CSGB May Auction – Now closed8th April 2019 by Sam Whiting
….but we are working on our next auction as we type!
Here is what we wrote in April : By the time you are reading this, the AGM and Convention will only be about a month away. I am certain that there will be more information about this marvellous event in other parts of the magazine. As always, I am really looking forward to it. It will be interesting to see how the City has changed since we were last here.
The lots will be available for viewing on both days at the Convention. On Friday viewing will be between half past 2 and half past 3, or 14:30-15:30, if you prefer! On Saturday you will be able to view from 12 until 1 PM, or 12:00-13:00. These are the times I am aiming for, but they may be subject to change. Please take advantage of the viewing, I, like my predecessors, try to make this auction the best in terms of quality and scarcity. There are some very high value sets and types, so well worth a look. Please come and view and introduce yourselves, I will only be too glad to see you, and I am known to not bite!
And so on to the highlights. The scarcest type card is a J B Johnson National Flags & Flower Girl. Amongst the sets are Smith Famous Explorers and Battlefields of Great Britain, Churchman Footballers (Coloured), Players Old England’s Defenders and Mackenzie Actors and Actresses, also known, I believe, as Music Hall Artistes. There 3 Wills Boer War Medallions, some more Ogden’s early types, 10 Smith A tour Around the World (Script back) and 5 Rutter Flags and Arms of Countries.
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.
If a member wishes to see a scan of a lot they are considering bidding on then I am only too 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!
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
Highlights included Waterman Army Pictures, Cartoons, etc., Duke Fishes & Fishing, as above, Allen & Ginter World’s Racers, a Van Houten selection, Pattreiouex Cricketers, Spanish/Latin American types, early Ogden’s, Taddy Football....,