The evening of Monday 22nd May saw the club have another very successful auction night and there was a good attendance to see what bargains were on offer this year. Peter Wells was our auctioneer this evening and he had a very eclectic mix of lots to sell. There was a throng of members poring over the lots before the auction began in earnest and what a selection there was – everything including camera bags of all sizes (including a few very good brand new ones), books, tripods, filters, a scanner, speakers, games, DVD’s, card readers, a graphics tablet and even a jigsaw. A lot of this was donated where all the proceeds went to the club funds, although some were being sold “on commission with the commission going to the club funds. In total there was a total of almost 100 lots and Peter worked very hard selling the lots. Bidding at times was quite competitive, particularly for photography books so we expect to see an improvement in quality in the competition submissions in the future. There was lots of fun to be had with the various items with some suggestions being made as to who may “benefit” from possessing the items.
Many thanks must go to Peter Wells for his sterling efforts to get the best price for every item on sale – it is very hard work being the auctioneer for the whole evening but he carried it off with aplomb. To all those of you who bought things, I hope you didn’t get into too much trouble when you got home and didn’t ask yourself “Why did I buy this?” – and if you did you can always bring it along to the next auction night!