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Evening Meeting With Amanda Mckean, Director Canterbury Festival

30th April 2024
Venue: Cricket Ground

Evening meeting with Amanda McKean, Director, Canterbury Festival.
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Lunchtime Meeting Agm & May Business Meeting

7th May 2024
Venue: Cricket Ground
Lunchtime meeting 12.30pm for 1pm meal Annual General Meeting to be followed by the May Business Meeting.
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Fundraiser with The Canterbury Auction Galleries

In an exciting opportunity via The Canterbury Auctions Galleries, our Club is hoping to raise funds for some of the charities and causes that we support during a two-day online “Fine Art & Antiques” sale this weekend.

Thanks to The Canterbury Auctions Galleries, we hope to raise lots of money for the Prince of Wales Youth Club and Canterbury Foodbank (to support both in their work helping those in need during the current Covid -19 pandemic) and other causes via the auction.

Sale of items that have been donated by several of our Members will go towards the fundraiser. These items include the following (a web link for each gives further details of the lot at The Canterbury Auctions Galleries sale).

  • A Gentleman’s Stainless Steel Cased Wristwatch, by J. W. Benson, London – details
  • S. J. (Toby) Nash (1891-1960) – Pen, ink and watercolour – View of “Ye Olde Beverlie, St. Stephens, Canterbury, Kent” with dray cart and horse – details
  • Judith Davies (20th Century English School) – Two coloured etchings – “Blue Iris” and “White Lilies”, both signed in full, in dark stained moulded frames and glazed – details
  • Two pairs of opera glasses – details
  • A Late 19th Century American Merritt “Linear Index Lined” Typewriter, No. 1234 7151, contained in wooden case – details
  • The Art Journal 1886, published by J. S. Virtue & Co. Ltd, London, and illustrated with numerous steel engravings, one volume in half leather binding – details
  • A Late Victorian Mahogany Miniature Chest – details
  • A Late Victorian Copper Helmet Pattern Coal Scuttle – details
  • The M. C. C. Portfolio of Cricketing Prints – Set of six coloured oleographic reproductions of paintings of cricketing interest – details
  • A Modern Ebonised Box Frame – “The Cricketing Knights Mini Bat Display”, containing three miniature cricket bats printed with portraits and career statistics – details
  • A 20th Century Mahogany Cased Folding Table Top Bagatelle, by E. J. Riley Ltd of Accrington, complete with two cues and nine variously coloured balls – details
  • A Bassett-Lowke “O” Gauge “Flying Scotsman” 4-6-2 Clockwork Locomotive and Tender, Model No. 3304/0, in L.N.E.R. green and black livery – No. 103, complete with winding key, and in original green card box – details
  • A Bassett-Lowke “O “Gauge “Prince Charles” 4-4-0 Clockwork Locomotive and Tender, Model No. 3311/0, in L.N.E.R. green and black livery – No. 2453, complete with brass No. 6 key, and in original green card box – details
  • A Late 19th Century Polyphon – details
  • A Modern Stressless Reclining and Swivel Easy Chair, upholstered in green leather, on stained wood circular base – details
  • A George III Mahogany Chest – details
  • A Pair of Late Victorian Wingback Easy Chairs, upholstered in green and red leaf pattern brocade with outscrolled arms – details

We are grateful to Tony Pratt at The Canterbury Auctions Galleries for giving us this opportunity and hope that members of the public will join the auction and make lots of bids online. With grateful thanks to all Rotarians that donated to the auction.

All of our items above can also be seen listed here.

You can view the online catalogue and register to view or bid with The Canterbury Auction Galleries here:

Please ensure that you read the Auction Galleries’ Terms & Conditions. For any queries, please contact The Canterbury Auctions Galleries.

Picture: An auctioneer’s gavel. Picture credit: by 3D Animation Production Company from Pixabay 



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