My namibian taxidermist sold my trophies!!!
Yes it's not a joke but I made a fantastic trip in Namibia with my wife and some friends. The trip was really successful and my wife shot her 1 st Gemsbock and her 1st Koudou (after three years of dream, patience and saving monney).
After the trip, the outfitter bring us to his friend taxidermist to visit his workshop. My friend Jean Charles paid for all his works (2 zebra skin + 1 koudou shoulder mount + shoulder mount Oryx) and I said to the manager that I will pay in one year due to some little financial problem but we will keep in touch by mail.
After 1 year my friend commit a suicide and I send to the taxidermist a mail. I explain him that Jean Charles was dead but that he had to send the shoulder mount at his parents house excepted the Oryx that i will keep as a souvenir. (He was my best friend since 20 years!)
I told him to send me a quotation for my animals and I didn't receive any news during more than 6 month.
After 2 years without news, I decided to pay for my animals and, by mail, the taxidermist told me that it was not necessary to pay because all my trophies was sold because he can not keep the trophy in his workshop more than one year!!!!!
THIS IS HIS ANSWER dating from 28 of jully 2010: [I]Thank you for your note. We only keep trophies for two years. If clients do not pay us and do not get in touch with us, we normally sell them to recover our costs. I have to check whether your trophies are still with us. This will take a couple of days.
After two years he can sold them to find back the monney he spent to keep my trophies?............
- So this gentleman sold my trophies and he never send me a mail to explain me this situation, he never explain to me that he will do this if I don't pay or something like that! Any contract was sign between us to explain such things!
- He sold the Jean Charles trophies shoulder mount and the zebra's flat skin to an other client but J.C harles already paid everything 2 years back and the taxidermist never try to contact him! He take advantage of his death to sell the trophies two times!
I don't want to give, to the forum, his name but I just want to find a solution to find back my wife's trophies. Even the NAPHA never give me news after that I explain this situation to them! I don't know how to do and if somebody can help me I will really appreciate any kind of help.