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Lot 201: AN IMPRESSIVE CASED WOODCOCK SHOT BY H.R.H. KING EDWARD VII AT BISHOPS HALL, ESSEX IN 1905,

Fine Modern & Antique Guns - December 2016

by Holt's Auctioneers

December 8, 2016

London, United Kingdom

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  • AN IMPRESSIVE CASED WOODCOCK SHOT BY H.R.H. KING EDWARD VII AT BISHOPS HALL, ESSEX IN 1905,
  • AN IMPRESSIVE CASED WOODCOCK SHOT BY H.R.H. KING EDWARD VII AT BISHOPS HALL, ESSEX IN 1905,
  • AN IMPRESSIVE CASED WOODCOCK SHOT BY H.R.H. KING EDWARD VII AT BISHOPS HALL, ESSEX IN 1905,
  • AN IMPRESSIVE CASED WOODCOCK SHOT BY H.R.H. KING EDWARD VII AT BISHOPS HALL, ESSEX IN 1905,
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Description: AN IMPRESSIVE CASED WOODCOCK SHOT BY H.R.H. KING EDWARD VII AT BISHOPS HALL, ESSEX IN 1905,
standing approx. 8in. tall, mounted in its naturalistic habitat and contained within a glazed display case measuring approx. 14 1/2in. x 6in. x 15in., the case with a plaque (loose) inscribed ''SHOT BY HIS MAJESTY KING EDWARD VII AT BISHOPS HALL, ESSEX, 30TH OCTOBER 1905'', the reverse of the display case with information label marked ''NATURAL HISTORY DEPOT. JAMES GARDNER (BY APPOINTMENT TO HER LATE MAJESTY THE QUEEN. ANIMAL, BIRD & FISH PRESERVER & HOOF MOUNTER.'' and also with a small article pasted to the rear describing the ''King''s visit to Essex'', specifically the shoot on which this woodcock was taken, the article notes that the bag for this day was between 800 and 900, and that the King had the good fortune to bag the only woodcock of the day

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