Taxidermy mounts freight cost to New Zealand

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    Hey team starting to plan my trip and one thing there is not a lot of information about is the cost of getting your mounts back home, have got one quote so far for $1300 USD to Auckland excluding customs charges (includes a Gemsbok shoulder mount, and a kudu and impala European), just curious to find out what others in this neck of the woods have been paying as to be this seems awfully steep

    Also have another question for those all over the world, for those who got a quote for both dip and pack vs. mounting the trophies in Africa was there much of a change in price to your home destination
     
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    19 capes and horns , 2 tanned full capes )zebra and a giraffe)
    back to Melbourne for just under 3 k .the capes were salted ,matt
    then we got an eleven grand taxidermy bill.
    this year im looking at most mounts done in Africa , all full capes tanned . but will be doing quite afew eruomounts aswell .plus skulls .
    just have pay the gst on the taxidermy in oz .
    not sure in un zed.
     
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    that's not a bad price for that many capes, who was that through? but crickey that's one hell of a taxidermist bill ouch!!!!
    that's a good point about the GST forgot to take that into account bugger
    what advantages is there to having the work done in Africa is there any coin to save or more just the fact that do those kind of mounts on a regular basis?
    cheers for the reply
     
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    im thinking l will come out a tad in front ,but theres also much bigger crates to be freighted aswell ,and the gst .
    but you get them back much sooner is one bonus .
    and im hoping that the African taxidermist may have accsess more unique poses to the plains game manikins .
    my lioness will be done back here though as my taxidermist knows exactly how l want her laying .
    in some of the threads on here there is difference of opinions .but l think youll save a bit .
    don't know where your hunting .
    wy bride and l are going to the east cape and the taxidermist knows the outfitter we will hunting with ,so that's another bonus . they both speak highly of one another .

    oh yeah the company that imported for us was global freight ,and the agent was tony mercurri .
    in Africa the dip and pack was swft dipp . the export company was safari cargo system im sure ,but the agent was Pieter Erasmus .
     
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    hmmm choices choices they sound like the 2 options are very even then
    getting them back sooner would be a great bonus and any saving would be good
    hell a lioness ya say that will look awesome, sounds like you have some great hunts coming up
    going to be hunting in SA looking like Cruiser Safari's at this stage
     
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    the few reports on here that ive read , were very good ,and well received from memory .
    choice , choice bro
     
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    Welcome. Glad Andrew was willing to help. Good on him.
     

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