Giant 8 Foot SailFish Taxidermy Taxidermied Sail Fish Stuffed Billfish Display For Sale
|Current Bid: $ 149.95|
Giant Taxidermied Sailfish
Big Fish is Over 8 feet Long
Fantastic Decorator Piece for a Restaurant, Bar, Club, Den, Man Cave
eBay Note: This sailfish is of the species Istiophorus and is not endangered.
Fish is located in Mountain Home, Arkansas, and is for local pick up only. However, I will travel up to 100 miles in any direction for a $100 delivery/meeting fee (payment in advance).
Fish was caught in Acapulco, Mexico, probably 30 years ago. Was taxidermied and hung in a boat store for most of those years.
Fish needs restoration as far as paint goes. The old finish is flaking off and the fish needs to be re-painted.
Sailfish doesn?t have any big, significant damage (other than flaking finish). Handling over the years has left the tips of the rear fins a little rough, but some molding plastic could easily repair them.
(The giant top fin is fiberglass. I assume all taxidermied sailfish have a fake back fin, since preserving something that is essentially a giant membrane may be impossible. Fin lifts in and out of a slot made into the fish?s back.)
On the back of the fish there?s a nice, big rectangular catch for displaying on your wall.
Given the time, I would have painted this myself. Bit it just one more project I don?t need.
Fish would look great painted back to original colors, or even done with a ?mod? paint job. Let your creativity go . . .
The upside on this fish, in repainted condition, could be $700 - $1,000 or more.
Anyway, if you want a great fish at a bargain price, that you can play with, here it is . . .
Thanks for looking and be sure to checkout my other items for sale.
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