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London’s Calling

At Southams, a takeover and a new state-of-the-art premises is boosting their profile and widening their appeal  Londons Auctions get most of the attention and the capital remains the international hub for quality firearms auctioneering. At least, that is how

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Gavin Gardiner’s Valuation of Lots

Auction of Modern and Vintage Sporting Guns With sporting guns continuing to achieve Record Prices at auction, there has never been a better time to sell and recent results speak for themselves. Gavin Gardiner are now accepting consignments for their

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Rock Island Records

Rock Island Moline, Illinois, USA – 13 -15 April 2018 When the Rock Island Auction company hold a sale, they do it big. This last premiere firearms auction was apparently the largest grossing sale in their company’s history: not surprising

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The Smell Of Success

With tensions for auction supremacy building between the US and UK, the latest rounds showed the state of the bidding arms race. Diggory Hadoke unearthed more… THE EARLY YEAR SHOWS IN THE USA SAW BRITISH AUCTIONEERS BACKING OFF in the

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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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