As West Country auctioneers, the Sporting Sale very much reflects the history and tradition of the region. Field sports are a major part of many people’s lives today, as they have been for centuries. The sale has a following of collectors interested in riding, shooting and fishing equipment, pictures, books and curiosities, even those interested in early golfing items.
The Sporting Sale is held three times a year, in conjunction with the Collectors sale. These auctions create worldwide interest.
In both cases Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood have identified a growing market outside of the traditional repertoire of auction houses and developed these specialist themed sales making them the success that they are today.
A Beswick equestrian group: Nijinsky with Lester Piggott up, on wooden base
A novelty silver golfing trophy, maker Mappin & Webb, Birmingham
A late Victorian silver table lighter, maker's mark worn, London, 1897
Four Victorian white metal Archery trophy brooches: each in the form of a monogrammed target
A framed display 'The Rules and Order of Cocking': with a copy of Ardesoif's Rules 1794 over four
A taxidermy leopard skin by Van Ingen & Van Ingen
A pair of taxidermy Tiger skin (Panthera tigris) rugs by Van Ingen & Van Ingen