Alexander Montagu Browne (1837-1923) was at 61, Suffolk Street in 1871 under the name of 'Alexander M. Browne .' By 1876, still at the same address, he had retitiled himself 'Montagu Browne'. He was probably in business prior to 1871, for he would by then have been thirty-four (although one source gives his year of birth as 1842). He appears to have vacated the shop by 1878, at which time it became occupied briefly by Aaron Fraklin prior to E. F. Spicer taking it over in 1880. In 1878 he published Practical Taxidermy. A second edtio revised ad elarged to 334 pages from the original 150, and with additional illustrations, appeared in 1884, and there was also, in 1922, a third edtion. In 1896, be published his classic book on taxidermy, Artistic and Scientific Taxidermy and Modelling. This immediately became the standard reference work on the subject, and is still relevant today.
We have bought major collections from museums and private collectors.
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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.
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