Hants & Surrey January Auction Now Accepting Bids!14th December 2015 by Sam Whiting
First, my thanks to all of you who liked the ‘Prices Realised’ list. Only two were not sure, and one of those was only thinking of the extra time for me (thank you!). A total of 23 of you replied to me on this. Again, a good number of collectors attended the Fair, and over 20 bidders were successful in the room, outbidding in a few instances some very good postal bids. A few surprises again, as usual, with Lot 31, Ogdens Army Crests and Mottoes not attracting any bid.
In this auction, ‘the collection’ is listed at Lots 13 – 57. Certainly, Lot 25, Mackenzie, is not often available in this condition. There are two more Kuit, Principal Streets (which appear to be very popular), and an unusual card of Salmon & Gluckstein ‘Occupations, but in only just Fair condition – but how often have you ever seen one! Also three more of the Wills ‘Alternative subjects’ at Lots 221-222 are, I believe, quite difficult to find. There are some more of the larger American cards, and the first batch of VG-EX cards from another vendor. At Lot 254, is another rare card from Harris – Star Girls, with a ‘grubby’ back, but the front is not too bad.
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
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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