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Can't buy hearing "can Simon Smith and his friends please get off the pitch".

GP is all about memories in the head and the heart.

.... mind you if the Royal Oak was still there I would spend a few quid.
They didn't mind Simon - it was his amazing dancing bear that caused them problems. (you have to be of a certain age and like Alan Price).
 

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So these items that have less than five minutes left, people are still bidding on them.

They could go on for a long time, if people aren't too careful.
 

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Proper auctions, you can contact on unsold items and make an offer, close to the final bid, if there was one. I’ve done that a few times and got things, sometimes they’ll contact the highest bidder but I’ve seen cases where they get bidder’s remorse and don’t want it, so I used to start with an underbid. Often, they’ll accept just to shift it.
 

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Proper auctions, you can contact on unsold items and make an offer, close to the final bid, if there was one. I’ve done that a few times and got things, sometimes they’ll contact the highest bidder but I’ve seen cases where they get bidder’s remorse and don’t want it, so I used to start with an underbid. Often, they’ll accept just to shift it.
What is bidders remorse? is that just when someone doesn't want it after winning the bid?
 

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What is bidders remorse? is that just when someone doesn't want it after winning the bid?
Yes, people get carried away at real auctions, then regret it after. When I went regularly 3O years ago, you’d often hear “I thought someone would out bid me”!
 

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Yes, people get carried away at real auctions, then regret it after. When I went regularly 3O years ago, you’d often hear “I thought someone would out bid me”!
that's madness, at least our instance was a genuine mistake
 

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Can you see what items have sold for if you are not the winning bidder? I bid on two items, didn't get them but the lot description doesn't have the figure for the successful bid. Would be interesting to see.
 
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Can you see what items have sold for if you are not the winning bidder? I bid on two items, didn't get them but the lot description doesn't have the figure for the successful bid. Would be interesting to see.
i don't think so, my watched and items bidded on tab is showing nothing. maybe the email saying you've been outbid will say ?
 

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The moment an item sold the winning bid price was displayed for a few seconds... but after that you can’t find it. Hence people knowing how much some items went for....
 

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A lot of items that have a far greater value (historically and money value too), relating to BFC, has been sold at auction for a lot less than this and many other items. All lost to someone's collection and never to be seen again.

It has been discussed as to whether some trust should be set up to purchase items of historical value to Brentford FC. ie Caps, shirt badges, shirts, medals, pre-1930 programmes, diaries, ledgers etc etc, and nothing has come of it, so far. :(
I think it should
 

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anyone know the sort of price the turnstiles went for and also the turnstile dividers ? Working all day and forgot all about the auction
 

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Suspect getting the cash in for some of the wining bids maybe a struggle once +1/3 sinks in , I'm sulking as got out bid !
 

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i don't think so, my watched and items bidded on tab is showing nothing. maybe the email saying you've been outbid will say ?
It says what the next bid would be but unless you're right at the very end, no idea whether the item sold for that. The countdown was a bit naughty - one of my items got within a minute of the close and then went back to 6 mins. That happened three times!
 
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It says what the next bid would be but unless you're right at the very end, no idea whether the item sold for that. The countdown was a bit naughty - one of my items got within a minute of the close and then went back to 6 mins. That happened three times!
That's how an auction works!
 

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That's how an auction works!
An actual in-person auction, yes, but the online one implied more eBay - where, of course, the auction is timed to a final close - than the "time left" was just approximate and they would keep it going by pushing back the clock. To be fair, they never let it run right down - there was always about a minute left when it went back to 6 or so mins left.
 
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Can’t believe an item with my handwriting and something I created is now up to 30quid. I was prepared to have it back for £25. But good luck to whoever owns a little bit of me. Shame Kevin didn’t want to keep it.
 
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Can’t believe an item with my handwriting and something I created is now up to 30quid. I was prepared to have it back for £25. But good luck to whoever owns a little bit of me. Shame Kevin didn’t want to keep it.
lol

I thought it was the ceramic badge that you were talking about!
 

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Some seats went for £500. :shrug:


The menu board went for £75!!!!!!
I don't actually think £500 is that much for the dugout seat, plenty of office/gaming type chairs chairs cost more than that and it is at least a unique item that has something to do with the ground, and something you could actually use/look good.

One seat or five beer menus, I know what I'd choose lol
 
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I don't actually think £500 is that much for the dugout seat, plenty of office/gaming type chairs chairs cost more than that and it is at least a unique item that has something to do with the ground, and something you could actually use/look good.

One seat or five beer menus, I know what I'd choose lol

Yes, my point was that some seats went for material amounts more than others. I guess because people chose one (normally the first one) and put their maximum bid on that lot.
 

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Only eBay does that, for reasons known only unto themselves.
Fair point.
It would be a fair point if true but i use 4 online auction sites and at least 3 of them have a closing time that is the closing time regardless of late bids as per ebay. However to qualify this I'm sure it would say the bidding rules on their site.

Anyhow, someone must have seen what sort of price the turnstiles went for
 

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It would be a fair point if true but i use 4 online auction sites and at least 3 of them have a closing time that is the closing time regardless of late bids as per ebay. However to qualify this I'm sure it would say the bidding rules on their site.

Anyhow, someone must have seen what sort of price the turnstiles went for

I’m sure it was around £1500...
 

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Lot 604 - Document: framed one-sheet programme from Thames v Brentford (away) 03/09/1931
Up to £170 for a framed photocopy. The auction doesn't say it is a photocopy. Good luck to whoever wins this.
 

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What did you win Stu ?
Ask club to send it to you and see what courier charges are or ask a mate who is local, to collect for you ?
Hey buddy! Yeah I won a black thin plaque with "106-93 Seats 92-81". Just wanted something from the old girl. I'll hang it in my games room.

It's okay I've got a wedding in Lingfield weekend of the 5th. And collection is on the 4th the Friday so I'll be driving up from Somerset so works out. Excuse to see GP one last time.
 

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Is anybody else still waiting for a confirmation email following a successful bid? I have a screenshot of the webpage saying I won the item and I will receive an invoice, but no follow up instructions??
 

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Lot 604 - Document: framed one-sheet programme from Thames v Brentford (away) 03/09/1931
Up to £170 for a framed photocopy. The auction doesn't say it is a photocopy. Good luck to whoever wins this.
It’s hard to tell whether it’s original or a photocopy, what makes you think it’s the latter ?
 

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It’s hard to tell whether it’s original or a photocopy, what makes you think it’s the latter ?
It says one sheet and show's both sides. I'm sure @rebus or @wanderer paul will know more about this. I do know the original came up at the Griffin Park Programme Collectors Club about 20 years ago.
 
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Definitely a Photo-copy. Poor description of the item in the sale.

If it was original, you’d be looking at £2000/£3000. (Possibly more!)

It’s Thames FC’s last ever match in the football league. They were liquidated immediately after. Any Thames FC items has a high auction value.

A match programme v Fulham from 1931/32 is up for auction with Sporting-gold. Has a pre-auction estimate of £1100-£1200. I expect that to go for more. The Brentford match programme has a premium on it. As it’s their last ever match and their last home issue. Plus it’s Brentford, of course! lol
 

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Still no news on the blind commentary hut?
I thought this was an important part of BFC history as well.
Why not email the Club?
 

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Quite liked the idea of the 1929/30 team photo... but £350?!?!?!
It’s the one season I don’t have a good scan of an original copy. I have a repro photo and a poor scan of a postcard.

It might do you though!!! £100? :looks:

Seriously.....Free if you want any copies?! :)
 

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