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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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Movers and shakers

With changes at leading organisations across the shooting industry, GTN has an update on the new names to look out for  Eoghan Cameron has been elected BASC chairman following the association’s AGM in June. Eoghan has been on the council

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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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‘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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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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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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RBSS Welcomes Alastair Phillips

The Royal Berkshire Shooting School has announced the arrival of Alastair Phillips as Gunroom and Shop Manager in August. Alastair has over 15 years of experience in the industry and is recognised, throughout the industry, as having a fantastic and

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Ilkley Moor wins Purdey Award

Ilkley Moor has won the prestigious Purdey Gold Award for game and conservation. On 25 November the Duke of Wellington presented the award to Edward Bromet, chairman of the Bingley, Burley and Ilkley Moors Partnership, and to head keeper Simon

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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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