CSGB October 2018 Auction – Now Closed25th Sep 2018 by Sam Whiting
Isn’t life strange? After many weeks of extremely hot weather and no rain, people were moaning, this is too much, it has been too hot for too long, we need the rain, and the garden is really suffering and so on. Finally the weather changes, it becomes cooler and we get some of the much needed rain. And guess what? People are moaning; this is typical, just as the kids start the summer holidays, I have got my leave booked and after all that good weather when I was at work it has now turned cool and wet, isn’t it horrible now it is starting to get dark earlier. There is no pleasing some people! It could be worse of course, they could be fans of the Indian cricket team! They are certainly struggling to cope with English conditions. Of course, the England team struggled just as much in Indian conditions when they played in India a couple of winters back. As I write this, the football season has started again. I know we have had the World Cup, but football seems to be never ending, it is not even the middle of August! I shall stop moaning and write about the auction!
And so on to the highlights. There is a Young’s Naval Skit, a near set of Illingworth Comicartoons of Sport, a set of Coudens Sports Alphabet, five Taddy VC Heroes (101-125) offered individually, some more Canary Islands issues, two Lees Northampton footballers, a set of Pattreiouex Dirt Track riders, a Richmond Cavendish Yacht, some Davies Flags & Funnels and some more early and rare Ogden’s cards. There are two unrecorded lots (lots 39 & 40) that feature in an article elsewhere in this issue.
Please have a good look through the Auction List; there is the usual mix of sets and types, tobacco and trade. I look forward to receiving your bids.
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Table booking forms have been pouring in at the time of writing this post-Christmas update. Forty-four tables have already been booked with wall tables doing particularly well, so don’t leave it too late to complete your table booking form. Additi
In this Auction, 'the collection' again features items at Lots 6 - 71, including 4 with high catalogue values. One set, scarce as set, is catalogued at £1900, but is not that popular. What reserve can I give, when the cards are in VG condition.
As some of you might know, I have been absent from the UK branch circuit for the last 24 years whilst working as a contract finance manager for a construction company in the middle and far east until 2017 when I finally retired. Although I was unabl