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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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.

 
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