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Old 1st Dec 2007, 9:59 pm   #21
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I shall be there, but nothing to bring or collect. Looking forward to the auction and of course the excellant food as well.
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Old 2nd Dec 2007, 7:37 pm   #22
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This was my first WB for some time and I'm glad to report that Mike and his team still make it a really nice friendly occasion. I went with a full car and came back almost empty Thanks to all those who took stuff for transport to other forum members and the Amberley Museum.

I left near the start of the auction. What sort of prices were realised?
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Old 2nd Dec 2007, 7:55 pm   #23
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Just a note to give a big thank you to all those who spent so much time arranging the day at Wootton Bassett. There must be a great deal of time and effort spent in the preceding days and on the day to make it all happen.

A great day out!

Thanks and regards,

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I also forgot to say thankyou to the forum member whose name I've now forgotten who gave me a lovely little penguin toy
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Old 2nd Dec 2007, 10:39 pm   #25
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I got back home about an hour ago, exhausted! I'm sure those auction lots get heavier each year... It was an excellent event, as always. I always really enjoy the Wootton Bassett meets.

Auction prices were quite low, which seems to fit the trend generally. Mike even commented in the auction about how cheaply a few of teh items went for. A round Ekco for £220, for example. That coherer sold for (I think) £1400 and was by far the highest priced item.

I only bought a couple of things:

A book about Bletchley Park called "Station X" for £3
An Ultra Twin 50 radio in excellent condition with mains lead for £6 from Ian's stall
And a Farnell twin output power supply in the auction for £20

I bid for a couple of other auction lots, an MB60 and a red Motorola midget set, but was outbid.

Phil, I collected your Ekco from Jeffrey and it is currently in the back of my car. I'll PM you tomorrow when I'm more awake.
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Old 2nd Dec 2007, 10:40 pm   #26
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I enjoyed today despite a raging cold and picked up a lovelly phillips 830a from the Geoffrey D N collection ,which on return home performed very well on a piece of string despite the fact that sets dont work well here and at £160 i think was a bargain . The prices of really decent sets seam to be dropping and is rediculous! BUT good if u want one
I dont understand why peole dont want to pay for stuff today , unless we are all full up
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Glad you've all had a good day. I'm sorry I couldn't be there. My transport had been to the Ballet!

Women - they sometimes don't know their place!

Cheers,

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Hello,

Good to meet lots of folk from the forum again today.

I'd recently run out of sets to restore but now I've got a few ! I acquired a near mint 1959 Grundig 3028 HiFi Zauberklang, a very nice 1956 Philips B3G63A (and it works too !), an Advance signal generator, a nice blue Hacker Sovereign II, two nice Hacker mini-heralds, a Murphy B831 AM/FM 10 transistor set, a very early Philips transistor set, a nice Ekco PT208, an early 1970s Sony Hifi amplifier, a load of valves including an EL84 and an ECC83, a couple of NOS ediswan transistors, several brand new Roberts aerials for £2 each and a brand new top moulding for a Murphy B831 (that was a surprise) and etc etc. I also got rid of a load of old sets at the B&B.

So a good day and the chocolate cake was rather nice too

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Phil, I collected your Ekco from Jeffrey and it is currently in the back of my car. I'll PM you tomorrow when I'm more awake.
Paul, many thanks for your help!

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I was there too.and recognised a few faces,and many i did not . and i did aquire some things,shame they were not what i went for .oh and obviously i joined the bvws. cheers neil.
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The prices of really decent sets seam to be dropping and is ridiculous! BUT good if u want one.
I don't understand why people don't want to pay for stuff today, unless we are all full up...
You might be right there, Chipp. I am full up, yet I still can't resist taking on yet more old sets needing TLC. However I am most unlikely to pay a lot of money for a set that's already been restored... getting them free, or cheap, then doing them up is 95% of the pleasure for me.

Sorry if this is going OT, mods...

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G4SPZ, I don't think your comments or Chipps can be OT, when you are talking about a Radio Auction. You may just be just pointing out that set values follow monetary confidence. It's like the Art Market, the Stock Market and even the " Buy To Let" "Market. "Money's getting shallow and weak" [quote from Modern Times Chaplin/Dylan 2006]. Check it out with Dylis Steve [P]. It's suppply and demand! Dave W

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