Of the 8 million mink furs which are produced in the world each year, 1 million come from Sweden.
LV.INT. AUCTION ROOM.
SV. AUCTIONEER RAISES ARM AS IF SOMEONE BIDDED.
GV. BUYERS MAKING NOTES.
TV. BUYER WRITING IN BOOK.
SV. AUCTIONEER TAKING BIDS.
Side V. BUYERS
CV. AUCTION IN PROGRESS.
Side V.PAN. BUYER WALKS INTO SORTING ROOM TOWARDS MINK STALL AND SHAKES HANDS WITH OWNER.
CU. DITTO PAN TO PILE OF MINKS.
SV. ANOTHER STALL. THE BUYER SHAKES HANDS WITH WOMAN OWNER.
SideV. MAN SORTING MINKS, TROLLEY OF MINKS PUSHED TOWARDS HIM. DITTO.
CU. SORTER WITH CAP.
CU. MAN WRITING IN BOOK.
SCU. MAN TAKES BUNDLE OF MINKS FROM TRAY FOR SORTING.
SV. MAN PLACING BUNDLES OF MINKS ON TO TRAY.
SV.Tilt. SHOWING STORAGE OF MINKS.
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Background: Of the 8 million mink furs which are produced in the world each year, 1 million come from Sweden. At this time of year buyers from all parts of the world - Great Britain, Italy, France, the U.S.A. - flock to Stockholm for the annual fur auctions. And they purchase furs to the value of GBP2 million.
There are more than fifty kinds of mink skins in many colours ranging from the traditional brown over pastel, silver, blue, sapphire to the most-expensive-of-all, white fur. Expensive, yes, but few women could resist a mink coat if they could afford one.