Mounts are long term dividends! With proper display and care of your taxidermy items, they can last for generations to come. I have added a photo of a vintage muley deer that I have in stock for sale that is from the early '50's. He is in pristine condition with no noticeable signs of deterioration whatsoever! A great buck and pose that would be hard to date from that time frame by just looking at the taxidermy workmanship and quality. I have also had elk and caribou mounts that are more than 80 years old that were in excellent condition even if they were a little more dated in their appearance. Treasure your mounts and take good care of them, they can last beyond your lifetime and be appreciated for decades to come. For more examples of vintage mounts you can see them on my site at https://MountsForSale.com.