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
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).
The catering is prepared. Another table has been booked today. There will be twenty to thirty bikes in the sale. I collected three more this morning: a yellow Tequila GT, a Ladies Raleigh Superbe and a Falcon Defiant. You can see the other bikes here: Cycles and Frames.
We will do our best to mitigate the rain. Note: the car parking is on hard standing. Jumble sellers will have to drive slowly across the grass to their designated selling spot. If you bringing a bike, please park in the general car park and wheel it across.
There is shelter for people in the pavilion, where you can enjoy a bacon bap or homemade cake and a cup of tea.
Looking forward to seeing you at the auction tomorrow.
Six days to our next auction at Badger Farm Community Centre in Winchester. Pictured below are a few of the lots that will be for sale. We look forward to seeing you all again for our last auction before September.
If you are bringing lots for sale at Badger Farm Community Centre, please email photos and descriptions of the items to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
The cycle auction is being revived at Cheriton Recreation Ground on Saturday 20th July at 12:00. There will also be a cycle jumble (car boot) from 09:00. You can book a table/space to sell cycle related items for £10.
Deliver lots 08:00. Viewing from 10:30. Auction starts at 12:00.
Sellers: £2 lotting fee, 10% commission, please email description and images of your bike and discuss reserves with the auctioneer.
Buyers: 15% commission
Refreshments and at least home made cakes will be available
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