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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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Auction in the sun!

Jonathan Downs looks ahead to the summer auctions hoping to achieve the highest levels of success. Holts Kensington, London – 18 June 2019 This month Holts is holding its summer sale, and they have several vintage pieces worth keeping an eye

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BDS offers a select preview of their 2019 summer auction

The British Deer Society (BDS) offers a select preview of some of their latest lots recently secured for their 2019 Summer Auction. A key fixture on the British Deer Society’s fundraising calendar, the summer auction is a popular event. The

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A Match made in Heaven

Reuniting long-split pairs is something of a mission for many owners of one or other of the ‘orphans’. Pairs (usually shotguns) are made to enable the shooter to operate in a grouse butt or on a pheasant or partridge peg

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Setting the Standard

The major auction houses all had good pre-Christmas sales to round off 2018, from the intimate to the gargantuan. Beginning with Bonhams, who set the bar at the end of November, Jonathan Downs explores how the estimates fared Bonhams, Knightsbridge

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Point and Click

Social Media has altered the way we do everything. Even the gun trade, the steeped-in-history, grizzled, old, gun trade has bent a knee to the new king. Frequenters of Facebook will know that there are interest groups of all kinds

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Gleneagles Has Landed

Gavin Gardiner – Sotheby’s Gleneagles Hotel, Scotland, 27 August 2018 Sotheby’s has been holding auctions at the prestigious Gleneagles Hotel in Auchterarder, Scotland, since 1967. Gavin Gardiner himself has been associated with the auctions of Fine Modern and Vintage Sporting

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Get With The Times

Auctions, in my opinion, offer different things to different people. I have been writing about the London gun auction scene in magazines, both at home and in the USA, since 2003. There have been some significant changes over those fifteen

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Watch This Space

AUCTIONS ALWAYS CONTAIN ONE OR TWO SURPRISES. Holt’s this summer had a cracker. The item in question was a round action, non-ejector gun by Dickson, the renowned Edinburgh gunmaker. It has to be said, it was not the best one

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