Auction View: Moving into retail

The distinction between auction sales and retail sales is blurring as auctioneers move into the traditional dealers’ territory, writes Diggory Hadoke. Watch collectors have been getting used to buying direct from auctioneers for some time. Take a look at Christie’s

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Churchill’s pistol up for auction

Firearms collectors could buy a real piece of British history this December, as Sir Winston Churchill’s 7.65mm Webley & Scott pistol goes up for auction at Bonhams. Carried by Churchill during World War Two, the Webley & Scott pistol was one

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Auction View: Change of View

Observable changes in the attendance and live bidding numbers at London auctions indicate a behavioural shift rather than a decline, says Diggory Hadoke. As a regular at the auctions, I have felt a shift in recent months, perhaps the past two years.

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Auction View: Antiquated Law?

Diggory Hadoke questions the proportion of after sales at auctions, and looks into the implications of a firearms law review on the value of guns at auction. September is a busy month for auctions. I missed Gavin Gardiner’s Gleneagles sale

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Rhino ruling in favour of DSC

An American hunter will be allowed to import his trophy back to the USA

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What lies ahead for auctions?

As another year of sporting gun auctions dawns, Diggory Hadoke assesses the biggest trends on the auction floor in 2014 and whether they’re set to continue in 2015

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Out of Africa

Africa has been a consistent provider of guns for the auction market – but this may not continue indefinitely, says Diggory Hadoke

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Kennedy memorabilia under the hammer

American auction company Rock Island has marked 50 years since the John F Kennedy assassination with a unique auction lot: one of Kennedy’s signature rocking chairs

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Auction View: Access Denied

Looking back on historical traditions in the auction world, Diggory Hadoke explores how changing times have affected the relationship between auctioneers, traders and members of the public

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AuctionView: Silent success

Diggory Hadoke examines how Holt’s sales tactics have opened the auctioneers to a broader audience and boosted sales figures.

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