Mounted Tiger from Austria?

Submitted by Cole on 10/13/05 at 6:18 PM. ( ) 65.81.79.127

I had someone contact me stating that they have a mounted tiger that has been in ther family's possession for over 100 years. This tiger was mounted over in Austria and then brougt over to the US when moving here in the 70's. What would something of this nature be worth?
This mount is older than any mount I've seen and It's in pretty good shape for being that old. Anyway just need a little help.

Thanks,
Michael Cole
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Endangered Species

This response submitted by Tenbears on 10/14/05 at 1:13 AM. ( ) 205.188.116.138

Well, Since the cat can only be traded, within the boundaries of the state in which it now stands, and that is provided that they actually possess documentation of the cats origins. the customer base is limited. In all actuality should a conservation officer see the mount. and the people in possession of it do not have documentation on hand. The mount could be confiscated. Tigers, even captive raised specimens are a touchy thing to deal with. I would think long and hard without papers. no matter how old it is. If it is well documented. it is worth whatever someone is willing to pay.


Thanks

This response submitted by Michael Cole on 10/14/05 at 8:35 AM. ( ) 65.81.79.127

Thanks for the advice on the tiger.

Michael Cole
www.ColesTaxidermy.com


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