CSGB July/August Auction – Now Accepting Bids10th July 2016 by Sam Whiting
The experiment of showing estimates will continue. I have had a few members telling me that they much prefer the auction list to show estimates. Remember, the lower estimate will be slightly above the reserve price requested by the vendor. I will give a few examples; an estimate of £6-8 will denote a reserve of £5, an estimate of £25-30 will denote a reserve of around £20 and an estimate of £80-100 will denote a reserve of around £70. Obviously bidders can decide how much they wish to bid, and an estimate is only a rough guide to what a lot may make, there is nothing certain in any auction!
There is the usual mix of sets and types, including some unusual trade items, Caley Mickey Mouse Wisequacks, Mitchell Actresses FROGA B, a Wills 1896 Cricketer, some Allen & Ginter Birds of the Tropics, Kensitas Flowers, some more Japanese issues from Murai and Kimura, some Van Houten cards, Singer Sewing Machine items, some more American types and quite a few football sets and types from various issuers. There is also a Lusby Scenes from Circus life, but the star of the show is a J T Hodge Britain’s Naval Crests of HMS Active. This card was only discovered after 2003 as it does not feature in the British Tobacco Issues Handbook published that year, but is listed in the updates, available via the website, under reference H.219. Please look carefully through the lots; I hope you will find something of interest.
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 the 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