Mini Cooper S
A couple of weeks ago I spent a day helping out at Herefordshire Vintage Auctions (HVA), just to see what goes into putting an auction together. The sale featured a dozen or so cars but also more than 700 automobilia lots, making this a mammoth task for all involved.
There’s the lotting, writing the catalogue, moving the lots to the sale venue AND then putting everything in numerical order. So – you’ve got to be organised, able to concentrate and reasonably fit – moving heavy stuff can take it out of you.
Seeing an auction from behind the scenes confirmed my belief that putting one on isn’t simple, and nor should it be. There are far too many people who think an auction is an easy way to make potloads of cash. It isn’t. It takes determination, graft, concentration and, unsurprisingly, BIG amounts of enthusiasm.
Success is the reward for the grafters, not the chancers.