CSGB January/February Auction – Now Accepting Bids26th January 2016 by Sam Whiting
I would like to start by wishing everyone a Happy New Year, and also that you all had a wonderful Christmas, and that Santa brought you lots of cards or card related presents!
The Council has decided that there will be a change to Postal Auctions this year. Bidding is now going to be open to non-members, and I will explain why. Non-members will be charged a 10% buyer’s premium; members of course will NOT be charged buyer’s premium, as normal. Non-members will be sent an invoice and cards will not be posted to them until payment has been received, members will still receive their cards with their invoice. If you aren’t a member and you spend £270 in a year in the auction and attend the convention, you could actually save yourself some money by becoming a member!
The latest auction contains the usual mixture of lots. There are some unusual trade items, some of which I believe to be unrecorded. There is also the first batch of Japanese cards, mainly from Murai, that I hope will appeal to bidders.
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 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.
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