Auction 2022

Auction overview

Lots:44
Bidding starts: 22 Apr 2022 05:00:00 BST
Ends: 06 May 2022 12:00:00 BST
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Lots in this auction

 

Lot 1.3: Evening’s duck flight for 3 guns

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Final bid:
£205
Increment:£5
Bids:21
Ends in:06 May 2022 12:00:00 BST (bidding ended)

Presented by Michael Strang-Steel:

An evening’s duck flight for 3 guns at Philiphaugh Estate, Selkirk. Date to be arranged directly with the donor.

Lot 1.5: Rough Shooting at Gisborough

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Final bid:
£471
Increment:£10
Bids:26
Ends in:06 May 2022 12:00:00 BST (bidding ended)

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. The rough shooting is part of the syndicate shoot which shoots cocks only. Dogs are welcome.


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 during January 2023, by arrangement with the Estate’s Gamekeeper, Mark Sunley and the Gisborough Hall Hotel.

Lot 2.4: A day's roe deer stalking, Edinglassie

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Final bid:
£260
Increment:£10
Bids:2
Ends in:06 May 2022 12:00:00 BST (bidding ended)

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 2.5: Red Hind Stalking at Ballogie

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Final bid:
£370
Increment:£10
Bids:18
Ends in:06 May 2022 12:00:00 BST (bidding ended)

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 2022 - date to be arranged with the donor.

Lot 2.6: Roe Doe Stalking College Valley

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Final bid:
£320
Increment:£10
Bids:8
Ends in:06 May 2022 12:00:00 BST (bidding ended)

Presented by College Valley Estate:

One day's roe doe stalking on College Valley Estate. Date by arrangement with the donor.

Lot 4.4: Family Trip to a Deer Farm

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Final bid:
£300
Increment:£10
Bids:1
Ends in:06 May 2022 12:00:00 BST (bidding ended)

Presented by Glenmuick Estate:

2 nights’ accommodation for 2 adults and 2 children and a morning (1-3 hours) feeding deer with our keeper who will talk about the deer farm and the deer.

The accommodation will be in one of the Estate's 4 bedroomed cottages (either Antlers or Gardener’s Cottage) that sleeps 4 guests and is fully equipped.

Towels, linen and a supply of logs are provided.

To be taken in 2022/23.

Lot 4.6: A week in Aydon Castle Cottage, Corbridge, Northumberland

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Final bid:
£800
Increment:£10
Bids:1
Ends in:06 May 2022 12:00:00 BST (bidding ended)

Presented by Sir Hugh Blackett, Matfen Estates:

Enjoy the week beginning Friday 30th September in Aydon Castle Cottage. A two bedroom holiday cottage near Corbridge, Northumberland.

"A hidden gem, hugged by a lush woodland setting and the elegant fortifications of 13th Century Aydon Castle, this will be a breath of fresh air for those seeking a tranquil countryside getaway.
A cosy country Northumbrian cottage offering a tranquil retreat for rest and relaxation
Tucked away off the beaten track, yet just 3 miles from the picturesque village of Corbridge, this two bedroom cottage sits in a prime spot for soaking up the scenery and history of this area.

The Northumbrian stone cottage exterior opens up into a classic two down, two up configuration which is wonderfully toasty, heated by an efficient sustainable ground source heat pump.

The sitting room has a cosy country feel, with warm furnishings in tweed and linen, framed by a traditional stone inglenook fireplace with a large wood burning stove for those lazy days when throwing another log on the fire sounds like a good plan.

This leads into a well-equipped kitchen with integrated appliances, extending into a sunroom to the rear of the cottage which is ideal for snoozing dogs or a crisp evening Prosecco when the temperature starts to rise.

Upstairs, the cottage has two bedrooms, one with king size bed and the other a twin bedroom with zip and link beds for added flexibility for adults and families, along with a shared family bathroom. Both bedrooms benefit from wonderful front-facing views towards the fortified manor house of Aydon Castle.

The cottage is semi-detached with an enclosed lawned garden to the front and the side of the property.  Aydon Castle, owned by English Heritage, sits directly opposite for a fascinating insight into its rich history, while the walled orchard offers a perfect spot for a summer picnic. Aydon Castle also welcomes dogs which is an added bonus, while a tranquil countryside trail will lead you into the pretty village of Corbridge when an afternoon of fresh country air beckons."

Full details of the property can be found here:

https://www.crabtreeandcrabtree.com/properties/aydon-castle-cottage/

Lot 5.1: An animal head portrait in oil by artist Flora Blackett

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Final bid:
£625
Increment:£25
Bids:2
Ends in:06 May 2022 12:00:00 BST (bidding ended)

Presented by Flora Blackett:

Website: www.florablackett.com

An oil portrait of an animal of your choosing by acclaimed 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 5.2: Tracks and signs of the birds of Britain and Europe - signed copy

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Final bid:
£45
Increment:£1
Bids:10
Ends in:06 May 2022 12:00:00 BST (bidding ended)

Presented by Professor Roy Brown:

A signed copy of Tracks and signs of the birds of Britain and Europe (Bloomsbury Naturalist, 2021 Edition)

"Tracks & Signs of the Birds of Britain and Europe contains a wealth of fascinating material for any field naturalist.

This unique guide enables the reader to find, interpret and understand field marks left by a variety of birds throughout Britain and Europe, and to use these to identify the species in question. It covers subjects including tracks and trails, feeding and other behavioural signs, nests, pellets, droppings, feathers and skulls, habitat types and field analysis methods. All European bird families are featured, with numerous individual species being described in detail.

Fully revised and updated, this third edition contains a great deal of new material, including 19 new colour plates and hundreds of new photographs, line drawings and diagrams.

Tracks & Signs of the Birds of Britain and Europe is an indispensable addition to any feather-finder or track-watcher’s backpack – the ultimate resource for anyone wanting to identify a bird species from the sometimes subtle clues they leave behind."

Lot 5.3: The Grouse in Health and Disease - 1912

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Final bid:
£121
Increment:£1
Bids:13
Ends in:06 May 2022 12:00:00 BST (bidding ended)

Presented by Heather Gow:

1912 edition of Grouse in Health and Disease.

UK delivery provided by the donor.

Lot 5.4: Rodger McPhail: An artist by Nature

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Final bid:
£40
Increment:£1
Bids:5
Ends in:06 May 2022 12:00:00 BST (bidding ended)

Presented by Quiller Publishing:

Rodger McPhail: An artist by Nature (coffee table book).

UK delivery provided by the donor.

Lot 6.1: 25kg bag of daffodil bulbs

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Final bid:
£121
Increment:£1
Bids:83
Ends in:06 May 2022 12:00:00 BST (bidding ended)

Presented by David MacRobert:

25kg bag of daffodil bulbs.

 

Lot 6.2: Tuffies Nest

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Final bid:
£145
Increment:£10
Bids:3
Ends in:06 May 2022 12:00:00 BST (bidding ended)

Presented by Luise Janniche:

Durasoft Tuffies Nest with a Luxury Fleece cover. Small, Medium, Large or Extra Large.

Delivery only to UK mainland.

Colours and sizes to be determined by the buyer.

https://www.tuffies.co.uk/item/17/Nest-dog-beds-and-covers/The-Durasoft-Nest-with-Luxury-Fleece.html

Lot 6.3: Two pairs of Long Alpaca Country Socks

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Final bid:
£65
Increment:£5
Bids:2
Ends in:06 May 2022 12:00:00 BST (bidding ended)

Presented by Mrs Sandra Morton:

A great chance to bid for two pairs of lovely country socks in Sedge Green and Burnt Orange.

The perfect country socks for Wellington boots, these fabulous knee length socks are ribbed with an in-built cushioned sole and hand linked toe seams for extra comfort.

They are lightweight and warm, and provide a great layer of high performance insulation. The socks are as soft as cashmere to wear, but far more hardwearing and built to last.

Plain luxury socks made of 75% alpaca and 25% nylon. Available in sizes small UK 5-7, medium UK 8-10 and large UK 10-12, and they come boxed in Perilla’s bespoke pistachio and chocolate boxes. Delivery/Collection to be arranged with the donor.

Website: www.perilla.co.uk

Lot 6.4: A box of Hebridean Lamb

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Final bid:
£190
Increment:£10
Bids:2
Ends in:06 May 2022 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.com

Lot 6.5: A pair of 12 bore Snap-caps

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Final bid:
£95
Increment:£5
Bids:4
Ends in:06 May 2022 12:00:00 BST (bidding ended)

Presented by Alec Swan:

A pair of 12 bore Snap-caps,  which are hand made and engraved to the highest standard.

 

The bodies will be made of either Buffalo Horn or an exotic and figured wood of the buyers choice ~ usually Ebony or Wild Olive wood or Spalted Box.

 

The caps will be of Brass and engraved with a dedication and again,  of the buyers choice …. generally this is limited to 12 digits. 

 

Price to include postage direct from the maker. 

Lot 6.7: Caspian Caviar House Selection Caviar £250g

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Final bid:
£230
Increment:£10
Bids:4
Ends in:06 May 2022 12:00:00 BST (bidding ended)

Presented by Angus Collingwood-Cameron:

Caspian Caviar House Selection Caviar £250g

"HOUSE SELECTION 250g

It may be tempting to lament the decline of wild caviar, but instead lets celebrate the rise of sturgeon farming and the improvement in skills and farming techniques. Without such an improvement, it simply would not be possible to offer you caviar of this quality at such a remarkable price.  

The eggs are similar in size to Oscietra, but are rather darker in colour, some verging towards black. The caviar is lightly salted and has a mild, clean taste. It is surprisingly complex, with flavours of the sea sprinkled with citrus undertones. Best of all, at this price, you can have lots of it!"

https://www.caspiancaviar.co.uk/caviar-c1/house-selection-caviar-c17/caspian-caviar-house-selection-caviar-250g-p17

Lot 7.1: Salmon Fishing on the River Tweed (Birgham Dub)

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Final bid:
£800
Increment:£25
Bids:14
Ends in:06 May 2022 12:00:00 BST (bidding ended)

Presented by The Rt Hon the Earl of Home KT CVO CBE:


Birgham Dub consists of 1 mile of double bank fishing and is a 2 rod, 2 boat beat, with two full time boatmen.

The Dub has a wide variety of pools and streams for both high and low water conditions. Not only the Dub with its pools named the Corbie, Cundy, Galoshan Point, Hens Leg and the Nick; but also (above and below) are the streaming waters known as the Brose, Magrie, the Cradle, the Weil and Jilly’s Cast.

The beat is very well maintained, with an excellent fishing hut and other facilities.

Birgham Dub is owned by Douglas & Angus Estates and forms part of the Hirsel Estate at Coldstream.

To be taken on Friday 2nd September 2022 by arrangement with the donor.

Lot 7.3: Salmon Fishing on the Shee Water, Perthshire

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Final bid:
£120
Increment:£10
Bids:3
Ends in:06 May 2022 12:00:00 BST (bidding ended)

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 2022.

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

Lot 7.4: Brown Trout

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Final bid:
£75
Increment:£5
Bids:4
Ends in:06 May 2022 12:00:00 BST (bidding ended)

Presented by: David Gurney:

A Day fishing for Brown Trout in a Norfolk Chalkstream, lunch included. Mid May or after 15th June.

Date by arrangement with: dqg@bawdeswell.net

Lot 7.5: Salmon and Wild Brown Trout Fishing on the River Lyon

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Final bid:
£140
Increment:£10
Bids:1
Ends in:06 May 2022 12:00:00 BST (bidding ended)

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 7.6: 1 day’s fishing for 2 rods on the River Nith Lower Beat, Drumlanrig Estate

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Final bid:
£160
Increment:£10
Bids:5
Ends in:06 May 2022 12:00:00 BST (bidding ended)

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

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Final bid:
£250
Increment:£10
Bids:1
Ends in:06 May 2022 12:00:00 BST (bidding ended)

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 2022 between June and August, by arrangement.

Lot 9.1: Grouse Hawking in Ayrshire

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Final bid:
£80
Increment:£5
Bids:4
Ends in:06 May 2022 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 2022.

Lot 9.2: Clay Pigeon Experience at Westlands Country Park

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Final bid:
£41
Increment:£1
Bids:2
Ends in:06 May 2022 12:00:00 BST (bidding ended)

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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