Auction: Lion Trap


A rare opportunity to obtain a Lion Trap, possibly made by TONKs, but no markings are visible.

Originally described to us as a man trap the size and design appear to correspond more closely to pictures of lion traps, made in the West Midlands for export to Africa and sometimes the Indian sub continent.  We’ve been told that the original owner of this trap was a big game hunter so that supports this identification.

This impressive trap is 60″ long, the trigger plate 15″ x 15″ and the jaws are 17″ by 8″.

The successful bidder will need to arrange collection of the trap from Melbourne, South Derbyshire, either in person or by courier.

This trap has a reserve ** NOW MET ** and a target end time of midnight Sunday June 15th.   If a bid is received within 24 hours of the target end date, the end date will be extended to give a clear 24 hours between the last bid update on the listing and the end of the auction.

On completion the winning bidder will be contacted to complete the sale.  Where the item is to be collected the buyer may be required to pay Vintage Traps a non-refundable 10% deposit, after which the details of collection and final payment will be released.

Items are sold ‘as seen’ – no refunds given or returns accepted

Before bidding you should check out the rules HERE and to place a bid just add a comment below with the value of your bid.   Comments will visible on the listing so that everyone can see the value of the current highest bid and the nickname of the bidder.  If you want to bid you’ll need to register which you can do in ‘My Account‘. If you want to place a practice bid just to see how it looks, have a go on our EXAMPLE.

3 Bids on Auction: Lion Trap

  1. 4 June 2014 at 9:24 am Bid By Gary Knight


  2. 1 June 2014 at 9:35 pm Bid By Kill-it n grill-it


  3. 1 June 2014 at 6:36 pm Bid By Gary Knight