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Auction news and big game issues

Diggory Hadoke explores auction trends and the public threats that can impact big game industries. Recently, Gavin Gardiner put up a significant collection of air rifles for sale by internet bidding, prior to his 1 May London auction at Sotheby’s

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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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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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Industry Welcomes Gun Loss Register

The latest service offered by the Art Loss Register invited representatives from the gun trade to join them as they expanded on their recent initiative, the Gun Loss Register. Having grown from the tracking of watches – which are often

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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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With all four barrels

March is here – the month when the auction scene wakes up again after a brief post-Christmas hibernation. Diggory Hadoke considers what is making a splash in the sale rooms I remember Nick Holt back in 2003. I was sitting

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Future proof

Prestigious gunmaker Holland and Holland was founded way back in 1835, but as Helena Douglas finds, it’s more than willing to move with the times. As gunroom manager at Holland and Holland’s flagship London premises on Bruton Street, Andrew Ambrose

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