In addition, Dinosaurs will be prowling Christie’s salerooms this summer. A rare and exceptionally well-preserved skull and neck of the Middle Jurassic (circa 165 million years ago) plesiosaur is expected to realise between £60,000 and 90,000. This specimen is the best-preserved skull known of this species, and took over 600 hours to prepare after excavation. Complete plesiosaur skulls are exceedingly rare. This skull contributes significantly to knowledge of the cranial anatomy of the species. Another extraordinary opportunity for dinosaur collectors and enthusiasts is a massive bronzed fiberglass model of a Tyrannosaurus Rex (estimate: £10,000-15,000). This fearsome creature stands at over 2½ meters tall and is more than 7½ meters long.
Further highlights include a polychrome decorated wood ‘Burton’ caravan, circa 1920s and refurbished in 2015 (estimate: £25,000-35,000). This type of caravan is also known as the showman's van and historically was typically used by staff and proprietors of travelling funfairs and circuses in the early 20th century.
A Public Exhibition of the items will be on from Monday 3rd of August until Wednesday 9th of September 2015 (Monday-Friday, 9.00 am - 5.00 pm, Saturday-Sunday, 11.00 am - 5.00 pm). Please note the House will be closed on Saturday 29, Sunday 30 & Monday 31 August due to Bank Holiday. A comprehensive catalogue is available online at www.christies.com or via Christie’s Mobile, iPhone, iPad and Android apps.