8th December 2021 10:30 GMT/BST

Natural History & Taxidermy

Lot 204


Entomology: A Fine Collection of British & European Butterflies, circa 20th century & later, a superbly displayed collection of over one thousand two hundred various British & European Butterflies, species to include - Black-Veined White, Pale Clouded Yellow, Wood White, Bergers Clouded Yellow, Green-Veined White, Small White, Green Hairstreak, Brown Hairstreak, Orange Tip, Long & Short Tailed Blues, Small Coppers, Northern Brown Argus, Common Blues, Purple Emperor, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, White Admiral, Large & Small Tortoiseshell, High Brown Fritillary, Silver-Washed Fritillary, Small Pearl-Bordered, Heath Fritillary, Marbled White, Scotch Argus, The Gatekeeper, Large Heath, Meadow Brown, various Skippers, and a small collection of European Clouded Yellows, the majority with attached data labels, all mounted within glazed drawers, contained within a fine quality mahogany twelve drawer collectors cabinet with glazed door, 49.5cm by 47cm by 88cm, part of the Haydn Wood Butterfly & Moth collection, Sheffield

Sold for £1,900
Estimated at £1,000 - £1,500


Auction: Natural History & Taxidermy, 8th December 2021

A superb quality auction comprising over 300 lots, including Victorian, Mid-Century, and modern Taxidermy and Natural History specimens by some of the most prolific and renowned taxidermy companies of the last 140 years, to include a private collection of cased Victorian birds and animals from a private vendor, numerous antique and modern African game trophies from various private vendors, rare and unusual Natural history specimens including a large Narwhal Tusk, and three wonderful Blonde Turtle shells.



Tuesday 7 December 10am-5pm and morning of sale from 8am

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