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Fur Sorting & Grading Course – Final day and live auction

Live auction The 10-day auction with the largest offering of mink to date began on Thursday morning with cautious bidding sometimes 9% below the previous auctions sale prices as the skins this time of year are less fresh compared to the December skins that arrive soon after the November pelting. Emile Connor of Hudson’s Bay…
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Fur Sorting & Grading Course – Graduation!

Graduation The morning of Day 12 had us first in the Academy Room with the evaluations of our auction test. We then moved on to meet Jesper Uggerhøj the CEO of Kopenhagen Fur to receive our Sorting & Grading Diplomas, raise a glass to toast our course tutors and the whole class successfully graduating. Our…
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Fur Sorting & Grading Course – Chinchilla

Chinchilla Our afternoon teaching session saw us back with Stig Reinhold, KF’s resident chinchilla expert to introduce us to this luxury skin. "The chinchilla is a rodent that comes from the Andes Mountains in South America. The finest chinchilla skins have dense and long furs with an equal lustre. Due to the look and feel…
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Fur Sorting & Grading Course – Auction test

Auction procedure Day 10 saw our first test auction with a mock budget and quantity of skins to buy. There were some very funny moments where we made entertaining mistakes in string bidding and in several cases grossly overvalued lots as people competed to be the winning bidder – some lasting nick-names for some of…
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