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108   COMMISSION OF CONSERVATION

its growth was a continual cause of alarm to those interested in the industry in England. The superiority of the English work has been ascribed to various causes, notably to some peculiar and unique propelty of the water used and to some secret processes and methods of handling. The fact that for many years one man enjoyed a practical monopoly of seal dyeing in England would appear to lend weight to the latter assertion.

"The following table shows the Lampson sales for March,

Lampson   June, and October, 1910. Prices are given in British

Sales, 1910 pounds, shillings, and pence, the value in American money being approximately $4.86, 24 1-3 cents, and 2 cents, respectively. The highest and lowest prices are per skin, except where indicated otherwise.

 

MARCH

JUNE

OCTOBER

Skins

Number

of skins

Highest

price

Lowest

price

Number

of skins

Highest

price

Lowest

price

Number

of skins

Highest

price

Lowest

price

 

 

S.   d.

s.   d.

 

S.   d.

a.   d.

 

s.   d.

s.   d.

3adger    

4,830

22   0

8   0

4,793

19   0

0   3

 

........................

 

3ear, black   

4,290

155   0

2   0

1,694

135   0

1   3

2,008

110   0

2   0..

Seaver    

8,768

56   0

20   0

2,353

44   0

7   0

2,719

33   0

8   0..

)at

Civet    

89,512

3   6

0 10

37,893

2   0

1   2

 

.......................

 

House    

12,473

2 11

0   5

16,261

3   9

0   5

24,235

1 11

0   2..

Wild    

12,466

60   0

0   8

15,499

56   0

0   1

 

.......................

 

)hinchfllla:

Bastard    

1,820

700   Oa

105   Oa

1, 825

980   Oa

200   Oa

2, 995

975   Oa

100   Oa

Real   

5,294

780   Oa

85   Oa

2,468

400   Oa

65   Oa

1,474

600   Oa

475   Oa

Ermine   

105, 985

310   0b

24   Ob

25,005

400   Ob

40   Ob

28, 560

320   Ob

190   Pb

Fisher    

679

175   0

8   0

412

90   0

2   0

46

90   0

17   0

?itch    

817

5   9

0   3

7,180

6   0

0   7..

 

........................

 

?ox:

Blue    

1,800

450   0

13   0

109

280   0

50   0

388

210   0

12   0

Cross   

1,299

120   0

3   0

298

75   0

3   0

161

84   0

7   0

Gray    

13,019

18   0

1   0

10,632

8   0

1   2

2,064

7   9

1   6

 

Jap   

 

 

15,224

18   0

1   0

12,210

8   8

0 10

Red    

28,459

80   0

2   9

14,831

70   0

2   0

12,278

62   0

0   9

Red Australian   

 

................

........

11,174

10   0

0   4

24,341

11   0

0   1

White   

2,697

90   0

10   0

2,561

80   0

3   0

4,221

70   0

3   0

Kangaroo   

1,559

2   9

0   7

988

2   3

0   3

........

...

.....

Kolinsky   

47, 172

6   0

1   0

25, 710

4   3

0   3

37, 934

5   3

0   1}

lynx    

301

165   0

8   0

675

140   0

3   0

872

125   0

6   6

darten    

11,345

1180   0

75   0

2,847

130   0

6   0

 

........................

 

Baum   

775

92   0

12   0

829

80   0

1   0

 

........................

 

Japanese    

........

........

........

9,373

20   0

3   6

2,247

16   6

6   0

Stone   

2,854

28   0

4   6

2,046

32   0

2   0

1,012

22   0

3   2

dlnk   

82,987

66   0

0   8

23,460

46   0

0   8

12,513

130   0

3   0

dole,   

169,618

30   Oc

5   Oc

 

........................

 

308,711

30   Oc

5   Oc

4usquaah   

651,164

0 64

0   3}

827,440

0 50

0   25

478,444

0 42

0 34

Black   

14,920

0 58

0 18

14,015

0 50

0 18

12,380

0 41

0 31

)possum:

American   

321,360

4   8

0   0}

77,302

11   0

0   4}

28,982

4   7

0   6

Australian   

452,165

21   0

0 10

293,309

16   0

4   0

606,264

11   0

0   4

)tter. ..   

3,868

260   0

56   0

4,992

145   0

3   0

3,600

100   0

3   6

taccoon   

174,225

31   0

0   3

74,256

23   0

0   2

9,882

19   0

2   3

(able, Russian   

6, 574

610   0

6   0

1,462

280   0

5   0

1,945

360   0

4   0

Vkunk    

362,216

27   0

0   6

146,700

21   0

0   2}

14,620

15   6

0   2

,quirrel backs   

124,147

Oc

,1190

17   Oc

195,997

210   Oc

34   Oc

295,894

150   Oc

5   Oc

Vallaby   

66,981

8   6

0   3

86,292

6   0

1   0

183,800

7   6

0   1

Volt    

22, 617

65   0

0   3

17, 871

50   0

0   6

3,728

30   0

0   5

aPer dozen.   beer "timber," or 40 skins.   cPer 100.


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