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howyson

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« on: April 24, 2012, 06:45:57 PM »

Went to the viewing of a local auction this afternoon, mainly because the other half is interested. However quite a few of the lots must have belonged to a marine engineer as there were lots of boxes of books on ships, merchant and military, and one box of marine modelling books, including an old Vic Smeed book. There were two 'professional' models and a box of photos, (several hundred) all of different ships. For a change I was the one being dragged away.

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Re: Auction
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2012, 06:55:54 PM »

What were the professional models of !
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Re: Auction
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2012, 08:50:19 PM »

One was complete and in a glass case and was of the SS Malabar, (think I have the spelling right). The other was not complete but was interesting from being able to see how the hull had been constructed. Unfortunately I cannot recall the name of that one.

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Re: Auction
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2012, 08:53:03 PM »

so how much did all this interesting stuff sell for? BY.
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Re: Auction
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2012, 08:58:38 PM »

The auction is on Thursday, today and tommorrow are the viewing days.
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« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2012, 10:14:01 PM »

wheres the auction rooms at ? {:-{
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Re: Auction
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2012, 09:48:30 AM »

Anderson & Garland
Westerhope
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Re: Auction
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2012, 07:44:36 AM »

Is there an Airport near by, LOL, Mick B.
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Re: Auction
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2012, 10:13:57 AM »

Newcastle International is about five miles away, unfortunately I have just read your post and the auction is already in progress.

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Re: Auction
« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2012, 07:16:13 PM »

The two models were sold for 200 and 440 respectively. The first one as I said was incomplete, (about 5 to 6 feet long) whilst the second was the SS Malabar a liberty boat of about 7500 tons, (about 4 feet long). The photos attched are from my phone and of low resolution.

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Re: Auction
« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2012, 09:45:41 PM »

400 seems a lot for what seems to be an out of proportion Liberty ship. The box of photos sounded interesting though. BY.
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Re: Auction
« Reply #11 on: April 27, 2012, 06:12:25 PM »

I do not have a marine background and cannot comment on the 'correctness' my focus is mainly on the modelling aspects and as such it was a good build and was complete with glass display cabinet. To me the 200 for the first model seemed high as there, was no glass cabinet and there would be a lot of work required to restore and finish it.

Even I found the box of photos interesting but anyone with a interest in collecting photos of ships it would have been, in my opinoin, a real treasure trove. I did not see what that box went for but the box of modelling books, (approx 6 in number), went for 28.

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Re: Auction
« Reply #12 on: April 27, 2012, 07:18:43 PM »

Ah, the perils of auctioning.  The buyer gets a good deal and the seller feels disgruntled. Sad really.  BY.
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