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Gavin Gardiner big game auction

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The first sale of 2017 at Gavin Gardiner, featuring sporting and big game rifles from the H. Frank Wallace Collection, took place at Sotheby’s in April. Wallace was an artist, author and naturalist.

A widely admired and successful sporting artist, he was also remembered as a writer, illustrator and authority on all aspects of hunting. The best result from his Collection was the sale of a Charles Osborne 3 1/4in Boxlock non-ejector rifle which had an estimate of £4,000-£6,000 but realized £11,875. Another Wallace rifle, a .350 Magnum bolt-action sporting rifle, which was built specifically for Wallace in 1911, doubled it’s top estimate of £5,000, selling for £10,000. The highest price lot was a pair of Holland & Hollan 12-bore sidelock ejector guns, built in 1920, which sold for £17,500.

Commenting after the sale, Auctioneer and Expert-in-Charge, Gavin Gardiner, said, “The auction was well viewed and well attended with participation from all corners of the World. The room was busy and buzzing during the sale with much telephone and internet interest to bolster the packed room. Rigby rifles from the collection of H. Frank Wallace were an obvious highlight, and many lots sold well above estimate. I look forward to our next auction at the Gleneagles Hotel, Scotland on 28 August 2017.”

All prices included a 25% Buyers Premium. More details at www.gavingardiner.com.

 

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