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 1.1: Swedish Olympic Game Simulator experience for 4: Tuesday 28th June 2022

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Cost:
£1,000
Item available until:20 May 2022 12:00:00 BST (finished)

Presented by John Apthorp CBE, OBE:

Tuesday 28th June 2022

Team of four to shoot driven grouse, high pheasants and duck. After each shot you could analyze, if you missed, where your shot went. You can select what choke you want to use and what shot size. Donor can supply guns 12, 20 or .410 or you can bring your own. Finally, a simulated shoot off on clays of 20 shots to see who the Top Gun is.

Lunch will be lobster and champagne.

Venue: The Field House Farm, 29 Newlands Avenue, Radlett, Hertfordshire, WD7 8EJ.

Arrive at 10:00 and leave after lunch.

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 1.4: A Walked-up Day in Aberdeenshire

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Final bid:
£1,400
Increment:£25
Bids:18
Ends in:06 May 2022 12:10:00 BST (bidding ended)

Overtime bidding

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 2022.

If required, self-catering accommodation is available by separate negotiation 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 1.6: An evening's duck flighting for 2 guns in Wensleydale

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Final bid:
£360
Increment:£10
Bids:28
Ends in:06 May 2022 12:30:00 BST (bidding ended)

Overtime bidding

Presented by AT Thornton-Berry:

An evening's duck flighting for 2 guns to be taken October/November on mutually convenient day in Wensleydale N.Yorks.

Lunch will be provided beforehand at award winning Berrys Café, curtesy of AT Thornton-Berry.

Lot 2.1: Red or Sika Hind Stalking in Easter Ross

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Final bid:
£659
Increment:£10
Bids:27
Ends in:06 May 2022 12:30:00 BST (bidding ended)

Overtime bidding

Presented by Mr & Mrs Ian Duncan, Kildermorie:

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

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.

TO BE TAKEN BETWEEN BY ARRANGEMENT BETWEEN MID-NOVEMBER 2022 AND MID-FEBRUARY 2023.

For details regarding Kildermorie Estate and May Cottage accommodation, please visit the website: www.kildermorie.co.uk.

Lot 2.2: Hind stalking on Dunlossit Estate

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Final bid:
£750
Increment:£10
Bids:45
Ends in:06 May 2022 12:30:00 BST (bidding ended)

Overtime bidding

Presented by Dunlossit Estate:

2 days hind stalking for 1 rifle on Dunlossit Estate, Isle of Islay during the 2022-23 season.

Lot 2.3: Morning or evening stalk for either Fallow does or roe doe (winner's choice)

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Final bid:
£192
Increment:£10
Bids:7
Ends in:06 May 2022 12:10:00 BST (bidding ended)

Overtime bidding

Presented by Roy Fishwick:

The winning bidder will be given the choice of either:

Morning or evening stalk for Fallow does

Woodland stalking in the N Yorks hills. An accompanied stalk to get one or more fallow does in the 2022/23 season. This will better suit an experienced stalker as opportunities in the woods can be fleeting!

or

Morning or Evening stalk for roe doe

2022/23 season. Accompanied stalk but most likely high seat based. Would suit a beginner or novice or more experienced stalker with low fitness. Estate rifle available. Allow some time for a target session first.

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 2.7: Red Hind Stalking on Atholl Estates

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Final bid:
£470
Increment:£10
Bids:3
Ends in:06 May 2022 12:10:00 BST (bidding ended)

Overtime bidding

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 2022 – 2023 season by arrangement with the donor.

Lot 2.8: 2 days' hind stalking for 2 rifles with 3 nights' accommodation at Pait & W Monar Estate, Wester Ross

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Final bid:
£2,475
Increment:£25
Bids:56
Ends in:06 May 2022 13:50:00 BST (bidding ended)

Overtime bidding

Presented by Nick Jones:

2 days' hind stalking for 2 rifles with 3 nights' accommodation at Pait and West Monar Estate, Wester Ross.

The Estate is both off road and off grid and lies at the western end of Glen Strathfarrar with access by landing craft 5 miles across Loch Monar. The ground is highland wilderness rising from 800 feet to over 3,000 - there are 5 Munros - so a reasonable level of fitness is required!

Self-catering accommodation is provided in The Old Bothy, a comfy 2 bed cottage (one double, one twin) that has recently been refurbished.

The lot will include loch transfers, linen, 2 days guided stalking in one party and a 3 night stay to be taken by arrangement in November 2022.

(Please note this lot is not transferable.)

Lot 3.1: Relaxed Macnab

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Bought for:
£1,250
Item available until:20 May 2022 12:00:00 BST (item sold)

Presented by Anne Gray (Director Scotland, Heather Trust), Tweedhill and College Valley Estate:

For two people who enjoy the thrill of a challenge but at a more leisurely pace, take on a relaxed macnab over the August bank holiday weekend -

1 day at Tweedhill to catch a salmon (Saturday 27th August)

1 day at College Valley to shoot a brace of grouse and a roe buck (Monday 29th August)

3 nights' accommodation in the beautiful Islestone Cottage, Berwick Upon Tweed (Friday 26th to Monday 29th August)

Important note: If the Tweed is unfishable, the salmon part of the deal will not be possible.  Unfortunately, there is nothing that can be done about this in advance as it is a safety thing. Flooded water is dangerous and it is the ghillie’s decision. The successful bidder should contact the ghillie the night before or that morning to check.

Lot 4.1: A week in Haddington House Apartments during summer 2022

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Cost:
£200
Item available until:20 May 2022 12:00:00 BST (finished)

Presented by Fairfax and Lucy Luxmoore:

A week in Napier Studio in Haddington House Apartments during the summer of 2022.

Haddington House Apartments are the ideal choice for self-catering accomodation in Plymouth, Devon.

They are located at 42 Haddington Road, PL2 1RR, just above the Torpoint Ferry. This is a quiet residential area on the west side of Plymouth nearest Cornwall.

Parking is freely available whilst shops and the beautiful award winning Devonport Park are a short walk away.

Napier Studio is a small double studio apartment: http://plymouth-self-catering.co.uk/index.cfm

Lot 4.2: One night B&B at the Watchman Hotel, East Lothian

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Cost:
£150
Item available until:20 May 2022 12:00:00 BST (finished)

Presented by Paul Chapman:

One night, two people, B&B basis. Valid for 6 months but excluding major sporting events and subject to availability and by arrangement with the hotel.

Lot 4.3: 1 night stay for 2, Hotel Eilean Iarmain

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Final bid:
£160
Increment:£10
Bids:6
Ends in:06 May 2022 12:10:00 BST (bidding ended)

Overtime bidding

Presented by Lucilla Noble, Fearann Eilean Iarmain, the Isle of Skye:

Hotel Eilean Iarmain is situated in an idyllic picturesque bay in the south of the Isle of Skye with magnificent views over the Sound of Sleat and the distant hills of Knoydart.  A traditional 16-bedroom hotel of unique charm and character, which enjoys a stunning position situated at the water’s edge with panoramic views of sea and hills, Hotel Eilean Iarmain captures the spirit of enchantment that belongs to the Hebrides.  From relaxing in our cosy lounge with a crackling log fire to taking in the breathtaking views from the historic pier, the mystical allure of Eilean Iarmain will leave you refreshed, inspired and reconnected.

 

This lot for a 1 night stay for two also includes a free tastings of our award-winning Gaelic Gins (distilled at Eilean Iarmain) and our Gaelic Whiskies. 

 

Also, if you’re looking to experience more of our stunning landscape, our resident Head Stalker/Gamekeeper, Scott MacKenzie - UK Gamekeeper of the Year 2022 – can offer (at the winners’ expense) some time on our simulated stalking range on the hill, or to experience our clay pigeon shooting. 

 

For further details please see our website – www.eileaniarmain.co.uk

 

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 4.5: 3 night’s self-catering accommodation in the Mews Flat on Dalswinton Estate including two day’s fishing for 4 rods on the river Nith

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Final bid:
£530
Increment:£10
Bids:13
Ends in:06 May 2022 12:20:00 BST (bidding ended)

Overtime bidding

Presented by Mr and Mrs Landale:

3 night’s self-catering accommodation in the Mews Flat on Dalswinton Estate including two day’s fishing for 4 rods on the river Nith.

For details regarding Dalswinton Estate, please visit: http://www.dalswintonestate.co.uk/

For information on the Mews Flat, please visit: https://www.sykescottages.co.uk/cottage/...Dalswinton/The-Mews-Flat-930173.html

Dates to be arranged with the donor.

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.

 

 
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