April Hants & Surrey Branch Auction – Now Accepting Bids20th March 2016 by Sam Whiting
Once again it is time to remind you that for those of you who receive this by post, 4 stamps for the year would be appreciated. Not compulsory – just a request. Thanks. I have done the Prices Realised list again, but have sent it already to those who bid by email, as I think this assists bidders to remember what they bid in the last auction a lot earlier. (Sorry, cannot do this for postal bidders early because of the additional costs) Again, a good number of collectors attended the Fair, and over 20 bidders were successful in the room – particularly helpful to us as the January Auction traditionally has less bids – Christmas, New Year, no money left !
In this auction, ‘the collection’ is listed at Lots 12–46. Not so much expensive material, but still some difficult to find offerings. On the other hand Lots 86-105 are offered at a low reserve, as I am trying to assist one of our older members to sell most of his collection. There are four more Kuit, Principal Streets (which appear to be very popular), and another (last one) from Salmon & Gluckstein ‘Occupations’, but in only just Fair condition – but how often have you ever seen one! There are some more of the larger American cards, and at Lots 281-307,the second batch of VG-EX single cards from another vendor.
A dilemma. Imagine you are, or know a card collector who lives outside the UK, who would be really interested to join us, were it not for the high cost of the overseas subscription? If only there was a way to reduce this cost. And now there is!
Anyone want to buy a large cricket collection. Only joking! That is what I wrote on the Saturday afternoon of the 3rd Ashes Test. As you will know, England managed a magnificent 67 all out in their 1st innings, with only Root and Bairstow out to goo
The Handbook is divided into two parts and provides comprehensive listings and illustrations of known ‘Felt’ and ‘Leather’ Designs issued by Tobacco and Trading Companies in North America, Canada & Great Britain between 1910 and 1915.
Oh to be in England now that summer’s there! Writing this in mid-June, it is not very warm and the rain is affecting the cricket World Cup with 3 games abandoned so far. I shouldn’t grumble, it has given me the chance to get the auction listing