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Fur Sorting & Grading Course – Auction catalogue

Kopenhagen Fur Auction Catalogues Day seven we were back in the Academy Room with Sheila Wagner, our course leader, learning about the auction catalogue and how to interpret each element. The catalogues are vast and looked a bit daunting to start with but once the pattern was learned they became very easy to decipher. Our catalogue…
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Fur Sorting & Grading Course – Grading irregular skins

Grading irregular skins Our introduction to ‘irregular skins’ began, on Day 6 of the Kopenhagen Fur Sorting & Grading Course, with learning about the damages that are listed in the ‘Supplementary Information’ section of the auction catalogue and these must be graded into lots as well as irregular or damaged skin can still be used. Irregular skins…
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Fur Sorting & Grading Course – WELFUR

Grading The morning session was on the grading floor with over 30 test bundles of mink to grade on ‘Surface’ and ‘Coverability’ where we were looking for the best silkiness and even coverage of top hair. I found I was consistently getting about 50% right and the black and mahogany types I found hardest at…
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Fur Sorting & Grading Course – Day 4

Grading Day four was straight onto the grading floor learning about ‘hair length’ which fits into a number of different categories: Velvet (inc Velvet 1/2/3), Classic and Long hair. We also learned that most Danish Mahogany Mink fit into the Velvet category, whereas, most cross colours are Classic hair length. Fur Colour was a very…
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