The James Harrison Collection of Birds

20th May 2022 10:30 GMT/BST
The Auction Centre, Leyburn
Catalogue: View Page Turner Catalogue
Lots: 216

The James Harrison Collection comprises over 200 lots of cased and freemount birds dating from the late Victorian era to the middle of the 20th century. The collection includes rare and unusual examples, such as a passenger pigeon and a kiwi, as well as mounts by the likes of Rowland Ward, James Gardner, Charles Kirk and George Bristow. 

James Maurice Harrison (1892-1971) was an ornithologist and one of the last great bird collectors, who gathered large numbers of specimens to study moult patterns, distribution, geographical and colour variation within and between species. A GP by profession, Harrison filled his family home and Doctor's Surgery, Bowerwood House in Kent, with his extraordinary collection. 

Name: Robbie Bright
Email: robbie.bright@tennants-ltd.co.uk

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Natural History and Taxidermy (216)

Artist/Maker/Brand

Henry. James Burton (8)

Charles Kirk (6)

Ernst Flukiger (5)

James Gardner (5)

George Bristow (4)

Rowland Ward (2)

Robert Duncan (1)

Edward Gerrard & Sons (1)

Graham Teasdale (1)

Archibald Thorburn (1)

 

Lot 1
Taxidermy: A Group of Three Geese, dated...

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Estimated at £120 - £180

Lot 2
Taxidermy: Asian Green Bee-eater or Little...

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Estimated at £70 - £100

Lot 3
Taxidermy: A Cased Mallard Duck (Anas...

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Estimated at £70 - £100

Lot 4
Taxidermy: A Pair of Red Grouse (Lagopus...

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Lot 5
Taxidermy: A Collared Pratincole (Glareola...

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Lot 6
Taxidermy: A Cased Mid-20th Century Woodcock...

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Lot 7
Taxidermy: A Squacco Heron & Two Curlews,...

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Lot 8
Taxidermy: An Unusual Ring-Necked Pheasant...

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Lot 9
Taxidermy: A Trio of Peat Partridge & Black...

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Lot 10
Taxidermy: A Cased Eurasian Teal Duck (Anas...

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Estimated at £100 - £150

Lot 11
Taxidermy: A Variant Jackdaw & Carrion Crow,...

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Lot 12
Taxidermy: A Pair of Lapwings (Vanellus...

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Lot 13
Taxidermy: A Cased Pair of Fieldfares (Turdus...

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Lot 14
Taxidermy: A Group of Study Skins, circa early-...

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Lot 15
Taxidermy: A Pair of Wallcreepers (Tichodroma...

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Lot 16
Taxidermy: A Group of Estuary Birds, dated...

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Lot 17
Taxidermy: A Cased Pair of Palestine Sunbirds...

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Lot 18
Taxidermy: A Pair of Yellow Wagtail's...

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Lot 19
Taxidermy: A Pair of Stock Doves (Columba...

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Lot 20
Taxidermy: A Cased Late Victorian Black Tern...

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Lot 21
Taxidermy: An Early 20th Century Green...

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Lot 22
Taxidermy: An Early 20th Century Continental...

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Lot 23
Taxidermy: A Late Victorian Cased Water Ouzel...

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Lot 24
Taxidermy: A Pair of Blue Rock Thrush & A...

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Lot 25
Taxidermy: A Pair of Razorbills (Alca torda),...

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Lot 26
Taxidermy: A Pomarine Skua (Stercorarius...

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Lot 27
Taxidermy: An Early 20th Century Cased Eider...

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Lot 28
Taxidermy: A Pair of Male Ruffs (Calidris...

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Lot 29
Taxidermy: An Avocet & Stone Curlew, dated...

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Lot 30
Taxidermy: A Late Victorian Cased Arctic Tern...

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Lot 31
Taxidermy: A Pair of Hybrid Carrion X Hooded...

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Lot 32
Taxidermy: A Group of Various Plovers, dated...

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Lot 33
Taxidermy: A Cased Early 20th Century Pair of...

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Lot 34
Taxidermy: A Long-Tailed Duck (Clangula...

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Lot 35
Taxidermy: A Cased Pair of Slavonian Grebes...

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Lot 36
Taxidermy: Short-Toed Treecreepers & European...

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Lot 37
Taxidermy: A Pair of Common Eider Ducks...

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Lot 38
Taxidermy: An Alpine Chough & Chick...

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Lot 39
Taxidermy: A Fine Cased Late Victorian Grey...

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Lot 40
Taxidermy: A Snipe, Jack Snipe & Spotted Crake,...

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Lot 41
Taxidermy: A Pair of Goldeneye Ducks...

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Lot 42
Taxidermy: A Late Victorian Cased Colour Morph...

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Lot 43
Taxidermy: A Pair of Pallas's Sandgrouse...

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Lot 44
Taxidermy: A Goosander (Mergus merganser),...

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Lot 45
Taxidermy: A Late Victorian Cased Goosander...

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Lot 46
Taxidermy: A Pair of Northern Pintail Ducks...

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Lot 47
Taxidermy: A Red-Throated Diver (Gavia...

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Lot 48
Taxidermy: A Late Victorian Cased Pacific...

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Lot 49
Natural History: A Group of Twelve Display...

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Lot 50
Taxidermy: An Early 20th Century Short-Eared...

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Lot 51
Taxidermy: A Trio of European Jays (Garrulus...

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Lot 52
Taxidermy: A Late Victorian Cased Common...

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Lot 53
Taxidermy: A Pair of Great Crested Grebes &...

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Lot 54
Taxidermy: A Group of Seven Various Ducklings,...

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Lot 55
Taxidermy: A Late Victorian Cased Red-Legged...

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Lot 56
Bird Prints: A Group of Nineteen Framed...

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Lot 57
Taxidermy: A Group of Three Shoveler Ducks,...

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Lot 58
Taxidermy: A Late Victorian Cased Spotted...

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Lot 59
Taxidermy: A Group of Three Geese, dated...

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Lot 60
Taxidermy: A Raven (Corvus corax), circa 1900,...

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Lot 61
Taxidermy: A Group of Three Geese, dated...

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Lot 62
Taxidermy: A Cased Diorama of Canary Island...

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Lot 63
Taxidermy: A Group of Five Ducks, dated...

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Lot 64
Taxidermy: A Red-Breasted Merganser (Mergus...

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Lot 65
Taxidermy: A Cased Diorama of European Wigeon...

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Lot 66
Taxidermy: A Western Capercaillie (Tetrao...

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Lot 67
Taxidermy: A Raven (Corvus corax), dated 1977,...

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Lot 68
Taxidermy: A Kentish Plover, Ringed Plover &...

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Lot 69
Taxidermy: A Cased Barn Owl (Tito alba), dated...

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Lot 70
Taxidermy: A Hybrid Golden Pheasant X...

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Estimated at £120 - £180

Lot 71
Taxidermy: A Group of Various Seagulls, dated...

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Lot 72
Taxidermy: A Pair of Black Grouse (Lyrurus...

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Lot 73
Taxidermy: A Late Victorian Cased Jameson's...

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Lot 74
Taxidermy: A Goosander (Mergus merganser),...

Sold for £90
Estimated at £120 - £180

Lot 75
Taxidermy: A Trio of Various Sandgrouse, circa...

Sold for £950
Estimated at £150 - £200

Lot 76
Taxidermy: A Late Victorian Cased Pair of...

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Estimated at £150 - £250

Lot 77
Taxidermy: A Trio of Common Cuckoos (Cuculus...

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Lot 78
Taxidermy: A Pair of Goldeneye Ducks...

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Estimated at £120 - £180

Lot 79
Taxidermy: Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo),...

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Lot 80
Taxidermy: A Cased Common Redshank (Tringa...

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Lot 81
Taxidermy: A Group of Smew Ducks (Mergellus...

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Lot 82
Taxidermy: A Eurasian Grey Heron (Ardea...

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Lot 83
Taxidermy: A Group of Rock Ptarmigan (Lagopus...

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Lot 84
Taxidermy: A Late Victorian Cased Pair of...

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Lot 85
Taxidermy: A Pair of Greater Spotted...

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Lot 86
Taxidermy: A Pair of European Crested Tits...

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Estimated at £120 - £180

Lot 87
Taxidermy: A Late Victorian Cased Red-Billed...

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Lot 88
Taxidermy: A Pair of Dusky Redshank (Tringa...

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Estimated at £120 - £180

Lot 89
Taxidermy: A Cased Rough-Legged Buzzard (Buteo...

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Estimated at £600 - £800

Lot 90
Taxidermy: An Early 20th Century Northern...

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Lot 91
Taxidermy: A Group of European Finches, dated...

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Lot 92
Taxidermy: A Cased Pair of Garganey Ducks...

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Lot 93
Taxidermy: A Group of Various Terns, dated...

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Estimated at £120 - £180

Lot 94
Taxidermy: A Red Knot (Calidris canutus),...

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Estimated at £120 - £180

Lot 95
Taxidermy: A Hooded Crow & Carrion Crow, dated...

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Estimated at £120 - £180

Lot 96
Taxidermy: A Late Victorian Cased Red-Breasted...

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Estimated at £150 - £250