Auction day tomorrow.

dreamdaisy
dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,558
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
Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben

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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
    Never be bullied into silence.
    Never allow yourself to be made a victim.
    Accept no ones definition of your life

    Define yourself........

    Harvey Fierstein
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,558
    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
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • 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: 7,150
    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: 26,271
    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 :)
    "The deeper sorrow carves into your being the more joy you can contain." Kahlil Gibran
  • mig
    mig Member Posts: 7,150
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Wassock what a great word,my new swear word along with borrox. Mig
  • Numptydumpty
    Numptydumpty Member Posts: 6,416
    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: 745
    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
    Never be bullied into silence.
    Never allow yourself to be made a victim.
    Accept no ones definition of your life

    Define yourself........

    Harvey Fierstein
  • 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
    Smile a while and while you smile
    smile another smile and soon there
    will be miles and miles of smiles
    just because you smiled I wish your
    day is full of Smiles
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,558
    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
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • daffy2
    daffy2 Member Posts: 1,713
    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: 26,740
    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
    Love

    Toni xxx
  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 26,271
    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?
    "The deeper sorrow carves into your being the more joy you can contain." Kahlil Gibran
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,558
    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
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,558
    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
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 26,740
    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
    Love

    Toni xxx
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,558
    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
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 26,271
    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?
    "The deeper sorrow carves into your being the more joy you can contain." Kahlil Gibran
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,558
    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
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 26,740
    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
    Love

    Toni xxx