Wild fur opened NAFA’s February auction with a higher percentage of goods being sold than some might have expected. In most instances, prices were also firm to advancing over last year’s levels.
NAFA’s promotional workshops for buyers, which were held in China in the fall of 2017 and earlier this year, have obviously yielded results. More first-time buyers from China competed in today’s sale and more companies sampled the goods.
Beavers sold 93%, nearly all to new buyers. Muskrats sold 94%, with only the best goods unsold.
A stricter selling policy resulted in a 66% sale of Raccoon, again, mainly to new customers. All better sections had good interest.
Wild mink sold 90% at advancing price levels.
The sale continues tomorrow with Demi Male and Females, and Coyotes.
The top lot of Raccoon was purchased by Yves Salomon of Paris, France for $63.00.