August 2017 CSGB Postal Auction – Now Closed10th July 2017 by Sam Whiting
I hope everyone enjoyed the Convention at Stratford on Avon, what a superb venue! As always, I thoroughly enjoyed myself, spent more than I intended so no different to the norm! My only slight disappointment was the lack of viewing of the auction lots. It would have been great to have seen some more people introduce themselves and have a look at the lots. However, we sold 116 out of 150 lots so cannot really grumble too much, and of course I do realise the priority of looking through the dealer’s stock!
And so on to the highlights this time. There are 2 Brown Bros. Types of British Aircraft, a good selection of cricket sets and part sets, 6 more Faulkner Our Colonial Troops, 5 Gail & Ax Battle Scenes, the first few of a batch of Donaldson’s Sports Favourites in mixed condition, but the reserves recognise that, some more overseas types, an unrecorded Barratt die cut moth, a Taddy Royalty, Actresses and Soldiers and 9 Taddy Prominent Footballers with London Mixture backs. Apart from the afore mentioned Barratt card there are also a few other unrecorded cards listed; if you come across any items I have listed as unrecorded and you have some information or other cards from that series then please get in touch. The Society does try to list all cards, and I am a firm believer that if you have the only known card it is more valuable than an unrecorded card as more collectors will know about that card than if it is unrecorded. Have a good look through the list; I hope you will find something of interest.
If a member wishes to see a scan of a lot they are considering bidding on then I am only too happy to oblige. However due to the cost of printing and postage this will only be possible by email. Please email your requests to me and I will try to respond as soon as possible.
If a member requires any more information about lots, then please contact me by phone, email or post and I will do my best to assist.
From ‘the collection’ this time come Lots 14 – 56. Again, some quite scarce and some quite costly items. Among all these cards, only one do I describe as ‘Fair’, which illustrates the general condition from this collection. Two examples of
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