Hants & Surrey Branch14th September 2017 by Michele Auborn
Secretary: Beverly Wright
Telephone: 0118 9730334
We have been a branch since the early 1980s, and for a considerable time now have been meeting every second Sunday of the month at Normandy Village Hall, Manor Fruit Farm, Glaziers Lane, Normandy, GU3 2DD, an attractive hall with a very interesting history – check out http://normandyvillagehall.org/about-nvh/
Well it’s almost time for our quarterly ALL DAY FAIR and AUCTION at that same venue, in fact it’s auction number 138. This will take place on Sunday, Oct. 14th. Our doors will open 10.00a.m, so why not come along, bring your wants lists, and see how many you can find at last. A range of local and 5 national dealers will give you every assistance!
Our auction has no VAT or Buyers Premium. We usually feature a great mixture of sets, part sets, single cards and more specialist items. The bidding begins at 2.30pm and is usually completed by 4pm – though this does depend on the spiritedness of that bidding. You cannot pay, or collect lots, until the final hammer falls. And, yes we do allow postal bids. The catalogues are out now and the closing date for those postal bids is Saturday October 13th – so if possible please make sure postal bids arrive by Friday 12th. Though telephone and e-mail bids are accepted up to 12.00 noon on Saturday the 13th, the lines can get busy.
This will be our last auction of the year. But our next is on January 13, 2019. Will it be lucky 13 for you? You must wait and see….
As well as our all day events, we host regular Branch Meetings which start at 2pm, usually last for a couple of hours and are a great way to meet local card collectors and chat about your collections. Why not come along and see us?
[Our featured card is number 7 of Pattrieouex`s 1928 series “The English and Welsh Counties”. A most attractive set. This particular card shows Guildford and refers to the many lavender fields which were in the area, producing cologne etc for Yardley and many other companies. If anyone has a nice early trade card they would like us to display here … please contact us. We did come across a great article which you might like to read on the subject, and the link to that is – http://www.surreylife.co.uk/out-about/walks/the-secret-of-surrey-lavender-1-1570163
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 beco
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This book is an attempt to provide a historic record of a very large comprehensive selection of the embroidered silk and lace designs, issued in the late 1920’s and early 1930’s by Tobacco & Trading Companies in Holland, Germany and South Afr