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The latest from the gun auctions

Michael E Haskew’s magpie eye is attracted by the shine of an old Holland & Holland sidelock and a magnificent Mauser in our latest round-up of intriguing guns brought to auction. He was a career soldier. Major George Stopford-Adams was,

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The latest news from recent firearms auctions

Items both old and new have shared the spotlight during recent auction activity, as vintage firearms expert Michael E. Haskew uncovers Little detail exists concerning the life of Edward Newton of Grantham, Lincolnshire—beyond that he lived from 1692-1764 and that

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The latest gun auction information

Jonathan Downs is slightly overwhelmed this issue, as sale after sale of dizzyingly good guns gets underway and the auction houses really start to hit their stride again HoltsWolferton, Norfolk September 2-3Forthcoming: December 7-8 Before the second wave of Covid

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The latest on gun auctions during Covid-19

Diggory Hadoke takes a virtual tour of the month’s sales, and finds that the gun trade is booming. Many industries have suffered catastrophic damage during the turbulent summer of COVID-19. However, it seems that auctions are weathering the unsettled period

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Latest American gun auction news

With major UK auctions still just around the corner, Jonathan Downs shifts his attention to our friends in the good ol’ US of A, and previews another major World Auction from Rock Island, with some fascinating guns for sale. Rock

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The latest auction reports on rifles and shotguns

Big Game, Black Powder and Bolt Action brought a whiff of excitement and adventure to recent auctions reports Michael E. Haskew. Springtime auction events have produced intriguing results regarding rifles of particularly storied provenance.   In the March Holts event,

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Lockdown and beyond: How will gun auctions be affected?

Diggory Hadoke is finding that lockdown is the mother of invention, as he ponders what the future may hold for our industry. The early spring has been gloriously sunny, though my young trees need a good drenching to keep them

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A discerning duo

Michael E Haskew returns to share the provenance of a shotgun and a rifle coming up for sale: a handsome Hereward and a princely Purdey The Holt’s December auction and Gavin Gardiner’s Bond Street event feature an outstanding shotgun and

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Auction view: Lots more to come!

Diggory Hadoke reviews the latest sales across the popular auctioneers and shares his expectations for upcoming auctions  Southams kicked off September with a sale on the 12th at their spiffy new location in Bedford. The catalogue extended to 168 pages

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‘Hidden gems’ are no longer so hidden, says Diggory Hadoke

‘Hidden gems’ are no longer as elusive as they once were and, as Diggory Hadoke explains, lots from the provincial auctions may be worth the gamble A surprising number of people seem to be buying guns unseen from provincial auctions

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