Tuesday, 22 June 2010

A naturalist's dream auction

http://www.bonhams.com/aus/auction/17688/

This is one auction that will have something for everyone, but the articles that have caught our eye include a large range of taxidermied animals and Gould bird prints. There is also a set of cabinets made especially for Sir Joseph Banks' Australian specimens, which are tipped to bring in a pretty penny.

The earliest item is a semi-fossilised Pleistocene Irish Elk skull dated at around 5000 years old. There are also several stuffed rare and extinct Australian specimens.

http://www.abc.net.au/reslib/201006/r588084_3745763.asx

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