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Peter Spicer and Sons

'Taxidermists, Furriers, Osteologists, Entomologists Etc. Etc.' The firm of Peter Spicer and Sons was established in 1798 by Thomas Spicer, a saddler and harness maker. The company became known as Peter Spicer and Sons in 1904 and produced cases of exceptional quality. They were based in Victoria Terrace, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire until the 1960s. (Ref: Frost, C: 1987: A History of British Taxidermy. The Lavenham Press) 

HMCMS:CRH1953.70.1 hooded crow, Corvus corone, albino specimen, prepared by Peter Spicer and Sons, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, 1904-1920
HMCMS:Bi1977.65 Otter, Lutra lutra, prepared by Peter Spicer and Sons, Victoria Terrace, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, early 20th century 
HMCMS:CRH1953.79 pheasant, Phasianus colchicus, partial albino, prepared by Peter Spicer and Sons, Victoria Terrace, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire

Otter 

Otter, Lutra lutra, prepared by Peter Spicer and Sons, Victoria Terrace, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, early 20th century
Accession no HMCMS:Bi1977.65

Pheasant

Pheasant, Phasianus colchicus, partial albino, prepared by Peter Spicer and Sons, Victoria Terrace, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Accession no HMCMS:CRH1953.79