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SOS Rhino : In the News : Rhino horn expected to fetch thousands

Rhino horn expected to fetch thousands

  08 March 2005
Cambridge Evening News Online

A RHINO horn is set to go under the hammer at an auction in Willingham.

The 26in rhino horn, which is said to be worth more than its weight in gold in the Far East where it is used as an aphrodisiac, is being sold on Saturday.

The horn is an antique, collected long before the strict rules of sale were laid down in 1985. It was inherited by a local man from a relative who had kept it under the stairs for years.

But Stephen Drake, owner of Willingham Auctions, said the 9lb piece was worth thousands, and is the first to go on sale in our area for decades.

"It's very unusual, and it's quite a big horn," he said.

"There are regulations to protect Rhinos from poachers, which is all to the good, but this is a vintage one from years ago.

"Some are carved into ornaments, others as Chinese ceremonial cups, dagger handles in the Yemen, and as an aphrodisiac in the East.

"It is valued in the thousands it's said to be worth its weight in gold, and if this one was nine carat gold it would go for 14,000."

The sale is taking place at Willingham Auctions, in High Street, Willingham, on Saturday at 10am.

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