Gavin Gardiner, auctioneer and specialist-in-charge, said: ?In a difficult and highly selective market, I was delighted by the level of interest that the sale attracted and the results achieved.”

“As ever, it was the rare and unusual that exceeded expectations and the strength of the collectors market, both at home and overseas, continues to impress.?

?After a difficult summer of cancelled Game Fair’s and events, this was especially encouraging and I look forward to my next auction in London at Sotheby’s in December.?

Lots of note included —>

Overseas Private Buyer

Holland & Holland: A Pair of 12-bore Royal Brevis model self-opening sidelock ejector guns. The maker confirms that the guns were built in 1935.

Estimate: £24,000/28,000

Sold: £28,200

UK Trade

David McKay Brown: A pair of 12-bore round action ejector guns. The maker confirms that they were built in 1989 and that they were engraved by Geoff Moore.

Estimate: £20,000/30,000

Sold: £24,000

UK Trade

Browning: A fine pair of Baerten-engraved 12-bore custom shop DSG model single trigger over and under ejector guns.

Estimate: £20,000/25,000

Sold: £22,800

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