These days taxidermy is officially cool again and featured in every home mag out there, this has caused what was once fairly easy to find pretty cheaply to sky rocket in popularity and price (for some reason this always seems to happen just when I have decided I really like a particular thing!). You can still find nice specimens at ok prices, eBay is always worth a look but butterflies really don't post well! I think the best examples I have have come from junk shops and car-boot sale (although they are getting rarer these days).
Which was way I was amazed to find a nice case of 3 butterflies on Sunday and for only £4. The frame is slight naff and I intend to sand the gold paint off!
At this rate we are probably going to have to buy a bigger house...soon!