Auction 2018

Auction overview

Bidding starts: 20 Apr 2018 09:00:00 BST
Ends: 04 May 2018 12:00:00 BST
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Lots in this auction

 

Lot 67: After Dinner Drinks Selection

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Final bid:
£110
Increment:£5
Bids:4
Ends in:04 May 2018 12:00:00 BST (bidding ended)

Presented by Adam Smith:

One bottle of 12yr old Glen Deveron and one bottle of Smith Woodhouse 1985 vintage port.

Lot 68: ½ pallet of compost from Dalefoot Composts

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Final bid:
£270
Increment:£10
Bids:7
Ends in:04 May 2018 12:10:00 BST (bidding ended)

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Presented by Dalefoot Compost. Website: www.dalefootcomposts.co.uk.

½ pallet of compost (30 bags).

The ½ pallet can be a mixed pallet of any of the following:

  • Lakeland Gold - Encourages worms and enriches your soil.  Claybuster and Autumn Mulch
  • Wool Compost - For growing in containers where water retention is key.  No need to add extra feed or water retaining gels.
  • Wool Compost for Seeds - A blended, fine mix to provide the perfect start for your seeds.
  • Wool Compost Ericaceous - For container growing acid-loving plants eg Azaleas, Heathers and Blueberries.
  • Wool Compost Double Strength Ericaceous - For planting out and top dressing all your acid loving plants.
  • Wool Compost for Vegetables and Salads - Perfect for "grown your own" vegetables, salad and fruit in an allotment, raised beds, containers or windowsill.

Lot 71: A Box of Hebridean Lamb

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Final bid:
£200
Increment:£10
Bids:4
Ends in:04 May 2018 12:00:00 BST (bidding ended)

Presented by Mrs Jean Howman:

The Hebridean lambs are raised on Borland Farm, Glenshee, Perthshire and processed in Abernethy. 

The rare breed Hebridean Lamb has a distinctly unique flavor and has been described as the finest tasting lamb you can have.

1 box of whole Hebridean Lamb contains:

- 2 Boned and rolled shoulders,

- 2 whole legs,

- Single loin chops,

- Double loin chops,

- 2 lambshanks and

either approximately 0.5kg of mince / diced lamb.

 

Delivery / Collection to be arranged with the donor.

www.borlandfold.co.uk

Lot 72: £50 voucher: Yorkshire Game

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Final bid:
£51
Increment:£1
Bids:5
Ends in:04 May 2018 12:00:00 BST (bidding ended)

Presented by Adrian Lyon:

A gift voucher entitling you to Game & Venison products from Yorkshire Game 17 Ltd to the value of £50. 

Yorkshire Game products are supplied all year round and have come from animals and birds that have lived a truly wild life. Their range of wild game includes a full range of venison, grouse, partridge, pheasant, wood pigeon, rabbit, hare and mallard. All products are 100% traceable and entirely wild.

Yorkshire Game have the industry standard BRC Food Certification and are approved by the Scottish Quality Wild Venison scheme, which supports sustainability and hygienic practices. They also work with the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) to ensure the ongoing sustainability of the estates and environments linked to their supply chain.

Lot 73: Side of salmon: Hot wood-smoked, Finnish Style

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Final bid:
£33
Increment:£1
Bids:4
Ends in:04 May 2018 12:00:00 BST (bidding ended)

Presented by Crazy Finn Smokery:

We're thrilled to be offering a side of hot wood-smoked Finnish-style salmon from Crazy Finn Smokery in Castle Douglas.

This is the first time Crazy Finn have donated to the sale and we love the passion behind this product!

website: https://www.facebook.com/smokyfinn/

Hot wood-smoked, Finnish Style, side of salmon. Vacuum packed for posting.

Lot 81: "Fly Fishing" by Chris Dawn

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Final bid:
£10
Increment:£1
Bids:1
Ends in:04 May 2018 12:00:00 BST (bidding ended)

Presented by Suzanne Greenhill:

A beautifully illustrated copy of Fly Fishing by Chris Dawn.

Lot 82: National Geographic World Atlas

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Final bid:
£75
Increment:£5
Bids:1
Ends in:04 May 2018 12:00:00 BST (bidding ended)

Presented By Simon Thorp and Adam Smith: 

Celebrating 100 years of award-winning National Geographic cartography, this exquisite new Tenth Edition of National Geographic's prestigious World Atlas is the essential resource you need to make sense of our fast-paced, ever changing planet. 

The stunning array of political, physical, and thematic maps covers every area of the globe—including both Poles and all ocean floors—as well as the universe beyond. Compelling charts, graphs, and informational graphics make the latest geographic data clear and relevant at a glance, while dozens of colour photos draw you closer to our world’s diverse people and places and their many interconnections.

Pinpoint the latest trouble spots in Africa and the Middle East. See the Earth’s natural forces at work. Follow emerging trends in land use, human migration, communication, energy consumption, and more. Examine additional new political plates of Ireland, Scotland, England, Wales, and Australia.

Find expanded coverage of Africa, more details on the Mariana Trench, plus a new close-up view of the strategic Mediterranean Basin. Venturing upward, you’ll also discover new information about Mars, our moon, and both the northern and southern night skies.  The 10th Edition also includes an expanded place-name index with more than 150,000 entries, with separate undersea, Moon, and Mars features.

Extensive back matter includes flags and facts for all 195 nations, geographic comparisons, world time zones, metric conversion tables, and more.

Collection/delivery to be arranged with the donor.

Lot 83: "Moorland Waders" Wallchart

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Bought for:
£20
Item available until:04 May 2018 12:00:00 BST (item sold)

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 83.5: "Moorland Waders" Wallchart

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Cost:
£20
Item available until:04 May 2018 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 83.5: "Moorland Waders" Wallchart

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Cost:
£20
Item available until:31 May 2018 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 85: "Lines from Euston - by one who is not going" by A M Harbord

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Cost:
£10
Item available until:04 May 2018 12:00:00 BST (finished)

Presented by Keith A McDougall:

“Lines from 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 £10.00 (including postage & packing).

Lot 85: "Lines from Euston - by one who is not going" by A M Harbord

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Cost:
£10
Item available until:31 May 2018 12:00:00 BST (finished)

Presented by Keith A McDougall:

“Lines from 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 £10.00 (including postage & packing).

Lot 86: "Covey of Grouse", by JC Bell (limited edition print)

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Opening bid:
£120
Increment:£10
Bids:0
Ends in:04 May 2018 12:00:00 BST (bidding ended)

Presented by Malcolm Innes:

JOHN CHRISTOPHER BELL (Op. 1841-1860) Covey of Grouse.

A limited edition of 300. Image size 12" x 18".

Lot 86b: "Covey of Grouse", by JC Bell (limited edition print)

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Cost:
£120
Item available until:31 May 2018 12:00:00 BST (finished)

Presented by Malcolm Innes:

JOHN CHRISTOPHER BELL (Op. 1841-1860) Covey of Grouse.

A limited edition of 300. Image size 12" x 18".

Lot 87: "Bespook" by artist Melanie Shand

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Final bid:
£36
Increment:£1
Bids:2
Ends in:04 May 2018 12:00:00 BST (bidding ended)

Presented by artist Melanie Shand: 

'Bespook'; a bespoke notebook, descorated with a personalised, hand-drawn piece of artwork!

This A4 (or 2 A5) notebook is suitable for writing in/making field notes as well as drawing. Made from 32 pages of 150grm paper, the notebooks will be personalised to the buyer, with a hand-drawn front cover of their chosen animal, bird or favourite saying.

A lovely gift!

Lot 88: Signed copy: "The Black Grouse” by Patrick Laurie

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Final bid:
£24
Increment:£1
Bids:5
Ends in:04 May 2018 12:10:00 BST (bidding ended)

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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 89: "Deer: Artists' Impressions" by Graham Downing

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Final bid:
£73
Increment:£1
Bids:35
Ends in:04 May 2018 12:10:00 BST (bidding ended)

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Presented by Quiller Books:

This magnificent volume brings together the work of eight of Britain's foremost wildlife artists. Each artist writes of their own experience of deer and, as you would expect, there are stunning images in contrasting styles of painting, pencil drawing and scraper board, while the accompanying words give a fascinating insight into the world of the artist and the deer.

As Rodger McPhail points out, deer were among the first creatures depicted on the wall of caves more than 4,000 years ago and the evocative images in this superb book show their magic is undiminished. Some coffee table books lie untouched, this is one that you will constantly pick up.

Lot 91: MacCheviot

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Final bid:
£601
Increment:£10
Bids:14
Ends in:04 May 2018 12:00:00 BST (bidding ended)

Presented by College Valley Estates Ltd and Lord Joicey:

Rise to the challenge of a MacCheviot - a rare and exclusive chance for a wild sporting day in North Northumberland!

The MacCheviot is a fun interpretation of the classic highland MacNab, based on and around the stunning College Valley estate.

The winning bidder will have the chance to shoot a brace of grouse on the hill before heading out to stalk a roe buck. If successful at both, the challenge is then completed with the landing of a salmon or sea trout on the Ford and Etal Estate beat of the River Till, the only English tributary of the River Tweed. 

Any one of these three parts would make for a fine day out, but the chance to bring them all together in a single 24 hour period puts a fresh and exciting twist on an old idea...

The MacCheviot is to be taken on a date in August or early September, to be agreed with the donors.

Lot 92: MacTyne

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Final bid:
£752
Increment:£10
Bids:21
Ends in:04 May 2018 12:50:00 BST (bidding ended)

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Presented by Antony Braithwaite and Charles May:

Place your bids for a varied and exciting sporting day for two in Northumberland!

The day will begin at 9.00 am near Rothbury, to walk up grouse over pointers for 3 hours with a picnic lunch on the hill. Guns should expect 2-3 brace, but of course this can not be guaranteed!

Would-be MacTyners will then drive to Haughton castle for an afternoon's salmon fishing on the Haughton Castle Fishings, North Tyne. Anglers will be shown the beat and offered some advice on promising pools before trying their luck in this beautiful stretch of the river. 

The day will end with a duck flight at dusk on the Haughton Castle pond. The flight is geared towards two guns, but partners or friends are welcome to come along.

An exciting take on the classic MacNab, the MacTyne should appeal to anyone with a love of fieldsports, but participants should make sure they are fit and ready for a busy day!

To be taken on a mutually convenient mid-week day in September 2108.

Lot 93: MacHedge

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Final bid:
£400
Increment:£10
Bids:1
Ends in:04 May 2018 12:00:00 BST (bidding ended)

Presented by Finzean Estate:

After supporting the Heather Trust sale by donating a classic Macnab in 2016, Finzean estate have offered their own take on the traditional stag, grouse and salmon challenge for 2018. 

The MacHedge is named after Finzean's famous headkeeper Allan "Hedge" Shand, and the challenge requires an individual to take a roe doe, ten rabbits and a brace of pheasants in a day.

The MacHedge will take place on Monday, 3rd December 2018, and while nobody can guarantee a successful MacHedge, the winners can be sure of a relaxed, fun day in glorious surroundings.

Finzean is a beautiful estate on Royal Deeside a short distance from Aberdeen, and the local community includes a thriving 4 star farm shop set in stunning countryside. The estate also has three lovely holiday cottages that are available for rent. Finzean won the Heather Trust's Golden Plover Award for Moorland Management in 2015, and the area offers a huge amount to see and do for tourists and locals alike.

If required, self-catering accommodation is available by separate negotiation – see website or call 01330 850710.

Lot 301: Fishing at Bolton Abbey Estate

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Final bid:
£130
Increment:£10
Bids:1
Ends in:04 May 2018 12:00:00 BST (bidding ended)

Presented by Bolton Abbey Estate:

Bid for your chance to enjoy two days of fishing for two people on the beautiful Bolton Abbey Estate Fishery during the 2018 season.

Trout season: 1st April - 30th September.

Grayling season: 16th June - 31st December.

Lot 302: Monday 8th April to Sunday 14th April 2019 for one rod on Lower Redgorton Fishings, River Tay

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Opening bid:
£200
Increment:£10
Bids:0
Ends in:04 May 2018 12:00:00 BST (bidding ended)

Fishing for one rod on 1.35 miles of some of the finest water on the Tay, all of which is excellent fly water.

A very lightly fished beat in the spring, Monday 8th April to Sunday 14th April (Week 12) is a 6 rod beat that is likely to have only one or two other rods present at that time of year.

Full time ghillie, boats and first class facilities available.

This time share has been donated to the Heather Trust.

Lot 303: Two days for two rods on the River Deveron

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Final bid:
£230
Increment:£10
Bids:4
Ends in:04 May 2018 12:00:00 BST (bidding ended)

Presented by James Ingleby:

Two days for two rods on the River Deveron - one of the "top five salmon rivers in Scotland" ( http://www.fishingthedeveron.co.uk/)

Date to be mutually agreed with the purchaser.

Lot 401: Grouse Hawking in Ayrshire

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Final bid:
£100
Increment:£1
Bids:11
Ends in:04 May 2018 12:00:00 BST (bidding ended)

Presented by Greg Hutchings:

A really exciting chance to see an afternoon of grouse hawking over pointers in East Ayrshire.

A packed lunch will be provided before heading on to the hill. The opportunity will be for two people to spectate while Greg works his dog and falcon as a team.

There will also be an opportunity to handle the falcon, and falconry will be explained in detail.

To be taken by arrangement with the donor on a fair weather Saturday in September or October 2018.

Lot 402: Clay Pigeon Experience at Westlands Country Park

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Opening bid:
£40
Increment:£1
Bids:0
Ends in:04 May 2018 12:00:00 BST (bidding ended)

Presented by Chris Amos:

The opportunity for one person to shoot 50 clays at Westlands Country Park, Dumfries and Galloway.

The shooting ground contains all layers suitable for novices, professionals and everyone in-between. At 140ft, Westlands have the highest shooting tower in Scotland with four simulation traps, Down the Line, English Skeet, two Compaks and twenty other sporting traps including a rabbit.

https://www.westlands.co.uk

 
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