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Absentee bids accepted until Tuesday, 22 November 2022

Auction date Tuesday, 22 November 2022 13:00 - 17:00 GMT

This sale includes natural history, large fossils, impressive minerals and taxidermy

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All the fish (Lots 1-68) come from the celebrated collection which for many years decorated the famous Flowerpot Inn near Henley.  This Inn was a mecca for those interested in fishing as it was situated just a few yards from a beautiful stretch of the River Thames and contained a very extensive collection of preserved fish trophies.  Those interested, can find a variety of videos on You Tube by searching for The Flowerpot near Henley. Click here for two of the most informative videos featuring the collection


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Lot 1 Sold
A stuffed perch by Cooper
with Cooper and sons label dated 1910
34cm high…
Cooper and SonsThe business that became known as Cooper and Sons is the most famous name in the…
Hammer price: £1,100
Estimate: £800 - £1,200
22 November 2022
22 November 2022
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Lot 2 Sold
An early stuffed pike by Cooper
with J Cooper label
dated 1873
49cm high by…
Natural History, Taxidermy, Fishing
Hammer price: £450
Estimate: £400 - £600
22 November 2022
22 November 2022
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Lot 3 Sold
A stuffed tench by Griggs
with rare Griggs label and dated 1923
37cm high…
 This piece comes from the period before Griggs purchased the Cooper business, when he was working…
Hammer price: £700
Estimate: £450 - £650
22 November 2022
22 November 2022
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Lot 4 Sold
A stuffed chub by Cooper
with J Cooper label
dated 1875
(restorations) …
Natural History, Taxidermy, Fishing
Hammer price: £340
Estimate: £250 - £400
22 November 2022
22 November 2022
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Lot 5 Sold
An early Cooper pike
with Bowness and Bowness label
dated 1882
37cm…
Natural History, Taxidermy, Fishing
Hammer price: £450
Estimate: £400 - £600
22 November 2022
22 November 2022
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Lot 6 Sold
A stuffed trout by Cooper
with details
dated 1924
34cm high by 73cm wide
A case probably by Griggs when he was working for Cooper's but before he took over the…
Hammer price: £450
Estimate: £400 - £600
22 November 2022
22 November 2022
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Lot 7 Unsold
A stuffed chub by Cooper
with Cooper and Sons label
dated 1927
A case probably by Griggs when he was working for Cooper's but before he took over the…
Estimate: £300 - £500
22 November 2022
22 November 2022
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Lot 8 Sold
A stuffed Roach by Cooper
with Cooper and Sons label
the front dated 1917 …
Natural History, Taxidermy, Fishing
Hammer price: £200
Estimate: £300 - £500
22 November 2022
22 November 2022
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Lot 9 Sold
A stuffed trout by Cooper
with label dated 1928
37cm high by 74cm wide
Natural History, Taxidermy, Fishing
Hammer price: £450
Estimate: £400 - £600
22 November 2022
22 November 2022
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Lot 10 Sold
A stuffed trout by Cooper
with Cooper and Sons label
dated 1927
32cm high…
A case probably by Griggs when he was working for Cooper's but before he took over the…
Hammer price: £400
Estimate: £400 - £600
22 November 2022
22 November 2022
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Lot 11 Sold
Four stuffed trout by Cooper
dated 1924
57cm high by 125cm wide
A case probably by Griggs when he was working for Cooper's but before he took over the…
Hammer price: £800
Estimate: £700 - £900
22 November 2022
22 November 2022
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Lot 12 Sold
A cast of a Cooper perch
with Cooper and Sons label
dated 1902
32cm high…
Natural History, Taxidermy, Fishing
Hammer price: £150
Estimate: £150 - £250
22 November 2022
22 November 2022
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Lot 13 Sold
A cast of a Cooper Rudd
modern
32cm high by 50cm wide
Natural History, Taxidermy, Fishing
Hammer price: £200
Estimate: £200 - £300
22 November 2022
22 November 2022
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Lot 14 Sold
A cast rudd
with Cooper and Sons label
dated 1952
36cm high…
Natural History, Taxidermy, Fishing
Hammer price: £200
Estimate: £200 - £300
22 November 2022
22 November 2022
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Lot 15 Unsold
A stuffed trout
with Cooper and Sons label inscribed Thames trout…
This case was prepared by GriggsNatural History, Taxidermy, Fishing
Estimate: £700 - £1,000
22 November 2022
22 November 2022
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Lot 16 Sold
A stuffed pike by Len Griggs
with J Cooper and Sons label
dated 1953
45cm…
Natural History, Taxidermy, Fishing
Hammer price: £800
Estimate: £800 - £1,200
22 November 2022
22 November 2022
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Lot 17 Unsold
A stuffed rudd by Cooper
dated 1917
39cm high by 75cm wide
A rare case produced after the death of the second John CooperNatural History, Taxidermy, Fishing
Estimate: £800 - £1,200
22 November 2022
22 November 2022
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Lot 18 Sold
A recased Cooper barbel
with Cooper and Sons label
dated 1899
36cm high…
Natural History, Taxidermy, Fishing
Hammer price: £550
Estimate: £450 - £650
22 November 2022
22 November 2022
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Lot 19 Unsold
An early stuffed Roach by Cooper
29cm high by 46cm wide
Natural History, Taxidermy, Fishing
Estimate: £300 - £500
22 November 2022
22 November 2022
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Lot 20 Unsold
A Victorian stuffed trout by Cooper or Gibson
with Cooper label and dated 1878
34cm high by…
All these fish come from the celebrated collection which for many years decorated the famous…
Estimate: £300 - £500
22 November 2022
22 November 2022
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Lot 21 Unsold
A pair of stuffed chub by Cooper
with Cooper and Sons label
dated 1907
Natural History, Taxidermy, Fishing
Estimate: £450 - £650
22 November 2022
22 November 2022
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Lot 22 Sold
Three stuffed pike by Cooper
with Cooper and Sons label
dated 1929
54 cm…
A case probably by Griggs when he was working for Cooper's but before he took over the…
Hammer price: £1,000
Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500
22 November 2022
22 November 2022
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Lot 23 Sold
An unusual barrel cased stuffed pike
possibly by Malloch of Perth
probably late 19th…
Natural History, Taxidermy, Fishing
Hammer price: £320
Estimate: £200 - £300
22 November 2022
22 November 2022
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Lot 24 Sold
A stuffed trout
with Williams and Son, of Dublin label to rear …
Natural History, Taxidermy, Fishing
Hammer price: £340
Estimate: £250 - £400
22 November 2022
22 November 2022

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