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Author Topic: SELL: Polar bear skin rug with taxidermy head; 7 foot $8,500 NEW PRICE!  (Read 2651 times)

Offline luvmystang67

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Re: SELL: Polar bear skin rug with taxidermy head; 7 foot $8,500 NEW PRICE!
« Reply #15 on: February 03, 2020, 01:10:12 PM »
Legally taken in 1969 in AK near Siberia. It was made by Seattle Taxidermy.  The tags have been lost, but I have journal entries and photo slides of the hunt and an affidavit swearing it was taken legally.
This majestic bear measures 7 feet tip of tail to nose and also 7 feet on the front claws left to right.  Open mouth.
There is a 2 1/4 inch tear between the claw on the right front.  I would anticipate it would be invisible once repaired.  It is mounted on dark brown and cream felt with under padding and wall hooks.  We recently moved and it was placed in a storage box because of that the photos show that some of the hair has wave to it but it will relax out once mounted to a wall.
Professionally cleaned (Trophy Care International) in 2006 and on the wall since until the move in June 2019.  I am happy to send many photos including ones showing measurements.  I can't seem to get photos to stick to this ad despite resizing.
On Bainbridge Island, WA

Lowered price to $8500.00

What paperwork is required to legally own/transfer one of these?  Not saying this is expressly illegal, but if it were overbearingly legal, what organization provides the legal paperwork and validates that the affidavit is valid?  What paperwork can exist on the back end to prove what you prove with photos and journal entries?  Can they reissue that for this animal?


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Re: SELL: Polar bear skin rug with taxidermy head; 7 foot $8,500 NEW PRICE!
« Reply #16 on: February 03, 2020, 02:50:15 PM »
I talked to the US dept of fish and wildlife.  Polar bears fall under the marine wild life law passed in 1972.  Because the bear was taken prior to the law being passed it is legal to have possession or sell (not to AK or CA).  Since there is no tag I can rely on pictures with dates stamped, letters or journals that mention the hunt in them, clothing or other things that date the time, newspaper articles, several of which I have.  I am researching when Seattle Taxidermy went out of business but haven't found the answer yet, I even have the Seattle Public Library working on it!  I was told I could also sign an affidavit claiming how I came to be in possession of the bear and what evidence I have that it was taken legally. 

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Re: SELL: Polar bear skin rug with taxidermy head; 7 foot $8,500 NEW PRICE!
« Reply #17 on: February 03, 2020, 02:56:49 PM »
Pretty cool. Good info.

 


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