Adrian Johnstone has been a full time taxidermist for over thirty years, and is well known for his quality work. He is respected throughout the world of taxidermy, having worked for many museums, collectors and taxidermy businesses.
Mounted on hardwood foot stool.
Total length 75cm from tip of beak to tip of tail, approx.
Due to the size and weight delivery is £20.00 within the UK, this is for a 24hour service, and includes insurance.
PLEASE NOTE – IF BUYING FROM OUTSIDE OF THE E.U. YOU MUST CHECK FIRST WITH YOUR LOCAL CUSTOMS OFFICE THAT IT IS LEGAL TO IMPORT CERTAIN ANIMALS AND BIRDS.
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Business Information: ADRIAN JOHNSTONE TAXIDERMIST.
Adrian Johnstone began his hobby of taxidermy when he was quite young, around the age of ten or eleven. He first used a book from Darlington library called Step by Step Taxidermy to learn the basics. Many of his early subjects were small birds which were found by the roadside whilst out cycling on a weekend, mostly victims of road traffic. When he was eighteen Adrian moved to Harrogate in North Yorkshire to become a full time taxidermist, he did a three year apprenticeship with a company called Starbek Taxidermy, previously known as The World of Nature from Kirby Fleetham. Later he moved back to Darlington and opened up a workshop in 1984 where he prepared and sold taxidermy, and then later a shop on High Northgate from June 1986 until December 2007.
We still use many of the traditional ways in taxidermy. We use woodwool for making the mannequins, glass eyes for a real life effect, and natural poses for every animal and bird we work on.
We are a small friendly business, well known, and with extremely professional results in our work.
Please note. STATEMENT
I have the following evidence to support the sale of the item listed.
> Documentary proof that it was not taken illegally from the wild.
By law anyone selling taxidermy must have a log book and must number all the British birds held
in their possession. The details for all the birds must be recorded in this log book, and these details
should include; name and address of supplier; cause/date/location of death; age/sex;
and then eventually the name and address of the buyer.
Every bird that I list on Ebay, or indeed every bird that I sell anywhere, has been numbered.
This number can be found in my birds received log book, and each bird has its own individual
log number which is marked underneath the base.
I have been a full time taxidermist since 1981 and always abide by the wildlife laws.