Auction takes a stuffing


John Taylors, Louth
Sale of Antiques, Furniture, Ceramics, Pictures, Jewellery, Watches,
Coins and Silver, Tuesday 21st May, 10am

Golding Young, Grantham
Collective Sale, Wednesday 1st and Thursday
2nd May, 9am.
Collective Sale, Wednesday 29th and Thursday 30th May, 9am

Golding Young, Bourne
Collective Sale, Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th May, 9am

Golding Young, Lincoln
Collective Sale, Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th May, 9am.
Fine Art Sale, Wednesday 22nd May, 9am

Robert Bell & Co, Horncastle
Period & Modern Household Furniture & Effects, Wednesday
22nd May, 9.30am

Stamford Auction Rooms, Stamford
Fine Art, Antiques & Collectables, Saturday 25th May, 10am

Unique Auctions, Lincoln
Two day Antiques & Collectors including Gold, Jewellery, Silver, Furniture, etc.
Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th May, 9am

Please refer to the websites of each company to see the most recent updates on auction details.

Words by:
William Gregory MRICS
Featured in:
May 2024

By William Gregory MRICS, Golding Young and Mawer.

A most unusual collection of items came under the hammer last month.

Featuring taxidermy and figural models of animals, as well as related prints, dioramas, collectables and bygones, the collection was catalogued into over 400 lots; with all but two finding new owners, the sale generated a total of over £30,000.

Once again, the influence of the online catalogue generated solid interest with the screens flashing with numerous bids from multiple bidders.

The somewhat niche market may not be to everyone’s interest, but with a 99.9% sold rate there were enough bidders worldwide to see the auctioneer knock down the gavel to seal the bid.

Highlights from the auction include a Hippopotamus skull which sold for £1,400, a good bid considering it was lacking some teeth. Monty, the Friesian calf, sold with a bid of £360, and finally a museum model of a blue whale came up for air at £260.

Other results are illustrated, and as one famous TV presenter said “Come and see what you could have won!”

Full results can be found at

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