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Sold by James D. Julia auctions on October 2007 for : $149,500.00

"HOLLAND & HOLLAND FULL SIDELOCK DOUBLE BARRELED RIFLE. SN 35613. Cal. 470NE. Incredible sidelock dbl rifle with 24" chopper lump bbl with re-enforced muzzles, pedestal front sight with fine gold bead and folding night sight option, matted quarter rib Express rear sight with one standing and one folding leaf with gold center line. "HOLLAND & HOLLAND - LONDON" is engraved in gold on the rib as is the caliber. Gun has automatic ejectors and dbl triggers, front trigger being articulated and checkered. The re-enforced receiver has a hidden third bite and extended top tang and rolled edge trigger guard. Mounted in exquisite, highly figured walnut with dark streaks laid out beautifully along the axis of the stock. Splinter forend has a push button release and is checkered in a multi-point pattern. The checkered pistol grip stock has a well executed, flowing shadow line cheek piece, raised tear drops and gold initial oval engraved "JEG". Integral safari sling swivels as part of the bottom rib and affixed to the buttstock. Receiver is adorned in full coverage, deep relief, mythical scenes featuring gargoyles, griffons and assorted fanciful creatures with gold inlaid eyes, entwined with arabesque scrolls in a black matted background. Fences feature extra deep relief engraving of gargoyles. Signed by "PH. GRIFNEE" on the trigger plate. This represents a unique departure from his definitive style. Gold lined cocking indicators. Grip cap features a trapdoor with extra strikers, and is engraved with a gargoyle. Trigger bow and tang are similarly engraved with a deep relief dragon motif. Top lever is chiseled in the likeness of a hunched mythical reptilian creature. Housed in maker's best quality oak and black ostrich leather brass bound, fully fitted case with deluxe, serial numbered, ebony handled and nickel plated turn screws, nickel snap caps and assorted accoutrements. Length of pull - 14-1/2" over a leather covered pad. London proofed at 3120BAR. Weight - 10lbs 3oz. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus.  Appears unfired since factory regulation.  The gun retains virtually all of its factory original finish.  The mechanics are crisp and tight, as new from the factory.  Brilliant shiny bores.  The ostrich case is in near new condition with its original embossed canvas cover.  This is an opportunity to obtain a spectacular, best quality English dangerous game rifle engraved by one of todays finest and highly regarded artisans.   4-59903 BT89 (95,000-145,000)"

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