There was a packed room on Saturday 23rd April when H&H Auctions Rooms held another of their extremely popular boat, fishing tackle and chandlery sales. Started in 2016 by Stephen Farthing, Auctioneer at H&H Auction Rooms, these sales have gone from strength to strength and are the only such sales in the whole of the north of England.
This time there were over 400 lots, a 25% increase on the sale before and demand was high. Over 150 buyers attended, and everything sold at or above estimate. Some of the highlights were a Dory style boat by Bonwitco with a 30 HP outboard which sold for £1350, which will now become a pike fishing boat in the northeast, and a Mariner outboard motor which sold for £500.
There was a good collection of fishing rods on offer, with a pair of Hardy’s, the well-known maker from Alnwick, making £300, and their split cane rods averaging around £60. This was the same price attained by a Grey’s graphite rod.
“I was absolutely delighted with the outcome of this sale,” commented Stephen. “It is great to see theses auctions being so well attended and they are now a regular feature of our calendar, indeed we will be holding another in the Autumn. There are few, if any, other places locally where people can see such a wide variety of nautical and fishing equipment for sale, and it is a great opportunity to pick up some affordable kit.”
H&H Auction Rooms hold a variety of auctions throughout the year, with regular sales of antiques and home furnishings. Their next sale will be an Architectural and Garden Salvage Sale to be held on the 10th May. Stephen is always on hand for help and advice and bidding can be done in person or online. For any information please contact him on 01228 406320 or by email at [email protected].