Great photo's, looks a fantastic show, I would leave a show like this disappointed though, I would run out of money very quickly and have regrets about not getting this, that and the other, sure I would be happy with what I got but having to pass on others that I want is never ideal. I've very rarely had that issue with the U.K shows, set specimens are much fewer nowadays and nothing like as rare as those at this show, I've come home with money still in my pocket.
The box of Polyura specimens, first photo after the Delias boxes, are they female antimachus in the case underneath, if so, how many is there in it?
Drooling, what a feast to wake up to, I would be bankrupt and divorced after attending this, good job it's so far away, if I only came back with that pair of O Allotei I would have left a happy man, superb. One question I have is has anyone experienced any problems in getting specimens from Juvisy back into UK? don't want to get into any more trouble!!!
When I have flown from Juvisy, or taken the Eurostar or coach their is never a problem. Last year I just put my box of Delias in my hand luggage and though they went but it is perhaps better to put them well wrapped in your main luggage if you travel there by plane. If you buy birdwings at Juvisy you should be able to get copies of their Cites paperwork. I have bought quite a few birdwings from the fair and always came away with the proper documents. Also some of the Birdwing specimens have Cites numbers on their pins
I must just add, some nice Papuan Delias from Bernard as usual and those Chilasa moerneri are a a wow especially the female. I am not sure I have seen them for sale before. The P. antimachus female looks spot on. A very nice specimen of this rarity.
Yes It was again a great moment with all the ICF friends there
Steve Collins from ABRI Kenya was around on saturday ...
I had a very nice emotional surprise when I was introduced to Praline Le Moult who is the great-granddaughter of the famous Eugène Le Moult !!! She design original nightwear and she has a website here www.p-lemoult.com/francais/