There was a noticeable uplift in atmosphere for Holt’s December auction, both viewing days and the auction room on the day buzzing with activity – echoed by a massive upsurge of online activity (responsible for underbidding almost 50% of the sale total).
Auctioneers of fine modern and antique guns are now the largest Sporting Auction House in Europe, specialising in sporting items and militaria.
The season is now underway and we must take full advantage of every fine day that allows us to get out shooting without having to resort to boots and coats.
In recent weeks I have been getting out after the pigeons. As soon as the shooting season is over many of the estates that have been off limits all season suddenly become open for business and the job of controlling the vast numbers of woodpigeons starts in earnest.