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Internet Auction 2018

Internet Auction 2018

BDS Internet Auction 2018 - now closed

Some fabulous lots were up for grabs again raising funds for the British Deer Society.

  pdf Download the catalogue of Lots (386 KB)

  pdf Download Additional Lots (80 KB) (new lots since catalogue printed)

We have had great support from our donors and there were some amazing items to bid for, such as:

  • Number One of a new limited edition print of red deer by wildlife artist Ian MacGillivray
  • A delicious Lunch Tasting Menu for two with Wine at the Michelin two star Ledbury Restaurant in Notting Hill
  • A day’s ratting with the Nadder Valley Rat pack
  • A variety of country sports - salmon fishing, several stalking options or hunting wild boar in Germany
  • Plus sporting goods, luxury holiday lets and even an off the grid camping and camp fire cooking experience. 

Hosted by eBay for Charity, bidding started early evening on Friday 18th May with individual lots starting and finishing early evening on 3 consecutive days. All lots run for 10 days before ending so if you weren't lucky at first you could try again! 

How to bid

The Auction is hosted on eBay and will be live early evening on Friday 18th May.

View the lots live on eBay

To give you a better opportunity and more time to win a lot, we have staggered starting times in three batches starting on 18th, 19th & 20th May. Each batch will run for 10 days with the respective closing dates of 28th, 29th & 30th May 2018. 

If you have any problems bidding, please contact us on 01425 655434 option 3 or email

pdf More details on eBay bidding can be found here. (29 KB)

Bids by Post
Whilst we will still accept postal bids, we would recommend bidding via eBay wherever possible. This will give you greater chance of winning a lot, as you will be informed by eBay if you are outbid and you can then decide whether or not to enter a higher bid. With postal bidding you can only enter one bid. However, if you would like to make a postal bid, please ensure you enter your maximum bid onto the pdf form (110 KB) and BDS will place your bid on eBay on your behalf. Your bid then works in exactly the same way as described earlier. You will however not be informed if you have been outbid.

Postal bids must be received by 23rd May 2018 latest in the BDS office at The Walled Garden, Burgate Manor, Fordingbridge, Hampshire SP6 1EF.

  pdf Download the postal bid form (110 KB)

Successful Bidders

If you win the auction for a lot, you can pay instantly by using PayPal or by contacting the BDS with cheque or credit card details. BDS will then write to you within 7 days to put you in contact with the donor of the lot to arrange the details etc. eBay does not charge winning bidders any fees – you will pay only the exact amount of your winning bid. The seller (the BDS in this case) pays a small commission to eBay for hosting the auction.

How the information about you will be used

The introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) this May places greater obligations on how organisations handle personal data. We are relying on the ‘legitimate interest’ basis for processing your personal information, and wish to inform you that Winners’ contact details will be passed on the Donors to facilitate lot collection; similarly Donor contact details will be passed onto the winning bidder, as in previous years, in case they need to contact the Donor regarding the lot. 

Auction Terms & Conditions

pdf View terms and conditions (29 KB)