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Re: FHA [Re: wissmiss] #7312110
07/23/21 10:46 AM
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Well my otter did pretty fair considering the last couple yearsÖ but they sold my freakin black rats PT for 4.50 Ö had 82 of them too. Iím perturbedÖ cheaper for them than any other rats bigger than medium. Thatís BS in my opinion


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Re: FHA [Re: wissmiss] #7312146
07/23/21 11:26 AM
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Originally Posted by wissmiss
I would also add the Idaho sale in Glennís Ferry. They have 2 sales a year - January and March. They got great prices last season.

Iíve been a big supporter of OTC back to 1973, when I helped get it started. And I still am a big supporter. . Having said that, the Klamath sale hasnít been that great the past 2 years. Covid cancelled it in 2020 and this year it was sort of lack luster, as far as buyer participation goes. Iím hoping that this is a temporary situation and that Klamath Falls can once again become the BIG end of season cleanup sale.


I'll second that, I've sold my cats there the last two years and did good. Last year I held five I didn't get offered what I wanted and shipped to FHA, still have one or two up there, but got a fraction of what I was offered at Glenns Ferry for the ones that sold. This year I averaged over a hundred bucks higher than my minimum bid average at Glenns Ferry. On about 35 cats I got a $374 average after deducting commission.

Put up is a big deal on the auction, I think more important on the local auctions even than on the international ones, the buyers have more time to look the fur over and detect any flaws on a local auction than the graders do at an international auction where they are going through hundreds of thousands of furs. A buyer may come to a local auction and only need 50 nice cats, so he has two days to go over them with a fine tooth comb and pick out only the best to bid on.

Re: FHA [Re: wissmiss] #7312152
07/23/21 11:33 AM
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Four of mine nine bobcats sold. $283 average. With the coyotes sold at last auction, that will keep me trapping another year.

Re: FHA [Re: wissmiss] #7312153
07/23/21 11:37 AM
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Thatís good to hear foxhunter. Thatís enough to make a guy want to catch a few. Better go start scouting out some toilets


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Re: FHA [Re: wissmiss] #7312228
07/23/21 02:17 PM
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Mud; for the most part browns have out performed blacks for quite some time now. If You can put enough together You would do better selling to an end user.

Re: FHA [Re: wissmiss] #7312236
07/23/21 02:32 PM
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WBG , the last couple years at least, the black rats have been at or near the top lot of rats in the auctions. Maybe things are suddenly changing but to sell a lot of 190 or so rats that low compared to the other rats seemed silly. If they averaged even in the ballpark of where theyíve been, it just cost me close to a couple hundred bucks. They sold my last batch for 7.00 in April. Maybe those 190 rats in that lit were gonna take up too much space waiting for the next auction cycle. Beats me. Next year, FHA wonít have as many black rats I reckon.

Iíd love to know what the valuation was for that lot.


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Re: FHA [Re: wissmiss] #7312257
07/23/21 03:28 PM
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Sold my last cat 1x semi xpl spotted B. $275
Better than last sale average.
Think i will get after them some this year!


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Re: FHA [Re: wissmiss] #7312316
07/23/21 05:28 PM
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Sent 3 cats up and 12 dogs very pleased 2 of the cats blew me away smiling all the way to the bank! coyotes 72 each after commission.

Re: FHA [Re: wissmiss] #7312322
07/23/21 05:37 PM
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when is the auction officially over, ....and when is the next one?....I only sold 3 of 35 beaver...I expected more clearance


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Re: FHA [Re: wissmiss] #7312326
07/23/21 05:45 PM
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The auction will end fairly soon. They are finishing up the ZOO catalog now. Maybe another hour at the most.

Next sale date has been not been set. Could be anytime from December 2021 to April 2022.

FH will regroup after this sale and then see what is happening in the fur trade and with covid. They will,probably announce a sale schedule in September or October


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Re: FHA [Re: wissmiss] #7312327
07/23/21 05:46 PM
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Iím glad to hear the prices on western coyote and bobcat arenít in the toilet. Any word on reds and greys? And did they even offer any kit fox? I know the kits are a pretty niche market but they pay for a lot of gas on my line


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Re: FHA [Re: wissmiss] #7312332
07/23/21 05:50 PM
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I just checked the official schedule. The last lot is scheduled to close at 834 PM North Bay time today. Thatís 534 PM north Idaho time.

It has been a long day for the computer program. 13.5 hours. Imagine if this was a live auction!!!


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Re: FHA [Re: wissmiss] #7312334
07/23/21 05:51 PM
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Are skunks and badgers selling well today?

Re: FHA [Re: wissmiss] #7312344
07/23/21 06:05 PM
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Skunks sold 100%, according to my catalog, top of $25.00 on 4 skins. Next lot was $19.50.

Badgers did ok. $83.00 to $1.00. And donít complain about $1.00 badger until youíve seen the badger collection at an international auction.


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Re: FHA [Re: wissmiss] #7312360
07/23/21 06:20 PM
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Thanks for the info. Those 2 made up the bulk of my shipment so its good to see some movement.

Re: FHA [Re: keets] #7312543
07/23/21 09:58 PM
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Originally Posted by keets
when is the auction officially over, ....and when is the next one?....I only sold 3 of 35 beaver...I expected more clearance

This was a brutal Beaver and Coon sale, some items picked up somewhat, but most wild fur is still pretty tough to move except for the zoo.

Re: FHA [Re: wissmiss] #7312545
07/23/21 10:03 PM
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I have to ask. Does the zoo have any thing to do with the fur market? It is a trinket / Taxidermy market from what I have seen.


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Re: FHA [Re: wissmiss] #7312572
07/23/21 10:29 PM
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The ZOO has very little to do with the fur market. Some times the top end wolves go to the fur trade. Same is true of top end badgers. And many years ago, ordinary color possums were a fur trade item.

But most of the ZOO goes to the craft/trinket/taxidermy trade. That is what feet are so important. And the feet need to be properly prepared.

When NAFA had live auctions, there could be less than a dozen buyers in the room and there would be more competition on wolves and bears than on in demand fur bearers.


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Re: FHA [Re: wissmiss] #7312900
07/24/21 01:20 PM
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Well just checked, out of two cats I've had sitting up there, one of them sold, for $395 before commission. Not what I was hoping for, but better than I was expecting. Frankly I wasn't expecting any nice cats to sell on an internet sale unless they sold at firesale prices. What it looks like is some furriers needed some good cats and decided that they had to take a chance, but they are only buying what they absolutely need before the next, hopefully live auction. So clearances are limited, but they knew they had to bid over FHA's minimum to get what they absolutely need. No competitive, go nuts bidding to produce those ridiculously high lots, but FHA didn't firesale them to get rid of them either.

Re: FHA [Re: wissmiss] #7312908
07/24/21 01:37 PM
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