Auction 2017

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Bidding starts: 21 Apr 2017 07:30:00 BST
Ends: 05 May 2017 12:00:00 BST
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Lot 806: The Black Grouse” written, illustrated & signed by Patrick Laurie

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Final bid:
£24
Increment:£2
Bids:2
Ends in:05 May 2017 12:00:00 BST (bidding ended)

Presented by Patrick Laurie,

The Black Grouse is a lively natural history interwoven with a personal account of an on-going battle to conserve black grouse on a farm in Galloway. The author’s beautiful illustrations convey his passion for these vulnerable birds, so full of character, from their aggressive lekking behaviour to their desperate struggle to survive against nearly-impossible odds in modern Britain.

‘***** This beautiful book is a labour of love, with its lively text and striking illustrations by the author. ‘ The Scotsman, Sept 2012 ‘Whichever background you come from, this is must to read as it covers so many basic questions, including the age-old quandary between the shooting world and conservation. ’ The Highland News, July 2012 ‘

"It is without doubt a book which, no matter your individual knowledge of the bird in question, you will learn something from. For many, they will learn a lot, because Patrick has done an exceptional job in researching this bird." Lindsay Waddell, NGO Chairman, Aug 2012

Patrick Laurie is Project Manager and Head of the Country Market and Sporting Sale at the Heather Trust, and has written a monthly column for the Shooting Gazette since 2009. The Black Grouse book is signed by the author and available when required from The Heather Trust.

FREE postage and packing within the UK mainland.

Lot 807: "Moorland Waders" Wallchart

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Cost:
£20
Item available until:19 May 2017 12:00:00 BST (finished)

Presented by Patrick Laurie. The Heather Trust has put together an ID guide for moorland waders, attractively illustrated and designed by Patrick Laurie. Featuring a curlew, a peewit, a greenshank, a dunlin, a redshank, a golden plover, a snipe and a dotterel, the quality poster also includes comments on the individual species, as well as some regional names. A perfect gift for any upland enthusiast, the A1 wallchart (594mm x 841mm) is printed on quality paper stock and delivered in a cardboard tube. It is available for purchase from The Heather Trust on a ‘buy now only price’ of £20.00 (including postage & packing).

Lot 809: "Boyhood Memories" by William Garfit - signed limited edition spia print

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Cost:
£45
Item available until:19 May 2017 12:00:00 BST (finished)

Presented by William Garfit 

William Garfit is well known in the sporting world for his articles in the Shooting Gazette.  He is also known for his line drawings and wash vignettes which have illustrated over thirty books of the country sports.

This sepia print, titled 'Boyhood Memories' was specially commissioned by the publisher of the successful book 'The Fox and the Orchid' by writer Robin Page.  This book has become a "classic" on country sports and the importance of their influence on successful conservation and management of the British countryside.

Approximate size mounted in 12in x 10in (Image size 9in x 7.5in).  Available when required from the Heather Trust.  FREE postage and packing within the UK mainland.

Lot 810: "Lines from Euston - by one who is not going" by A M Harbord

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Cost:
£10
Item available until:19 May 2017 12:00:00 BST (finished)

Presented by Keith A McDougall

Hill House

Bridge Street

WELLS-NEXT-THE-SEA

Norfolk

NR23 1QP

 

"Lines for Euston - by one who is not going" is a wistful poem, written by A M Harbord, about a gentleman, from another era, as he quietly observes, and envies, a sporting traveller at Euston.  This edition is illustrated by Keith McDougall, and measures 41.5cm x 30cm unframed.

It is available for purchase from The Heather Trust on a 'buy now only price' of £10 (including postage and packing).

 
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