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Polar bear taxidermy

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Stuffed polar bear from Deyrolle, Paris

Top on my list of taxidermy purchases – well ones that I currently can’t afford anyway, is a polar bear. Ethically sourced, vintage and a couple of hundred years old (although in perfect condition) of course.

For interior design impact there isn’t much that could compare with the sight of a polar bear on its hind legs in your hallway or bay window.

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Polar bear in private collection, previously from Fox's Mints

This example for instance hails from Fox’s Mints and now resides (you can sense my envy) in a private house.

The history of stuffed polar bears is checkered certainly – in this Telegraph article a polar bear which became the symbol of Fox’s Glacier mints has been put on display at a museum after more than 40 years hidden from view.

For those seeking one of their own a good piece in fine condition can go for anything from £10 – 25k upwards. If you have one do get in touch.

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