As Bruce Springsteen would say… I’ve got High Hopes for this round of auctions
Included in the auction pot just now is an awesome second donation from the new Doctor, Peter Capaldi. A rather unique item, it’s a must have for Dr Who fans. I have added several more Time Lord themed items in the last few hours, and there are even more to come and I really do hope that the range of items up for grabs right now will send me beyond the mini target I have set for the next couple of weeks. I’ll keep it quiet just now, but here’s hoping it goes well
Marvin Humes, Emma Willis, Olivia Colman, Bill Nighy and loads more… CLICK HERE to check out the auctions online.
Auctions are once again underway, with 67 items online at the moment, including an awesome range of Dr Who doodles (round 2 of this years DW items… and some real goodies to come in this week) and an awesome double signed photo from the Phelps
twins who appeared throughout the Harry Potter film series. There is a really wide range of items right now, so well worth having a look.
I have also added some nice items from the Toulon rugby squad, including from Andy Sheridan who appeared in the England World Cup 2007 final team (above).
Full update to come tomorrow, but in the meantime CLICK HERE to check out the items up for grabs.
Where to start, where to start? After spending 17 hours or so in London yesterday I snapped up some awesome items for auction, and met some top quality folk. I had a few disappointments, but meeting Baldrick himself was an absolute high point of the weekend. Other quality additions to the Xmas Card pot (yeah, that’s right I am getting well into the 2014 auction as early as I can. Despite the presence of several dealers being a pain in the butt, Tony was kind enough to sign for me and add “Baldrick” to the cards. Speaking of dealer scrums, Robert Vaughn was met with a horrific crowd of people, meaning I had no chance of getting the photo with him I hoped for, but I did manage one card thankfully. It was one of the most disgusting scenes I have seen in a while around a celeb, he’s not the youngest, and the manners of
some was appalling. With the new series of The Voice starting in the UK, hosts Emma Willis (Big Brother etc) and Marvin Humes (JLS) were in town and I grabbed some more items fro the Fun Lovin’ Criminal himself,
Huey Morgan who was awesome as always. Some dashing around also brought a cool item from Richard Osman (everyone’s favourite Pointless friend) which I will reveal shortly on a new page on this blog, while Diana Vickers, Ben Miller, Jon Richardson and Greg Dyke were among those who also signed in person, while I handed in loads of letters to venues around the city to bring more items back to me. The only downside was trying to get the cast of Coriolanus, which I expected to be tough with Tom Hiddleston present, though I had hoped to get Mark Gatiss and Alfie Enoch.
Ah well, you can’t get everything.
At the same time, loads of sales last week including the £271 sale of the Peter Capaldi art, and there’s LOTS more to come. Click on the link on the right hand menu to find out more…
We’re just 24 hours away from several of my auctions including
the awesome Dr Who artwork from Peter Capaldi, aka the CURRENT DR WHO! There’s also the stunning signed card from the most recent Doctor, Matt Smith which is a really rare BBC Cymru promo card, and features his rarer full signature.
There’s a fair amount of other items online just now, so well worth CLICKING HERE and seeing what’s there. I’ve got big plans for the next charity donation, so the higher this goes the better in my eyes!
Howsabout that for an awesome items the week that Sherlock returns from Moriarty himself, Andrew Scott. I am pretty chuffed with this one, I am sure it’s going to go well at auction.
At the same time, the Doctor Who items continue to go well, and I have added ANOTHER Doctor to the mix, with an awesome rare BBC Cymru poster from David Tennant now added into the mix.
There are also some other awesome items creeping in, like this double signed photo of the Camerons, the Prime Minister David
and his wife Samantha at the opening ceremony of the Olympics.
There’s more good stuff there, and more to come so please CLICK HERE to check them out.
September has become synonymous with one event for me in recent years – The Bupa Great North Run, and in 2014 I’ll once again have the chance for Darren Turner to take a groovy action photo of me as I take part in the BIGGEST half marathon in the world.
I will be running in the colours of a charity I have supported for some time, Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity, and I donated £500 to them this morning to cover my place in the event. At the same time I made my traditional end of year donation to Alzheimer Scotland, with £500 going to them as well. I’ve got personal reasons for making that donation, and I am delighted to be able to do that for a third year in a row, and will continue this time next year. Another £1000 in the pot, and I have now raised over £40000 for charity since I started my charity work. Wow.
With the current items online doing really well and more going online shortly, I am looking forward to making another four figure donation in the very near future and breaking the £10k barrier for 2013/14
It would seem many charities are still closed for the New Year, but I managed to get through to the awesome Emily at Children with Cancer UK today and added another £1k to the pot and pass my £2000 pledge for the 2014 London Marathon in the process. Come Monday, I’ll be donating to my other charities as well and the total will rise even higher.
In the meantime here’s a pretty cool addition to the 2014 Celebrity Xmas Card auction, it’s only THE HOFF!!
I get started very quickly on getting new items for the following years’ auction as there is no time to lose in building quality stock, and and I am delighted with this response. Let’s see how many other BIG names I can get involved in the next year!