Auctions in a Day

Welcome to Auctions in a Day

It’s exactly that:

  • Sellers deliver their lots in the morning
  • We lot and photograph them
  • Viewing at lunchtime
  • Auction starts at 2pm
  • and we are clear of the venue by 6pm

It’s all done in a day.

Please note:

Please look out for announcements about when we will restart


We provide:

  • a cost-effective auction for both buyers and sellers
  • a simple process
  • advice on what will sell or not and estimates
  • free hot drinks for sellers in the morning
  • auctions in accessible community centres with free parking
  • and sell wonderful home-made cakes at great prices
Alresford Community Centre
Our first auctions were at the Alresford Community Centre

We hope you will enjoy the day and we will all have some fun. We ran our first auction in the autumn of 2003 on a Friday evening at Alresford Community Centre. Many buyers and sellers are still attending from that auction. They travel to the auction from all over Hampshire, Wiltshire, Dorset, Surrey and Sussex.  This could have something to do with the tasty home-made cakes. Lots have sold from £5 to several hundred pounds.

Full auction at Itchen Abbas
Full auction at Itchen Abbas

Our sales will include but are not limited to: ceramics, coins, collectables, furniture, metal-ware, militaria, musical instruments, stamps, toys, treen, paintings, vintage goods. See the auction reports for previous lots. We don’t collect or deliver lots, sell: cars, houses, modern electrical items or provide insurance valuations.


No auctions are scheduled at the moment but please subscribe to stay up to date


Full details on Buyers and Sellers pages


Deliver and list your lots between 9:00am and 9:30am Best to book a table (See tel. nos. and email at top of page) £1 per lot and 12.5% commission. Collect unsold lots at the end of the auction approx. 5:30pm


12:30pm to 2pm 50p per visitor includes bid card and notes sheet


Commences 2pm prompt The minimum bid is £5


Pay 12.5% commission and £1 to leave an absentee bid(s) The auction rooms are normally vacated and locked by 6pm No VAT payable If you want to book a space, are unable to enter lots at the above times or for any other information you require, please email We do not publish a catalog but some lots promoted with descriptions and images in a post starting a week or two before the auction.

Otterbourne Auction – 1 June 2019
Lot 167 - Edinburgh Crystal, Yyott Finlandia, misc ceramics and glass - Sold for £60
Lot 167 – Edinburgh Crystal, Yyott Finlandia, misc ceramics and glass
Sold for £60
Viewing 7th September at Otterbourne
Viewing 7th September at Otterbourne