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Postal Auction

AUCTION JOTTINGS I trust that everyone is keeping safe and well, and obeying the government guidelines about social distancing and not going out. The auction will continue to function normally as long as government restrictions allow it. I will try to post lots out to winning bidders around the middle of the week following the closure date. My last jottings were written in January before the sad loss of Vernon Young. I would like to pay my own tribute to him, and like everyone else who kn

Loddon Auctions Ltd

Loddon Auctions run a popular saleroom in Reading Berkshire specialising in collectable items; including but not limited to cigarette and trade cards, postcards, and sporting memorabilia. Their current sale just ended.....but they are about to start working on their next sale to be held 24/25 June. Watch this space for breaking news, or visit their website at

Lockdales Auctions

This saleroom, in Ipswich, Suffolk, auctions a variety of collectable and historic items throughout the year and has a dedicated ephemera sale. Dates, at the moment, are subject to change, but their next such sale is planned to be on the 17th and 18th of June, and it will contain Stamps, Postcards, Cigarette-Cards, Programmes & Ephemera, along with Toys and Models. Watch this space for breaking news, or keep an eye on their website at :

P.A.557 May 2020

WELCOME TO OUR CURRENT POSTAL AUCTION Although the Convention has been postponed, the auction will still go ahead with the same finish date of 1st May. And unless there are more lockdown restrictions imposed I am aiming to send all the lots out to winning bidders on or about 6th May. Of course the most important thing is for everyone to follow the government guidelines. So please stay safe and keep well, and let’s hope that this wretched virus clears up soon. And so to the highlights

P.A. 566 March 2020

Well I hope 2019 was a success in finding those elusive lots to slim down your wants list, and that 2020 will be just as good. When I wrote this I was looking forward to the convention at Salisbury. While it is not so far for me to travel, I confess I do enjoy going further afield to places that I may not have been to before. Sadly recent events have seen this event temporarily postponed, and many others cancelled. And so on to the highlights of this auction. The auction starts with tw

P.A.565 January 2020

Where does the time go! I am writing this in the week before Christmas, and another year has flown by. By the time you get this we will be in to 2020, so I hope you all had a great Christmas and wish you a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year. I hope 2019 was a success in finding those elusive odds to slim down your wants list, and that 2020 will be just as good. I am looking forward to the Convention at Salisbury, not so far for me to travel, but I have to confess I do enjoy going furth

CSGB October 2019 Auction

Anyone want to buy a large cricket collection. Only joking! That is what I wrote on the Saturday afternoon of the 3rd Ashes Test. As you will know, England managed a magnificent 67 all out in their 1st innings, with only Root and Bairstow out to good deliveries, the rest just threw their wickets away. What on earth was Ben Stokes doing, playing at such a wide ball when England were 30 odd for 3! I am a great fan of Stokes, but that was plain stupidity! I know I said previously that I would not

CSGB August 2019 Auction

Oh to be in England now that summer’s there! Writing this in mid-June, it is not very warm and the rain is affecting the cricket World Cup with 3 games abandoned so far. I shouldn’t grumble, it has given me the chance to get the auction listing and scans done early. There is a bright future, hopefully. My wife and I have been successful with the Wimbledon ticket ballot and have tickets for Court 1, which now has a roof, so we are guaranteed a whole days play. I have also been watching some

CSGB June 2019 Auction

Highlights included Waterman Army Pictures, Cartoons, etc., Duke Fishes & Fishing, as above, Allen & Ginter World’s Racers, a Van Houten selection, Pattreiouex Cricketers, Spanish/Latin American types, early Ogden’s, Taddy Football...., (breathe.....) Rutter Girls, Flags & Arms, Franklyn Davey Birds and some Taddy Russo-Japanese War. Our next Auction List will be available soon; there will be the usual mix of sets and types, tobacco and trade. I look forward to receiving you

CSGB May 2019 Auction

....but we are working on our next auction as we type! Here is what we wrote in April : By the time you are reading this, the AGM and Convention will only be about a month away. I am certain that there will be more information about this marvellous event in other parts of the magazine. As always, I am really looking forward to it. It will be interesting to see how the City has changed since we were last here. The lots will be available for viewing on both days at the Convention. On Frida