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    The head of a man-eating tiger, a large hedgehog, a young emu and a buzzard were among 450 stuffed animals and birds and insect collection auctioned at Finsbury Town Hall in London on Thursday (14 November).

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    The head of a man-eating tiger, a large hedgehog, a young emu and a buzzard were among 450 stuffed animals and birds and insect collection auctioned at Finsbury Town Hall in London on Thursday (14 November).

    The head of the tiger, known as "Gor-Bagh", was sold with some mangled brass bangles said to be from the arm of the animal's last victim, an Indian woman. It fetched GBP200 ($500 U.S.)
    "Gor-Bagh" was shot near Shikarpur, India, in May 1942, when it charged the elephant ridden by Colonel Sir John Smith of the 2nd Madras Cavalry.

    The suction was held by the Great Britain Natural History Company, one of the biggest British suppliers of natural history specimens.

    The tiger and other exotic specimens such as an albino Kiwi, a rare ??? falcon from Greenland and a grizzly bear, once belonged to stately homes and zoos in Britain.

    Dealers, private collectors and restaurant owners were among the buyers at the auction -- the second held by the company.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2G6OCS4YMTWQKJGE7OH106N5G
    Media URN:
    VLVA2G6OCS4YMTWQKJGE7OH106N5G
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/11/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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