January 2018 – Society Auction Accepting Bids6th Nov 2017 by Sam Whiting
Well, my last jottings about the cricket almost came back to haunt me! The West Indies managed to win the 2nd test, albeit in my opinion with the help of an extremely generous declaration from Joe Root. I said to my wife, whilst watching the highlights of the fourth days play, that I thought it was an achievable target, and so it proved. I do hope Joe does not give the Australians a chance like that should England be 1 up on the fourth day of the penultimate test, as a minimum lets retain the Ashes, or better still win the series!
There are some very rare items in this auction. Lot 45 is a Macdonald Football team, sadly only in poor condition, but they are not something one sees very often, indeed I cannot remember ever having seen one. The team name has been trimmed from the card, but if anyone recognises the team I would be most interested to know which team is depicted. The card is illustrated in the magazine.
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