Prize specimens for sporting types at Bonhams

Prize specimens for sporting types at Bonhams View Gallery

Leading Bonhams’ Sporting Sale in Edinburgh on May Day is the daddy of all trophies, a pair of giant Irish elk antlers, 224 x 126 x 87cm, expected to realise £26,000-£30,000. Some 2.6 million years ago, Megaloceros giganticus roamed across Europe, Africa and China, but most specimens have been unearthed in Ireland, their remains preserved in Irish peat bogs.

If that’s a tad beyond your budget, an alternative might be a Cape buffalo skull – a creature that...

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