Foreign News: Auk Egg Auction

From all over Britain they came, dealers, collectors, scientists, tweedy oölogists, pale studious curates. On the auctioneer's pulpit were bids from all over the world, for here was an occasion that might not come again in a lifetime. Six Great Auk eggs, all wrapped in cotton wool and lying in little boxes, and two stuffed Great Auk skins went on sale last week in Stevens auction rooms in London. They fetched a total of $10,922.50.

As a collector the late florid George Dawson Rowley of Brighton attempted to avoid competition by concentrating on...

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