- a Museum ? Not sure they have money nowadays to invest for this kind of collections. Among all the drawers, only few can interest them - a seller ? Same problem, only some drawers would be interesting to be sold and all specimens needs to be resetted before reselling them - I doubt a collector would buy it as a whole.
--> unfortunately this collection won't be sold at its real "value"
So guys, take time to have a nicely spread and organized collection if you want it to "survive" your death. Otherwise only your few rarities will be kept and the rest will disappear.
Last Edit: Mar 10, 2015 15:54:53 GMT by wollastoni
I have many Hemming specimens, there is no order as such to the collection, it is quite a mess, how it got this way I do not know but it will need deep pockets to get it, I have no idea if it is being sold in bits or entire but you can watch the auction online on the 27th by going to the auction website.
Looks like the owner wants this sold as one lot. It is going to be expensive, lots of rarities here. I wonder who will buy it, I am going for a wealthy collector. I wonder who bought his British butterfly collection, probably that was sold in different lots.
Part of his huge European collection is at my friends house which is fairly substantial but in as much disarray as this is but there are many rarities also including parnassius, I may give them a closer look when I am down there in may.
The Seller is hoping to sell the collection as a whole with a price in the region of £25,000. Seperatly to be also sold is a smaller collectopn of the seller's historic old english specimens with great data.