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.
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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 email@example.com to book space for your lots.
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!
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).
Wow! This auction had a few surprises. A Mappin and Webb Silver Fruit Bowl sold for £150. Please bring more of those and similar. Four other lots sold for £70: a Grandmother Clock, a Denby Troubadour Dinner Set (there was a lot of it but it easily surpassed other modern dinner services we have seen), a Wheel Barometer circa 1880 and a collection of N Gauge model trains.Fifteen or more lots sold for £30 or more.Our next auction is Saturday 2nd November at Badger Farm Community Centre. Please bring more great lots. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to book in your lots.
The July auction was hot and humming as Claire, the Auction’s premier auctioneer, navigated the 350 lots without pausing for a break, or even a breath!
Under the hammer went a vast range of interesting and unique items which appealed to the many buyers who attended the Badger Farm Auction, preferring to be soothed by Claire’s sultry tones as opposed to being sizzled by the burning rays outside.
Under the hammer went jewellery and silver – the hallmarked boxes appealing to the silver collectors, the two jewelled mannequins were picked up by a discerning buyer for £76 appreciating the individuality of these pieces. Collectors of old toys were not disappointed as Corgi and Britains featured in the sale. The end of the auction went with a bang as a 5 piece drum kit was sold.
The next auction is to be held on 7th September at Otterbourne Hall- we can’t promise sunshine but we can promise another sale of unusual and irresistible items! Look forward to seeing you then.
No prizes for guessing who this month’s guest reporter is.
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 email@example.com. 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.