Sport memorabilia and whisky auctions: Do you have forgotten treasures in your loft?
Graham Budd Auctions is holding two auctions in December specialising in sports memorabilia and whisky.
And who knows, you may have something at home, hidden away and forgotten, which could transform into a pot of cash for you and your family. Off you go, look now!
Put the auction dates in your diary
Now Graham Budd Auctions is searching for items to put under the hammer - perhaps on your behalf.
And it is also encouraging collectable enthusiasts to put the dates in the diary to watch the auction online and to bid remotely.
Winning bidders will be able to own a part of sports’ history, or a special wee dram. Though perhaps never to be opened!
Do you have hidden treasures in your loft
Graham Budd Auctions is the UK’s leading specialist auctioneers of sports memorabilia. Its range of expertise includes football, rugby, golf, cricket, tennis, boxing, horse racing, motorsports, the Olympic Games, and other popular sports.
David Convery, Graham Budd Auctions’ Head of Sporting Memorabilia and Collectables, explains that the most popular sporting memorabilia is linked to football.
December’s sport auction will see 1170 sporting items going under the hammer, including football caps, medals, programmes and even a Sheffield Wednesday match-worn shirt from 1907.
Says David: “It is in amazing condition, a wonderful thing, from £7,000-10,000.”
What items could you look out for at home?
David tells the story of one couple who found a box of programmes in their loft which made £32,000. There’s a benefit to looking!
A free valuation service
Explains David: “Items needs to be match-worn, match-used. Not the replicas that you see on the internet.”
“Check old drawers, old cupboards, the garage, the loft. Check them all!
“And it’s not just programmes. Itineraries, ticket stubs, menus. They could have value.
“We have a free valuation service, send as much as you want, and we’ll be more than happy to look at values on them.”
Of particular interest nowadays, says David are items in the history of women’s football which “are really taking off”.
The first-ever whisky auction run by Graham Budd Auctions will be led by specialist Martin Green, a driving force behind such auctions for over 30 years.
It will be a timed auction, over two days, and accessed online
Martin Green is looking for specialist single malt whiskies, especially if they have a pedigree and proof of sale, tracing back to the distilleries.
How to find out more
Auctions run by Graham Budd Auctions are held as live stream webcasts which can be accessed globally.
To bid live on the day of the auction, you will first need to register on its Live Bidding platform.
You can request a free, no obligation, valuation of your items from the experts in Graham Budd Auction’s team on its website
For more details of auctions run by Graham Budd Auctions, go to www.grahambuddauctions.co.uk