Quekett Spring Sale

Saturday 9th March 2024

Annual Spring 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 are 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 9:30 a.m.; the most desirable items and the best bargains are usually sold by lunchtime. Non-members are welcome.

Many used microscopes, lenses, accessories, slides, books, etcetera are offered at reasonable prices for the benefit of amateur microscopists. These items, and any items that are given away, must NOT be subsequently sold on eBay at great profit, and anyone found doing so will not be welcome at future meetings.

Venue: Sonning Common Village Hall, Wood Lane, Sonning Common, Oxfordshire, RG4 9SL
Date: Saturday 9th March 2024
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Doors open at 9:00 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 Village Hall is limited, and therefore advance booking is recommended in order to guarantee the use of a sales table. For advance bookings, please contact the organiser.

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 car park at the Village Hall. The nearest railway station is Reading, about 6 miles away, and there is an hourly bus service (Pink 25) to the Village Hall.

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 early for the best bargains.

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Photographs from previous sales events

Sonning Common Village Hall

Chris Kennedy and Tricia Marcouse

Phil Greaves’ sales table

Phil Greaves with Gordon Brown’s sales table

Phil Greaves and Nigel Ashby

Jacky McPherson, Steve Durr and Mike Gibson

Nigel Parkinson and Dave Skeet

Mark Shephard

Peter Wyn-Jones and Pam Hamer

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