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Details about  Taxidermy Corn Crake, stuffed bird. In Case, Victorian? Diorama, shells, Coral

Taxidermy Corn Crake, stuffed bird. In Case, Victorian? Diorama, shells, Coral See original listing
Taxidermy-Corn-Crake-stuffed-bird-In-Case-Victorian-Diorama-shells-Coral
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Item condition:
Used
Ended:
23 Feb, 2014 22:33:51 GMT
Winning bid:
£36.10
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Postage:
Free collection in person | See details
Item location:
Kidlington, United Kingdom

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eBay item number:
121277437891
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Last updated on  17 Feb, 2014 12:56:42 GMT  View all revisions

Item specifics

Condition:
Used: An item that has been previously used. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of ... Read moreabout the condition
Mounted/ Unmounted:

Mounted

Animal Sub-Type:

Unknown Type

Animal Type:

Birds

Item Type:

Taxidermy

Old bird in case, set in a scene with shells and coral. Approx dimensions; 47 width x 30 height x 15 depth (cm)

It is thought to be a corn crake, and be victorian, although I am no expert so this could be wrong. It can be traced back at least four generations of ownership. 

The scene shows signs of age as you would expect including one shell which has come loose. 

The case is in a presentable condition but does show signs of ageing and would benefit from restoration if displayed in a public type collection. The front trim is partly lose from where it was put together but does stay put when its not moved around. 

The bird itself is also showing signs of its age hence the low start price. The beak and upper feathers both could benefit from some attention. 

This is simply in storage at my house and so would be better off in view of someone who would appreciate it properly. 

This could be suitable for someone who would like it as it is or someone who is able to restore. 

Due to the fragile nature of this item, it has to be collection only from the Oxford area.

Good luck and happy bidding. 

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