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Preview of March 2013 Sporting and Collectors Auction

Brian Goodison-Blanks previews the upcoming Sporting and Collectors Sale, which will be held in our Honiton salerooms on 20th March 2013. The auction offers a good collection of antique firearms as well as Olympic Memorabilia and a wide and eclectic selection of other sporting and collectors lots.

Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood are offering this Deane Adams & Deane hammerless
        revolver (SC16/86) in their March 2013 Sporting and Collectors Sale, which will
        also have Internet Live Bidding support.

Westcountry Auctioneers Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood are offering this Deane Adams & Deane hammerless revolver (SC16/86) in their March 2013 Sporting and Collectors Sale, which will also have Internet Live Bidding support.

Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood, as the largest firm of auctioneers in the Westcountry, has been able to bring together a good selection of Antique Firearms, which will attract the attention of the specialist firearms and gun collector.

Some of the antique firearm highlights in this Sporting and Collectors sale include three revolvers that are significant in the development of the modern day gun. The Coopers' patent pepperbox revolver (SC16/91), the Remington New Model Army 1858 revolver (SC16/90) and the Deane Adams & Deane hammerless revolver (SC16/86) are from a single-owner collection that has been consigned to the sale. Each example is in very desirable original condition and being fresh to the market will, no doubt, attract a great deal of attention both in the saleroom and through our online bidding facilities.

One of the highlights of the Antique Firearms section of the auction is a Remington
        New Model Army 1858 six-shot percussion revolver (SC16/90).

One of the highlights of the Antique Firearms section of the Sporting and Collectors Auction is a Remington New Model Army 1858 six-shot percussion revolver (SC16/90).

Another Antique Firearm highlight in the Sporting sale is a 19th Century six-shot
        Cooper's patent, ring-trigger under hammer, percussion boxlock revolver (SC16/91).

Another Antique Firearm highlight in the Sporting sale is a 19th Century six-shot Cooper's patent, ring-trigger under hammer, percussion boxlock revolver (SC16/91).

One of my personal favourites in this sporting sale is a small ivory carved dog's head whistle (SC16/55). Only 4cm long and inset with glass eyes, it is a wonderfully simple piece with great appeal to collectors and dog lovers alike. As the Sporting and Collectors sale is also being held live online, this small piece will no doubt attract international interest with its £100-£150 estimate.

A late 19th Century carved ivory dog's head whistle (SC16/55) is expected to attract international
        interest as the sale is being held live online.

A late 19th Century carved ivory dog's head whistle (SC16/55) is expected to attract international interest as the Sporting and Collectors Sale is being held live online.

The feats of the athletes of the London 2012 Olympics were certainly an inspiration to many and the market for Olympic Memorabilia remains strong. The 1908 London Olympic silver medal (SC16/216) won by Sydney Charles Evans, estimated at between £3,000 and £5,000, reminds us that even in the early days of the modern Olympiad, the passion and dedication to training by competitors equalled that of today's athletes.

The 1908 London Olympic Silver Medal won by Sydney Charles Evans (Sid Evans) for Heavy Weight Boxing, estimated at between
        £3,000 and £5,000 is being offered in the sporting auction being held online and at Honiton in Devon in March 2013.

The 1908 London Olympic Silver Medal won by Sydney Charles Evans (Sid Evans) for Heavy Weight Boxing, estimated at between £3,000 and £5,000, is being offered in the sporting auction being held online and at Honiton in Devon in March 2013.

The specialist Sporting Pictures section of the auction offers a good selection of oils and watercolours for the enthusiast collector of equestrian and hunting scenes.

Perhaps one of the most consistently popular artists in this field is Charles Johnson Payne (Snaffles) (1884-1967). Included are a signed Snaffles print of the Grand National (SC16/282a) and two original works of 'The Cherubims', 11th Hussars (Prince Albert's Own), estimate £500-£700 each, depicting two views of a Hussar on horse back (SC16/288) and (SC16/289).

The Sporting and Collectors Sale also includes a print and a couple of original
        works by Charles Johnson Payne (Snaffles) (1884-1967), including a signed print of the Grand National Canal Turn. (SC16/282a).

The Sporting and Collectors Sale also includes a print and a couple of original works by Charles Johnson Payne (Snaffles) (1884-1967), including a signed print of the Grand National Canal Turn. (SC16/282a).

An original work by Charles Johnson Payne (Snaffles) (1884-1967) depicting a Hussar on horseback, estimated at £500-£700. (SC16/288).

An original work by Charles Johnson Payne (Snaffles) (1884-1967) depicting a Hussar on horseback, estimated at £500-£700. (SC16/288).

An original work by Charles Johnson Payne (Snaffles) (1884-1967) depicting a Hussar on horseback, estimated at £500-£700. (SC16/289).

A further original work by Charles Johnson Payne (Snaffles) (1884-1967) of a Hussar on horseback, also estimated at £500-£700. (SC16/289).

Always an interesting sale to catalogue and conduct from the rostrum, this collectors auction includes a number of antique dolls, a late Victorian puppet theatre (SC16/710) as well as a collection of mid 20th century underground comics (SC16/782). Many will be familiar with Robert Crumb's artwork from the album covers of Janis Joplin and the Big Brother Holding Company. However, Crumb is known to a wider group of collectors for his work on several characters including Fritz the Cat and Mr Natural. An acquired taste for some perhaps, but no less valuable to collectors who will be eager to obtain original copies of these issues.

Robert Crumb's artwork is widely known. Theere are a group of nine mid 20th century
        underground comics being offering in 20th March 2013 Sporting and Collectors Sale,
        which is being held in our Honiton salerooms in Devon and online with live bidding
        support.

Robert Crumb's artwork is widely known. There are a group of nine mid 20th century underground comics being offering in our 20th March 2013 Sporting and Collectors Sale, which is being held in our Honiton salerooms in Devon and online with live bidding support.

Tags

  • Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood
  • Sporting Auctions
  • Collectors Auctions
  • Antique Firearm Auctions
  • Antique Revolvers
  • Remington
  • Deane Adams &Deane
  • Coopers
  • Olympic Memorabilia
  • Sydney Charles Evans
  • Charles Johnson Payne Snaffles (1884-1967)
  • Antique Dolls Auction
  • Robert Crumb

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