The MASCo architectural auction was held on Saturday 18th October with the auction marking a new beginning for the yard. The auction was aimed to promote our rebrand and to make space in our showrooms for new stock. The sign has now changed and we are trying to remember to answer the phone as ‘Vintage and Architectural’.
The auction was a great success with Wellers Auctioneers auctioning off almost all of the 850 auction lots and there was an exciting bidding war on the large gates which had everyone captivated in the room and seemed to end with both parties happy as they each bought a pair of gates. Only a few items weren’t sold as these had a reserve which wasn’t met so surprisingly the 1940s showman’s wagon and the French 19th century panelled rooms are still available to purchase from us.
Local country inn ‘The Ragged Cot’ provided a delicious range of food and hot and cold beverages throughout the day. Episodes of Father Ted were played in our vintage 1930s style cinema for bidders to watch whilst waiting for their lot number to come up. The atmosphere was positive throughout the day with some bidders staying until the end of the auction and we are thankful to Terry for keeping up his enthusiasm until the very end.
Andy Triplow, Director of Vintage & Architectural said “Wellers did an exceptional job of making sure the auction ran smoothly. We’re really pleased with outcome of the auction and there was a great atmosphere throughout the day. Everyone really enjoyed themselves and the auction was a cleansing experience for us”.
Vintage and Architectural, working with our sister companies ‘The Old Radiator Company’ and ‘The Vintage Floor Tile Company’ ,will be focusing on original cast iron radiators, reclaimed floor tiles, unique bathrooms , timber flooring & hardware , vintage