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Latest auction news from the gun trade

Diggory Hadoke throws his head back and draws in a deep draught of that old, familiar smell… What is it? Why, freedom of course!  June saw Holt’s return with a flourish and a full sale, held over two days on

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Latest auction news from Gavin Gardner

An homage to armour marks a Gavin Gardiner triple play as Michael E. Haskew reports. The first tanks appeared in the battlefield in World War I, massive tracked monsters belching machine-gun and artillery fire.  As they slewed and heaved forward

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Latest auction news for June and July

It’s Bonhams’ turn to put in a powerful performance this month, with its May auction making sales from £50 to nearly £50,000, as Diggory Hadoke reports Bonhams dominated the gun auctions calendar in May, with the biggest sale of the

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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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