Auction of Robert Gillmor’s Annual Report Cover Paintings

We are auctioning two of the original artworks and the proceeds will go to the Club’s conservation fund. The paintings are of Red-footed Falcons, from the 2008 report, and a Bluethroat from the 2009 report. Both prints are initialled by Robert and are unframed. The picture of the Red-footed Falcons is 132 mm by 119 mm, and the Bluethroat is 187 mm by 163 mm. Both of them will be on display at the next four indoor meetings.
Each picture will be sold by a sealed bid auction, which will be opened at the BOC Christmas Social Evening on Wednesday 16th December. The reserve price for each picture is £200, which is far less than you would usually pay for one of Robert’s paintings.
Only BOC members can bid for the paintings. All bids must be in a sealed envelope and include the name and contact details of the bidder, and the value of the bid. Please write on the outside of the envelope which picture the bid is for. All bids must be with the Secretary, Sally Wearing, by 8 pm on Wednesday 16th December. You can either give your bid to Sally or to Tim Ball (Chairman) or Bill Nicoll (Treasurer) at any of the next four indoor meetings, or post them to BOC Secretary, 9 Deans Farm, The Causeway, Reading, RG4 5JZ.