Model Boat Mayhem

Mess Deck: General Section => Chit-Chat => Topic started by: Flundle (Speedline Models) on March 08, 2016, 06:14:23 pm

Title: Brian Kings models are for sale at auction
Post by: Flundle (Speedline Models) on March 08, 2016, 06:14:23 pm
I see in Model Boats Magazine that Brian Kings fleet is for sale by auction in a couple of weeks.
I met Brian many years ago at Beale Park and we got on really well. I haven't seen him for ages and seeing the auction advertised I wondered if he was OK????

Title: Re: Brian Kings models are for sale at auction
Post by: Colin Bishop on March 08, 2016, 07:02:21 pm
Brian is fine but at the age of 90 is not as mobile as he used to be so he has moved into a retirement home and no longer has space to store his model collection

Colin
Title: Re: Brian Kings models are for sale at auction
Post by: ballastanksian on March 08, 2016, 08:07:58 pm
I hope to be at the auction and see how they sell.
Title: Re: Brian Kings models are for sale at auction
Post by: carlmt on March 08, 2016, 08:19:26 pm
90 years young eh??? Where does the time go?
 
I hope he is well - I have really enjoyed reading of his work over the years.
Title: Re: Brian Kings models are for sale at auction
Post by: Colin Bishop on March 18, 2016, 12:37:44 pm
The results of the auction of Brian's models can be seen on the MB forum: http://www.modelboats.co.uk/forums/postings.asp?th=115007&p=1 or you can look on the Ewbank site although I don't know how long the details will be displayed there.

Good prices on some of the models and the buyers certainly knew which ones to go for. I hope Brian is pleased.

Colin
Title: Re: Brian Kings models are for sale at auction
Post by: ballastanksian on March 20, 2016, 12:15:54 am
I drove up from Bognor and just missed the sale though I saw some of the models being loaded into vehicles. I could not gauge wether Mr King was pleased or not, I think his first mission was to get home. Members of his model boat club attended as well so he was not alone at the auctioneers.

Having seen the models in daylight at first hand, the comments made about his workmanship are true. His craftsmanship is remarkable and inspiring.  I just hope that the models will be looked after, and that future inheritors will appreciate what they have been left.
Title: Re: Brian Kings models are for sale at auction
Post by: sparkey on March 20, 2016, 08:00:22 am
Brian's boats went for just over 26,000 a little over estimate but not a lot when you think of the work involved,Brian is going into a care home not far from Silvermere lake so he be able to pop there to see the the boys,some of his tools are up for sale and are on the Phoenix marine model club site if interested.........Ray.
Title: Re: Brian Kings models are for sale at auction
Post by: ballastanksian on March 20, 2016, 02:02:16 pm
Ahh., Did we meet after the sale? I am sure I introduced myself to a chap caled Ray, I am top class at forgetting names. Call me 'Thingy'!!!

I will look at the site about the tools.