Winchester & Solent Branch15th January 2015 by Sam Whiting
All card collectors are welcome to visit
our friendly Branch …. so why not come and have a look around…
With perfect timing, our next all-day fair and auction will be held on November 3rd. It starts at 10 am. And if you need any more encouragement, here is :
A REPORT FROM THE MAY FAIR ….✒️
(by Club Secretary Keith)
Our Spring Fair was attended by local and visiting dealers and was a very successful day, with many thanks being due to all our member helpers; the numbers of visitors remains well up from last year, and lively bidding took place at the 200 lot auction, which was also open to postal bidders. Contact the Secretary, above, for more details and a catalogue. We received over 100 postal bids this time! Also we noticed a larger than usual turnout in the room, but thanks to our auctioneer, and President, the bidding was both brisk, and kept under control.
If you would prefer a smaller event to make your debut, our branch meetings run from 2pm till 4pm – but there`s only one left this year, and that’s on December 1st.
All our events take place at Botley Market Hall, High Street, Botley, near Southampton SO30 2EA.
And here it is.
It is now a Grade 2 Listed Building right in the centre of the village, originally built in 1850 – and refurbished in 2012. It has a large hall and a smaller meeting room, plus a car park to the rear, and we are delighted to say it has now been made fully accessible, it even has a stairlift to the upstairs meeting room!
By the way our miniature-style image is actually the centre section of a vintage postcard issued by F.G.O. Stuart at the turn of the last century, but it is amazing how little the exterior of this hall has changed in that time
🌟 BREAKING NEWS 🌟
Our Branch will be co-hosting the Cartophilic Society Card Convention next year! We are joining forces with our neighbours from the Hants and Dorset Branch to make this the biggest convention ever. Watch this space for all the news, which we will upload as it happens.
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