AUCTIONEERS Greenslade Taylor Hunt are celebrating another successful sporting sale at The Octagon Salerooms, East Reach, Taunton.

The stand-alone biannual event is eagerly anticipated and is put together by experienced valuer Stuart Triggol.

There was frenetic interest in a large collection of point-to-point and National Hunt race cards, mainly from the 1950s and 1960s relating to meetings at Cheltenham including the Gold Cup and Champion Hurdle.

The internet was ablaze with interest in these items, which had been consigned by a Cornish vendor. Bidding began at £650 and the successful buyer paid nearly £2,000 – the top price of the sale.

A New Hall pottery jug circa 1930 transfer printed with an image of Jack Hobbs stepping out to bat with facsimile signature, against a blue ground, was another success in the saleroom.

Known as "The Master" Hobbs is universally regarded by experts as one of the greatest batsmen in the entire history of cricket. This was reflected in the price of the jug, which sold for just shy of £800.

A child’s reversible side saddle, in original condition, sold for £710, while a wooden saddle horse made £370.

Luggage was another good seller. A collection of leather luggage which included an officer’s boat trunk by Seal & Co, Oxford Street, London, was bought for £1,025.

An oak hunting appointments frame with easel support, carved with a fox in a landscape and another similar carved with a hunting scene achieved £520.

A smart set for four silver menu holders on a sporting theme by Birmingham makers Finnigans Ltd, 1936, made nearly £400.

Assorted hunt buttons including the Pendle Forest Hunt and Craven Hunt was bought for £220.

A miniature study of a wire-haired Fox Terrier entitled “Rix” was bought for £185, while a Snaffles colour print of the Indian Cavalry went for £230 to an online bidder.

The next similar sale takes place on Thursday, October 3. For more information and to consign entries please contact the saleroom on 01823 332525.