I have an item I think you might like. Can we sell to you?
Yes, of course. At Alessio Lorenzi we are always looking to buy good stock. Please email us a few photographs with measurements and we'll let you know right away if it's an item we might be interested in.
I don't want to sell my item but it needs some attention. Would you restore an item for us?
Yes, we offer this service if the cost of restoration doesn't exceed the value of the item in its current state.
I'm not sure about the legalities of trading or owning taxidermy. Can you tell me a little bit more?
All specimens offered for sale by Alessio Lorenzi are legally acquired. We purchase from collectors, museums, taxidermists and reputable private dealers to ensure that all items have the required paperwork and provenance.
Any species listed by CITES is accompanied with the necessary licenses (CITES Article 10).
A large proportion of the items we sell are antique and pre-1947, this means that if they are a protected species they do not require a license to sell in the UK due to their age. When we sell more modern specimens they are offered for sale with the relevant licenses (CITES Article 10) where required.
Please be aware that if you are outside the European Union, you may require an export or re-export permit. We can provide this for an additional £50.00 but you must also check with your own customs department to ascertain whether the specimen you wish to purchase requires an import permit.
Can we inspect the items you have for sale in person?
Of course you can. We have a warehouse in Northampton, England and in Padova, Italy. We receive prospective customers by appointment only. As we take part in trade fairs too the items are often "on the road" or they may not be in the location you wish to view them so the more forewarning you can give us the better.
I would like my purchase to be shipped. Can you help?
Any purchase is not inclusive of delivery charges. If you have your own courier and you only wish to have the item packed we would be more than happy to help. Some of the items may be extremely delicate and in that case we would encourage collection whereas others may be very costly to ship depending on the destination address. However, most items we sell can be delivered by courier. We offer a crating service too if need be and all packing/crating and delivery will be charged to you at cost price.