AUCTION NEWS: Charity Antiques Challenge
Posted On: 11 Oct 2021 by Vanya Slater


A number of lots are being sold in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust...

An antiques buying challenge organised by Terrier Antiques concludes this week, with items going under the hammer in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust.

5 teams of volunteers took part which saw them hunt down collectables at the Wetherby Racecourse antiques fair, to be sold at auction for a profit. The auction takes place at Ryedale Auctioneers Friday 15th / Saturday 16th October.

The fundraising challenge was organized by Peter Robbins of Terrier Antiques in Hebden Bridge, whose daughter was supported by the Teenage Cancer Trust when she underwent treatment at St James Hospital in Leeds.

Auctioneer Angus Ashworth, said: “each team was given £200 to spend on three items, and we’re really impressed with what they’ve found. There are some nice hallmarked silver items including an Arts & Crafts trinket box, along with some more unusual items – there’s a vintage dentist’s cabinet containing various drill bits!”

Among the other items up for auction are a 9ct gold and ruby ring, a perfume bottle, and a Steiff bear. The money the teams spent was donated by Terrier Antiques, with Ryedale Auctioneers waiving the auction selling fees. All proceeds go to the Teenage Cancer Trust.

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