Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Cash in the attic

When I moved out of Colin's house and into my own home, I had a lot of china I could not really viably take with me.

As the world's foremost collector in virtually worthless hand-painted 1930s china, I found I had several piles of tea-sets and bits and pieces to get rid of.

As a keen watcher of Flog it, Cash in the Attic, Bargain Hunt and the Antiques Roadshow, I thought I might try my hand at the auctions.

A couple of weeks ago I dropped some of my brightest china off at Cato Crane on the dock front near the office. They agreed to sell it for me at an auction and then said the auction was going to be filmed by Cash in the Attic. I didnt get the chance to come out of the office to see the auction, or indeed to wave a sign saying "hello mum" in front of the camera but I do hope my Grays Pottery set in particular caught the eye of the camera man.

It will be ages before I find out how I did, but seeing that the auctioneer was obviously a relative of "Cut my own throat" Dibbler, I wont hold out much chance of a fortune. He wanted 25% commission plus 2.5% insurance plus £4 a lot. I will be lucky if I dont come out of this owing him money, I should have listened more in the "capitalist" classes instead of focussing on the "socialist" ones


1 comment:

Suzanne said...

But then you would be horrible hard nosed business woman Louise instead of the lovely cuddly socialist Louise that we all love and know :0)