Sale of the Norman Cogger Mineral Collection

Norman lived in Tonbridge, Kent and was a member of The Russell Society for many years. Following his passing away in January 2017, and in line with his wishes, his mineral collection is now being sold to raise funds for his chosen good cause, the Kent and Sussex Hospital League of Friends.

Norman’s collection contains a wide range of foreign and British species, with an emphasis on the chemistry of minerals rather than aesthetics. The collection is well curated, with specimens in a clean condition and supported by labels, a card index system and catalogues. The collection is being sold as a whole, by competitive tender.

Viewing will be on the Friday 24th and Saturday 25th November 2017 and tenders are to be returned by 12 noon on Friday 1st December 2017.

Full details of the sale process can be downloaded as a pdf file here.

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Free mineral trays

Chris Finch of the Southern Branch recently received an offer from Monica Price at Oxford University Museum of Natural History of some surplus card trays. Monica describes them as:

” We have several boxes of trays that came with the Reading University and other specimens, variable condition but not conservation standard, various sizes in a box. There are three styles, brown thick trays, white covered ones and a bin liner full of the flatpack ones”

The boxes will be available in November and members interested in receiving any of the boxes should contact Chris directly.

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