Photographs of lots for our December 2013 auction

The next auction is the 7th December at Itchen Abbas Village Hall. In the comments below there are photos and descriptions of the lots sellers have told us they will be bringing.

If you would like to promote your lots for our next auction on this page, please upload photos and descriptions of the items by using the comments section at the bottom of this page. This is not a requirement for selling at the auction. Please phone the numbers above or use the email if you have any questions.

Upload a good quality image: no greater than 1600x1200px or less than 300x225px and a short description using the comments section at the bottom of this page. Your photo and description has to be approved by us before it is displayed on this page.

Visitors to this page please note the auctioneers have not seen the lots, only their photographs. 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 the catalogue. We normally sell between 400 and 500 lots on the day.

Some of the lots for sale Saturday 7th September 2013

Here are some of the lots that will be for sale on Saturday.

If you have lots for sale on Saturday. Please send a good quality image no greater than 1600x1200px or less than 300x225px and a short description to lots@auctionsinaday.co.uk.

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Laundry Hamper
Laundry Hamper 
Wicker with raw hide hinges, leather straps and lined.
Oak Folding Three Tier Cake Stand
Oak Folding Three Tier Cake Stand
In good order
Sadler
Sadler “Old Mill” Tea Service
Tea Pot, Hot Water and Milk Jug
Vintage Cases - Hat Box and Projector Case
Vintage Cases
Hat Box and Projector Case
Marin Muirwoods - Hybrid cycle
Marin Muirwoods – Hybrid cycle
Refurbished and in full working order.
Dawes Wildcat Mountain Bike
Dawes Wildcat Mountain Bike
Reynolds 500 frame and 531 forks. Refurbished with new gear and brake cables, bottom bracket, other bearings cleaned and greased. Set up and ready to ride.
Trek 7200EX - Hybrid Bike
Aluminum frame. Refurbished with new head set (steering bearing), bottom bracket (pedal crank bearing) and cables. Light weight 13.6kg Ready to ride
Collection of Metalware
Collection of Metalware
Two boxes, tray, ink stand
Collection of Spoons
Collection of Spoons
Matching serving spoon and 6 desert spoons, Nine bishops spoons
Metal Tray commemorating Rocket 1830-1980
Metal Tray
Commemorating Rocket 1830-1980 and
Liverpool to Manchester Railway 150 years
Metal flower Vases and Posy Bowl
Metal flower Vases and Posy Bowl
Metalware
Two Pairs of Metal Candlesticks
Two Pairs of Metal Candlesticks
Box with three pairs of leather gloves, OS maps, Binoculars, Diana and QUessn Elizabeth souvenir programmes and moreA
Box with three pairs of leather gloves, OS maps, Binoculars, Diana and QUessn Elizabeth souvenir programmes and more
A pair of vinatge Spartan expanding cases. The smaller one fits inside the larger one.
A pair of vinatge Spartan expanding cases. The smaller one fits inside the larger one. One case out, two cases back!
Collection of Drawing instruments, scale rulers and slide rules
Collection of Drawing instruments, scale rulers and slide rules
Collection of vintage ink pens and nibs
Collection of vintage ink pens and nibs
Trumpet – Made by Schenkelaars (Dutch equivalent of Boosey & Hawkes)
Trumpet – Made by Schenkelaars (Dutch equivalent of Boosey & Hawkes)
Acoustic or Spanish Guitar
Acoustic or Spanish Guitar
Collection of Rotring and Staedtler penas and nibs
Collection of Rotring and Staedtler penas and nibs
Two Parker Fountain Pens and a Parker Ballpoint with two desk pens
Two Parker Fountain Pens and a Parker Ballpoint with two desk pens
Oak Coffee Table
Oak Coffee Table

The 10th Anniversary Auction – 7th Sept 2013 – Itchen Abbas

Alresford Community Centre
Alresford Community Centre

The summer break is over. We are back for our 10th anniversary auction.  Were you there, upstairs in the Alresford Community Centre in 2003?  I was wandering up West Street vaguely aware my brother in law’s friend and occasionally fellow cricketer John, Clare and their friends were running an auction.  The queue to get into view was pouring out of the building and down towards the Swan.  Hmm! I thought perhaps they need some help.  I jostled my way to the top of stairs and said “Would you like some help?” They had no alternative but to say “Yes”.

Lord Luke of Salisbury Cattle Market was auctioneer for many years as we operated as Alresford Auctions.  On the first night although I only worked as the lowest of the low, the sheet runner (subsequenty performed only by children feed on cake and coke), I had aspirations to be the auctioneer.  Luke did a grand job entertaining us and selling the impossible.  Then one day, we changed the day of the auction to Saturdays. His continued participation would have precluded him from getting the full value for his Chelsea season ticket.

Following Luke’s free transfer, we took over the auctioneer’s role and went on a nomadic auction about in nearby Hampshire towns.  We set up our room in Alton, Petersfield and the town centre of Winchester.  The first floor auction room, no real parking outside and the kebab van, made you, make it clear to us, that the Alresford Community Centre although vintage, was not a great spot.  Itchen Abbas Village Hall and Badger Farm Community Centre became the favoured places.

Over the years many lots went for a pound.  There were specialists in these lots! Nothing for less than a fiver now. We had some little surprises: a paperweight, a mosaic, a group of swords, a beret. But mostly we have enjoyed interacting with you, having a great day away from the day job, buying and selling, eating cake and thinking auction setting up and knocking down has an equal calorific value, losing: lots, people, lot numbers, sheets, etc.  What can you remember?

We are ready for the next auction (must print out the lot numbers). We already have many bookings and we look forward to seeing you again.  Please share your memories of our auction over the decade in the comments below.

Tips for the next auction.  Questions not to ask us:

  • What happened about the visas?
  • How was the mushroom?
  • Did you score any?
  • How has the value in the vintage china market grown in the last year?
  • How will you deal with friends and partners bidding together (almost) simultaneously?

Review of the Auction at Itchen Abbas 4th May 2013

A full room of bidders at Itchen Abbas auction

A full room of bidders at Itchen Abbas

On a sunny afternoon at the village hall, 412 lots were photographed and mostly sold. We had our highest total sales in our nearly 10 years of auctions. One seller approached a £1,000 worth of sales. They also had the highest value item in the sale at £200 for the World War One and Two medals and the bronze Art Deco statue of a dancing (Salome perhaps) at £180.

The kitchen also reported bumper sales of their home made cakes. Mmmm!

Our next auction is at Badger Farm Community Center on the 8th June. We look forward to seeing you again.

Here are a few items from the auction. Please click the image to see a larger version in a new window.

Lot 7
Art Deco Bronze Statuette of Dancing Lady
signed J Philipp
sold for £200

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Lot 35
Large carved wooden statue of
4 “Black Forest” Bears
sold for £100

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Lot 42
A collection of World War I and II medals

sold for £200

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Lot 101
A old bedraggled teddy bear

sold for £45

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Lot 242
A framed print of
Titian’s “Portrait of a Young Man”
sold for £45

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Lot 260
19th Century Work Box
and Contents
sold for £47

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Lot 266
Square Cut Diamond Ring
in White Gold
sold for £80

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Lot 407
Boxed Doll “Sparking Seduction” from
Ashton Drake Gallerie
sold for £50

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Next Auction 4th May 2013 at Itchen Abbas nr Winchester

 

Best to book if you are planning to sell at this auction. Please note delivery times for lots have been revised to 09:30 to 10:30.

We expect there to be between 350 and 450 lots on sale from 2pm. The quality of lots offered for sale has been improving over the last six months. May this trend continue.

Refreshments, sandwiches or baguettes and our delicious home made cake will be avaiable from 12:30 when viewing commences.

Don’t forget we have a break in July and August. Oyr last auction before the summer will be on 8th June at Badger Farm Community Centre, Winchester

Itchen Abbas – 2 March 2013 – Probably the most people in the room!

A very full auction at Itchen Abbas
A very full auction at Itchen Abbas

The auction room soon filled with lots and we had to turn some unbooked sellers away. We are comfortable with 400 lots but we lotted 460 plus today.

Thank you to those that arrived early or on time for the viewing session at 12:30 and sat quietly while we completed the lotting and photography. Just a few mistakes in that process to keep you amused and give us a few frantic moments. Photographing all the lots enables us to speed up the auction.

Bob started the auction at 2pm and rattled through 240 lots in 75 minutes! Andrew completed the remaining 220 lots at a slightly more relaxed pace and the auction finished at 4:30pm. There were almost no lots left behind by buyers or sellers, thank you. Eveything was cleared out of the village hall and we were in the Trout by 5:45pm, a record!

Great to see Pat back selling and buying.

We raised the minimum bid to £5 at this auction. It makes it easier at the cash desk to do the sums! We will have to be more ruthless next time rejecting lots, we know won’t sell for £5. As auctioneers, we don’t enjoy trying to sell lots which you won’t buy. We would prefer to spend more time selling the lots which you do value.

As always the cake provided the stable high quality element for the day.

Here are some of those star lots that sold for £100 plus.

Brooks and Bentley Ladies Dress Watch Brooks and Bentley Ladies Dress Watch
Nanking Bowl Nanking Bowl
Vintage Port and Starboard Lights Vintage Port and Starboard Lights