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Sale SC17: Sporting and Collectors

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Wednesday, 18th September 2013

Dowell Street, Honiton

Sporting and Collectors Sale

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Specialist Sporting and Collectors sale held at our Honiton auction rooms in Devon with a wide variety of sporting items on offer from guns to memoriabilia as well as an eclectic range of artefacts to interest serious collectors.

This auction has 1039 fine art lots.

Sale Notes

The forthcoming Specialist Sporting & Collectors sale has over 1000 lots to entice a wide range of collectors and enthusiasts of all sorts.

Hunting & Shooting remains popular, not only regionally, but also internationally. Among the highlights of the sale is a small gold and intaglio painted Jack Russell Brooch (SC17/10) that should appeal to many, as well as an Army & Navy cartridge case (SC17/65A) and a Holland & Holland gun case (SC17/65). For gun collectors, there is an opportunity to obtain, perhaps, one of the most iconic revolvers of the cap and ball period - a good original 1851 model Colt Navy (SC17/105). In the correct fitted case with original tools and accessories, the gun also has matching serial numbers and retains some of its original blueing. All of these attributions making make it a prize piece for anyone's collection.

Though not to everyone's taste, the Taxidermy section has a good collection of examples from Tawstock Court, including Ibex, Antelope and Stag horns.

With the approaching centenary anniversary of the start of the First World War, the market for militaria of the period remains strong. One of the most interesting lots within the sale is that of Capt GH Hawkes, Intelligence Officer, 2/4 Bn. Royal Berks Rgt (SC17/230) that include a hand drawn map with compass bearings of the British and German Trenches in 1916. Original fist hand accounts are invaluable historical records and will attract major interest from collectors.

As well as toys and dolls, the sale includes a good selection of maritime antiques and collectables. Those disappointed with not being able to purchase a Royal Doulton advertising Tug from the earlier Maritime Sale, will have an opportunity this time as another example has been consigned to the sale (SC17/282), proof that Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood’s successful sale results attract vendors with specialist items.

The specialist sale enables us to deal with client's individual needs, as in the case of a single owner collection of nutcrackers to be offered in the sale. From carved examples (SC17/918) to early 18th century brass lever nutcrackers, the collection is eye opening to the history and range of the different types and inventions over the years. The main interest for the collection will come from America and Germany via online bidding.

Contact for Sale

For any information about this sale, please contact:-

Brian Goodison-BlanksBrian Goodison-Blanks

Tel:+44 (01392) 413100