Trading places

We look back on a summer of deals, and with business deals signed, sealed and delivered at the Game Fair, Diggory Hadoke shares a refreshing take on the industry The Game Fair The weather was varied, the crowds reasonable and

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Reaping the rewards with Diggory Hadoke

With the first auctions of the year looming, Diggory Hadoke reflects on the frustrations, tribulations and ultimate rewards of the auction circuit. As I write this in February is beginning to fade into memory, the weather is feeling pretty wintery

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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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Epiris Buys Bonhams

The Epiris Fund II has completed the acquisition of auctioneer Bonhams for an undisclosed sum. Epiris appears to be making significant moves in the shooting market, having also acquired publisher Time Inc UK and rebranded it as TI Media earlier

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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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Bonhams Open For Consignments

Bonhams Knightsbridge is enjoying a spell of significant growth. In recent years their Sporting Gun department has become one of the global leaders in this field. This is represented by their prestigious sales, which feature the highest quality British and

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Investing in Joy

Diggory Hadoke brings more news on Holt’s new premises and takes time to look on the bright side of falling prices

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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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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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