lot 14

Taxidermy: Gemsbok Oryx (Oryx gazella) circa late 20th century, horns on cut upper skulls on shaped oak shields two pairs, (2)

Estimate: £100-150

Sold: £90
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Lot 15

Taxidermy: Common Eland (Taurotragus oryx) circa late 20th century, horns on cut upper skull on shaped oak shield, right horn 57cm, left horn 57cm, tip to tip 49cm, 91cm high

Estimate: £150-200

Sold: £70
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Lot 16

Taxidermy: Desert Warthog (Phacochoerus aethiopicus) circa late 20th century, five sets of tusks mounted upon various sized and shaped wooden shields, four examples with a hide mount the other with a copper mount, 34cm by 26cm the largest, 29cm the smaller circular example (5)

Estimate: £12-180

Sold: £80
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Lot 17

Taxidermy: Geese, circa 1993, by C David Astley, Wheldrake, York, a full mount Greylag Goose (Anser anser) with head turning to the left, Pink-Footed Goose (Anser brachyrthynchus) with head turning to the right, both stood upon a natural earth covered base, base size 102cm by 42cm, 65cm high

Estimate: £180-280

Sold: £130
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Lot 18

Taxidermy: Jack Snipe (Lymnocryptes minimus) circa 1920, in the manner of H Murray of Carnforth, full mount bird with head lowered stood upon a faux rock ledge, amongst a natural setting of grasses and fauna with a worm to the front, set against an oil painted sky and sea back ground, enclosed within an oak picture framed style five-glass wall hanging display case, 31cm by 11cm by 26cm excluding the frame

Estimate: £80-120

Sold: £200
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Lot 19

Taxidermy: A Victorian Display of Exotic Birds, circa 1880, eight various species including Humming Birds, Finches, and an Oriole, etc, all perched upon moss and lichen covered small branches amongst a natural setting of tall grasses ferns and fauna, enclosed beneath a period Victorian glass dome with ebonised oval base raised on bun feet, 40.5cm high including base, 33cm wide excluding base

Estimate: £120-180

Sold: £220
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Lot 20

Entomology: A Late 19th/Early 20th Century Specimen Chest Containing a Varied Collection of European Butterflies and Moths, to include- Papilio Machaon Swallowtail, Brassicae Large White, Rapea Small White, Napi Green-veined White, Cardamines Orange Tip, Sinapis Wood White, Edusa Clouded Yellow, Vanessa Atalanta Red Admiral, Aglais io European Peacock, Melanargia galathea Marbled White, Gonepteryx rhamni Brimstone, approximately 510 specimens, enclosed within an eight drawer Victorian mahogany collectors chest with glazed door, 45.5cm by 30cm by 56cm

Estimate: £250-350

Sold: £320
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Lot 21

Taxidermy: Hawksbill Sea Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) circa 1910, full mount with head raised, 52cm in length

CITES Appendix I Annex A (Exempt)

Estimate: £250-350

Sold: £220
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Lot 22

Taxidermy: A Late 19th/Early 20th Century English Bulldog, full mount male dog stood with head turning to the left, 49.5cm high 86.4cm in length

Provenance: The Private Collection of Charles Saatchi. Purchased from "The Collection of Will Fisher, founder of Jamb", Christie's South Kensington, 2 February 2012, Lot 51

Estimate: £3000-5000

Sold: £5800
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Lot 23

Taxidermy: Roe Deer (Capreolus capreolus), circa late 20th century, fifteen various sets of horns on shields, fifteen various sets of large adult horns on part upper skulls (30)

Estimate: £80-120

Sold: £50
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Lot 24

Taxidermy: European Red Deer (Cervus elaphus) circa late 20th century, impressive large antlers on faux cut upper skull mount, attached to an oak shield, 20 points (9+11), widest span 102cm, 108cm high

Estimate: £180-280

Sold: £250
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Lot 25

Taxidermy: European Wild Boar (Sus scrofa), circa late 20th century, forty sets of tusks on various sized shields in two boxes (qty)

Estimate: £80-120

Sold: £50
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Lot 26

Taxidermy: Black-Backed Jackal (Canis mesomelas), modern, shoulder mount with head turning to the left mounted upon a faux rock base, overall height 40cm

Estimate: £120-180

Sold: £100
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Lot 27

Taxidermy: Alpine Marmot (Marmota marmota) circa late 20th century- full mount stood up on hind legs in alert pose, mounted upon a faux shaped rock base, 42cm high

Estimate: £150-200

Sold: £80
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Lot 28

Taxidermy: Alpine Chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra), circa late 20th century, shoulder mount turning slightly to the left on an oak shield, 33cm from the wall, 57cm high

Estimate: £100-150

Sold: £180
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Lot 29

Taxidermy: Roe Buck (Capreolus capreolus) fifteen various sized roe buck antlers on upper skull and cut frontlet on shields, twenty three various sized killer red deer antlers on cut upper skulls, thirteen various roe deer antlers on cut upper frontlets on shields, a quantity of Austro-German hunting memorabilia to include metal plaques, plates, picture, thermometer etc (qty)

Estimate: £80-120

Sold: £60
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Lot 30

Taxidermy: Ornate Spiny Lobster (Panulirus ornatus), modern, full mount, specimen with limbs outstretched, mounted upon a plain white back board, enclosed within an ebonised framed three-panel wall hanging display case 28cm by 10cm by 58cm

Estimate: £100-150

Sold: £190
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Lot 31

Taxidermy: Cape Bushbuck (Tragelaphus sylvaticus) circa 1920, large horns on cut upper skull cap, mounted upon an oak shield, right horn 20.5cm, left horn 20cm, tip to tip 9cm

Estimate: £70-100

Sold: £80
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Lot 32

Taxidermy: Cape Greater Kudu (Strepsiceros strepsiceros), circa 2012, large bull shoulder mount looking straight ahead, Gold medal class registered with Safari Club International, left horn 140cm or 56", circum 24cm or 9.5", right horn 138cm or 54.5", circum 26cm or 10.2", tip to tip 79cm, widest span 96cm

Taken in Limpopo province, South Africa 2012

Estimate: £400-600

Sold: £450
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Lot 33

Taxidermy: Desert Warthog (Phacochoerus aethiopicus), modern, shoulder mount looking straight ahead, 58cm from the wall, 56cm high

Estimate: £250-350

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Lot 34

Taxidermy: Common Impala (Aepyceros melampus), modern, shoulder mount looking straight ahead, right horn 42cm, left horn 41cm measured along curve, tip to tip 24cm, 57cm from the wall, 76cm high

Estimate: £200-300

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Lot 35

Taxidermy: A Cased Red-Tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis), circa 1883, full mount stood upon a large painted faux rock with wings outstretched, amongst a naturalistic setting of ferns, brush and tall grasses, against a watercolour painted back board, enclosed within an ebonised period style three-glass display case, 55.5cm by 28cm by 66cm

The Red-Tailed Hawk is one of three species colloquially known in the USA as the "Chickenhawk". It breeds throughout most of North America from Alaska and Northern Canada to as far south as Panama and the West Indies and is one of the most common buteos in North America

Estimate: £200-300

Sold: £180
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Lot 36

Taxidermy: Barn Owl (Tito alba) circa 2000, full mount bird perched upon a tree branch protruding from a circular oak wall plinth, bird measures 35cm

With CITES A10 (non transferable) licence no.562423/01

Estimate: £180-280

Sold: £300
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Lot 37

Taxidermy: Black Grouse (Tetrao tetrix) circa late 20th century, cock bird full mount with head turning to the left with beak open in calling pose, stood atop a frost covered raised faux rock amongst holly moss and various other fauna, enclosed beneath a large five-glass wooden framed table display case, 62cm by 49cm by 65cm

Estimate: £120-180

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Lot 38

Taxidermy: A Pair of Cased Ermine (Mustela erminea) circa late 20th century, one full mount stood upon a hollow log with head raised and mouth agape, the other with only its head visible with mouth agape from the hollow log, with remains of a rabbit prey protruding, set amongst a frosted scene raised upon a large faux rock with ivy and moss, enclosed beneath a five-glass wooden framed table display case raised on six feet, 41.5cm by 31.5cm by 41.5cm

Estimate: £100-150

Sold: £100
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Lot 39

Taxidermy: A Cased Brown Trout (Salmo trutta) circa 1900, in swimming pose taking a fly, set amongst a natural river bed setting of gravel and flowing weeds, enclosed within a period three-glass wall hanging display case with gilded border, 57.5cm by 11.5cm by 31.5cm

Estimate: £300-400

Sold: £500
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Lot 40

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

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Lot 41

Taxidermy: Impala (Aepyceros melampus), circa late 20th century, large shoulder mount looking straight ahead, right horn 67cm, left horn 66.5cm measured along outer curve, from the wall 50cm, 94cm high

Estimate: £180-280

Sold: £170
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Lot 42

Taxidermy: Scottish Red Deer Stag (Cervus elaphus) circa late 20th century, shoulder mount looking straight ahead mounted on an oak shield, 12 points, (6+6), widest span 75cm, tip to tip 44.5cm, from the wall 68cm, height 123cm

Estimate: £400-600

Sold: £500
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Lot 43

Taxidermy: An Austro-German Red Deer Antler Mounted Chandelier, constructed from eight shed antlers, fitted with a central light fitting with green glass shade, three other light fittings to the outer antlers with glass shades, maximum width 73cm, drop 82cm

Estimate: £120-180

Sold: £120
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Lot 44

Taxidermy: European Mouflon (Ovis orientalis musimon), circa late 20th century, large set of horns on upper skull, Blesbok (Damaliscus phillipsi) horns on cut upper skull on oak shield, Desert Warthog (Phacochoerus aethiopicus) tusks mounted upon an oak oval shield with silvered laurel leaf mount, (3)

Estimate: £80-120

Sold: £70
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Lot 45

Taxidermy: Roe Buck (Capreolus capreolus) circa 1970, twenty large sets of Roe buck antlers on cut upper skulls mounted upon various shields, including forty various sized juvenile Roe deer antlers some on shields, (60), in two boxes

Estimate: £80-120

Sold: £130
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Lot 46

Taxidermy: European Wild Boar (Sus scrofa), circa late 20th century, forty nine sets of tusks on various sized shields in two boxes (qty)

Estimate: £80-120

Sold: £80
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Lot 47

Taxidermy: Gemsbok Oryx (Oryx gazella) circa late 20th century, horns on cut upper skulls on shaped oak shields two pairs, (2)

Estimate: £80-120

Sold: £50
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Lot 48

Taxidermy: Geese, circa late 20th century, full mount Bean Goose (Anser fabalis) stood upon artificial grass mounted on a sliced tree trunk base, 49.5cm high, Brent Goose (Branta bernicla) full mount stood upon a sliced tree trunk base, 40cm high, White-Fronted Goose (Anser albifrons) full mount stood upon a split log base, 43cm high (3)

Estimate: £120-180

Sold: £140
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Lot 49

Taxidermy: A Victorian Cased Green Sandpiper (Tringa ochropus) full mount stood upon an earth mound amongst moss and grasses, with a plain papered interior, enclosed within a period single-glass display case, 29cm by 13.5cm by 25cm, A Victorian cased Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos) a full mount bird stood upon a grit covered base, enclosed within a small period ebonised single-glass display case, 22cm by 7.5cm by 17cm (2)

Estimate: £70-100

Sold: £130
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Lot 50

Taxidermy: Green Woodpecker (Picus viridis) circa 1900, by J E Massey, Finkle Street, Malton, full mount perched atop a faux rock amongst a natural setting of tall grasses and fauna, enclosed within a period ebonised single-glass display case, 28cm by 12cm by 33cm, A Victorian Cased Arctic Skua (Stercorarius parasiticus) juvenile full mount stood within a period ebonised single-glass display case, 43.5cm by 16cm by 39.5cm (2)

Estimate: £80-120

Sold: £170
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