Reggie Kray’s Rocky Marciano boxing glove punches above its weight
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.
Bravery Scotch romps home in the fifth at Siddington
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.
Pebley Beach takes a stand at the County Ground
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
High stakes in card game between stuffed squirrels
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.
Under the hammer: the box Willie Carson used to stand on to look Clare Balding in the eye
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
Collectors lured by rare Victorian angling guide
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.
Collectors set their sights on antique hunting rifle
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
Skate firm is on a roll, winning two awards in two months
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
Skin of man-eating tiger to go under hammer
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
Tally ho! Hunting theme at Sporting Sale
It’s a decade since Scotland became the first region in the UK to outlaw hunting with hounds, and eight years since the Hunting Act rolled out the ban to the rest of the UK, but enthusiasm for the pastime has … Continue reading