The way of the dodo
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.