Please post your lots for our Christmas auction at Itchen Abbas

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We get hundreds of visitors to this page prior to the auction. If you are bringing lots for sale on Saturday 5th December at Itchen Abbas Village Hall, 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.

Do not upload your items until you have discussed them with Claire by phone 01962 734941 or emailing bookings@auctionsinaday.co.uk.

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 not a catalogue.
  • We normally sell between 350 and 450 lots which all arrive on the day.

Auctions in a Day – Completes its first century of auctions

In case you missed it, here is the article in The Alresford and Itchen Valley Forum in their November edition about Auctions in a Day.


Auctions in a Day - 100 Auctions and more, The Auctions in a Day team - Bob, Claire, Fiona, Jon and Andrew
The Auctions in a Day team
Bob, Claire, Fiona, Jon and Andrew

The popular ‘Auctions in a Day’ continues to throw up surprises as it enters its 12th year.  Claire Whale and Bob Leggett with their other halves Fiona and Jon, started the auctions in September 2003 at Alresford Community Centre. Andrew Wilcox noticed the long queue on the street and offered to help. Since when he has become a big part of the team, and runs the website too.

“In twelve years we have seen some wacky and wonderful lots going through our auction including an authenticated lock of Elvis Presley’s hair and a complete dentists’ drill set from the late 19th century! Our buyers are discerning and know quality when they see it. Highlights have included: a WW 2 paratrooper’s beret which went under the hammer for £420, 18th century gold bracelet for £550, a bronze bust for £140 and a French paperweight for £600.“

This auction takes place on the first Saturday of the month at Itchen Abbas Village Hall or Badger Farm Community Centre. It has filled the gap between the cheap and cheerful car boots sales and the more expensive established auction houses. Every sale is different, which is part of the attraction for the bargain hunter. Typical sale lots include Jewellery, Old Toys and Trains, Paintings, Militaria and Collectables, old and new, as well as small items of furniture. Sellers often book whole tables, sometimes more, and display 10-30 items on them. Sellers and buyers commissions are 10% (increased to 12.5% in January 2016) .

Items for sale are accepted in the morning from 9.30 to 10.30am, viewing is from 12.30pm and the Auction commences at 2pm.  What makes this unique for everyone, is that all transactions are completed on the day and all lots removed by the end of the auction. 350-450 lots are the norm and the auction lasts around 3 hrs. The hall is clear by 6pm.

Add in the café with its mouth-watering selection of homemade cakes, and you can see why so many people make it a date in their diaries.  Sellers should book their lots by phone during the weeks before the auction by contacting Bob and Fiona on 01962 733475 or Claire and Jon on 01962 734941. Lots can also be promoted on our web site.

Auction Report 7th Nov 2015 – Lots of good lots

A very well attended Badger Farm auction.
The Badger Farm Community Center was full with 380 lots and 100 bidders.

The sellers brought in some great lots. The buyers flourished their bidding cards with enthusiasm. Another very good auction.

Below you can see the top ten lots. They included a collection of cut glass glasses – some Waterford at £135 and a pair of Harrods silver sauce boats at £120. Stieff teddy bears did well and there were valuable collections including a Victorian leather bound scrapbook, nautical charts, model soldiers, pocket watches, jewellry and china.

There were more lots selling for over £25 than previous months. Sellers are bringing valuable items and the buyers are there to purchase them.

We get many visitors to our web site and what they want to know is “What is in the next sale?”. Sellers please look out for the “Post your lots” page, a couple of weeks before the next auction. You can add descriptions and optionally images of your lots. Your entries will be indexed by Google and appear in search results the following day.

Our next auction will be at Itchen Abbas Village Hall on the Saturday 5th December. We look forward to seeing you there with all your great lots and plenty of cash!


Lot 131 - Collection of cut glass glasses, some Waterford - Sold for £135
Lot 131 – Collection of cut glass glasses
Sold for £135

Lot 308 - Two Harrods silver plated sauce boats - Sold for £120
Lot 308 – Two Harrods silver plated sauce boats
Sold for £120


Lot 158 - Limited edition Stieff muzzled bear - Sold for £90
Lot 158 – Limited edition Stieff muzzled teddy bear
Sold for £90

Lot 165 - A large collection of charts and Atlas of Tides and Tidal Streams - Sold for £80
Lot 165 – A large collection of charts and Atlas of Tides and Tidal Streams
Sold for £80


Lot 171 - Possibly Victorian leather bound scrapbook - Sold for £75
Lot 171 – Possibly Victorian leather bound scrapbook
Sold for £75

Lot 153 - Stieff Joseph Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat Bear - Sold for £60
Lot 153 – Stieff Joseph Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat Teddy Bear
Sold for £60


Lot 361 - Collection of model soldiers and prints - Sold for £55
Lot 361 – Collection of model soldiers and prints
Sold for £55

Lot 54 - A collection of pocket watches mounted in a glazed frame - Sold for £50
Lot 54 – A collection of pocket watches mounted in a glazed frame
Sold for £50


Lot 125 - A selection of silver jewelry - Sold for £50
Lot 125 – A selection of silver jewellry with rolled gold chain
Sold for £50

Lot 279 - Oriental tea service - Sold for £46
Lot 279 – Spode Oriental tea service
Sold for £46


Chronicle Correction – It’s Badger Farm Sat 7th Nov

Hampshire Chronicle correction Badger FarmYou may have noticed the error in the Hampshire Chronicle advert for tomorrow’s auction. It is at Badger Farm Community Centre.

Our apologies in advance if you go to Itchen Abbas on Saturday. There will be big sign up there.

We will be at Itchen Abbas Village Hall on the Saturday 5th December.

The auction tomorrow is almost full. Valuable lots can still get a spot of course. You can see some of the lots which will be there tomorrow on the page.

p.s. The member of our staff who admits to this error will not be there tomorrow. We hope he is going to the right place, on the right day, for his prior engagement.

Nearly full for our auction on Saturday

Rodin's The Kiss
Rodin’s “The Kiss”
Miniature bronze copy on a marble base.

Twenty one and half out a possible twenty five tables are booked! To ensure you get a spot for your lots at the auction please call Claire – 01962 734941 or email bookings@auctionsinaday.co.uk. There will be late entrants and those that turn up on the day. Don’t miss your chance.

Last month’s penultimate lot sold for £300. A group of vintage spectacles,  lunettes, lorgnettes, pince nez and opera glasses.

Remember it’s only £1 per lot and 10% commission at our sale (increased to 12.5% in January 2016). Please visit the Selling page for the full terms and condition.

Sellers can promote their lots by posting descriptions and optional images on this page: Please post your lots for Sat 7th November.  As per the bronze shown opposite.

Buyers please take a peek at the page but remember there are 400 odd lots which don’t get posted.