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Last updated 3 May 2021

At the moment though we are for the most part released an events page may still seem to have little purpose, for all our Branches and Clubs are locked down, just like the fairs and markets we used to showcase here. However once we start up this page will return to its former purpose and bring you future dates and happenings.

However, there are still many events taking place in the virtual world; though they too are altered, many auctions are still taking place and some even allow viewing of lots in prebooked time-slots, if you live nearby, and come equipped with your own personal protective equipment. Alternatively, much time can be spent looking at online auction catalogues, which have many advantages, not least the fact you can access your bookshelves, wants lists, and notes whilst viewing. And auctions still allow commission bids and even bidding live through the internet, though it is always best to phone and have a chat about how this works with the actual auction house some time in advance – rather than clicking in a moment before the lot comes up.

So lets see what is coming up next….

Tim Davidson Auctions Ltd For Latest Auction Dates & Listings - 0115 986 8550

Next Auction – May 18th – 19th

Their website, and calendar, is at

do note the first day is sporting memorabila
and the second is cards.


Next Auction – May 20th

Dont miss the specialised Cigarette and postcard auction at Reeman Dansie in Colchester, including what is described as “a large private collection of cigarette cards amassed over a lifetime”

Now not much is known yet but the advert, showing here, is able to feature “one of a set of twenty Taddys Clown Cigarette cards” so it must have been quite a collection and one that included cards of some vintage.

Anyway, we will tell you the moment we hear more, and add the link to the catalogue as soon as we can.

By the way, when was the last time that a complete set of Taddy Clowns came up at auction, do you know?

A quick search only finds “Cigarette Cards, Taddy Clowns complete set, all marked ‘copy’ in handwriting to back (generally good)”. These were sold by Special Auction Services on the 12th October 2017, but their online archives do not go back that far.

An incomplete set of 19 fetched £4,600 in 1985, and a full set sold for £9,700 at Lockdales but many years ago.

Next Auction – 17 and 18 June

LOCKDALES AUCTIONS, near Ipswich in Suffolk, can be found at

Their last auction was on the 21st of April and the Prices Realised are available at :

and their next sale will be 18/19 August

Next Auction – 22, 23, 24 June

LODDON AUCTIONS, of Reading in Berkshire, can be found at :

This catalogue is not yet available,
but we will let you know when it is uploaded

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