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#1 Puffinmonster

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Posted 01 May 2017 - 06:45 PM

Hi,

 

I own a polar bear rug which I would like to get appraised. It has been lying in the ceiling for I don't know how many years, so it is a bit worn due to the changing temperatures and the humidity. A few patches of brown can be seen and it is a bit uneven. What do you think it would go for?

 

All appraisals are greatly appreciated, but please state if you're not experienced in dealing with bear rugs.

Thank you in advance.

 

A picture of the rug in the link below:

 

http://i1085.photobu...zpsddkvfxbn.jpg


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#2 nomad

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Posted 01 May 2017 - 07:03 PM

I can't see there being many polar bear rug experts on this forum but you never know.
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#3 Puffinmonster

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Posted 01 May 2017 - 07:09 PM

All estimates are welcome :)

 

I also forgot to mention that it is a cub measuring 117 cm (46") from head to tail and 120 cm (47") from front paw to front paw.


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Posted 01 May 2017 - 07:12 PM

i dunno but I'd say u might be disappointed....it must have been a cub at that size and the ears look damaged. 

 

For your sake I hope I'm wrong but I suspect it would come in pretty low....but I'll admit I dont really know


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Posted 01 May 2017 - 08:42 PM

Maybe try here ??

 

http://jonastaxidermy.com/


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Posted 02 May 2017 - 03:17 PM

 As a local NS  taxidermist.

Dont expect much for it.

Seems its very small for a polar bear.

Seems to be lacking a heavy coat of fur.

No felt trim .

Ears are damaged or have drummed

Without paperwork I think its illegal to have! You may have paperwork.

 

 Polar bears that sell for top $$ are 10' rugs done with felt trim and backing


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Posted 02 May 2017 - 03:39 PM

I've seen some big prices for rugs, but that one is not going to fetch very much.  It's small and in poor condition.  I wouldnt part with it for what you'd get.


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Posted 03 May 2017 - 09:34 AM

Wow, just looked at the pic. Looks like an albino Teddy Ruxpin! I can't see anyone wanting a "cub" rug. You may have a hard time even giving it away.
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