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Laidlaw Auction Results 7 December 2018

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  • ian_
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • May 2007
    • 1962

    There was at least one Spit main spar peeking out, and another instrument panel. Lazy cataloguing though. List half of it in minute detail, then give up and sell the rest as a single lot.


    • Junk Collector
      Rank 5 Registered User
      • Aug 2006
      • 1465

      there were a few large items in the pictures but not 54k worth visible
      Officially now a pensioner


      • Trolly Aux
        Rank 5 Registered User
        • May 2006
        • 3858

        For those who may like to view all the results
        Last edited by Trolly Aux; 8th December 2018, 14:07.
        TA out


        • avion ancien
          Long ago and far away ...
          • Aug 2007
          • 5336

          Isn't it standard auctioneer's practice these days to set guide prices (they seem to prefer this term to 'estimates') which are merely 'come ons', i.e. designed to encourage potential bidders who consequently think that they are going to get the item 'for a song', whereas the auctioneers know that the true value, and thus likely hammer price, is much going to be much higher. The object of these 'come on' guide prices is, firstly, to avoid potential bidders walking away pre-sale, which they might do if realistic guide prices were stated, and, secondly, to encourage bidders to put in low bids and then raise these beyond what, realistically, they might be able to afford to pay. In this manner the auctioneer gets the maximum competition between bidders and thus the highest hammer price.


          • avion ancien
            Long ago and far away ...
            • Aug 2007
            • 5336

            Another thought has occurred to me. Most of the substantial aeronautical items are stated to be at a private location in Kent and thus were not available for viewing at the auctioneer's premises in Cumbria. However I failed to find any reference, on the auctioneer's website, to there being facilities for potential bidders to view these items in Kent. Thus is one to assume that those who bid many thousands of pounds to acquire these items did so simply by reference to what they could see in the online photographs? If so, I find that surprising. If I was going to pay such large sums of money I'd have wanted - nay, insisted - on being allowed the facility to inspect these items pre-sale.


            • Worcs Aviation
              Rank 5 Registered User
              • Mar 2009
              • 301

              The Hurricane grip was a good deal at 950 for an early grip, seen them make 2500, give it few days and that's what it will be for sale for I guess.


              • 2005burty
                Rank 4 Registered User
                • Sep 2017
                • 21

                nice bit Blenheim elevator too..not so bad 260


                • Rocketeer
                  trying harder
                  • Jan 2005
                  • 5257

                  The cuttleworth Hurri grip was a bargain. I can only think the relic grips had history that was not shown? Spade grips, spade grips everywhere but none for Tony! Worcs, the lucky fellow who got the Hurri grip from CW might be a lucky av heritage fan and keep it? Several years ago, I got a 109 grip for 350 and got chased down by a guy who offered me 4.5k for it....I said no as I wanted the grip.
                  Tony Dyer


                  • Wyvernfan
                    • Oct 2007
                    • 5903

                    With some of the prices realised I can only presume that the provenance attached to them was impeccable.

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                    • TonyT
                      Rank 5 Registered User
                      • Oct 2006
                      • 9044

                      Just noticed they actually advertised the sale in the back of Flypast with a really poor tiny description of what was being sold and a largish picture of some guy with a beard in somewhere like a library staring at some inane object..... nothing like slapping on a big picture of the Merlin etc and getting some interest, the largest writing on the ad was LAIDLAW'S.


                      • Mark12
                        MEANS MOTIVE OPPORTUNITY
                        • Jan 2000
                        • 10868

                        Wyvernfan#49 quote

                        9th December 2018, 10:10

                        With some of the prices realised I can only presume that the provenance attached to them was impeccable.

                        Err, no.

                        When I owned that 'Do17 seat with the BoB pedigree' back in 1973 it was thought to have come from a Ju88 and was gifted to me by a chap who worked at Cranfield and was surplus to the structures department.

                        I traded it with Ken Anscombe for the severed tail fin of Mk 22 Spitfire PK665 with squadron badge insignia.

                        If the forum search engine would only work, the seat was discussed on a dedicated post.


                        "...the story had been forensically examined and was deeply impressive. I knew that the whole story was a load of myth and baloney"


                        • FLY.BUY
                          • Jun 2004
                          • 1304

                          Thanks for all your help Trolly Aux, I watched the auction live on the internet and it was really interesting to see. Managed to walk away with Lot 715 which was the Perspex glass, now the fun bit starts of trying to identify it!
                          Last edited by FLY.BUY; 9th December 2018, 20:08.


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