Hants & Surrey Branch14th September 2017 by Michele Auborn
Secretary: Beverly Wright
Telephone: 0118 9730334
We have been a branch since the early 1980s, and for a considerable time now have been meeting every second Sunday of the month at Normandy Village Hall, Manor Fruit Farm, Glaziers Lane, Normandy, GU3 2DD, an attractive hall with a very interesting history of its own – plus its own website. Check out : http://normandyvillagehall.org/about-nvh/
Our meetings are split between all day fairs and half day regular branch meetings.
The regular meetings start at 2pm, and last a couple of hours, chatting about our collections and meeting new friends! So if you are a card collector who either lives locally, or fancies a drive now the nights are getting lighter, do come along. The rest of this year’s branch meeting dates are August 11, September 8, November 10 and December 8.
You might notice some gaps here, well those months are reserved for our quarterly All Day Fairs and Auctions. And if you did not attend last month, you missed our 141st fair! As usual it was open from 10am to 4pm, which hopefully gave everyone a chance to look through the goodly range of local and visiting Dealers, plus view the auction, starting at at 2.30pm and usually completed by 4pm.
Our bidding runs at –
Up to £30, by £1;
From £31 – £50, by £2;
From £51 – £100, by £5;
over £100, by £10.
There is neither VAT nor Buyers Premium on our auction, we accept absentee bids via post, telephone or email, and will happily email catalogues if you contact the secretary.
The closing Date for Postal Bids is the Saturday before – but do get them in as early as you can, both to avoid late arrival, and to lessen the risk of being outbid by someone who left the same bid as you, but earlier. Telephone and e-mail bids are accepted up to 12.00 noon on the Saturday. Do remember that all cards are carefully graded by Vernon who has been an auction organiser and card grader for 35 years. Successful postal bidders will receive their lots, or at least be notified of their success, within 10 days of the auction.
All postage and packaging costs are payable by the successful bidder, and payment must be made, with invoice, within 7 days of receipt.
And our next quarterly is October 20th
[Our featured card is number 7 of Pattrieouex`s 1928 series “The English and Welsh Counties”. A most attractive set. This particular card shows Guildford and refers to the many lavender fields which were in the area, producing cologne etc for Yardley and many other companies. If anyone has a nice early trade card they would like us to display here … please contact us. We did come across a great article which you might like to read on the subject, and the link to that is – http://www.surreylife.co.uk/out-about/walks/the-secret-of-surrey-lavender-1-1570163
Do you live outside the UK, collect cards, would really want to join us and read our magazines, but feel the cost of posting those by airmail makes membership too expensive? Well think again, because we now offer an electronic overseas subscription..
The Convention is now over until next year, and I hope everyone who attended enjoyed themselves as much as I did. I spent too much as usual! It was most pleasing to catch up with people that I generally only see at the Convention, and for those of y
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 15th from 10 till 4. Watch this space for more details. And do come along. Read more about us on our branch page - at https://www.card-world.co.uk/cotswolds-branch/
....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 marvell