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.
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
If you are interested in taking on the Auctions in a Day brand, website, Facebook and other social media accounts. We have several hundred likes and subscribers 90-95% of whom are in Hampshire. Please contact Andrew at firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.
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.
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
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- 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 on 01962 734941 or by emailing email@example.com.
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 contact Claire – 01962 734941 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book space for your lots.
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 – 01962 734941 or email@example.com.
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
- 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!