Most expensive feather ever fetches £4,000 at auction

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A single plume from the extinct huia bird has sold for a record sum at auction in New Zealand making it the most expensive feather ever.

The brown and white feather fetched NZ$8,000 (£3,800), far exceeding the NZ$500 that it had been estimated to reach. The feathers were traditionally used to adorn Maori chiefs.

The huia bird is thought to be extinct and has not been seen since 1907.

The feather went under the hammer at Webb's Auction House in Auckland....

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