CSGB Nov/Dec Auction (PA547) – Now Accepting Bids!14th November 2016 by Sam Whiting
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 lot at the lowest possible price, allowing for other bids and the reserve set by the vendor. For example bidder A bids £100 on a lot with a £50 reserve. If no one else bids they will get the lot for £50. However, if bidder B bids £75 on the same lot then bidder A will get the lot for £80, one step above the next highest bid. In the case of 2 identical bids the first bidder will get the lot at that price. I would also like to explain that I do get quite a few similar bids on many lots, given the nature of the Society this is only to be expected. Secondly, the Society only accepts bids in multiples of £1, it is too complicated to get involved in bids of £6.50 etc. and I then have to contact the bidder to see if they wish me to round the bid up or down to the nearest pound.
As usual, the auction contains a great mixture of sets and types, both tobacco and trade. Do have a close look at what is on offer; I hope you can find something of interest. If a member wishes to see a scan of a lot they are considering bidding on then I am only 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.
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
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
If you're visiting London or live nearby then why not come to the London Branch Christmas Meeting on Thursday 15th December from 5pm-8pm? It is open to all so whether you're a member or not; you're guaranteed a warm welcome. There will be free food a