Auction 2020

Auction overview

Lots:29
Bidding starts: 24 Apr 2020 06:00:00 BST
Ends: 08 May 2020 12:00:00 BST
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Lots in this auction

 

Lot 2.1: Rough Shooting at Gisborough

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Opening bid:
£200
Increment:£10
Start date:24 Apr 2020 05:00:00 BST
End date:08 May 2020 12:00:00 BST

Presented by The Rt Hon the Lord Gisborough:

Bid for your chance to enjoy a Saturday’s rough shooting for two guns on the Gisborough Estate together with a day’s fishing for two rods on Priory Pond.

The rough shooting is part of the syndicate shoot and an 80+ bird day can be expected, but the earlier in the season, the better the bag. Dogs are welcome.

Also included is the opportunity for two rods to fish for one day on Priory Pond, a restored monk’s pond that was previously part of the Gisborough Priory.

The recently established coarse fishery offers anglers the chance to catch Bream, Roach, Carp and Tench. Guns must stay Friday night at the Gisborough Hall Hotel at the discounted rate of £55 per person bed & breakfast, based on two people sharing a twin or double room (an extra charge will be made if separate rooms are required).

Guests may choose to stay on for a second night at the Hotel. Originally built in 1857, Gisborough Hall Hotel opened its doors to guests in 2002 after being carefully transformed into a 71 room, luxury, 4-star hotel.

Early booking is recommended to ensure the hotel can accommodate you on the dates you wish.

To be taken from the first Saturday in December 2020 – end January 2021, by arrangement with the Estate’s Gamekeeper, Mark Sunley and the Gisborough Hall Hotel.

www.gisborough-hall.co.uk

Lot 2.2: A Walked-up Day in Aberdeenshire

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Opening bid:
£1,000
Increment:£25
Start date:24 Apr 2020 05:00:00 BST
End date:08 May 2020 12:00:00 BST

Presented by Malcolm Hay:

A classic day’s rough shooting for three to four guns in the beautiful Aberdeenshire countryside, a few miles outside Huntly.

A fantastically varied bag is possible, with pheasant, partridge, grouse, snipe, duck, woodcock, hare, pigeon, and rabbit on offer. An old-fashioned mixed day of exciting, relaxed sport.

A delicious lunch will be provided for the guns in Edinglassie Lodge.

To be taken by arrangement with the donor in early / mid November 2020.

If required, self-catering accommodation is available by separate negotiation with the donor.

Lot 3.1: Red or Sika Hind Stalking in Easter Ross

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Opening bid:
£350
Increment:£10
Start date:24 Apr 2020 05:00:00 BST
End date:08 May 2020 12:00:00 BST

Presented by Mr & Mrs Ian Duncan, Kildermorie:

Website: www.kildermorie.co.uk.

One day’s accompanied hind stalking for two rifles on Kildermorie Estate, a traditional Scottish Highland Estate in Ross-shire.

Included is self – catered accommodation for one night for two people, on the Estate, in May Cottage.

Whether you are new to stalking, or an expert shot, all are welcome. Own or Estate rifles may be used. Each rifle will be accompanied by one of the Estate’s professional stalkers and there is a reasonable expectation of two beasts (eg. a hind and calf) per rifle. Carcass extraction by garron, if conditions are suitable.

For details regarding Kildermorie Estate and May Cottage accommodation, please visit the website, to be taken by arrangement between mid-November 2020 and mid-February 2021.

Lot 3.2: Red Hind Stalking at Ballogie

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Opening bid:
£195
Increment:£10
Start date:24 Apr 2020 05:00:00 BST
End date:08 May 2020 12:00:00 BST

Presented by Ballogie Estate:

One day’s hind or doe stalking for one rifle on the beautiful Ballogie Estate in Deeside, Aberdeenshire. The Estate Stalker will accompany the rifle. There is no limit on numbers of hinds or doe shot.

Rifle to provide own refreshments. The Estate can provide an accommodation list and use of the Estate rifle if necessary.

To be taken during November 2020 - date to be arranged with the donor.

Lot 3.3: Red Hind Stalking on Atholl Estates

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Opening bid:
£370
Increment:£10
Start date:24 Apr 2020 05:00:00 BST
End date:08 May 2020 12:00:00 BST

Presented by Atholl Estates:

One day’s red hind stalking on part of the Atholl Estate, one of Scotland's best known Highland estates.Extending to over 145,000 acres, the estate is divided into five sporting beats, each of which offers a different mix of sport and scenery.

The red hind stalking is part of a selective cull and the estate stalker will accompany the rifle, directing guests to the identified cull hinds. The experience is enhanced by the highland ponies which are used to carry the culled deer where conditions permit and the services of a ghillie and pony are included.

To be taken during the 2020 – 2021 season by arrangement with the donor.

Lot 3.4: A day's roe deer stalking, Edinglassie

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Opening bid:
£250
Increment:£10
Start date:24 Apr 2020 05:00:00 BST
End date:08 May 2020 12:00:00 BST

Presented by Malcolm Hay:

A day's roe deer stalking on Edinglassie Estate, a few miles outside Huntly in the Aberdeenshire countryside.

If required, self-catering accommodation is available by separate negotiation with the donor.

Lot 3.5: A day’s accompanied red hind stalking with Lonsdale Estates in the Lake District, Cumbria

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Opening bid:
£200
Increment:£10
Start date:24 Apr 2020 05:00:00 BST
End date:08 May 2020 12:00:00 BST

Presented by Robert Benson:

For a chance to enjoy some genuine highland stalking - a day’ � � s accompanied red hind stalking with Lonsdale Estates in the Lake District, Cumbria to be taken by agreement during the 2020/21 Hind season.

Lot 4.1: A day’s haaf-netting with Sir Johnny Scott on the River Nith at Glencaple, in Dumfriesshire

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Opening bid:
£250
Increment:£5
Start date:24 Apr 2020 05:00:00 BST
End date:08 May 2020 12:00:00 BST

Presented by Sir John Scott, by kind permission of Lady Clare Hurd:

This is an excellent opportunity for one person to experience a day’s haaf-netting on the River Nith at Glencaple. This unique form of fishing dates back to the Vikings, the word haaf coming from the Norwegian word for heave. The 15 ft net, standing like a small goalpost on three legs, is carried into the river and is supported by the fisherman. The haaf-netters stand in a line with their nets across the estuary and catch fish coming up on the flood tide and down on the ebb tide. The fishing at Caerlaverock has been kept historically by the owners for the benefit of the Estate workers and local villagers.

The successful bidder will fish with Johnny, under the guidance of the Caerlaverock Keeper, on the flood and ebb tides. Johnny Scott wrote and co-presented the successful BBC TV series, Clarissa and The Countryman. Lunch will be provided. A pair of chest waders is essential.

Fishing will be catch and release, in line with conservation regulations.

To be taken in the summer months of 2020 between June and August, by arrangement.

Lot 4.2: Salmon and Wild Brown Trout Fishing on the River Lyon

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Opening bid:
£140
Increment:£10
Start date:24 Apr 2020 05:00:00 BST
End date:08 May 2020 12:00:00 BST

Presented by Alastair Riddell, North Chesthill Estate:


Two days salmon and trout fishing on the River Lyon, Perthshire to be taken, back to back, during the season.


The salmon beats alternate daily. The purchaser can fish for salmon and trout across that beat and can fish the runs across all my water for trout, but would be asked to stay away from the salmon pools on the other beat.

There are plenty of local hotels, B&Bs, cottages and the famous Fortinghall Hotel nearby.

Lot 4.3: Salmon Fishing on the Shee Water, Perthshire

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Opening bid:
£100
Increment:£10
Start date:24 Apr 2020 05:00:00 BST
End date:08 May 2020 12:00:00 BST

Presented by Finegand Estate Ltd:

An excellent opportunity for two rods to try this small but easily fished river in beautiful scenery.  This is fly only, and fishes well from June onward. 

Each beat is approximately 1½ miles long.  Although it is definitely classed as a spate river, fish can be caught in all waters. 

The Shee Water, which is the head waters of the river Ericht and a tributary of the Tay, provides exciting salmon fishing, where sport can be expected to come thick and fast.  It can be extremely prolific – fishing well late in the season. 

This has always proved to be a popular lot with our bidders. 

To be taken on a mutually agreed day before the 31 st August 2020.

The donor can also provide the successful bidder with a list of local accommodation.

Lot 4.4: 1 day’s fishing for 2 rods on the River Nith Lower Beat, Drumlanrig Estate

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Opening bid:
£120
Increment:£10
Start date:24 Apr 2020 05:00:00 BST
End date:08 May 2020 12:00:00 BST

Presented by The Duke of Buccleuch.  Website: www.drumlanrigcastle.co.uk:

1 day’s fishing for 2 rods on the River Nith Lower Beat. This beat is located within the grounds of Drumlanrig Estate with Drumlanrig Castle as a backdrop.

To be taken between August and November, subject to availability. 

Lot 4.5: 2 days' fishing for 3 rods on the Edzell beat of the River Northesk

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Opening bid:
£400
Increment:£10
Start date:24 Apr 2020 05:00:00 BST
End date:08 May 2020 12:00:00 BST

Presented by The Earl of Dalhousie, Website: www.dalhousieestates.co.uk:

Fishing is let over the Upper and Lower Beats of the Edzell Water (West Bank only) on the River North Esk.  The middle beat is not included.  There are ten named pools.  The upper beat extends from below the Gannochy Bridge on the Fettercairn Road to the Suspension Bridge by Edzell Village and the Lower Beat runs from the top of the Lyn Martin Pool down to the confluence of the North Esk and the West Water. 

To be taken this season by arrangement with the donor.

Lot 5.1: A Day’s Moorland Management Advisory Visit

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Opening bid:
£500
Increment:£25
Start date:24 Apr 2020 05:00:00 BST
End date:08 May 2020 12:00:00 BST

Presented by Professor Rob Marrs, University of Liverpool and The President of The Heather Trust:

A day’s consultancy visit to an area of moorland identified by the successful bidder.

Rob is a leading academic expert on moorland management with a particular emphasis on vegetation management including heather and bracken.

It is anticipated that the successful bidder will wish to accompany Rob on the visit and in conversation take advantage of his encyclopaedic knowledge of moorland.

To be taken by arrangement with the donor during the summer of 2020. Depending on the location, some assistance with travel and subsistence charges may be requested.

Lot 5.2: British Moorlands Demonstration Day

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Opening bid:
£250
Increment:£10
Start date:24 Apr 2020 05:00:00 BST
End date:08 May 2020 12:00:00 BST

Presented by Dick Bartlett, British Moorlands. Website: www.britishmoorlands.com.

The morning will be spent counting breeding pairs of grouse using pointing dogs to find and flush the pairs which will give an indication of the shooting potential of the 2019 season. This is fascinating to watch if you enjoy seeing good gundog work.

The afternoon offers you hands-on experience of moorland work such as heather management, grit site selection and operation, water provision for upland wildlife and predator trapping systems.

The whole day is guided by Dick Bartlett who will explain how modern technology is used by British Moorlands to produce grouse shooting which is technically and financially sustainable, and also affordable to the ordinary shooter.

Please see www.britishmoorlands.com for more information on our work to save our heather moorland heritage through viable grouse production for shooting and falconry.

Suitable for a group of 2 - 10.
Location; Speyside, North East Scotland
Date: tba for March/April 2021.

Lot 6.1: 25kg bag of daffodil bulbs

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Opening bid:
£40
Increment:£1
Start date:24 Apr 2020 05:00:00 BST
End date:08 May 2020 12:00:00 BST

Presented by: David MacRobert

Lot 6.2: A box of Hebridean Lamb

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Opening bid:
£160
Increment:£10
Start date:24 Apr 2020 05:00:00 BST
End date:08 May 2020 12:00:00 BST

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 6.3: Nebuchadnezzar of Chateau de Sales 2016 and cellar tour

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Opening bid:
£860
Increment:£25
Start date:24 Apr 2020 05:00:00 BST
End date:08 May 2020 12:00:00 BST

Nebuchadnezzar of Chateau de Sales 2016 (to be collected in Radlett) and a tour of the cellars of Mr John Apthorp CBE, located in Radlett.

Lot 6.4: 2 bottles of Hepple Gin

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Opening bid:
£70
Increment:£5
Start date:24 Apr 2020 05:00:00 BST
End date:08 May 2020 12:00:00 BST

Presented by Sir Walter Riddle:

Hepple Gin is the ultimate gin to make a gin martini. It is made in a unique fashion in remote Northumberland. Fresh green berries are harvested from the wild juniper that grows around the distillery and a novel distilling system extracts fresher, fuller flavours from the berries.

Lot 7.1: A 12-month subscription to The Field

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Opening bid:
£45
Increment:£1
Start date:24 Apr 2020 05:00:00 BST
End date:08 May 2020 12:00:00 BST

Presented by The Field:

A 12-month subscription to The Field.

Lot 7.2: An animal head portrait in oil by artist Flora Blackett

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Opening bid:
£600
Increment:£25
Start date:24 Apr 2020 05:00:00 BST
End date:08 May 2020 12:00:00 BST

Presented by Flora Blackett:

Website: www.florablackett.com

An oil portrait of an animal of your choosing by aclaimed artist Flora Blackett.

"Born in 1978 in South west Scotland, Flora Blackett trained for 4 years at the prestigious Charles H Cecil studio in Florence, Italy.

As well as portraits, she is a renowned wildlife artist. Dividing her time between her studios in London and her native Dumfriessire she works on both commissions and her own inspired paintings and drawings. With trips throughout the UK, Europe, America and Africa, Flora continuously searches for exciting new subjects. She captures at first hand, the animals in their surroundings and strives to depict both the immediacy and serenity in every scene.
Flora has had many highly acclaimed exhibitions thoughout the UK and America.

In 2014 Flora combined her love of art and interiors to launch Flora Blackett designs.

Her work now hangs in collections throughout the world and is now listed in the national archives."

50% of the Sale value will go to the Heather Trust. Please note that, due to her popularity, there is likely to be a waiting period before the commission will be completed.

Lot 7.3: The Great Shoots, Britain's finest shooting estates - past and present' by Brian P. Martin

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Opening bid:
£30
Increment:£1
Start date:24 Apr 2020 05:00:00 BST
End date:08 May 2020 12:00:00 BST

Presented by Quiller Publishing:

Now in its Third Edition, The Great Shoots continues to be unique in the history of sporting literature: the first and only book to ever embark on a comprehensive survey of the game-shooting scene, both as it was and as it stands today. In this new and revised edition the fascinating story is brought right up to date. Many of the shoots chosen are owned by the rich and famous, and Brian Martin here provides a rare insight into their social lives; providing fascinating comment on their own estates and on shooting generally.

Before detailing the history and present sport of each estate, region by region, the author sets the scene by outlining the history of game shooting in Britain: the changing attitude of society; how economics have played an increasingly important part; how the popular press has perpetuated an often inaccurate image, how technical developments have shaped both gun-making and game rearing; and much more. The inter-relationship between shooting and conservation, and the important contribution to the general welfare of our flora and fauna by the overwhelming majority of shoot proprietors, are given special attention.


This superb volume has become the established celebration of the gameshooting world today.

Lot 7.4: A book of British Hunts and Huntsmen published in 1908 in conjunction with The Sporting Life in 4 volumes

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Opening bid:
£400
Increment:£10
Start date:24 Apr 2020 05:00:00 BST
End date:08 May 2020 12:00:00 BST

British Hunts and Huntsmen published in 1908 in conjunction with The Sporting Life in 4 volumes.

Published by The Biographical Press. in conjunction with The Sporting Life 1st. 1908 - 1911.

Very good condition. Four volumes, large format (15" x 11"), three quarters red leather binding, red boards. Numerous b/w photos and full page sepia photos. Containing a short history of each Fox and Stag Hunt in the British Isles, together with biographical records of masters past and present, and some members of each hunt. Also an introductory chapter on mediaeval hunting and articles concerning the stag, the fox, the hound, the horse and all subjects allied thereto. The South-west of England;The South-East, East and Eastern Midlands of England; The North-East and Western Midlands of England, and Wales; England (North), Scotland and Ireland. List of Subscribers.

Leather edges rubbed with some small areas of loss. Red cloth boards a little marked and some uneven fading. Some pale foxing to some plate margins and slight creasing to some plate tissue guards. Text pages nice and clean.

To be collected by arrangement in Perthshire or Dumfries.

Lot 8.1: Grouse Hawking in Ayrshire

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Opening bid:
£50
Increment:£5
Start date:24 Apr 2020 05:00:00 BST
End date:08 May 2020 12:00:00 BST

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 2020.

Lot 8.2: Family/group ticket to Braemar Castle

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Opening bid:
£50
Increment:£5
Start date:24 Apr 2020 05:00:00 BST
End date:08 May 2020 12:00:00 BST

Presented by Simon Blackett:

A family/group ticket to Braemar Castle with personal guided tour and tea/coffee in morning room for up to 10 persons.

To be taken any time in 2020.

http://www.braemarcastle.co.uk/

Lot 8.3: Clay Pigeon Experience at Westlands Country Park

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Opening bid:
£40
Increment:£1
Start date:24 Apr 2020 05:00:00 BST
End date:08 May 2020 12:00:00 BST

Presented by Chris Amos:

50 cartridges / clays at Westlands Country Park, Dumfries and Galloway.

Different guns can be provided or the winning bidder can bring their own.

 
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