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Internet Auction 2017

BDS Internet Auction - 19-31 May 2017

BDS Internet Auction 2017 

BDS Internet Auction 2017 raises over £30,000

The BDS annual auction hosted on eBay at the end of May raised over £30k for the Society. Many of the sporting lots received over 300 viewings apiece and with slightly fewer than usual lots available in this category, bidding was often fierce. There were a good number of fishing lots up for grabs too, some fantastic holiday lets, delicious food and an amazing selection of countryside accessories, prints and books.

BDS would like to thank most warmly its very generous donors who give their time and contributions to support our education and research projects. We would also like to thank all the bidders too without whom there could be no auction!!!

It won’t be long before we will begin collecting lots for next year so please do let us know if you would like to contribute by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


More about the 2017 Internet Auction

Download the 2017 Catalogue of Lots                              pdf Download the Additional Lots (319 KB)

Each year BDS runs an eBay auction to raise funds to support its education and research programmes. The majority of lots are donated by generous supporters linked with the rural community, its pastimes and industries and so reflect these interests. Items range from countryside clothing, equipment and photography to fishing, stalking and off road driving. Fine dining, pub food, holiday lets, spa treatments, paintings, books and food also prove extremely popular!  

The 2017 BDS Internet Auction will be running on eBay and opens on 19th May, running until 31st May 2017.

The 160 lots will be released in 3 batches: 

Batch 1 will open on 19th May and run until 29th May

Batch 2 will open on 20th May and run until 30th May

Batch 3 will open on 21st May and run until 31st May.

Exact timings will be beside individual lots on eBay


Postal bids

BDS will be pleased to accept postal bids which we will place on eBay on your behalf.

Postal bids must be received by 24th May 2017 latest in the BDS office at The Walled Garden, Burgate Manor, Fordingbridge, Hampshire SP6 1EF.

  pdf Download the Postal Bid form here  (99 KB)


Catalogue of Lots

You can download and view the catalogue of lots here. Lots will be available to view on eBay from 19th May.

pdf Download the 2017 Catalogue of Lots (1.33 MB)                                      pdf Download the Additional Lots (319 KB)


Donate a lot for 2018

The Auction is a great way to raise money and we are really grateful to everyone who supports us. Would you like to donate a lot for the next Auction? We can accept lots throughout the year in advance of the next auction so please complete the form below and return this to us if you would like to donate a lot.

pdf 2018 Internet Auction Donation Form (52 KB)