Review of the Auction at Badger Farm 8th June 2013

New Room Layout at Badger FarmThe New Room Layout at Badger Farm

Another bumper auction.  Nearly 300 lots were sold.

We had a surprise with lot 110, a collection drawing instruments and a beret sold for £400. The photo below does not reveal the WWII Paratrooper’s cap badge on the other side of the Red Beret.

Secondly we changed the room layout switching from landscape to portrait i.e the auctioneer was at the far end of the hall, near the tea hatch, looking down the length of the hall.  It makes it easier for the auctioneer to see the bidders.  What did you think of the new layout?  The tea ladies said they could see more of the action.

Our next auction is at Itchen Abbas Village Hall on the 7th September.   Have a good summer and enjoy your holidays.  The Whales are going to China.  I wonder if they will bring anything back to sell.  We look forward to seeing you again.

Here are a few items from the auction. Please click the image to see a larger version in a new window.

Lot 34
Cyprus and many other first day covers
Sold for £55

Cyprus and many other first day covers

Lot 72
Collection of toy train buildings & rolling stock
Sold for £120

A collection of toy train buildings and rolling stock

Lot 85E
Pair of cased Silver Salts
Sold for £50

Pair of Cased Silver Salts

Lot 110
Collection Drawing Instruments and a Beret
Sold for £400

Set of Drawing Instruments and a Beret

Next Auction June 8th 2013 and we have published our 2014 calendar

Auction at Badger Farm Community CentreSHOCK ONE: the sun has been out all weekend and the long-term weather forecast says it will be the same next Saturday for our auction. Don’t go to the beach. Don’t go to the New Forest. Come to our auction and perhaps you will be able to pop to Sainsburys at 5pm and buy the food and drink for your barbecue with the proceeds of your sales. Or if you were buying, you can still have a barbecue and talk about what you bought, what you wished you had bid a little more for, the bid you missed or the lot you couldn’t understand why it went for that! I am sure you will have a great day. We will make sure to cool drinks as well as the tea to go with the cakes.

SHOCK TWO: Claire has already booked the dates for 2014! And July is back. We couldn’t come up with a good excuse not have a July auction when we met last weekend. The dates were actually booked in January and it’s too late now to get a venue for this July. 🙁 See 2014 Calendar.

We hope you come on Saturday and mark those dates in your diary for next year please. Are diaries on sale for 2014?