The first major fur sale of the season is in the books, and results are pretty much as expected. Fur Harvesters Auction Inc. just posted the sale results, noting that specialty and taxidermy furs sold very well, but commercial goods, which make up the majority of the offering, sold poorly or not at all. FHA held firm on their prices: if they didn’t get high enough bids, they held the items for the big sale in Finland in March.
Here are a few results:
Beaver averaged $7-17, with around 50% sold.
Mink averaged $13, but only 20% sold, probably the top ones.
Most otter, muskrat and raccoon did not sell.
Red fox averaged $14-33, with 58%-100% sold, depending on grade.
1/3 of the coyotes sold, and averaged about $50.
The FHA results were pretty much what we expected, and prices for the majority of goods will have to wait until the big NAFA auction this weekend. Stay tuned!