Don’t get stuffed by the rules!


John Taylors, Louth
Antiques, Silver, Collectables, Watches, Jewellery, Collectables & General, Tue 15th Nov, 10am.

Robert Bell & Co, Horncastle
Period & Modern Household Furniture & Effects, Wed 30th Nov, 10am.

Golding Young, Grantham
Collective Sale, Wed 2nd and Thu 3rd Nov, 10am.

Golding Young, Bourne
Collective Sale, Wed & Thu 9th and 10th Nov, 10am.

Golding Young, Lincoln
Collective Sale, Wed & Thu 16th and 17th Nov, 10am.

Batemans of Stamford
Antiques & Specialist Collectors including the Stilton Estate Collection, Sat 5th Nov, 10am.
Jewellery & Watches, Silver & Gold, Coins & Banknotes, Fri 18th Nov, 4pm.

Stamford Auction Rooms, Stamford
The Fisher Collection. Specialist Jewellery & Silver, Fine Art & Antiques,
Fri 11th Nov, 10am.
Fine Arts, Antiques & Collectables, Sat 26th Nov, 10am

Unique Auctions, Lincoln
Evening Antiques, Collectors & General Auction, Wed 9th Nov, 6pm
Two Day Antiques, Collectors Auction, Sat 26th & Sun 27th Nov, 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:
November 2022

By William Gregory MRICS, Golding Young and Mawer.

Auctions bring to the market a vast array of goods, none more so with a talking point factor than items of taxidermy.

The days of auctioneers putting a lot number on the item and offering it at auction have gone.

are rules and regulations that now apply under the Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora – CITES for short.

entered into auction challenged the cataloguers, who finally entered 23 lots into auction.

The top price paid was £1,700 for a cased display of bird specimens. Entering this would have been subject to further regulations and licences, should a buyer wish to ship it abroad.

A figure group of two ‘boxing’ hares caught the eye of auction viewers, finally selling for £190.

A display of a pike and roach hooked in a bid of £390. Demand from collectors for fish displays seems constant, with rising prices for competition winning specimens and fine cases.

raditional red deer stag’s head with antlers found a bid of £80, whilst a pair of foxes made £200.

Full illustrated results from the auction can be found at

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