A boxing glove presented to gangster Reggie Kray by undefeated heavyweight boxing champion Rocky Marciano punched well above its weight at a sale of sporting antiques in the Cotswolds last week.
London barrister Barnaby Shaw enjoyed the taste of success twice at Saturday’s Siddington Point-to-Point, picking up the Bar Challenge Cup for owning the winner in the fifth race, and a crate of beer for riding Bravery Scotch to victory.
When jubilant football fans jump to their feet at Swindon Town’s County Ground, they’ll do so in front of a 100m-wide hoarding promoting Pebley Beach. The hoarding, which spans the width of the Don Rogers Stand, is part of a … Continue reading
It might look a little nuts, but there are high stakes in a game of poker being played between two anthropomorphic red squirrels, who will be going under the hammer at a Cotswolds antiques auction next week.
When the BBC hired champion jockey Willie Carson and sports journalist Clare Balding to anchor their televised racing coverage, producers were faced with a problem. At 6ft 4inches, Clare towered over her 5ft tall co-host. So they knocked up a … Continue reading
An early and extremely rare copy of one of the definitive guides to angling could make tens of thousands of pounds when it goes under the hammer at a Cotswolds antiques auction in the autumn.
Firearms collectors are setting their sights on an antique dreiling gun, which will be going under the hammer at Moore Allen & Innocent’s Sporting Sale in August. Featuring a 16-bore shotgun set above a rifle, dreiling guns – from the … Continue reading
Bristol-based action sports goods distributor Shiner has scooped a major European business award for customer service. And the importer of skateboards, roller skates, scooters and BMX bikes is on a roll – having bagged two trophies in as many months. … Continue reading
The skin of a huge tiger that terrorised an Indian village – and may have been responsible for the death of the school teacher’s husband – is the standout lot in the taxidermy section of Moore Allen & Innocent’s sale of … Continue reading