Auctions in a Day


Please look out for announcements about when we will restart

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.

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

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.

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.

Bob Leggett – Auctioneer

Bob Leggett – Auctioneer

Full auction at Itchen Abbas

Full auction at Itchen Abbas


January – No Auction
1 Feb – Badger Farm, Winchester
7 Mar  – Badger Farm, Winchester
2 May  – Badger Farm, Winchester – AUCTION CANCELLED
6 Jun  – Badger Farm, Winchester – AUCTION CANCELLED
July and August – No auction – AUCTION CANCELLED
5 Sep – Badger Farm, Winchester – AUCTION CANCELLED
3 Oct – Badger Farm, Winchester – AUCTION CANCELLED
7 Nov – Otterbourne Village Hall – AUCTION CANCELLED
5 Dec – Badger Farm, Winchester – AUCTION CANCELLED


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 call 01962 734941 or 733475. Please call 07813 211451 if you have questions on the day of the auction. 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.

17 thoughts on “Auctions in a Day

    • Hi Kim, We have not held any maritime related auctions. So far our specialist auctions have been for bicycles and musical instruments. Maritime items do appear at our general auctions but generally we don’t find out until the morning of the sale.

  1. Auctions in a Day is a professionally run auction facility. I would recommend them to the general public.

    Thank you.

  2. We had a great day out at Itchen Abbas, a friendly environment with “exceedingly” good home made cakes and excellent refreshments earlier this year and look forward to our next visit in October at Badgers Farm, when we will be visiting the UK again from our home in Portugal.

    Kind regards
    Ann and John

  3. Can children attend? We have a 6 year old-keen watcher of antiques road show and thinking of attending first ever auction on 7th March.

    • Hi Kirsty

      Children are welcome and have attended. During viewing there can 100 people in the room and they are fully focussed on the lots not on children. Some of the lots are fragile. During the auction the audience and the auctioneer appreciate low levels of background conversation etc.

      At Itchen Abbas there is a play area with a fort on the lawn but also some easy escapes to the main road! There is also a safe walk across several bridges over the River Itchen, 200m from the Village Hall.

      I hope they like home made cake. We look forward to seeing you there.

      Cheers, Andrew

  4. Hi Just to say that I attended Itchen Abbas on Saturday, which in 61 years is the first auction that I have been to and it was the start of a very good day. I am looking forward to the event at Badger Farm in October.

    Kind regards

    • Thank you Dusty for your kind words. I know someone else at the opposite end of the age range also had a good day at their first auction. Good to see you have subscribed to web site’s email update service. See you in October.

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