I was hoping some of you in the "know" might be able to tell me what a big horn sheep cape might be worth. Off a ram with 16 1/8" bases. I don't really have any ideas of what to do with it as I prefer euro mounts.
Yes. Very good that you didn't toss it. Hopefully you took good care of it. Sheep capes are golden. Taxidermists will sometimes give a couple hundred bucks for a very large deer cape in good condition with no holes. Surprisingly, the beat up ones can bring a better price. The going thing nowadays is a huge buck mount with scars or ragged ear(s). The fighter look is in. I shot a decent muley a couple years ago and offered the cape to a local Montana taxidermist if he would skin it. At his shop I noticed it had a half moon section of one ear missing. Probably bit by a coyote as a fawn. "Ah crap. You don't want that." Oh yes he did! Very much!
I would suggest calling one of the big outfits that do the work for jet set crowd. Maybe Jonas Brothers. They get a lot of sheep projects all the time and doubtless some client capes get wrecked before they see them. Or tannery screws them up.
The big outfits pay pennies on the dollar compared to actual value. Find a hunter needing a caoe for best price. For examplke, know of a full body salted cape the big outfits would go $500 for that sold for over $2000 direct to the hunter who needed one badly.