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.

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

Auction Dates for 2019

Belatedly here are the auction dates and a downloadable calendar for 2019.

The majority of the general auctions are at Badger Farm Community Centre. There will be three at Otterbourne Village Hall and in December we will be back at Itchen Abbas Village Hall.

Click here to download the Auction Calendar 2019 with terms and conditions as a PDF file you can save or print.

We look forward to meeting you again in 2019 and wish you all the best for the year.

All our auctions are on the first Saturday of the month.

Date Venue Town/City
2 February Badger Farm Community Centre Winchester
2 March Otterbourne Village Hall Otterbourne
6 April Badger Farm Community Centre Winchester
4 May Badger Farm Community Centre Winchester
1 June Otterbourne Village Hall Otterbourne
6 July Badger Farm Community Centre Winchester
20 July Cycle Auction – Cheriton Recreation Ground Cheriton
August NO AUCTION
7 September Otterbourne Village Hall Otterbourne
5 October Badger Farm Community Centre Winchester
2 November Badger Farm Community Centre Winchester
7 December Itchen Abbas Village Hall Between Kings Worthy & New Alresford

 

No snow day. The auction is on.

Mappin & Webb Silver Tea Service plus more silver and Pocket Watches plus others
Mappin & Webb Silver Tea Service plus more silver and Pocket Watches plus others
We know it has snowed but this could be one of our best auctions ever. There is a fantastic collection of silver and watches for sale. Driving from New Alresford to Winchester this morning was only damp. No snow or ice on the main roads. The auction tomorrow, Saturday 2nd February will go ahead at Badger Farm Community Centre, Winchester. It’s at the bottom of the Sainsbury’s car park and Sainsbury’s will be make sure that is open. Viewing from 12:30 – Auction at 2pm.


As ever, we are never, quite sure what will be for sale until Saturday morning. We expect around 400 lots. We have pictures of several lots including individually shots of the silver items here: First auction 2019 is Saturday 2nd February. We have some lots to show you

In the weather does give cause for concern, please check this web site for updates or our Facebook Page Auctions in a Day. There will be Facebook updates on the lots as they come in from 09:30 tomorrow.

Auction is full Saturday 1st September. Please come and bid.

The lots per auction needle has reached its limit

All the space for lots in the Otterbourne Village Hall has been booked by sellers for this Saturday’s auction. Please come along and be one of those bidding for around 400 lots.

You can see some of the lots on the related page below.

Otterbourne Village Hall Auction Panorama
Full auction room at Otterbourne in September 2017

Privacy Statement Update

Preamble

You have probably heard of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) by now. We need to conform with this legislation by the 25th May 2018. Here is the layman’s overview of what we do at Auctions in a Day.

We record a few things on paper at the auctions and electronically via our web site and Facebook page. They are only used for the auction’s business they are not sold on or shared.

At the auction we record for sellers: your names, telephone numbers, email and addresses on the lotting sheets. For buyers: your name, bidder number and telephone number are recorded in the book. We record who buys the lots with our buyer cards. We keep these indefinitely.

For subscribers to our web site posts, your email address is saved by Jet Pack for WordPress.com and the data managed by them. You can unsubscribe at any time with the links on the emails you receive. We cannot do this for you. We can download the list of email addresses but we only do this to estimate the percentage of real emails!

If you comment on our website pages and posts you are asked for your name and email address. You can also leave a web site link. Some comments are answered via email and then deleted. They never appear on the web site. Others are replied to via the website and your name but not your email will be revealed. We will also know the IP address you sent it from. 95% of our comments are spam and automatically segregated! The rest are only made visible after we approve them. We keep them indefinitely.

If you use our web site you will have at sometime been asked to accept or not cookies being recorded about your activity on the web site. In general this is anonymous information based on the IP address you used to browse the web site. One use of a cookie is to stop you getting repeating pop ups for the next auction.

Now the slightly more complex stuff. We use Google Analytics, Clicky and Facebook Pixel to gather more detailed information about visitors to our web site. For instance we know that:

  • 88% of you are from the UK (or rather your Internet Service Provider is)
  • 27% of our visitors bounce i.e. open a page and are scared off very quickly (a much lower percentage than most web sites)
  • 12% of visitors are from Facebook and
  • About half of our visitor find us via a search, of which 70% were from Google.

The Facebook Pixel and Google cookies will provide more information to them, if you visit our website whilst logged in to their sites. The Facebook Pixel is useful to us because we can focus our Facebook advertising on the type of people who visit our site. All the processing and data storage is done by Facebook. You may be able to opt out of this with your Facebook settings. Google would do similar things with adverts on our web site but we don’t do that.

You may now read our even more mind numbing Privacy Statement

If you ever want to read our Privacy Statement again, the link is on the bottom left hand side of each web page.

Cycle Auction becomes Cycle Jumble on 9th June

Cycle Auction at Itchen Abbas - 6 June 2014
Cycle Auction at Itchen Abbas – 6 June 2014

After five years of cycle auctions, several things conspired against running one this June. We are pleased to say Andrew Wilcox will run a Cycle Jumble at Itchen Abbas on the 9th June.

Cycle jumbles are very popular all over the country. At Ripley north of Guildford there were perhaps 50 sellers a couple of weeks ago.

What will you find at a cycle jumble? Bikes, parts, clothing, tools, books, manuals, everything to do with bikes.

The basics are:

  • Book a table for £10 in advance or £15 on the day. Please enquire for variations on this. e.g. half a table, one bike.  Sellers set their own prices but please ask if you need help with this.
  • Turn up with the items you wish to sell at 08:00.
  • Buyers are admitted at 09:00 for £1. Advance buyers can gain entrance for £5 whilst sellers are setting up.
  • Cycle Jumble closes at 13:00.
  • The hall must be clear by 14:00.
  • There will of course be excellent home cakes and refreshments.

For more details please visit Cycle Jumble on the Alresford Mobile Cycle Repairs web site.
or the Facebook event page
or call Andrew on 07813 211451 or email Andrew on andrew@alrescycle.co.uk

Please note Auctions in a Day are not running this event. It will be run by Alresford Mobile Cycle Repairs aka Andrew Wilcox.

You may like to go on the Alresford Music Festival in the afternoon and evening.

Ripley Cycle Jumble 28 April 2018
Ripley Cycle Jumble 28 April 2018

The auction on Saturday 7th April is full (of lots)

Fully Booked

We are pleased to announce that our space for sellers is fully booked for Saturday 7th April at Badger Farm. It’s going to be a bumper day for bidders.

If you are selling please promote your lots by adding them to this page Will there be more lots for sale Saturday 7th April? on our web site.

Please do not turn up on the day with lots that are not booked. We will have to turn you away as there is neither space nor time to deal with any additional lots.

We are sorry to disappoint anyone who was thinking of selling at this auction. Please book early for our next auction on Saturday May 5th at Badger Farm.

Auction Dates for 2018

A few differences to our calendar this year. The majority of the auctions are at Badger Farm Community Centre.  After a successful auction at Otterbourne last year, we will be holding auctions there in March and September this year. In July we will return to Perins School in New Alresford and this will be combined with our cycle auction.

Click here to download the Auction Calendar 2018 with terms and conditionsas a PDF file you can save or print.

We look forward to meeting you again in 2018 and wish you all the best for the year.

All our auctions are on the first Saturday of the month.

Date Venue Town/City
3 February Badger Farm Community Centre Winchester
3 March Otterbourne Village Hall Otterbourne
7 April Badger Farm Community Centre Winchester
5 May Badger Farm Community Centre Winchester
2 June Perins School – with cycle section New Alresford
7 July Badger Farm Community Centre Winchester
August NO AUCTION
1 September Otterbourne Village Hall Otterbourne
6 October Badger Farm Community Centre Winchester
3 November Badger Farm Community Centre Winchester
1 December Itchen Abbas Village Hall Between Kings Worthy & New Alresford

 

Auction tomorrow Saturday 3rd September

Stayer TV 300 metal cutter - Dusty but hardly used.
Stayer TV 300 metal cutter
Dusty but hardly used – Est. £40-60

We have been enjoying our summer break and hope you have to.

Tomorrow is the first auction in the Autumn series starting at Itchen Abbas Village Hall. We have some new sellers bringing along items from a house downsizing and an workshop clearout. These will be as diverse as ever: a metal cutter with 20 x 300mm discs PAT tested, a portaloo (unused), a stainless steel fender rack, box of wooden woodworking tools, an Early Learning Centre noisy house and who knows what else. Cycles are also welcome and I know of one refurbished girls bike that is coming.

If you are selling, please add a description (and image) of the items as a comment to this post to promote them.

We have space for a few more sellers. Please contact Claire on 01962 734941 to book a table or floor space.

It’s the normal programme:

09:30-10:30 ……. Deliver lots

12:30-14:00 …… Viewing

14:00-17:00 …… Auction

17:30 …………… Please collect, your lots, your cash or unsold lots by this time.

Here are the remaining Saturdays for 2016 are:

1 Oct – Badger Farm, Winchester
5 Nov – Badger Farm, Winchester
3 Dec – Itchen Abbas Village Hall

Please note it is Alresford Show day and adjust your travel plans accordingly. The Alresford to Cheriton Road and Alresford town centre should be avoided.  The Kings Worthy to Alresford road is normally fine but there may hold ups at the Alresford end T junction.  You can leave the A31 Winchester to Alresford dual carriageway at the Avington turn off and follow signs to Itchen Abbas.

We look to seeing you all and hearing your summer stories.