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    tatayet
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    How can I see the difference between brown mink and brown sable watching a picture ?

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    mink


    sable


    Maybe this helps to you.

    Sable
    Sable are actually marten - the finest, most luxurious and expensive marten. The best sable comes from Barguzin in the former USSR and is denser and silkier than Canadian sable, while Chinese and Japanese sable deserve only a mention in the same sentence with Russian sable. Most sable are wild and protected in preserves, although some sable have been and are ranched, which means that other countries could raise sable if the Russians would let breeding pairs be exported. Unlike Americans, who sold breeding pairs of mink freely, the Russians have strictly controlled sable.

    The Russian government has a monopoly on sable. V/O Sojuzpushnina, a Russian trade organization, holds fur auctions in January, July and October, at which sables (and other furs) are auctioned. The proceeds go to the government. This system is little different from the system in czarist times when a good portion of the imperial family's income came from the sale of sable, except that the royal family sold sable only to other crowned heads. The finest sable, Barguzin sable, was reserved for the czar and his family's use, which is why it's called crown or imperial sable.

    Sable may also be the Golden Fleece of Greek mythology. According to one story, the fleece that Jason and his Argonauts sought when they sailed east - probably to the Black Sea - could have been sable.

    Today, anyone who can afford sable can own a sable coat. Prime sable is deeply furred with even, silvery-tipped guard hairs, making it silkier than mink. The color is a rich brown with a blue cast. Golden sable, which is a reddish or amber color, is less expensive. All sable, nevertheless, is very expensive - but as warm and light in weight as it is heavy in price.

    Mink
    A mink coat is the coat to many women - and to growing numbers of men. Mink are a member of the weasel family. Although they are found in the wild almost everywhere in North America and in some other parts of the world, the majority of mink are ranched. Very few wild mink are trapped any more because ranched mink are so superior in quality and color. American mink are the finest in the world, thanks to scientific breeding and rearing.

    Female mink are smaller and have softer, lighter pelts than the males. Consequently, more female skins are needed for a coat than male skins. It is just as warm, however, although the weight may be less.

    Mink is worked in many ways, and every part of the skin is used. It is a very durable fur that can last twenty years or more with care, depending on the quality. Prime quality skins are used natural and will wear the best. Dyed mink represents lesser quality skins - and both the lesser quality and the dyeing mean that it won't wear as well.

    Natural ranch mink: The guard hairs should be silky and even in length, while the underfur should be dense and compact and paler in color. The mink should have a naturally lustrous sheen.

    Mutation mink: Again, the guard hairs should be silky and even in length. The color should be clear and uniform. The price depends on the availability - and popularity - of colors. At times, natural ranch mink may be more expensive.

    Pieced mink: A coat may be made, wholly or partially, of paws, gills and tails. It may also contain other pieces of mink. If the coat is patterned, such as to give a chevron effect, look for evenness of pattern and texture throughout the coat. Pieced coats may not wear as well as whole skin coats, because of the many seams. A good pieced mink coat should be reinforced on the leather side with nylon or ribbon at points of wear. Pieced mink coats can be very attractive, and they are much less expensive than natural mink coats that are let out or skin-on-skin.



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    Ok, thank you. In fact, on some pictures on the web, it's sometimes hard to say if it's brown mink or dark brown sable.

    Tatayet

    PS: proud to be belgian !!!!

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    Yeah you right, sometimes it's difficult to see the diffrence on images.Tatayet

    BTW.Welcome on board neighbour. ofcourse you are proud on Belgium. Cookie loves your low tax system and your fries. It is at least better then then my 52% income tax in Holland. Cookie goes under with that
    And our free speech in our tolerant country is under attack. Maybe i must move to belgium.


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    Do you think the USA is ready for Cookie?

    got to go now old man, Must orginise the christmas Fur Fetish shoot for tommorow.Can't waste my time. The furs are ready for it........ Cookie is ready, and the model is ready..........................

    And to all the fur freaks, tommorow i will post here some shoots of the video. You will love it.

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    maria_in_sable
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    Mink is a shorter hard wearing fur whilst sable is also hard wearing but longer and a bit softer

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    tatayet
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    hard wearing? What do you mean about hard wearing?

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    What is meant by hard wearing is that they can take items such as shoulder bags rubbing on the same spot a bit more than say a lynx or fox. Either way, treating a coat like that is sacreligious to some.... as is masturbating in them.

    All fur will eventually wear down if rubbed repeatedly in the same spot.

    Piotr

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    tatayet
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    oh, ok. thanks piotr.

    tatayet

    ps: the best way to honorate (according to me) fur is to wear a 100% fur coat or jacket.

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    tatayet
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    just to say that since my last reply on this post, i have learned to make the difference between mink and sable, and also beteween different foxes.

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