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Old 13th Apr 2024, 10:39 am   #1
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Default Upcoming auction of WW2 receivers and other stuff

Another auction (online 18/4/24) of lots of military derived receivers, transmitters, test equipment, etc. Apart from one box of valves, the interesting stuff starts at lot 8274.

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Old 13th Apr 2024, 10:52 am   #2
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I wonder where it's all come from.
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Old 13th Apr 2024, 12:13 pm   #3
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Take care. Many of the lots are groups of equipment where the tex doesn't define what is in the lot, and the photographs seem to include other stuff that belongs to other lots. The poor RA17 doesn't get a mention.

I don't think it's easy to be sure what you would actually be bidding on.

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Old 13th Apr 2024, 3:27 pm   #4
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Looks like they are in Norfolk, so shipping needs to be added on

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Old 13th Apr 2024, 3:37 pm   #5
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I lost all interest in such auctioneers since they started charging ridiculous commission.
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Old 13th Apr 2024, 3:47 pm   #6
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TW Gaze are a large general auction house based in Diss in Norfolk. They often feature in Bargain Hunt with half-hearted attempts by the Beeb to blur out their branding.
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Old 13th Apr 2024, 5:06 pm   #7
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They were on Bargain Hunt today, but the branding was openly displayed.

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Old 13th Apr 2024, 6:59 pm   #8
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There is some interesting stuff there.

A Pye C12, a couple of R209 receivers, several WS19 power units, a BC-348, some PCR receivers and associated power supplies, a R4187 , several HRO receivers.
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They are as usual in disjoint lots which could pose a problem
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I lost all interest in such auctioneers since they started charging ridiculous commission.
They've always charged commission. It depends on what you mean by 'ridiculous'. Whether a seller of buyer at auctions, everyone knows the commission and fees involved. At first sight, it might seem like money for old rope, but from my experience, on closer examination, I don't think so.

Nowadays, auctions are live on internet so reach a much larger audience as well as those in the room, increasing the range of bidders and likely hammer prices. From a seller's point if view, a local auction house, (or if need be a specialist one further afield), is by far the least hassle and from my experience, the most cost-effective way of disposing of radios and household goods.

On Thursday, along with my wife, having had a big loft clear-out, we took more than sixty items to the local auction house, ranging from 1940s leather suitcases, four 1930s Stratton powder compacts, lots of 1930s - 1960s ceramic items, tin toys, a model boat etc. We spent 20 mins with an auctioneer which knew right away what needed to go into a general auction and what needed to go into an 'antiques and collectables' auction. They do the lotting, take pics etc.

I also took ten pictures of vintage radios to go into an auction, three of which are Bakelite. I'll hang onto the radios for safekeeping till June/July when their next 'collectable' auction will be. They'll notify me in due course to take the radios a few days before.

I've attached the results of an auction of seven radios I sold in 2022.

All I had to do was to take them 3 miles, then they're off my hands. No need to take pics or describe them or their condition, and no hassle or comebacks. They were offered 'for display or restoration'. If they're damaged in transit from the auctioneer to the buyer - not my problem.

You'll see from the list that the hammer price for the seven radios totalled £152 - an average of £21.70 per radio. The net amount I received was £105.39. Commission was £26.00 (17% on hammer price). Selling fee was £12.38 (8%). And the taxman - who didn't lift a finger - took £20.22. So I ended up with and average of £15.00 per radio. 30-minute 6-mile round trip to the Auction House, then wait for the cheque in due course. Didn't even bother to go to the auction.

Or I could have had a long tiring day and made a return car trip of 180 miles to Golborne for example, paid for a table and entry, and if I'd have sold all seven radios (doubtful), I doubt I'd have got an average of £15.00 for them, let alone £21.00, and wouldn't have covered the costs, let alone made any money.

Or I could have taken several pics of each one, written an accurate description, and put them on eBay where they might or might not have sold. Then have all the hassles which go with that - two of the radios were Bakelite - one of which (Murphy A98) was large and heavy. However well they're packed, damage in transit is to just a possibility, but a probability.

Two weeks ago I sold a small Dynatron Tourist transistor radio to a fellow forum member. I packed it well, or so I thought, and sent it via the Post Office. Not well enough as it happened as the parcel was crushed, the radio damaged in transit, and hence wasn't working. No great financial loss, but a huge disappointment for him and for me. Imagine if that had been say a Bush DAC10 and AD65, or A22.

Just recounting my experiences - others may disagree, which is fine.

(My guess is that most of what's listed in the 'militaria' auction will go to dealers, but anyone who wants any of the items can be sure to get them by simply outbidding everyone else. You never 'win' an auction - you pay the highest price for that item that anyone is prepared to pay, in that auction on that day).
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Let's not drift off topic please.
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