So, you class yourself as a professional taxidermist.
Six months after your promised delivery date, after regular contact, you say that the piece has been shipped.
You post a completed mount to Spain, but don't insure it or keep postal receipts/tracking number. Then you magically find the receipt and can send all details of the 'lost' package to the Post Office, but don't have any record of the address or details of the claim/tracking number etc. You also have no pictures of the completed mount - all things that could make your client think you were lying, every time you opened your mouth.
Then, the lost package is 'found' in UK customs & requires a letter confirming that the beast was legally taken & not subject to CITES - however, you have no record of which address you sent this information to... & thus STILL nothing to prove you have ever dispatched the mount.
A year after agreed delivery & at this point I lost my cool and paid the gentleman a visit - set out the situation and my expectations for the future. A day later, confirmation by Email that he had 'found' the receipt and tracking number - but this was never provided.
Five weeks later, the Spanish shooter who asked that his first Munti be mounted (not a trophy beast - but his first) sends an Email to let me know the mount had arrived & expressing his complete horror at quality of the work.
Folks, I am quite happy to back up all I have written with appropriate Emails, but am really posting this to try and ensure that others do not make the mistake of paying in advance for this quality of work. This is the work of the professional taxidermist 'Tom Elliot', a man who is not worried about bad press ' because he already has work for the next two years in his freezer'!
Do not waste your money - it is fools like this that give taxidermy a bad name!