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View from the Rostrum February 2018

Saturday 24th February, seems such a long way away as we have had such a busy time of it post sale , organising the shipping of all lots sold, arranging collections for other customers and chatting with customers regarding their successful sales. Our House Clearance department has, like everyone else, been contending with a little bit of snow which seems to slow everything down but it was the cold that none of us liked!! However February’s end of month sale was another good one here at Windsor Auctions and we were delighted to be able to help several new customers achieve great prices for items that they had consigned. The hardest fought contest on the day was for Four Beswick Hackney ponies with multiple phone lines, lots of internet bidders and plenty of interest in the room which is where the final bid came from for £1420.    Our silver selection at the beginning of the auction, one of our traditional strengths, did very well, with all sorts of great prices being achieved for a wide range of objects, these from Tiffany sold well. Furniture continued to make a comeback from a selling perspective, if not necessarily achieving huge prices at least it is now selling. Our range of lovely clocks did very well all going above reserve. A number of oil paintings found new homes along with a selection of vintage scientific equipment, which we suspect is now more decorative and collectable than it is functional. As ever coins sold well, we are always looking for more, and were shipped around the world to buyers who watch us regularly for banknotes and coins. As we say every month but we really do mean it the atmosphere is what makes our sales and we are grateful for all those who come out and see us on sale day, viewing days and bid online. We take what we do seriously but it doesn’t mean that auction day has to lack interaction and some fun can be had.  Although we carry out appraisals on a daily basis, we also have an appraisal day on Saturday 10th March from 10 am to 4 pm so if you have items of interest that...

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Charity Auction In Aid of Wickwood Campsite for Girlguiding in Windsor Great Park

Back in 2016 the Division Commissioner of Windsor Girl Guiding asked us to help at their charity auction to raise money to support the redevelopment of the Wickwood campsite in Windsor Great Park.   A great night was had by many at Cumberland Lodge and guests including the Countess of Wessex and the Rt Hon Theresa May, raised a substantial contribution towards the costs of the project. However they find themselves with a shortfall so we have been asked to help again with another auction. So here is what we need, we don’t need your money we do need your antiques, collectables and other items suitable for Auction as a donation. All the proceeds from the live auction held on Saturday 12th May at our Auction House in Windsor will go towards the fund, so we are not asking for your money just those heirlooms or collections that can go towards this great cause. The Auction will be taking place Saturday 12th May at our Auction House and there is also a special valuation day to raise more funds on Saturday 7th April at New Windsor Community Association (Small Hall) in Hanover Way, off Vale Road, Windsor SL4 5NW. For further to information or to arrange an appointment to consign items for this particular sale please email us sales@windsorauctions.co.uk or call 01753 868076  ...

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View From The Rostrum January Auction A Great Start To 2018

It feels like far too long since we took to the rostrum but the atmosphere was the usual balance of good humour and business as Saturday’s auction got under way. The busy sale room welcomed a room full of regulars and plenty of people new to the joys of buying at auction. As ever we started with a great range of silver and some great prices were achieved for our customers. One interesting lot a silver Russian cigarette case from World War One sold for £600 and is heading back to Russia. We then moved on to jewellery and as ever great prices were achieved for plenty of items including charm bracelets and some lovely rings.                   Toys, coins, bank notes all went well, and even more encouraging was the sale of furniture that improved on last year, quality and interesting items sell. We always like the odd items to our pigeon lamp attracted support and the fair ground sign was a popular item with many wanting it as a House sign. So what does February have in store for us, a timed only auction will be up for the middle of the month, along with an appraisal day on Saturday 10th from 10 am until 4 pm. We are starting to take consignments for our ‘All things Windsor’ auction in April so why not have a dig around for items with a Windsor feel. If you do have items that you would like to consign to one of our sales please give us a call on 01753 868076 or email us at sales@windsorauctions.co.uk and our team will look after you. We look forward to seeing during the month...

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December 2017 and into 2018

The end of the year finished with a successful and as ever enjoyable auction with buyers and sellers benefiting from the Festive Spirit, with mulled wine on hand for those that wanted along with an impromptu visit from Radio Berkshire, as we were  a clue in a Treasure Hunt, it was not a regular start to the day. As ever silver was a popular seller, we were delighted that our comic lots achieved great prices and it would appear that plenty of people got lovely jewellery for Christmas. As ever it was great to welcome new buyers to our sale and very encouraging that month on month not only does the internet auction continue to grow but we are seeing new faces in the crowd. Both dealers and those after items to add to their collections or people doing up their houses. So what about 2018? Our online only sales are set to start in January, supplementing our end of month Antiques and Collectables sale. Our doors are open Monday to Friday 10 am to 4 pm to the general public for valuations and appraisals, and we are also more than happy to send a valuer to your home, free of charge, to appraise items that you might be thinking of selling. April will see a specialist sale of all things Windsor based, prior to the Royal Wedding on the 19th May and other specialist sales will be announced shortly. If you have anything that you might like to sell please do not hesitate to contact us on either 01753 868076 or via email at sales@windsorauctions.co.uk The team at Windsor Auctions would like to wish you all a Happy and Peaceful New...

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