Just got back home after a day out at the viewing for Holts upcoming auction, and I had to recommend it as one of the best trips I've been on for ages.
I went with a couple of like-minded pals, and spent a very happy four hours looking at some of the most beautiful and interesting guns and gun related bits and pieces I have ever seen, and certainly the largest collection for sale in one place. My vote for the most beautiful was a Holland double rifle and the most interesting was a 10.75 x 68, but my companions were taken by a Krieghoff rifle (inexplicably kept in a hideous case made from recycled coke cans) and an Asprey doublet in .222 and 28 bore. There were so many guns that I think it would be very hard not to find something of interest to every shooter - regardless of their discipline and preferences.
Despite being determined that I was only after a couple of things, I have returned home with an A4 sheet of notes and lot numbers. I think that I had better leave placing bids until tomorrow morning when hopefully I will have a cooler head.