MSG Auction Saturday October 20th 2012
Pictures & Notes by Nick Hackney
The very successful auction held on October 20th was attended by 30+ people in the room, and many more postal bidders. There were nearly 500 lots and we saw some exceptional prices. There will be a fuller report and a set of prices realised in the Newsletter. Meanwhile here are some photographs of the viewing and the Auctioneer [Peter Cockburn], with his trusty support team, Carl Stott, Graham Coles, and the manager of this auction, Dominic Morris.
An extract from the the fuller Newsletter Report by Susan MCEwen
The MSG Auction was well attended. and we were very pleased to welcome 3 ‘first time attendees’: A report of the prices realised will be published in due course, suffice it to say that of the 470 lots offered, 392 sold (83.4%), 76 unsold, 2 were withdrawn.
stamps sold well, the first 3 lots in the auction each made over twice
their reserves. Perlis was a battle ground, postal bidders fought against
the room and generally won, with prices upto 8 times the reserves. Moderns
did less well, until the Essays and Proofs towards the end of the Auction
which sold well. Many of the Postcard lots had been reserved at the nominal
£10 and left to find their own levels which they duly achieved.
One of our overseas members will, we suspect, be very pleased at his high
success rate in adding to his Penang postcard collection. Another section
from a large Estate lot was successfully cleared.
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