The way of the dodo

Country Life Every Week - - Town & Country -

FOR the first time in 100 years, the bones of the flight­less Maur-itian bird eu­lo­gised by Hi­laire Bel­loc and Lewis Car­roll will ap­pear at auc­tion. The ex­tremely rare 95%-com­plete dodo skele­ton is part of the fourth Evo­lu­tion sale at Sus­sex-based Sum­mers Place Auc­tions on Nov-em­ber 22 and is es­ti­mated to sell at £300,000– £500,000. Other crea­tures to ap­pear that have gone the way of the dodo inc-lude a domed gi­ant-tor­toise skull and cara­pace £500–£800) and a great auk replica (£1,200–1,800). For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion, visit www. sum­mer­splaceauc­tions.com or tele­phone 01403 331331.

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