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    Default Re: Auction of boats from EISCA.

    Cardiff 14 July

    Eyemouth 18 July

    Lowestoft 20 July

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    Quote Originally Posted by Romeo View Post
    Cardiff 14 July

    Eyemouth 18 July

    Lowestoft 20 July
    Thank you. I could not find it.

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    The auctioneers website has been updated (it seems to change almost hourly!) and the viewing times and dates have changed.

    https://www.sweeney-kincaid.com/Sale...px?SaleId=3112

    At the moment, with nine days to go, no bids have met the reserve prices.

    I don't know anything about insolvency but I do wonder if the reason for the reserve prices is to permit the auctioneers to sell the collection as a whole or in large chunks, which from the point of view of "heritage" would be best I think. One can see that the reed boats, proas, sampans, etc are of ethnographic / anthropological interest but the International Fourteens are of interest in terms of the history of small boat sailing, and so on.. They don't really "belong together" and I think the only reason that they are together is that the Exeter Museum collection was rescued by a wealthy man with an interest in classic and vintage dinghies.
    Last edited by Minn; 17-07-17 at 10:36.

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    I'll be surprised if the auctioneers cover their costs.

    It doesn't seem the right approach to have taken.

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    I have an email telling me there is an update here.

    https://www.sweeney-kincaid.com/Sale...px?SaleId=3112

    (I can't see what has changed)

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    I think the cataloguing of Cardiff has been extended - Lowestoft still needs more work... new dates for viewings..

    I still don't believe that this sale is really going to happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minn View Post

    I still don't believe that this sale is really going to happen.
    12 noon on the 21st is last time for bids for the collection as a whole apparently. It does feel a bit as if the online auction may be about putting pressure on someone who is going down that route....... hope so. Anyway, I am booked in for a visit to Eyemouth tomorrow, and looking forward to it.

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    Pls see PM

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    Default Re: Auction of boats from EISCA.

    The hour has passed, and at the moment the auction seems to be proceeding, with no apparent reduction in the reserves. But of course that could change depending on how a tender for the whole collection is evaluated.

    Update - Saturday morning - some items are now shown as "reserve met". It's a bit odd, though; the Azores whaleboat, one of the cobles and one of the fourerns - Lots one to three - are shown as "reserve met" but not the other boats. Some very nice woodworking equipment going cheap...
    Last edited by Minn; 22-07-17 at 10:44.

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    I was wondering why the reserves had been reduced on three big boats in good condition and on a lot of museum exhibits and books and equipment.

    The penny dropped - the items on which the reserves have been lowered are all in the main building and the terms of sale require them to be removed promptly- there must be a buyer or an incoming tenant for that building so they need to clear it.

    The rest will presumably be treated as "unsold lots".

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