Category Archives: Hunt Appointments

Antique and Vintage hunting saddle flasks, sandwich cases, canteens, whips and clothing

Saddle Flask with Compass

Several years ago I wrote about a whip with a compass in the handle : Read more here So, I was pleased to find this Champion & Wilton saddle flask with a space in its lid for a compass : … Continue reading

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Beagling Whip Hospital

    This little beagling whip came from an online auction. It had looked great in its photo. And indeed it has an antler handle well carved as a hound’s head ( complete with the surprised expression that the dogs … Continue reading

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Hunting Whips & Crops for men or women

Hunting whips or crops are generally sold as “ladies” or “gents”. Indeed I have catalogues from the 1920′s & 30′s which sell them as such. From time to time I am asked what the difference is between them. I guess … Continue reading

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Steam Transport & Horses

This is a poster for the hunting season from the Great Western Railway. It advertises reduced rates for horses and for grooms – I’m not sure what that says about grooms’ status at the time… After an afternoon trawling the … Continue reading

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Saddle Flasks and their contents

While photographing some saddle flasks for my website my thoughts turned to the stuff we put in them. Now, I can see the need for sustenance & possibly a bit of Dutch courage when out hunting – hence traditional combinations … Continue reading

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