Microscopium

Saturday 21st October 2017

Annual sales event of the Quekett Microscopical Club, for the sale of microscopes and their accessories, scientific and photographic equipment, books and other related items, subject to availability. Most items in used condition. There may be some professional sellers of used (and possibly new) microscopy and related equipment, but the majority of sellers will be amateur microscopists disposing of surplus personal items. Prospective purchasers are advised to arrive as soon as possible after 10:00 a.m.; the most desirable items and the best bargains are usually sold by lunchtime. Non-members are welcome.

Items are sold at this meeting at reasonable prices for the benefit of amateur microscopists, NOT for them to be sold on eBay at great profit. Anyone found doing so will not be welcome at future meetings.

Venue: St Stephen’s Church Hall, 14 Watling Street, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 2PX
Date: Saturday 21st October 2017
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. (Doors open at 9:30 a.m. for sellers to set up their tables)
Fees: There is no entry fee, and sales tables are provided to all Quekett Club members and other non-commercial sellers free of charge.
Commercial sellers are also welcome to make use of the tables provided, for which a donation, not exceeding £10 per table, is suggested. (Paid on the day, not in advance.)
Booking: Space in the Hall is limited, and therefore advance booking is essential in order to guarantee the use of a sales table. For advance bookings, please contact James Rider.

When booking a table, it would assist the organisers if you would please specify whether a full table or a small table is required.

A full-sized table measures approximately 6 feet × 2.5 feet (approx. 1.8 m × 0.76 m); a small table measures approximately 3 feet × 2.5 feet (approx. 0.91 m × 0.76 m).

There is a small car park adjacent to the hall. The nearest railway station is St Albans Abbey (not the main St Albans railway station), which can be reached by taking a ‘local’ train from Watford Junction.

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available all day, for a modest cost, but visitors will need to make their own arrangements for lunch.

The organisers of this event are unable to predict in advance specific items that will be offered for sale, and they are unable to source items offered for sale on behalf of those who are unable to attend in person. Prospective purchasers are advised to arrive in the morning for the best bargains.

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Photographs from previous sales events

Microscopium 2013 - John Fletcher selling brass microscopes

Microscopium 2013 - More microscopes

Photo from Microscopium 1

Photo from Microscopium 2

Photo from Microscopium 3

Photo from Microscopium 4

Photo from Microscopium 5

Photo from Microscopium 6

Photo from Microscopium 7

Photo from Microscopium 8

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