Following the success of several auctions we launched last year, we have another one for you. All proceeds from this auction will go towards developing the land that we are in the process of buying behind Cliff Farm, should this fall through it'll go towards our land bank fund for future land purchases.
We have very kindly been donated a substantial Ornithological book collection, as well as some quality artwork for which we are extremely grateful to the kind donations. We hope you find something on the auction list that you would like to bid on and enjoy the bidding process! We have pulled together 35 lots to bid on, detailed below.
This is an online auction, with bids sent to [email protected], full instructions below, each item has a reserve on it and won't be sold unless that reserve is met. You will be notified by email to confirm your bid initially and if you are the highest bidder and if/when you get outbid with the new highest bid. Please check your junk email to make sure you don't miss these emails!
The auction will run until 12:00hrs on 15th March 2021. Whomever is the highest bidder at this point wins the item and will be requested to pay via PayPal/bank transfer/cheque etc.
Due to the current lockdown situation, there may be a slight delay in getting some of the items to the winning bidder, however if this is the case then we won't request the money until the item can be posted or collected. As some of the items are quite large they may be collection only, but this can be arranged via email with the winning bidder, but please keep this in mind when bidding.
The items up for auction are;
1. Original mounted Red-eyed Vireo by Ray Scally (with mount 28x38cm)
2. An original John Law framed painting of flowers 44x55cm
3. An original John Law framed painting of Iris' and Poppies 56x46cm
4. An original John Law mounted painting of a Crab Pot Store in Northumberland, 20x30cm
Dust covers slightly worn. All edges slightly mottled with damp /fungus. Insides in good condition.
Dust covers show slight wear. Vol 2 has large crease on page one. Otherwise, both volumes almost mint.
Wear and tear on dust covers. Vol 4 dust cover badly torn. Books themselves all essentially mint.
Mint, but with many pencil annotations inside.
Cover slightly worn with small ink mark. Inners mint.
Cover slightly worn. Insides mint.
Box shows slight wear. Books mint.
Heavy wear on dust cover. Book in good condition.
13. Extinct Birds
Cover slightly worn, inners almost mint
Cover very slightly worn, inners almost mint
Cover rather worn. Page one damaged. Otherwise good condition.
Stain on cover. Small number of annotations in index. Otherwise mint.
Cover worn. Inners in good condition.
Cover with moderate/heavy wear. Frequent pencil annotation inside, but otherwise inners in good condition.
Cover rather worn. Sides showing slight fungal mottling. Inners almost mint.
Dust cover slightly worn. Book in mint condition.
Cover slightly worn, inners in good condition.
Cover slightly worn. Edges heavily marked. Inner good condition.
Light wear on cover. Inners mint.
Cover slightly worn. Inners good condition but with frequent pencil annotation.
Cover slightly worn. Regular pencil annotation on inners, otherwise good condition.
Very good condition
Cover in good condition. Inners mint.
Fairly heavily used. Pencil annotations throughout.
1. To place a bid on an item, simply email [email protected] and state the item name and number above in your email, along with your bid.
2. You will then recieve and email to confirm your bid has been received and whether or not you are the highest bidder and/or when you get outbid. If you do not recieve this email please check your junk folder
3. At the end of the auction we will email all winning bidders to confirm they have won the item and arrange postage/payment etc.
We hope you enjoy this auction, please dig deep and help support the Observatory whilst also winning valuable prizes. Any questions about items in the auction can be sent to [email protected]Back to news
Posted: 15 February 2021
Thanks to all the many photographers who allow us to use their images on this site, in particular Dave McAleavey, Martin Standley, Mike Watson, Richard Willison.