GREENSLADE Taylor Hunt’s biannual sporting auction proved a big hit with two large collections forming part of the comprehensive sale.

One of the highlights was a carefully curated collection of hunting memorabilia, including over 40 hunting horns, proved a particular draw.

Consigned by a vendor in East Devon the collection totalled nearly £4,500.

Pick among the horns was a late Victorian silver example presented to the Master of the Mid Kent Staghounds in 1894. It sold to a commission bidder for £500.

A comprehensive collection of cricketing items from a deceased estate in South Devon contributed £2,500 to the sale.

Other prices of note included £750 for two glazed cartridge display boards, which sold online.

Close behind was a pair of oars with Cambridge University interest. Both blades were painted with crest, crew and coaches dating back to 1955 and 1956. They sold for £700.

A room bidder bought a large brown leather fly wallet by Charles Farlow, of The Strand, London, circa 1900 for £300, while an early 20th Century Hardy Bros salmon fly fishing reel sold for £350.

An unusual parasol carriage whip sold for £240 and a pair of gent’s brown leather polo boots went for £160.

Today (Thursday, October 24) there is a change of emphasis at the Octagon Salerooms, East Reach, Taunton, when a specialist automobilia is being staged from 12noon.

There is still time to list items for the  next antiques sale, which takes place at The Octagon Salerooms, East Reach, Taunton, on Thursday, November 7. This will feature an extensive collection of books and maps.

The next stand-alone sporting sale is scheduled for Spring 2020. For more information please contact the salerooms on 01823 332525.