Crushed Crate

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  1. Eventually_Africa_Again

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    I'm sorry, I thought you could click on them to expand them. Here they are expanded.

    Container.jpg Eland_Nose.jpg Eland_Nose_2.jpg
     

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    Oh no offense was intended!
     
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    Concur. Sorry for the loss, but I suspect this is recoverable
     

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    Sorry to hear that, but I am sure this can can be fixed by a good taxidermist.
     

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    I feel for you!
     

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    I can help you if you’d like. I really need more and better pictures to see what is repairable and what is not. For that that is not we would need replacement capes and a remount. I’m in the Panhandle of Texas so I do a lot of work coming out of New Mexico.
     
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    PM sent, thank you
     
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    Just sent one back.
     
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    Erik will save the day.
     

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    Blew up your pic , Nice rag top on that eland and dark red. Classy Bull. Hard to replace but I have eland capes TANNED for 400 for my clients if you want re mount an they pay for it. 400 cape and 1600 to remount.
    That face IS repairable if all the pieces are there and coppersmith doesn't loose even the smallest piece. a GOOD fix if its just what I see the face , Approx 350-500 if they pay for shipping both ways about 300 each way. Such a shame to see. I have deliver all my trophies or ship freight very insured and "KNOCK WOOD" in 15 years NEVER one issue of any damage to any of my pieces, Thank the Lord !
     

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    what the hell does that mean????
     

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    Just to clarify, because I don't know anything about taxidermy, do you mean no piece of the Cape is missing, or none of the plaster? I'm sorry, it's probably obvious but I just want to make sure. Also ty for taking a look!
     

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    I am sure he means cape.
     

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    I had a giraffe show up with a whole ear missing. Took some time but I was able to get another ear from Africa and attach it.
    Photo is not that good, a reproduction nose could be used, re-hydrate the nose area of skin and make repairs, may not be perfect but possibly doable.
     

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    Walden is correct, All the pieces of the skin and nose that is busted off.
    Thanks Walden
     

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    I'm sorry. Yes, you clearly meant Cape. I was tired and frustrated about something else going on which meant I wasn't putting 2 + 2 together coming up with 4. When the crate gets to me I'll post or P.M. some better pictures in greater numbers.
     

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    So sorry to see this. Have the clearing broker, take more detail pictures of everything inside the crate, and each item that is damaged. Also, there may be some hidden damages that can't be seen until everything is pulled out of the crate.

    That is exactly what happened to me, done by the idiots of Estes. Apparently they put a heavier crate on top of my trophies, and busted the crate. My Kudu is what suffered the most, and one day when I have some extra $$$ I'll be sending my Kudu to Artistry of Wildlife to get fixed.

    Good luck to you!
     

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    Your right, there was other trophy damage as well. Some busted Impala horns, perhaps some broken Blesbock horn as well and that's just what we could see from the pictures. With luck they will be sending the crate out to us this week then I'll be sending additional pics to @gizmo and @The Artistry of Wildlife to see what, if anything, can be done about salvaging it. I'm really hoping it's something that can be stitched or glued or repaired in some other way as this animal would never look right to me without the original features if that makes sense. It would always look like someone else's trophy, not mine. Also your right on what happened to the crate as well, DELTA must have tried stacking something heavy on top of it.
     
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