As part of their continued expansion Auctioneer’s Duke’s of Dorchester are now pleased to offer two specialist Sporting and Militaria auctions in 2018.
Specialist Julian Smith will oversee the two auctions, to be held on the 12th April and 11th October, which will include items such as vintage fishing tackle, taxidermy, sporting art and hunting memorabilia, together with Militaria items like weapons, medals and ephemera.
Julian Smith commented “There is always a strong demand for items related to field sports, such as artworks by the likes of John Emms, Peter Biegel and Snaffles, fishing tackle by manufacturers such as Hardy Brothers and of course shotguns by the likes of Purdey and Holland and Holland.”
Taxidermy is a very strong area of the market and Duke’s have an excellent history in the genre, successfully selling the contents of ‘The Brading Experience’ formerly of the Isle of Wight in 2010, which included everything from stuffed squirrels up to a full size pride of lions!
Running alongside the Sporting section will be another area of strength for Duke’s, Militaria. Ranging from medal collections, weapons, military clothing and ephemera up to a WWII American Willy’s Jeep, Duke’s have achieved strong prices in this very popular and collectable field.
Duke’s are delighted to be accepting entries for the 12th April auction until Friday 16th March. For further information or should you wish to consign, please contact Julian Smith on 01305 265080 or email [email protected]
Welcome to the Dorchester Fine Art Salerooms, which are centrally located in the county town, close to the main Dorchester South railway station.
Trains run hourly to London Waterloo (approximately 2 hours 30 minutes) and there are airports at Bournemouth and Exeter. The Saleroom is surrounded by an ample car park. If you require further information please contact the saleroom
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