Vintage bikes set for auction

Nigel Blagburn from Alnwick Auctions on a 1932 Coventry Eagle motorbike.
Nigel Blagburn from Alnwick Auctions on a 1932 Coventry Eagle motorbike.

An excited Alnwick auctioneer has said that a haul of items which are set to go under the hammer this weekend are among the best stock he has ever had.

Nigel Blagburn, of Alnwick Auctions, believes someone could land themselves a bargain when a collection of vintage motorbikes go on sale this Sunday.

Among the stock is a BSA Bantam 175, which is described as being in ‘immaculate condition’, and a 1932 Coventry Eagle.

Not all of the eye-catching items are motor-themed however, with one of the lots being a Versace three-piece suite which cost its previous owner nearly £20,000.

Nigel said: “Sunday’s auction will feature some of the best stuff that we have ever had. I am astounded by the stuff in there.

“There are no reserves on the items and someone could get a real bargain here.”

Viewing is available daily, prior to the auction at noon.

Alnwick Auctions was set up by Nigel following calls for a saleroom in the area after the town’s original auction house closed in 2012.

Nigel also runs Alnwick Exchange, an antiques shop near Barter Books, and decided to extend the business because of interest.

The first Alnwick Auctions sale was in the spring.

The auction house, next to Jewson’s at the Station Yard, has been kitted out with the inside of St Bede’s Church in Jarrow. The pulpit is used to conduct the auction process and the church items are one of the main features of the saleroom.

For more information, contact Nigel on 01665 603438 or 07503 111331.