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NEXT AUCTION - 18th November 2018 at Gnosall


Thinking of attending one of our auctions, but wary of what's on offer and what sort of prices items can be purchased for? Why not subscribe to our auction list service for auction catalogues and reports? As a guide of what to expect we have made available the report from a previous Cowbit Auction held on 20th November 2016 as a FREE DOWNLOAD. Where else would you be able to pick up a nice Kolster Brandes Toaster Radio for just £16? (Typical eBay price is between £40 and £50), or perhaps a Watts Dust Bug for £2 (Typically sold for between £10 and £20 on eBay). With typically 200 to 400 items available at each auction, plus stalls selling a wide range of sets and parts (domestic and military), Radiophile auctions are really unmissable events for collectors, dealers, and just about anyone interested in vintage radio, vintage TV, and vintage military equipment. You don't HAVE to subscribe to The Radiophile to attend our auctions, but if you are interested in vintage radio why wouldn't you? - just turn up on the day or subscribe to the auction list to get catalogues and reports of all our auctions.

The Radiophile Auction List

Radiophile Auction Catalogues are available on subscription (£22.00 per year for print copies to UK subscribers or £12.50 per year for PDF copies sent by email) and give subscribers access to advance copies of each auction catalogue sent shortly before the auction, together with sold prices from the previous auction. Catalogues are also available to purchase for £1 each on the day of the auction.


The Radiophile Auction Service

The Radiophile organises several vintage radio auctions every year. These offer a valuable service to all involved with vintage radio.

We are keen to hear from all sorts of sellers, whether they are collectors looking to thin down their collection, or those who may be responsible for re-homing a collection of wireless items following a bereavement.

Radiophile Auctions are generally held at Gnosall and Cowbit. Details of forthcoming auctions can be obtained from Brian Pallister (auctions@radiophile.co.uk) - or use the 'Contact Us' form on the website. Dealers may also book stalls in the same way. More details on how to add your items to forthcoming auctions as well as terms and conditions are now available to DOWNLOAD here. Brian can also be contacted by telephone - but please email in the first instance.

Radiophile Auctions are run by a trusty band of volunteers, so it is not generally possible to get involved with storing lots before the auction or transporting them to the venue. On the other hand, if you can enlist the help of a man with a van and get the lots to the venue the day before the sale, a Radiophile Auction gives you a pain-free and practical way to re-home even large quantities of vintage wireless equipment.

General coditions of sale will be announced by the auctioneer immediately prior to the sale but we would like to draw your attention to the following:
The minimum bid on any lot remains at £1, but the minimum price acceptable for any radio set is £5 to reflect the value of its valves and components, even if its cabinet is in poor condition.
The minimum commission on any lot is £2.
Our policy of not charging a buyer's premium remains unchanged, despite its general adoption elsewhere. Please note that this is only made possible by the much appreciated voluntary assistance.
All goods shall be paid for at the time of the sale.
Our preferred method of payment is Debit Card, however cash is also acceptable. Credit cards may be accepted (T&CA) and cheques may be accepted from Radiophile subscribers and other established purchasers, but in the case of new purchasers we reserve the right to retain the goods until cheques have been cleared.

N.B. All lots are sold as collectors' items only. Vendors own descriptions are used and The Radiophile cannot accept responsibility for any omissions or errors that may occur.


Currently arranged dates for 2018:

28th January 2018 - Auction with Stalls at Gnosall
15th April 2018 - Auction with Stalls at Cotes Heath * NEW
29th April 2018 - Vintage Radio Exposition / Auction at Cowbit
24th June 2018 - Auction with Stalls at Gnosall
22nd July 2018 - CANCELLED
16th September 2018 - CANCELLED
14th October 2018 - Vintage Radio Exposition / Auction at Cowbit
18th November 2018 - Auction with Stalls at Gnosall

Sales will normally commence at approx. 1:00 pm - but see the auction catalogue for exact times at each auction. Stalls and viewing open to the public from 10:00am. Stall holders may set up from 9:00am.

Admission Charges - Early entry from 10:00am is £2.50, after 1:00pm entry will be free of charge.
good, moderately priced refreshments available throughout the day.

Check back here for further dates and more details, or subscribe to the Radiophile Auction List for regular catalogues as well as details of sold prices and make sure you don't miss an event.
You do not need to be a subscriber to Radiophile to attend one of our auctions (though why not subscribe and see what you are missing!) - all Radiophile auctions are open to anyone (a small admission charge of £2.50 applies to auctions). NO buyer's premium on successful bids (THE AMOUNT YOU BID IS THE AMOUNT YOU PAY). Reasonably price refreshments are available as well as free car parking.


Cowbit Address: The Village Hall, Cowbit, PE12 6AL
Gnosall Address: The Memorial Hall, Lowfield Lane, Gnosall, ST20 0ET
Sambrook Address: The Village Hall, Sambrook, TF10 8AL
Cotes Heath Address: Cotes & Standon Village Hall, Station Road, Cotes Heath, ST21 6RS


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