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David Leggett

Auctioneer Natural History

After I came into contact with taxidermy by accident, it became my hobby, my work and my passion.

It all started when David Legett noticed a dead owl along the side of the road from his delivery van. The animal looked so beautiful that he couldn't just leave it there. He found a taxidermist that was willing to stuff the animal. After this, 12 more animals followed, which set him back quite a lot of money. David Legett therefore decided to do it himself. He sold his stuffed animals and with the profits he bought a book and the necessary tools and went to work. His animals were wanted instantly and his customer base grew constantly. It even grew so fast that he was able to turn it into a profitable business. He even supplied taxidermied animals to the national theatre company and worked for other important clients. After 35 years in this field of work, David Legett has built a vast network that he gladly consults for Catawiki. He hopes to create high quality auctions with animals that are stuffed in a tasteful, natural way. Thanks to his experience he is well-equipped to estimate the condition of the animals from just a few photos. Besides this, David Legett has a trained eye for all kinds of fossils, minerals and replicas and for this reason, he is able to create a varied Natural History auction each week.

  • 35 years' experience
  • Almost 20 years' work experience for important clients
  • Lecturer in taxidermy
  • Vast network

How to sell through Catawiki

  1. 1. Seller registration

    Register for seller privileges free of charge. You can offer up as many objects as you wish with a minimum estimated value of 75 euro.

  2. 2. Submit items

    Once your items and descriptions have been approved by our auctioneers, they are scheduled for auction.

  3. 3. The thrill of auction

    Experience the excitement as bidders from all over the world place their bids on your submitted items!

  4. 4. Make money safely

    You won’t be asked to ship your items until the buyer has transferred payment. Catawiki manages payments between buyers and sellers.

The advantages of Catawiki’s auctions

  • High revenues

  • Swift sales

  • Secure payment format

  • International bidding audience

  • Auctioneer supervision

  • Optional reserve price for expensive items

  • Professional customer service

  • User friendly

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