On December 8th - 10th the 161st
international fur-auction took place at The Fur Palace. 70 buyers from
14 countries took part in the auction. Total receipts increased by 40%
in comparison with the auction in December 2002 and equalled $4.2
of the mink collection was sold at the auction; both the standard brown
mink and different kinds of coloured mink were in great demand. Polar
fox was removed from the auction due to poor market conditions.
collection of 25 thousand skins captive bred sable pelts sold out. The
top-lot of captive bred sable was sold at the price of $ 200 per pelt
at the auction. The top-lot was purchased by the American broker S.
Mehuten for a Greek company from Castory "Zukas Broth."