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TASMANIAN OPOSSUM (grey and black)

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Originally appearing in Volume V11, Page 352 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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TASMANIAN OPOSSUM (grey and black).—Size 20 X10 in. Is of a similar description, but darker and stronger in the wool and larger. Besides these there are some very rich brown skins which were formerly in such request in Europe, especially Russia, that undue killing occurred until 1899, when the government stopped for a time the taking of any of this class. They are excellent for carriage aprons, being not only very light in weight and warm, but handsome. Value 2s. 6d. to 8s. 6d.
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