I Have 30 0r so catalogues from this era. My principal interest being vintage hammer guns the following catalogues were of special importance.
Christie's The Yannaghas Collection.Dec,1 1998.
Shared this catalogue info with Stephen Nash ,due to the fact that it contained pictures and descriptions of 10 superb Pinfire guns. Top seller in this auction was a double barrel pinfire rifle by John Dickson, sold for7475 pounds.
The other collections of note, was that Sold by;
Christies on 20 March 2002 .This catalogue Contained parts of the Emil Rosner And Geoffrey Boothroyd collection.
Notable in the Rosner collection, was lot 267a 20 bore Boss pin fire shot gun lot,196, said to be the earliest known Boss shot gun. It sold for 4112 pounds.
Over the past 60 years I have acquired auction catalogues from most UK auction house, I still refer to the 30 catalogues that I retained.
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