13 mai 2010

The Owston Collection of taxidermy birds

An extinct passenger pigeon. photo Bonhams on an L-shaped perch on a grassy base, the five glass case containing an ivorine museum label, 44cm high - Estimate: AUD 8,000 - 12,000, GBP 4,800 - 7,200, USD 7,200 - 11,000 Footnote: Whilst numerous specimens of the passenger pigeon exist in American and European museums, very few are still in private collections, especially one that is in such good condition.Cf. Errol Fuller, Extinct Birds, 1987, p. 112-117, fig 37-41, and plate XXVI.The fate of the passenger pigeon is one of the... [Lire la suite]