Posts by Harry Ball

2019 Busy Year So Far And What Next

A Busy year of Auctions, both here at our Windsor base and Lyme Bay Auctions, although it has to be said we are all a bit bored of the A303! We have been expanding our specialist sales diary to include, stamps, coins, comics, toys, aeronautical and are looking forward to our first ever classic car auction at the end of this year. We were delighted to support the Inaugural Dinner raising funds for the Eton & Eton Wick Information Centre. The assembled throng raised an impressive amount of money for this innovation and we wish them every success and as ever thank those generous folk who dug deep and bid on the night. Thames Hospice took us up on the opportunity to have an auction to rise money for their new Hospice and thanks to the kind donations of several individuals good money was raised. They always need funds for this essential service so we encourage everyone to donate  We went on the road and now have frequent appraisal days at various Emporiums and Antique centres, whilst most customer come and see us Monday to Friday 10 am to 4 pm to have their items appraised why not join us at one of these days. Or give us a call on 01753 868076 to book a visit to your home, storage facility or company to discuss your requirements. We also took three days out to support some of the local dealers who buy from us and joined them at Fawley Decorative Fair, set in the stunning surroundings of Fawley Hill, Henley on Thames. What a great group of dealers, stands and a great atmosphere. We met all sorts of people and had a great time in the sun. We would definitely recommend you put in to the diary for next year. We took loads of photos but our favourite is ….. What have we got coming up? Our web site front page has our diary including all our valuation days and forthcoming Auctions, our largest sale of the month is always at or near the end of the month. We have kindly been booked to help in further local fundraising efforts join us, book tables or donate to: 5th...

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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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