Hello to all members,
I do like Taxidermy and I know some of the greatest Taxidermists in the business, especially regarding some of my friends in America and also in certain parts of Europe. I have met some good ones in England, and I am aware of 2 of the really good ones in my opinion who include "Mike Gadd" and "Carl Church". I did contact Mike Gadd via email this year of which I wanted 2 bitch Stoats mounting that my brother had trapped. Unfortunately Mike was far too busy with a somewhat busy work load; so I will have to look elsewhere.
Also my brother has some very good books on the subject of which I had the chance to peruse over a short while back.
Some members on on this forum will have heard of certain authors of which include certain titles by Rowland Ward, "A Naturalist's Life Study".
Also "Methods In The Art Of Taxidermy" by Oliver Davie ,1st edition, 1894. However, my brother bought another Taxidermy title of which I was very impressed with. The book is by (Pat Morris) and it is a beautiful book which I have seen for sale and priced at £250.00 from various book dealers.I would advise anyone who actually is involved themselves in the art of Taxidermy to buy this if they get the chance. Although it is quite expensive, the book is a wealth of information and beautiful produced.
Without wishing to be rude, at the moment I haven't the time to write a detailed account regarding the merits of the book or any particular shortcomings regarding the information and material within the book. However, at a glance the book covers all topics on the subject of Taxidermy.
'Perhaps if readers would find it interesting, I could write a detailed account of the book when I find the time also to read the book in question.
I will post some photos eventually because there are certain Taxidermists who I think would be interested; they may also have the the book in their possession, although this copy is limited to just 40 copies and signed by the author.
I have also enclosed a photo for the readers perusal of an old Otter mask that belonged to an old friend of ours.If my memory serves myself correctly, it was hunted and killed by the (Border counties Otter hounds)."Hope you like it !
Apologies regarding the short post but nowadays time seems to become so much more precious. However, I hope to post certain subjects over the festive season. 'I hope everyone has a most enjoyable Christmas time and get's very DRUNK in the process. I will be catching up with some long lost friends and going out with hounds.
Merry Christmas, Lutra.
"Take care of all your memories for you cannot relive them"!
Edited by Lutra Lutra, 01 December 2016 - 09:10 am.