Auction day tomorrow.

dreamdaisy
dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
edited 21. Sep 2013, 14:25 in Community Chit-chat archive
I have had notification from my Mum's local auction house that various lots (13 in total) will be presented tomorrow. It's a real rag-bag of stuff, ranging from watches to glassware, scarves to furniture. Mum's house will soon be on the market, his mum's is sold, we're getting there. DD

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  • tkachev
    tkachev Member Posts: 8,332
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I hope it all goes well tomorrow. I presume you won't be going along?
    Take care
    Elizabeth
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    No I shan't, tkachev it is too far away and I don't think I would like it - I'd probably end up buying it all back! DD
  • jillyb1
    jillyb1 Member Posts: 1,725
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Thinking of you , DD , and sending love . Going through a rough patch ourselves at the mo so know how you're feeling .
    Jillyb
  • mig
    mig Member Posts: 7,152
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Wish I could be with you tomorrow not to do or say anything just to be with you,I know the heartache you are going through.It will pass my friend it will.(((()))) Mig
  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 27,230
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    dreamdaisy wrote:
    No I shan't, tkachev it is too far away and I don't think I would like it - I'd probably end up buying it all back! DD

    Wassock! :lol: Why do I find that so easy to believe? Stay away. You have your memories. They will suffice :)
  • mig
    mig Member Posts: 7,152
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Wassock what a great word,my new swear word along with borrox. Mig
  • Numptydumpty
    Numptydumpty Member Posts: 6,417
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I'm thinking of you today DD. It won't be an easy day, but then, when did you last have one of those?
    Chin up, give the bu??ers something to aim at! (Yes, I've borrowed that one)
    ((((()))))
    Numpty
  • Megrose489
    Megrose489 Member Posts: 750
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hope all goes well, today, DD, although I know it will be difficult. Thinking about you.

    Meg
  • tkachev
    tkachev Member Posts: 8,332
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I don't blame you not going. it will be difficult to see others bidding over items that belong to your parents. Best have a quiet day at home.

    elizabeth
  • villier
    villier Member Posts: 4,426
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I am glad it is too far away for you DD it would be too upsetting for you, have a nice relaxing day with all your lovely memories (((())))....................Marie xx
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Thank you all again for all your kindness. I've been sitting and wondering and I would like to know if any of you have any advice about auction etiquette? Is it permissable for me to ring the auctioneers to ask what happened and whether I am now able to afford a Maserati? :wink: DD
  • daffy2
    daffy2 Member Posts: 1,636
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    There's no harm in asking DD, they can only say no. Will the proceeds go to the solicitor to deal with? If so you might have to ask him instead.
    It would have been difficult to see familiar items exposed to public gaze and perhaps criticism, so a good thing you didn't attend, but I am sure that many of them will end up in some other family home and continue to give pleasure and form memories for other people.
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 28,220
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Oh DD

    I am so sorry I didn't realise this was happening :oops:

    Good you are still laughing. If not a Maserati maybe a small 2nd hand Porsche 911???

    Would be easier to ring the solicitor methinks...

    Love and ((()))

    Toni xxx
  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 27,230
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    dreamdaisy wrote:
    whether I am now able to afford a Maserati? :wink: DD
    frogmorton wrote:
    If not a Maserati maybe a small 2nd hand Porsche 911???

    Matchbox edition?
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    :lol: I rather like that idea! Thanks for the giggle, you too - and Daffy? I hadn't thought about that aspect, so thank you, I will ring my solicitor later to seek his views. DD
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Everything sold, a cheque for just over half of the proceeds will be with me in around a fortnight - a goodly sum was raised but once the auctioneers take their cut (plus a 6.60 lot fee, I had thirteen lots which totals 85.80 :shock: ) I don't get that much. No matter, it's good that it all went, my solicitor said it's all OK so that's another good thing. DD
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 28,220
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Quite a few matchbox ones then?

    Well done DD and if the Solicitor thinks it's ok it must be :?

    love and ((()))

    toni xxx
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Quite a few indeed! I have hatched a plan: the money will be put towards something rather sculptural for our house. DD
  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 27,230
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Ooooh, DD meets Henry Moore :D Will it have holes in it, to reflect the state of the owner's knees?
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Ummmm, me and Henry M? Nah. :| I thought about the Mad March Hare weather vane but I am rather taken with his witch on a broomstick (plus the obligatory black cat) which is also a weather vane. The same chap made our front gate as our wedding present. I don't want to leave it behind but I think that may be necessary. DD
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 28,220
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Sculptural eh?

    Sounds a very good idea. I do think you are rather too grown-up for matchbox toys :?

    Love

    Toni xx