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Hartog v Colin & Shields [1939] 3 All ER 566 

The defendants mistakenly offered a large quantity of hare skins at a certain price per pound whereas they meant to offer them at that price per piece. This meant that the price was roughly one third of what it should have been. The claimant accepted the offer.

The court held that the contract was void for mistake. Hare skins were generally sold per piece and given the price the claimant must have realised the mistake.

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