Thanks, it took quite some time and most of my remaining photo bucket free space to load the images. The names would have been nice to add, but I did not have the time at the fair to collect all of those
Hi nomad, Just a quick but very sincere thank you for the photos. You cannot imagine how much your photos are appreciated by people like me who cannot visit such fairs due to various commitments. Thanks a lot. Excellent and outstanding job. Regards Jonathan www.satyrinae.yolasite.com/
Nomad. a pleasure to meet you at Juisey and your photos are their usually splendid quality. Trehops. Your indignation might increase by being informed that in addition to the 3 P.himeross pictured there was another pair in a box below the counter. Not quite in such good condition but the quoted prices for this pair was not a lot lower than for the specimens seen in this thread. One pair is under offer. P.autocrator. A japanese dealer bought the female one pictured at 3,000 euros. He also bought another quoted at 1,000 and 3 others at 600. In that case "beauty is not in the eye of the beholder" but in the considerable mark up to japanese buyers upon the origial gentleman's return to the land of the rising sun and yen.
Yes totally agree with everyone else, many thanks for taking the time to photograph all these specimens to show us what we missed, great specimens though the prices are extortionate, that's partly the reason I don't bother attending shows nowadays ( apart from working conti's ) in the U.K the numbers of set / papered stuff at shows is diminishing, what's there is usually common specimens ( of what I collect ) where as the big european shows are totally the opposite ( if the photo's are owt to go by ) plenty of top quality, rare or hard to get specimens but well out of my pocket, I'd probably end up doing the same as I do in the U.K, having taken time off, the cost of travel and entry and the long trip back with an empty box. I can't fault the dealers for asking these high prices, some can obviously afford them but they are usually much cheaper on the dealers website and available to everyone on the Internet.
P.S I'm always surprised how many Teinopalpus specimens are available at these shows, I don't believe anyone has CITES permits for these do they??
Rich > about prices, you can still find some rarities at cheaper prices than on internet, even in Juvisy. If I wanted to resell on Ebay what I have bought, I would gain 2 or 3 times what I have paid. You just need a trained eye and a knowledge of the market prices.
That's good to hear, Olivier, the U.K shows used to be a good place to pick up some right little gems in the "bargain bins" and to be fair you do still find some, I know Dunc does, but as regards species I'm looking for I've not had much success recently and come away with nothing, I used to have a large stall at a few shows but I don't get the time now (or the specimens) since IFTA finished.
Maybe one day I'll have the money to get to a European show and find a nice addition for the collection. In the meantime I'll just do what everyone else does and drool all over my iPad looking at nomads photo's.
It comes from being in the unfortunate position Rich of having more sense than money, that said patience plays a key part and sometimes good things do come to those who wait, although the waiting can take decades, at the Kempton show last year I got 4 pairs of cethosia nietneri for £20 and at Newark last year a certain ornithoptera male for £100!!! I would love to attend these big European shows but my lack of self discipline could be a huge problem.