Auction of Birds Of Berkshire Covers by Robert Gillmor
The Club is auctioning the originals of the illustrations from the Birds of Berkshire covers for 2005 (Laughing Gull), 2006/7 (Alpine Swift) and 2008 (Red-footed Falcons) by Robert Gillmor to boost the Club funds. The pictures are initialled by Robert and are unframed. Each picture will be sold by a separate sealed bid auction.
Sealed bids are now invited for the 2005 picture of Laughing Gull. These will be opened at the AGM on 20th November 2013. Size of the picture is 130mm x 145mm on a sheet 254mm x 177mm. Price guide in excess of £200.
Bids, bearing the name and address of the bidder and bid value, should be put in a sealed envelope marked “2005 cover artwork” which must be with the Secretary by 8pm on 20th November 2013.
Bids may be handed to the Secretary at an indoor meeting or sent to: The Secretary, Berkshire Ornithological Club, 7 Fawcett Crescent, Woodley, Reading RG5 3HX.
The envelopes will be noted by the Secretary with the time and date of receipt. A bid by the Secretary must be similarly noted by the Chairman. The Chairman and Secretary will open the bids and announce the winner at the end of the AGM and before the talk on 20th November 2013 in Room 109, Palmer Building, University of Reading. If there are equal winning bids the first that was received wins the painting. All bids, other than the winner, will be held confidential by the Chairman and Secretary.
Mike Turton, Secretary – 3 Oct 2013