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OUR STORY

 

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THE BEGINNING

The 1960's an elder brothers gift sparked a lifelong interest into the prehistoric world, flourishing the siblings palaeontological learning and inspiring an imagination up to the present day. Our founder having early beginings in a second generation family antiques business established in the nineteen fifties Richard Allison transcended his wealth of knowledge from antiques, fine arts and artefacts into palaeontology where in the final two decades of the twentieth century The Fossil Store evolved. Now primarily procuring fossils from around the world The Fossil Store's objective has been to wherever possible, present aesthetically decorative fossilsed wonders of natural history to an interior world, providing rare specimens to connoisseurs, esteemed collectors and the world of interiors.

In this The Fossil Store has achieved many bookmark achievements presenting fossil objects of curiosity, desired and collected on the worldwide stage. We trust our clients experience browsing our collections in a delightful and intriguing way. Richard began his fossil acquisitions in ernest in the early 1990's where the first expeditions into continental Africa ultimately brought us to our new collections, which we are very proud to share globally.

 

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OUR MISSION

The Fossil Store's online presence firmly rooted itself as a market leader, in an ever growing industry, surrounded by many fossil wonders. Creating an enviroment online selling remarkable objects of curiosity for private or public exhibits, interiors, hotels and celebrities for over twenty five years. Creations which are extraordinarily rare and beautiful, curating an authentic presence in many enviroments.

Our founder has had a life long interest in palaeontology and has continued an ever progressive course evolving in a creative atmosphere, building on success our bespoke international fossil company presenting interior-style objects of curiosity for luxury interiors.

 

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THE FOSSIL STORE'S ONLINE LAUNCH IN 1997'

Acquiring fossils around the globe we have set buying and selling records for some of the most important specimens brought to market. As early as 1997 our presence began to flourish as did our authority with our first web pages as we began to set market trends. Some fossil specimens are extremely difficult to bring to market, thanks to a team of passionate creatives we have been able to surmount  many issues and through our online and general business endeavours create wealth in some regions of the world less fortunate, through our many trade associations, of which we are very proud.

 

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ONE OF THE 3RD GENERATION FAMILY RUN BUSINESSES SINCE 1953’

We have creatively rooted our selections throughout the decades, as purveyors in antiques, fine art and fossils many if not all collections are unrepeatable. In all disciplines of life there is always a more prestigious piece, here at The Fossil Store we strive to procure, conserve and purvey only the very best specimens endeavouring to provide our clientele with something unique. This themes throughout our business ethics, to our customer service, because we like to deal with everyone on a one to one basis which proves time and time again how valuable communications and longevity is to all our team.

 

 

 

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EXPEDITION 2016

On expedition last year we had set our eyes on a very specific objective...

Located beside the Hamar L'Aghdad formation lies the foundations surrounding the western Sahara that attracts many in the summer months. In the right conditions, you can discover some interesting fossils like the Phacops trilobite here, found on one of the many mountains which reach into Algeria which allow potentially epic conditions for such finds. The catch: it was a four and half hour hike in from the nearest road; a nine hour round trip. The camera gear, tools, climbing and film equipment we were carrying, made this a big commitment for something that's "never the same" as Dean put it. Despite our skepticism about what we might find we didn't have many options as we ventured, into the unknown terrain...