Bidding battles at ever popular rotary sale

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Words and pictures Mark Davey

There were some buyers’ bargains at the Rotary Club of Campbeltown’s September Sale of the Century.

Auction buys ranged from £1 to more than £150 at last Saturday’s Victoria hall sale which saw furious bidding action. The fun started at 10am and continued till the middle of the afternoon, with refreshements including teas, coffess, filled rolls and cakes from the ladies of Inner Wheel.

Selling an Ikea display unit, auctioneer John Kerr said: ‘Ikea is always a good pick and here it is already made.’

The item started at a fiver before finishing on £55 which cannot be much less than a new one. One wag said: ‘Saves the delivery and the stress of putting it together I suppose.’

A Hammond electric organ which David McEwan played for a 20 second Courier video, seen by 2,000 people on Facebook, was snapped up by one musical bidder for just £1.

The auction was a fundraiser for Rotary charity Water Aid and spokeswoman, Agnes Stewart said: ‘It went very well, the sale made £4,000 and the the raffle £400.’

Frank MacHardy holds one of two football games in Campbeltown last Saturday, it sold for £18 the other went for £1.50. 25_c40saleofthecentury15

Auctioneer John Galbraith supported by from left: Agnes Stewart, John Kerr and John Bakes. 25_c40saleofthecentury11

Zena Coffield number 37 (25_c40saleofthecentury10)  had a great tussle with Margaret Gallagher number 45 (25_c40saleofthecentury09) for a pair of leather settees which sold for £155.

Rotary administrators from left: Owen Morgan, Margaret McDowall and secretary Jim Angus. 25_c40saleofthecentury08

A buyer views the sale list. 25_c40saleofthecentury07

Alan Milstead picked up a rocking chair for £18. 25_c40saleofthecentury03

One bidder was able to make a quick exit across Campbeltown loch in a rubber dinghy which fetched £51 and came with a pair of wooden oars. 25_c40saleofthecentury01

Potential buyers at the Sale of the Century. 25_c40saleofthecentury18_agoodcrow