! This page has now moved to Taxidermy Prices


 

Price List 2006 Mike Gadd UK Taxidermist (for items supplied by customer stock items will be more)

UK Taxidermy Price List 2013

Bird Modeling Prices for item supplied by customer

Sparrow, Finch £225.00 Mallard £430.00
Kingfisher £290.00 Heron £590.00
Song Thrush £295.00 Goose (graylag) £720.00
Magpie, Jay, Partridge £300.00 Owl, Kestrel etc. £325.00
Grouse, Woodcock £320.00 Buzzard £445.00
Pheasant £385.00 Peregrine £595.00
Snipe £300.00   Eagle POA

All birds include a base and simple ground work but excludes casing and complex ground work.

Birds Info

The bird should be wrapped in polyethylene and frozen.  I have successfully mounted a bird after having been frozen for more than 20 years but obviously it is far better to have it done within a year or so.  Just keep it well wrapped and do not forget to keep a record of how, where and when it died.

I can model the bird in any pose and fit in a variety of cases or domes. Have a wander round my site to find a case or dome or pose you like (it is not essential to case an item but it will keep much better in the long term).

Transportation within the UK can either be by post for smaller birds (this must be first class letter post - enquire at your local post office FOR NEXT DAY DELIVERY) or courier dependent on size.

Packing - please pack in a box to stop item being crushed and if large make sure that no fluid can leak from the item otherwise it can be destroyed on route (use a suitable amount of Tissue/newspaper then polyethylene). Please ring me to make sure someone is here to accept the item.

If sending a Protected item please print and fill in a log or Job sheet
If sending an item you wish to have done fill in:
Job Sheet (word)Word Download - Job Sheet (PDF) pdf download

If sending a stock item please fill in:
Log Sheet (word) Word Download - Log Sheet (PDF) pdf download

(to save right click and chose "save as") or at minimum send the item in with a signed and dated letter stating where when and how the item died.

Any Problems filling in please ring or email.

 

 

UK Taxidermy Price List

Full Mammals  Prices for supplied item

 
Mice £325.00
Stoat, Weasel £325.00
Hedgehog, Squirrel £350.00
Mink £385.00
Rabbit £420.00
Hare £550.00
Fox, Badger £755.00
Cat £1150.00
Fox Brush cured 
with leather loop to hang 
£42.00
Fox Brush cured 
with silver clasp  
£80.00

clasp

Otter (Can only be done for Scientific / Educational purposes only) £855.00
Larger items - please get in touch for a quote

Mammals Info

A mammal up to the size of a badger will freeze well.  They are better skinned immediately if anything larger than a badger - please ring me if you have such an item.

Transportation within the UK can either be by post for smaller fish (this must be first class letter post - enquire at your local post office FOR NEXT DAY DELIVERY) or courier dependent on size.

Packing - please make sure that no fluid can leak from the item otherwise it can be destroyed on route (use a suitable amount of newspaper then polyethylene). Please ring me to make sure someone is here to accept the item.

Mammals Price List

If sending a protected item please print and fill in a log sheet (to save right click and chose "save as") or send the item in with a signed and dated letter stating where when and how the item died.
Top

 

 

UK Taxidermy Deer/Head Mounts Price List

Head Mounts for supplied item

Antlers (including shield) for supplied item

Fox/Badger, mouth closed £485.00 Roe (from flesh) £150.00
Fox/Badger, mouth open £535.00 Fallow (from flesh) £170.00
    Red (from flesh) £215.00
Hare mask £385.00 Deer Antlers Cleaned  
Muntjack £360.00 Roe cleaned £95.00
Roe Deer £470.00 Fallow cleaned £120.00
Fallow Deer £670.00 Red cleaned £140.00
Red Deer £750.00 to £950 (Big Park) Brass/simulated Ivory, Plaque (approximate) £35.00

Deer/ Head Mounts

Deer Heads especially larger heads ie Fallow Red etc need to be skinned immediately unless it can be transported to me within a couple of days. Head Skinning Technique

Transportation within the UK can either be by post for smaller fish (this must be first class letter post - enquire at your local post office FOR NEXT DAY DELIVERY) or courier dependent on size.

Packing - please make sure that no fluid can leak from the item otherwise it can be destroyed on route (use a suitable amount of newspaper then polyethylene). Please ring me to make sure someone is here to accept the item.

 

UK Taxidermy Price List 2008

Fish Prices Please Note I do not now do fish please use the form below to get a quote

 

Fish Taxidermy Prices

Fish Mounting  Prices Price pr inch These Prices are for original skin or lap cast (what you can see from top bottom and front) - please get in touch for a quote for 360 degree cast.
Case extra. Please note minimum price for fish is £400.00
Pike or coarse fish £26.00
Trout / Salmon £29.00
Costing for a fish (use the above for a guide to the price for the fish) then add any of the following services you require. prices are now out of date but will give a guide.
Bow Fronted Glass Cases -

price excludes gold border and lettering/plaque

but includes groundwork and fitting 
25"x12"=
25"x14"=
30"x14"=
30"x16"=
37"x17"=
48"x18"=
other size's
£300.00
£320.00
£360.00
£380.00
£490.00
£530.00
POA
Pike in Case
Flat Fronted case price as simple glass cover
See Cases for pricing
square edged flat frontthis case is a guide only each case is made to fit the fish and decorated with reads..
Gold Lettering Vinyl price pr letter  £1.10 lettering
Gold leaf work £300 pr case including gold border and lettering up to 40" or inch price as below
Gold Lettering Gold Leaf
(antiquated look)
gold leaf Gold Border
(antiquated look)
goldborder
Frame or Plaque Depending on style & size - approximately   £135.00 Salmon 18lb8oz.

Fish Info

Do not gut the fish (it just makes the work more difficult for me if you have!). 

Keep it wrapped in polyethylene and freeze.  Pay great attention to the fins and tail area as these are very fragile when frozen.  It will help to protect the fins if you can put the fish on something like strong card to protect the tail or hard board while it in the freezer.

Transportation within the UK can either be by post for smaller fish (this must be first class letter post - enquire at your local post office FOR NEXT DAY DELIVERY) or courier dependent on size.

Packing - please make sure that no fluid can leak from the item otherwise it could be destroyed on route (use a suitable amount of newspaper then polyethylene). Please ring me to make sure someone is here to accept the item.

 

 

UK Taxidermy Price List 2005

Skeleton Work

Mammals
Garter snake  £135.00 £270.00
Rat   £140.00 £240.00
Mole  £143.00 £286.00
Hedgehog  £175.00 £350.00
Rabbit  £225.00 £450.00
Small Dog  £400/£500 £800.00 to £1,000.00
Greyhound   £1,000.00 £2,000.00
Pig (as and when available)  £3,000 (allow a 'good' amount for postage £300) £6,000
Birds
Little Auk   £142.00 £284.00
Sparrow hawk  £151.00 £302.00
Buzzard   £220.00 £440.00
Gannet   £260.00 £520.00
Flamingo   £375.00 £750.00
Fish (the only fish we can do)
Carp/Plaice  £170.00 £340.00
Cod   £450.00 £900.00
Reptiles 
Python (6 foot)  £650.00 £1300.00
SKULLS
Rat  £30.00 £60.00
Mink  £35.00 £70.00
Rabbit  £35.00 £70.00
Fox  £58.00 £116.00
Ram
 £80.00 £120.00
Dog (small)  £47.00 £94.00
Sheep  £66.00 £132.00
Deer (Roe)  £110.00 £220.00
Pig (as & when available)  £130.00 £260.00
Equine (about the size of a shetland pony; no large ones)                  
 £200.00 £400.00
Frog
 £22.00 £44.00
Pigeon
 £30.00 £60.00
Sparrow hawk
 £45.00 £90.00
Rook
 £40.00 £80.00
Swan  65.00 £130.00

 

Life Size Animal Sculptures 2004

Items are made in standard fibre glass resin; any variant on this will be extra
  Measurements in centimetres Prices for Life Size Animal Sculptures

Animal Heads

Height
cm
Width
cm
Projection/Depth
cm
Prices each in
UK Sterling
African Elephant Head 120 180 180 £1,450.00
African Elephant Head (half size) 71 86 64 £750.00
Alligator Head 35 60 35 £438.00
Great White Shark Head 100 60 95 £655.00
Kangaroo front half boxing 60 45 40 £575.00
Hippopotamus Head 80 75 90 £598.00
Moose Antlers 95 100 50 £490.00
Moose Head 140 120 110 £1370.00
Pig Head 30 30 25 £235.00
Rhino Head no shield 95 70 95 £720.00
Rhino Head on shield 95 70 95 £850.00
Rhino Horn (double) 38 34 18 £285.00
Tiger Head 55 41 54 £545.00
Walrus Head 65 45 55 £480.00

Animals Full

Giant Tortoise 65 70 135 £4,355.00
Crocodile 40 80 300 £1130.00
Horse 14 Hands 185 200 70 £2,200.00
Horse 14 Hands (dales) 185 200 70 £2,200.00
Horse 16,2 Hands 210 260 85 £2,700.00
Grizzly Bear 240 100 100 £1,800.00
Ornithodesmus flying 275 60 160 £6,850.00
Pteranodon flying 75 500 230 £6,800.00
Quetzalcoatlus sitting 195 182 160 £6,600.00
Deinonychs 25 200 170 £6,850.00
Hysilipodon 80 30 165 £4,670.00
Dolphin Common 65 60 210 £1156.00
Dolphin White Sided 100 270 70 £2,355.00
Dolphin White Beaked 100 270 70 £2,700.00
Dolphin Risso's 125 75 345 £3,600.00
Dolphin Bottle Nosed 125 80 315 £3,294.00
Dolphin Yangtze River 95 244 70 £2,778.00
Narwhale (tusk 170 cm) 70 330 75 £3,848.00
White Whale 90 370 85 £3,500.00
Sturgeon 40 170 40 £1290.00
Blue Shark wall mount 75 50 235 £820.00
Blue Shark 360 degrees 75 70 235 £1080.00
Blue Shark Small 55 40 170 £620.00
Sailfish 127 215 31 £620.00
Tarpon 190 60 20 £600.00
Tarpon on plaque 200 65 20 £790.00
Marlin 5ft 55 200 15 £650.00
Marlin 10ft / 360 degrees 100 45 330 £3,600.00
Penguin 80 50 25 £297.00
Kangaroo wall mount with Joie 100 120 15 £760.00
Pig 77 170 42 £1250.00

Stylised Items

Height cm Length cm Projection/Width cm Price in
UK Sterling
Australian 200 90 90 £2980.00
Crocodile standing 154 50 90 £780.00
Huntsman's Head 43 23 39 £325.00
Indian Elephant 115 45 115 £862.00
Kangaroo front half boxing 60 40 40 £985.00
Majorette standing on drum 210 65 70 £2,546.00
Mexican Menu Board 108 57 30 £415.00
Rock Guitarist front wall mount 60 130 25 £496.00
Terracotta Warrior 189 55 43 £770.00

 

Miscellaneous Items

Elephant Foot 42 43 50 £210.00
Elephant Tusks per pair 700 25 25 £410.00
Giant Football Helmet 90 85 125 £1960.00
Giant Guinness Bottle 160 55 55 POA-AT
Suit of Armour metal 185 75 60 POA
         

One off sculptures will be roughly 10 to 15 times the closest item on the price list.

 

Pet Taxidermy - get it done right or not at all

Unfortunately, I do not now do pets but the following will help If you have a pet and would like it to be modeled:

DO NOT RUSH You can keep your pet in a freezer for many years.

To make sure you are happy with the idea of having your pet modeled, please keep it in the freezer for at least a month as you may well think differently after that time.

Taxidermy will not bring your lost animal back to life. It will at best be a representation of your pet.

You should consider the alternatives such as simply burying your animal, keeping a photograph or commissioning a portrait.

Taxidermy is an art If you decide to go ahead with modeling your animal, choose a taxidermist by the quality of their work, not their price or location. If they are too expensive or you do not like their location, DO NOT HAVE THE ITEM DONE. You should expect to pay approximately twice the cost of a wild species.

Taxidermists

There are about 3,000 taxidermists in the UK of which there are 14 Bird Specialists, 6 Mammal Specialists, and 4 Fish Specialists. A taxidermist with this qualification has the MINIMUM standard you should accept. They must be able to show you work of a good standard. Make sure the person you speak to is going to do the work and if not, make sure you are happy with the person they are sending it to some dealers just send the item to the cheapest trade person they can find.

More information about U K Taxidermists and their Qualifications

 

The following prices are a guide for a customer providing their own specimen. The price includes simple ground work for birds and small mammals but casing is extra.  Stock items may be extra.

All prices in UK pounds sterling and subject to change without notice.

Top