The Christopher Marler Collection of taxidermy, pictures and paintings

Saturday 25th January
Starts 10:00 am

A unique collection of taxidermy, pictures and paintings from the late Christopher Marler, farmer and aviculturist.

The catalogue for this sale is now available to view here. The event is being held in conjunction with Fabian R Eagle auctioneers.

Christopher’s vast collection of taxidermy items include flamingos, pelicans, cranes, a wide variety of ducks, geese and bald eagle as well as red deer trophy heads, antelope and bison heads.

The paintings and prints are all wildfowl or animals, the artists include Sir Peter Scott, Philip Rickman, Trevor Boyer, Robert Bateman, Richard Robjent, Carl Donner, Diane Rosher, Carolyn Alexander, Archibald Thorburn and Hilary Burn. In addition there are also a considerable number of photographs that were taken by Christopher on his trips around the world which will be sold in suitable lots.

The video below presents a brief overview of some of the items available within this special sale. There are in addition over 70 pictures not featured within the video which will be available at the auction.


Viewing at Durrants Auction Rooms, The Old School House, Peddars Lane, Beccles, Suffolk NR34 9UE

Thursday 23rd January 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Friday 24th January 9.00 am –  7.30 pm
Saturday 25th 8.00 am – 10.00 am

Please note any item with a yellow sticker is being retained by the family and will not be for sale.

For more details please contact Nicholas Rudge on 01502 470427 or by email

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