Sellers post your lots for Sat 4th April. Buyers take a look.

We get hundreds of visitors to this page prior to the auction. If you are bringing lots for sale on Saturday 4th April at Badger Farm Community Centre, please upload photos and descriptions of the items on this page. It is not a requirement for submitting lots to the auction but it helps promote the auction in general and your lots in particular.  It is free. So please upload a good quality image and a short description using the comments section at the bottom of this page.

Please read these guidelines for descriptions and adding images of your lots. Your lot(s) have to be approved before they will become visible on this page. Please contact us if they do not appear within 24 hours.

Please continue to book your table space at the auction by phoning Claire or emailing the auction. See top of page.

Visitors to this page please note:

  • The auctioneers have not seen the lots.
  • The descriptions and photos are provided by the sellers.
  • There is no guarantee they will be for sale until they are delivered on the morning of the auction.
  • This is no catalogue.
  • We normally sell between 350 and 450 lots which all arrive on the day.

Auction Report 7th March 2015

350 lots were offered for sale on a sunny day at Itchen Abbas. The wide range included two gold items: a collection of cuff links and a small compass selling for £100 and £80 respectively. A pre-war croquet set sold for £85. There were two Moorcroft vases, one sold for £60. You can see these items and some more of the leading lots below.

The next auction is on the 4th April – Easter Saturday at Badger Farm Community Centre, Winchester.

p.s. Andrew the auctioneer tried to give bidders some advice towards the end of the auction. There was one lot where ten hands went up when the opening bid came down to £5. He missed the point he was trying to make. Let’s try to get it clear here:

For some lots the auctioneer drops the opening bid and bidders wait until it gets to £5, our minimum bid. Then ten hands shoot up! The auctioneer picks the first two bidders he/she sees (on some occasions their only choice is do that randomly) and bids them out. The first bidder is always in the leading position because whoever bids next will have to pay more. If you join in with the bidding after one of the first two bidders declines, you will have to pay the next increment above the opening bidder.

But if you the bidder had come in at £10, you would be the opening bidder. Everyone else is waiting for it to drop to £5. Say your bid rises to £30, the next bidder will have to bid £35 and they may decline that. If someone else starts bidding, you will be given the option to make the next bid first i.e. £40 before allowing another bidder to join in.

So our tip is simple – Don’t wait, bid!


Lot 331 - A collection of gold cufflinksSold for £100
Lot 331 – A collection of gold cufflinks
Sold for £100
Lot 338 - Compass in gold case, short chain and bar - Sold for £85
Lot 338 – Compass in gold case, short chain and bar
Sold for £85

Lot 169 - FH Evans -
Lot 169 – FH Evans – “The Wimbledon” croquet set
Sold for £80
Lot 307 - Moorcroft vase - Sold for £60
Lot 307 – Moorcroft vase
Sold for £60

Lot 336 - Three gold chains - Sold for £60
Lot 336 – Three gold chains
Sold for £60
Lot 330 - Gentlemans English pocket watch - Sold for £50
Lot 330 – Gentlemans English pocket watch
Sold for £50

Lot 94 - A box of Britains people, farm animals, buildings - Sold for £40
Lot 23 – A box of Britains people, farm animals, buildings
Sold for £40
Lot 94 - Wooden yoke for ponies - Sold for £40
Lot 94 – Wooden yoke for ponies
Sold for £40

It’s looking good for the auction at Itchen Abbas 7th March

Croquet SetWe have a record number of lots posted on the web site Lots for 7th March. They are as diverse as always:

  • A croquet set
  • A sheeps head sculpture
  • Brassware, Ceramics, Glassware
  • Royal Doulton, Halcyon Days, Sylvac, Wade, Hornsea, Poole, Wedgewood
  • Toys, two zithers, a flute
  • Painted furniture, Ercol kitchen chairs
  • 388 Thimbles

And this is just 47 lots of an expected 400 plus which will be on sale on Saturday 7th March at Itchen Abbas Village Hall.

Ercol Kitchen ChairsBut we know the weather is going to be good.  So here are some thoughts for buyers tomorrow:

  • Viewing is from 12:30 until the auction starts at 2pm
  • You can leave absentee bids after viewing. You must pay for and collect your items before we leave the hall at 6pm.
  • We sell at about 150 lots an hour.
  • There is a lawn and play area at the rear of the village hall.
  • The Plough is next door.
  • Walk over to the church view the snowdrops. Cross the river over several bridges and come back. 20-30 minute stroll.
  • Walk back towards Winchester in Itchen Abbas and then go along the old railway line and come back
  • The Chesnut Horse in Easton is 30 mins walk.
  • The Bush Inn in Ovington is 45 mins walk.
  • New Alresford is 10 mins away by car.

Obviously we would prefer that you spent the whole afternoon in the hall bidding, drinking tea and eating home made cakes but we can also understand why you might want to spend some time outside.

Flute Royal Doulton Figures