The Hammer Has Risen

Mappin & Webb Silver Tea Service plus more silver and Pocket Watches plus others
Sold at an auction some time ago: Mappin & Webb Silver Tea Service plus more silver and Pocket Watches plus others

You know that sometimes during an auction, the auctioneer brings down the gavel to mark the sale of the lot. Then notices out of the corner their eye, as the hammer falls, a last second bid. They auctioneer resumes the auction and ignores the hammer.

We are pleased to say this has happened to Auctions in a Day. The hammer has not come down for the final time. When circumstances permit the auctions will resume under new management. They will still be operating in the same locale. The web site and Facebook page may remain quiet for some time as they are transferred. Please watch out for future announcements.

Going, going, not gone for too long.

The hammer has come down for Auctions in a Day

After 17 years of fun auctions, it is with great sadness that we have taken the decision to close Auctions in a Day.

This decision was not easy because we love seeing you all and the wide variety of items which come up for sale each month.

Unfortunately, the pandemic continues. We were all hoping that there would be a solution but it is too far away for us to be sure that we can reopen safely in the foreseeable future.

We’ll miss you all, and thank you!

Andrew, Tricia, Bob, Fiona, Claire and Jon

August 2020

Alresford Community Centre
Our first auctions were at the Alresford Community Centre

Note:
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CANCELLED – Auction at Badger Farm Community Centre 4th April 2020

The River Itchen at Itchen Stoke
The River Itchen at Itchen Stoke – On my once a day exercise route today

Just in case you have missed previous announcements: There will be no auction on Saturday 4th April at Badger Farm Community Centre.

And probably not for some months.

We are keen to restart and hope you will be too.

Keep your distance and look after yourselves.

All the best – Bob, Claire, Fiona, Jon, Tricia and Andrew

Top Fourteen Lots at Auction 7th March 2020

Despite the end of the world as we know it, riding up over the horizon, there was a normal attendance at March’s auction. Thank you for coming. About 200 people viewed and 100 stayed for the auction. The cake was consumed and plenty of the 315 lots were sold for good prices.

The top lot was a Collection of Early Post War Dinky Toys which attracted two earnest bidders and sold for £170. The next three were in the £80s: a Smiths Wall Clock, Triang and Lima diesel Locomotive, Coaches and Track, and a Red Mannequin Decorated with Costume Jewellery. The other ten included Cameras. a Hallmarked Manicure Set, 1877 Travel Pass issued by Earl of Derby, Toy Trains and Dinky Toys. More details and images below.

We have not planned to cancel the April auction. This may change due to Government guidance or our own health or thoughts as to what would be best for everyone. Based on our current health, we will able to run an auction in two weeks time.

Our next auction will be when the All CLEAR is sounds. Please subscribe to the web page to be kept to date with when this might happen or watch out for posts. You can also like/follow our Facebook page.

We wish you all the best for the next few months.


Lot 59 - 1877 Travel Pass issued by Earl of Derby - Sold for £32
Lot 59 – 1877 Travel Pass issued by Earl of Derby
Sold for £32
Lot 68 - Lima OO Gauge Road to Rail - Train Set - Sold for £50
Lot 68 – Lima OO Gauge Road to Rail – Train Set
Sold for £50

Lot 69 - Triang & Lima Diesel Locomotive, Coaches and Tracks - Sold for £80
Lot 69 – Triang & Lima Diesel Locomotive, Coaches and Tracks
Sold for £80
Lot 70 - Triang Maroon Prices Locomotive and three coaches - Sold for £55
Lot 70 – Triang Maroon Prices Locomotive and three coaches
Sold for £55

Lot 71 - Fleischmann Electric Locomotive and six Coaches all boxed - Sold for £75
Lot 71 – Fleischmann Electric Locomotive and six Coaches all boxed
Sold for £75
Lot 72 - Hornby Dublo OO Guage 0-6-2 Tank Locomotive and 3 Coaches and 5 Trucks - Sold for £55
Lot 72 – Hornby Dublo OO Guage 0-6-2 Tank Locomotive and 3 Coaches and 5 Trucks
Sold for £55

Lot 117 - Vintage Smiths Wall Clock from Officers Mess Farnborough plus ephemera - Sold for £85
Lot 117 – Vintage Smiths Wall Clock from Officers Mess Farnborough plus ephemera – Sold for £85
Lot 152 - Red Mannaquin with Costume Jewellery - Sold for £80
Lot 152 – Red Mannaquin with Costume Jewellery
Sold for £80

Lot 184 - Collection of Dinky Toys, Tin Toys and Wooden Toy - Sold for £65
Lot 184 – Collection of Dinky Toys, Tin Toys and Wooden Toy
Sold for £65
Lot 207 - Pentax P30 SLR Camera with 70mm Lens - Sold for £30
# Lot 207 – Pentax P30 SLR Camera with 70mm Lens
Sold for £30

Lot 208 - Nikon F401X SLR Camera with 35 70mm Lens - Sold for £30
Lot 208 – Nikon F401X SLR Camera with 35 70mm Lens
Sold for £30
Lot 223 - Hallmarked Manicure Set in Original Case - Sold for £40
Lot 223 – Hallmarked Manicure Set in Original Case
Sold for £40

Lot 225 - Vintage Barber Hot Towel Cabinet Disenfector - AT Bactoral of London - Sold for £70
Lot 225 – Vintage Barber Hot Towel Cabinet Disenfector – AT Bactoral of London
Sold for £70
Lot 277 - Collection of Early Post War Dinky Toys - Sold for £170
Lot 277 – Collection of Early Post War Dinky Toys
Sold for £170

Lots for Auction – Saturday 7th March – Badger Farm, Winchester

Badger Farm auction 1 Feb 2020
Badger Farm Auction 1st February 2020

We are looking forward to great auction this Saturday 7th March at Badger Farm, Winchester. Here are some the lots which will be there. Expect 350 – 450 lots in the sale on Saturday.

If you have lots to sell, we still have some space. contact details below.

If you are bringing lots for sale at Badger Farm Community Centre, please email photos and descriptions of the items to us. 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.Please read these guidelines for descriptions and adding images of your lots.

You can see what sold well at previous auctions in our Auction Reports

Visitors to this page please note:

  • The auctioneers may not have seen the items.
  • 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.
  • We normally sell between 350 and 450 lots which all arrive on the morning of the auction.

Please discuss you would like to sell with Claire by emailing bookings@auctionsinaday.co.uk.

 
Pentax P30 SLR 35mm Camera
Pentax P30 SLR 35mm Camera
 

Male Nude print by Joanni 57 x77cm
Male Nude print by Joanni 57 x77cm
Female Nude print by Joanni 57 x 77cm
Female Nude print by Joanni 57 x 77cm
 

Chaisse Lounge
Chaisse Lounge
Upholstered Parker Knoll 2 Seater Sofa
Upholstered Parker Knoll 2 Seater Sofa
 

Oak Beside Cabinet
Oak Beside Cabinet
Pair of Folding Chairs
Pair of Folding Chairs
 

Folding camera
Folding camera
Hairdressers cotton wool dispenser
Hairdressers cotton wool dispenser
 

Around 40 Mineral Eggs
Around 40 Mineral Eggs
 

Several vintage hair dryers
Several vintage hair dryers and boxes
Five Weights and a Flat Iron
Five Weights and a Flat Iron
 

Various razors and branded boxes
Various razors and branded boxes
Various branded boxes and others hairdressing or barbers
Various branded boxes and others hairdressing or barbers
 

27 x Collector Spoons from around the world
27 x Collector Spoons from around the world in cabinet
24 x Collector Spoons Cathedrals & Castles in cabinet
24 x Collector Spoons Cathedrals & Castles in cabinet
 

Top Twelve lots for Auction 1st February 2020

Badger Farm auction 1 Feb 2020
Badger Farm Auction 1st February 2020
2020 got off to an excellent start with another well attended auction of around 200 people viewing and 100 staying for the sale.It produced a top twelve this month, twelve lots sold for £35 or over. Some real antiques came top: a working HMV Gramaphone with a large horn and a pair of stage coach lamps sold for £55 a lot. Some more recent retro did well: a Jaspar Conran clock for £50 and a mannequin bedecked with jewellery sold for £45.

Toy trains, hat pins, medals, carbide lamp, submariners binoculars, Wembley Lion, Observer books also made it into the top twelve. See images below for expanded descriptions and hammer prices.

Our next auction is on Saturday 7th March at Badger Farm Community Centre, Winchester. Please email info@auctionsinaday.co.uk to book space for your lots.


 
Lot 22 - HMV Gramaphone with horn in working order - Sold for £55
Lot 22 – HMV Gramaphone with horn in working order
Sold for £55
Lot 67 - Pair of stage coach lamps with brass trim to hoods - Sold for £55
Lot 67 – Pair of stage coach lamps with brass trim to hoods
Sold for £55
 

Lot 75 - Triang OO gauge Brittania engine, tender and coaches boxed - Sold for £40
Lot 75 – Triang OO gauge Brittania engine, tender and coaches boxed
Sold for £40
Lot 76 - Hornby Inter-City 125 3 pack train set and 3 extra coaches - Sold for £40
Lot 76 – Hornby Inter-City 125 3 pack train set and 3 extra coaches
Sold for £40
 

Lot 136 - Collection of old hat pins in vintage glass container - Sold for £40
Lot 136 – Collection of old hat pins in vintage glass container
Sold for £40
Lot 144 - Mannequin with costume and hallmarked jewellery - Sold for £45
Lot 144 – Mannequin with costume and hallmarked jewellery
Sold for £45
 

Lot 155 - 1980s Jasper Conran glass mirror clock - Sold for £50
Lot 155 – 1980s Jasper Conran glass mirror clock
Sold for £50
Lot 159 - P & H Revenge Carbide Lamp c 1928 - Sold for £35
Lot 159 – P & H Revenge Carbide Lamp c 1928
Sold for £35
 

Lot 160 - Submariners binoculars c1942 - Sold for £35
Lot 160 – Submariners binoculars c1942
Sold for £35
Lot 167 - 21 Observers books 1950/60s - Sold for £40
Lot 167 – 21 Observers books 1950/60s
Sold for £40
 

Lot 200 - Wembley Lion 1924 Daily Sketch - Sold for £35
Lot 200 – Wembley Lion 1924 Daily Sketch
Sold for £35
Lot 202 - Falklands medal plus 2 others - Sold for £45
Lot 202 – Falklands medal plus 2 others
Sold for £45
 

Auction Report for 7th December 2019

Itchen Abbas Auction 7th December 2019
Itchen Abbas Auction 7th December 2019
We hope you all had a great Christmas and Happy New Year.

Thank you for coming to our auctions in 2019. This was our last of 2019 and our last at Itchen Abbas Village Hall. The jewellery starred in this auction with four garden chairs (that’s not jewellery Andrew) sold for £55, two mixed lots of earrings, brooches, chains, etc. sold for £50 and four rings sold for £30-40 each/pair. A box of Britain’s farming figures sold for £40 and there were many more boxes selling in the £20-25 range. There was a delightful pair of ladies fans which sold for £38. Full descriptions, images and prices below, plus a couple more lots.

What will be doing in 2020? More auctions of course. Here are the dates. Note: No auctions in January, July (no venues available) or August.

1 Feb – Badger Farm, Winchester
7 Mar – Badger Farm, Winchester
4 Apr – Badger Farm, Winchester
2 May – Badger Farm, Winchester
6 Jun – Badger Farm, Winchester
5 Sep – Badger Farm, Winchester
3 Oct – Badger Farm, Winchester
7 Nov – Otterbourne Village Hall
5 Dec – Badger Farm, Winchester

Download PDF: Auction Calendar 2020

If you have lots to sell at our first auction of 2020 on 1st February at Badger Farm Community Centre, please contact Claire – info@auctionsinaday.co.uk.


Lot 77 - Large Box of LPs - Sold for £28
Lot 77 – Large Box of LPs
Sold for £28
Lot 147l - 2 x Old Ladies Fans in their boxes - Sold for £38
Lot 147l – 2 x Old Ladies Fans in their boxes
Sold for £38

Lot 153 - Heavy Brass lamp in working order - Sold for £28
Lot 153 – Heavy Brass lamp in working order
Sold for £28
Lot 158 - Diamond Engagement Ring in 14 Carat Gold & Platinum - Sold for £40
Lot 158 – Diamond Engagement Ring in 14 Carat Gold & Platinum
Sold for £40

Lot 159 - Diamond Engagement Ring in 18 Carat Gold - Sold for £30
Lot 159 – Diamond Engagement Ring in 18 Carat Gold
Sold for £30
Lot 161 - Eternity Rings 14 Carat Gold & Silver - Sold for £30
Lot 161 – Eternity Rings 14 Carat Gold & Silver
Sold for £30

Lot 162c - Earrings, Necklaces & Bracelet in 9 Carat Gold - Sold for £50
Lot 162c – Earrings, Necklaces & Bracelet in 9 Carat Gold
Sold for £50
Lot 162e - Cross and 16" Chain & 18" Chain in 21 Carat Gold - Sold for £50
Lot 162e – Cross and 16″ Chain & 18″ Chain in 21 Carat Gold
Sold for £50

Lot 165 - Collection of Britains & others: Lead Farmers, Workers, Dairy Maids etc - Sold for £40
Lot 165 – Collection of Britains & others: Lead Farmers, Workers, Dairy Maids etc
Sold for £40
Lot 328 - 6 x Wooden Garden Chairs - Sold for £55
Lot 328 – 6 x Wooden Garden Chairs
Sold for £55

Lots for Auction – Saturday 7th December

Buyers at our December 2015 auction at Itchen Abbas Village Hall
Buyers at our December 2015 auction
The last Auctions in a Day sale of the year this Saturday in Itchen Abbas Village Hall is expected to generate a huge amount of interest, a large number of fascinating Treasures will be on sale and others promised.

Definitely on sale will be a rare piece of the R38 Airship that broke up and fell into the River Humber in 1921. Airship memorabilia is always collectable and bidding is expected to go over £100. Two ‘Imperial Fire Marks from 1840 and 1880 . Before the National Fire Brigade was established, private Fire Brigades offered cover. Their plaques were placed on buildings so in the event of a fire they would be saved by their insurance with the private Fire Brigade.

Sporting fans will be keen to buy a hand written letter dated 1960 by England and F A Cup winning star for Blackpool Stanley Matthews. He apologised for not being able to accept an invitation, as he was still playing for Stoke (aged 45). There is also a thank you letter from Country Singer Billie Jo Spears.

Lego enthusiasts will love the two foot long model of Titanic and for Music Lovers a signed single by Keith Richards. For the Teddy Bear collector a rare pre-WW1 Polar Bear on cast wheels. Originally a nursery room toy for the well to do Edwardian child, this should hit close to it’s estimate of £80.

We also have two good quality albums. One with black and white family photos from the 1920s and the second a large collection of religious cards. Plus a military badges and others.

Other collectables have been promised including 1980’s Hornby Trains and lead soldiers and a recent Paul McCartney autograph.

Come along from 12.30 to view with the auction commencing at 2pm

You can see what sold well at previous auctions in our Auction Reports

Pre WWI Polar Bear wheeled toy
Pre WWI Polar Bear wheeled toy front

Letter from Billie Jo Spears
Thank you letter from Billie Jo Spears
Stanley Matthews letter 1960
Stanley Matthews letter 1960

Religious Cards and Holiday Photos in Albums 2
Religious Cards and Holiday Photos in Albums 2
Religious Cards and Holiday Photos in Albums
Religious Cards and Holiday Photos in Albums

R38 Airship piece
R38 Airship piece
1840 and 1880 Imperial Fire Marks
1840 and 1880 Imperial (founded 1803) Fire Marks

Lego Titanic
Lego Titanic
Keith Richard signed single Take It So Hard
Keith Richard signed single Take It So Hard

Military and other badges
Military and other badges
Two rings and brooch in gold with stones
Two rings and brooch in gold with stones and pearls

Auction Report for 2nd November 2019

Badger Farm Auction 2nd November 2019
A good crowd at the Badger Farm Auction 2nd November 2019
Our last auction at Badger Farm this year had 293 lots with a good range of top lots, for example:

  • Lot 1 a 1900s postcard album sold for £42. A great start.
  • half a groat for £50 (if you were born in 1357 please bring the rest of your stash to our next auction).
  • a bikers leather waistcoat covered in badges for £45.
  • plus some “rather” erotic Japanese prints of which you can see the least so below.

There are more pictures below of our top ten. It’s also worth noting that two collections of model cars and trains were both split in to several lots and their total hammer price was £100 plus each.

Our next auction will be on the 7th December at Itchen Abbas Village Hall halfway between Kings Worthy and New Alresford. Apart from the excellent range of home made cakes there will also be sausage rolls and mince pies!


Lot 1 - Postcard Album circa 1900 inc foreign - Sold for £42
Lot 1 – Postcard Album circa 1900 inc foreign
Sold for £42
Lot 21 - 5 x Erotic Japanese Prints - Sold for £40
Lot 21 – 5 x Erotic Japanese Prints
Sold for £40

Lot 48 - 2 x OO Gauge Diesel Shunters by Bachmann and Hornby - Sold for £30
Lot 48 – 2 x OO Gauge Diesel Shunters by Bachmann and Hornby
Sold for £30
Lot 56 - Large quantity of Britain's farm animals, equipment, huts, seat, etc. - Sold for £30
Lot 56 – Large quantity of Britain’s farm animals, equipment, huts, seat, etc.
Sold for £30

Lot 155 - Edward III half groat 1357 - Sold for £50
Lot 155 – Edward III half groat 1357
Sold for £50
Lot 166 - Pink mannequin with hallmarked silver and costume jewellery - Sold for £45
Lot 166 – Pink mannequin with hallmarked silver and costume jewellery
Sold for £45

Lot 201 - Leather biker waistcoat with badges - Sold for £45
Lot 201 – Leather biker waistcoat with badges
Sold for £45
Lot 212 - Military bayonet - Sold for £45
Lot 212 – Military bayonet
Sold for £45

Lot 223 - Colonial American rocking chair - Sold for £40
Lot 223 – Colonial American rocking chair
Sold for £40
Lot 274E - Bespoke upcycled bench - Sold for £30
Lot 274E – Bespoke upcycled bench
Sold for £30

Local Interest for auction this Saturday 2nd November

The Tichborne Claimant - Film Poster
The Tichborne Claimant – Film Poster

 

Firstly: its okay, we haven’t left the EU without a deal, so the A31 lorry parking scheme will not be operating. Phew!

Secondly: There are lots of lots booked in for for Saturday.

Thirdly: We have a lot with some local interest: The Tichborne Claimant. A gentleman from Australia claimed to be the heir to the Tichborne Estate between New Alresford and Cheriton in the late 1800’s. It includes several books, a print and film poster. It was one of the longest running cases in British legal history. The court records look like a set of Encyclopedia Britannica. No spoilers. You can read what happened.

Fourthly: The rugby will have finished and the weather is awful. So please come for a hot beverage and home made cake. And be prepared to bid. (Cash machines are only a 100m away).

 

Viewing 12:30 Auction at 2pm.

 

The Tichborne Claimant - Books and Print
The Tichborne Claimant – Books and Print