U3A Antiques Group Learning about Auctions and Antiques

We were delighted to spend a pleasant morning with the Antiques group from the Windsor U3A group.

All were keen to learn about the goings on at a Provincial Auction House, what amazing finds we have had over the years the most expensive item found and the weirdest.

Then we discussed how best to go about buying at Auction and although the use of bidding online has grown it was very much the popular opinion that attending viewing days and seeing the items up close was by far the best way to proceed.

We discussed bidding and buyers commission and how it is often a good idea when starting out to have a chart to hand of what you are actually bidding, which is the bid price plus commission, whilst starting out to avoid surprises and confusion.

Then it was on to valuations and appraisals with all sorts of things coming out of assorted bags around the room, from a hugely valuable medal collection to very collectable costume jewellery and all sorts of bits.

A great group of very welcoming individuals and many thanks for having us.

Sometimes it is a great way to spend time spreading the word about the joys and fun to be had at buying and selling at Auction.

If you have a community group or association who might be interested in a short talk followed by appraisals give us a call on 01753 868076