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October 2017 – Hants & Surrey Branch Auction – Priced Realised

*Prices Realised now added* 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 scarcity are the 49/50 Roche Footballers in very nice condition, only missing the very scarce number 21. The other is the set plus 24 variations of the Duke set of folders, see Lot 34. This must surely be difficult to f

CSGB October 2017 Auction

I am writing these jottings on the Sunday after the day/night test against the West Indies. I have to say that I am not a fan of day/night matches, but if it helps Test cricket to thrive then I think it must be considered. However, my greater problem is the West Indian team. I realise that all sport goes in cycles of domination, but how the mighty are fallen. I think the England team back in the 1980s was a reasonable side, but just totally outclassed by a fabulous West Indian team that included

CSGB August 2017 Auction

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

July 2017 – Hants and Surrey Branch Auction – Prices Realised Added

First, my thanks to the postal bidders who sent stamps. It is not essential, but I think it does show interest, and I guess all of us need a little of that to keep us going! In April, Lots 1-10 were offered at low reserves, and all attracted bids, so that Vendor has included more of the same, see Lots 1-22. We will see if these, too, are appreciated. From ‘the collection’ this time come Lots 29 – 75. Despite many of these being unusual and in mostly very nice condition, the reserves see

CSGB June 2017 Auction

I am writing these notes a week before the Convention, so will not be able to comment on the event, but I expect it to be a great success as usual. I hope that all who attended had a great time and managed to find some of the elusive cards on your wants lists. I am sat here on my computer really looking forward to a few days in Stratford, my wife and I always take the opportunity to have a short break to coincide with the Convention, unless it is held fairly close to home, such as last year in B

April 2017 – Hants & Surrey Branch Auction – Prices Realised

(Prices realised have now been added to the bottom of this page) Christmas is not usually the time for huge success in our auction – there is always the excuse(!)that there are too many other priorities at this time of year. However, our overall success was not much less than usual, with 480 bids being placed In this auction, I offer the following guide:- Lots 1-10 are offered at low reserves, as the Vendor just wants to sell Lots 16-64 are from ‘the collection’, offering var

CSGB May 2017 Auction

Well here I am, writing my jottings for the Convention Auction. I know it is a cliché, but where have the last 12 months gone? The days and weeks seem to have flown by! I would like to take this opportunity to thank the vendors who supply the material for the auction, and of course also the people who bid, without you the auction could not carry on. As has been the case for a few years, there will be no live auction at the Convention. However, the lots will be available to view, on Saturd

CSGB Jan/Feb 2017 Auction

I hope that everyone had a great Christmas and New Year, and are now fully recovered and raring to carry on with your collecting! As usual, the auction contains a great mixture of sets and types, both tobacco and trade. Highlights include 2 Maynards Football Clubs, a set of Somportex Battle Medals still in their original packets, 6 lots of Fairweather Historic Buildings of Scotland, the first batch of some Guinea Gold and Tabs Cricketers, Mitchell Actresses FROGA, some American issues and Playe

Hants and Surrey – January 2017 Auction

I was asked this time by two new bidders whether or not they had to bid in multiples of £5. My reply was that I welcomed any bid, and many of you obtain lots because you do NOT bid in multiples of £5. I mention this because I had a classic example of bidding that extra pound, when on Lot 130 in Oct. I received five bids, ALL for £85. Once again, we had bids on a really good number of the Lots, and again at least two of you mentioned the fact that when they bid, they realised they would not

CSGB Nov/Dec 2016 Auction

I would like to wish all members and their families a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year; I cannot believe that it is that time already! I am getting a little low on lots to be entered into the auction, so if any member would like to enter cards in a future auction then please get in touch. If you refer to the prices realised from past auctions you will see which items generally sell and which do not. I would also like to reiterate a couple of points. Firstly, bidders will always get the l