Of The Week
"I have been collecting shark
jaws for most of my life, but it was the chance
encounter with the Shark Doctor
on eBay which really got the proverbial
ball rolling for me. It was
back in 2002 and it was my first eBay
purchase!! Not a bad begining
really. I remember it was a nice set of
Ornate Wobbegong Jaws, followed
shortly after by a lovely set of Smooth
Hammerhead jaws. I knew as soon
as they arrived that I was looking at
truly museum quality items.
It must be noted that I collect pretty much
anything that isn't "bolted
down", Fossils, Fluorescnet Minerals, Skulls,
Stamps, Coins, Banknotes, you
name it, and I have extremely high
standards. Nothing short of
museum quality will do."
"Well 8 years and 100plus sets
of jaws later it is fair to say that I
have a fairly impressive collection.
I have many different rare species
including the elusive Creole
Mako, Bramble Shark, Owstons Dogfish, Brier
Shark, Golden Dogfish to name
a few. However, one constant in my
collection is the demand for
Museum Quality specimens!! You wont find
any smelly yellow jaws in my
cabinets! This is where the Shark Doctor
comes into his own. If ever
I get the itch and want a new MQ max size
specimen, the Doc is only an
e-mail away. He always has something new
and exciting for my collection.
It may be a maxed out Longfin Mako with
2 3/8" primaries, or a massive
Bull Shark with amazing tooth
pathologies, or even a new species
of Wobby with skin samples. Always
pristine specimens with A1 10
out of 10 dentition.
My goal is to aquire as many
species in both MAX and MIN Museum Quality
jaws as I can. The one disadvantage
of dealing with someone that quality
of the Shark Doctor is he sets
the bar so high in terms of quality, it
makes it hard to keep the standard
up through any other source. This is
why the Shark Doctor will always
be my first point of contact when I
have some spare coin to invest
in my collection".
THANKS FOR YOUR KIND WORDS JOHN! I ENJOY SERVING
SUCH A TRUE PERFECTIONIST THAT APPRECIATES
"I would say that cabinet is
well and truly packed. In fact I think it is
over full. I am in the process
of acquiring some new cabinets which will
cause a major reshuffle of my
stuff, however this cabinet will be pretty
much left as it is. I may thin
it out a little but no major changes."
"Unfortunately I haven't put
anything in there for scale, but
I can tell you that the big
Shark Doc Tigers are about
24" x 24" with 1 1/2" primaries.
That big Long Fin
Mako is another beast I bought
from you back around
Christmas '04. It has 2" uppers
and 2 3/8" lowers."
YOUR GW SHARK MOUNT IS OUTSTANDING!
Check the pathology on the long
This is a perfect example of how
to display Your Specimens.
A sealed unit protects and ensures
many many years of enjoyment.
YOUR COLLECTING ACUMEN SHINES THROUGH
THIS COLLECTION IS BETTER THAN ANY YOU'LL
SEE IN A MUSEUM!
OBSERVE THE PRISTINE WHITENESS ... THIS IS
THE WORK OF A MASTER COLLECTOR FOLKS !!!
THIS BLOKE IS ONE FUSSY
THE CROC SKULLS AND EGGS ADD
A NICE TOUCH MATE !
SEE THE VALUE IN GETTING ONLY
THE BEST SPECIMENS?
A MONSTER 16 FOOT TIGER AND 13 FOOT MAKO !!!
Every Collection needs a
display of fossils for comparative study.
JOHN FOR SHARING
PHOTOS OF YOUR
THINK THAT IT MAY BE THE BEST
THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE!