Ashmead
Ashmead taxidermy wall dome.

George Benjamin Ashmead was first listed as a taxidermist at 10 Duke Street, Grosvenor Square in 1830. In 1852 the firm became G. B. Ashmead & Son then by 1860 it was G. B. Ashmead Junior. In 1866 they moved to 32 Bishopsgate and went back ot being called G. B. Ashmead. In 1879 they moved to 20 Moorgate Street then by 1923 they were Ashmead & co. They resided at 180 Bishopsgate and were well known for mounting tropical birds in wall domes.

We have bought major collections from museums and private collectors.

Offer your items here.

Ayre & Co does not source modern taxidermy specimens that have been killed for the purpose of taxidermy. Our modern taxidermy is mainly roadkill and catkill as these are sadly the top two threats to British wildlife. We also get animals that have died of old age, largely from zoos and falconers.

Antique pieces for us are another matter. Although some of these old specimens were hunted, we see no harm in trading them today.

Destroying them will not bring the animal back.

Taxidermy law can be complicated. We make it our business to know the laws surrounding the trade, keeping up to date with changes in current legislation so you can buy in confidence.

 

Buying Guide

 
"The best value taxidermy company around. David was a consumate professional and he will always be our first call for taxidermy in the future!"
- Tiger Aspect Productions
"As an animal artist, I'm always on the look out for first class taxidermy and I believe I've found the best. The quality of the work is amazing and the service is friendly and super efficient."
- Mark Amos
 

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Ayre & Co.
PO Box 765
The Grange
Billingham
TS19 1BR
(+44) 7988698663
info@ayreandco.com