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THE KOYLI SURPLUS PROPERTY SALE
10 JUN – 10 JUL 23

THE REASON FOR THE SALE

Welcome to the first ever sale of former KOYLI surplus property holdings.  The sale is the result of the recent (2006) change from LI to Rifles.  But in particular, the loss of Minden House Pontefract as our HQ and storage facility, along with changes to some former TA Centres, Wakefield, and Doncaster in particular, have led to this action. Efforts have been made to redistribute property where possible, to the extent in some cases of returning “presented and donated” items to the original owners.

 

What was left has been distributed or located as follows, to our Museum Gallery in Doncaster, where it will feature in any changes to the displays currently on site, as affected periodically by our curator.  Items have been allocated to the new KOYLI Archive, Library and Research Centre, formally the Medal Room on Chequer Road.  This area is due to open in Spring 24, and items will be displayed on the walls and corridors of this new facility.  Items not selected for display may be advertised for sale at a later date.   Details of any additional sale of property will be advertised via this website.

 

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE

The sale is open to all former KOYLI members, and to former Light Infantry Officers and Soldiers who served in our Yorkshire TA Company locations.  You must use this bidding form. The property sale is not open to those Officers and Soldiers who only served in the KOYY(LI) or, in the case of Wakefield, the Royal Engineers.

 

SALE DATES

The sale for eligible KOYLI and LI personnel will run from 10 Jun to 10 Jul.  After this date, any items left over will be made available to the General Public and will run from 15 Jul to 10 Aug.  You must use this non members bidding form.  This will be conducted on a “first come, first served basis”.

 

FINAL DISTRIBUTION

If after 10 Aug 23 any items remain, further attempts may be made to donate items to suitable charities for their “funding” programmes.  Any items remaining following this will be disposed of following museum disposal procedures.

 

ITEM CONDITION

Not all the items of property in this sale are in what can be described as “being in 100% condition” and are therefore sold on the basis of “bought as seen in the photographs”.  In particular, some of the plaques show their age.  Silver and EPNS items require a good clean, and some items do not seem to have an immediate KOYLI connection, other than they were part of a TA Centres property portfolio.  Some of our “older members” may well see the KOYLI Connection.

 

SALE PROCEEDS

All proceeds of the sale will be deposited in our museum fund for future use; as the Museum and Property Trustees see fit.

 

CONDUCT OF THE SALE AND SECURITY OF INFORMATION

You may only submit a bid on the proforma attached to the sale site.  It must be signed; no signature, no bid, and placed in a sealed envelope labeled "KOYLI Property Sale Bid".  The sealed bid must be sent to arrive by 10 Jul to the Association Office, Minden House, Wakefield Road, Pontefract, WF8 4ES.  The envelopes containing bids will not be opened until 11 Jul.  At the end of the sale, the information provided on the proforma will be held on file for 1 year in the Association Office under GDPR rules.  The proforma' will not be available to any unauthorised personnel as per the Association GDPR policy.

 

PRICING / BIDDING

There will be no minimum price on any item that does not show a set price, e.g., some items such as cutlery and plaques may be sold in sets with a per price set.  Some items of cutlery and crockery are available as individual items and priced as such, 

 

Items such as Pictures and Silver / EPNS that do not show a price will be sold to the highest bid.  You are advised to submit your bid and then show the highest amount you are prepared to pay if you become involved in competition with other bidders.  e.g., if two or more bidders initially bid the same price, your highest amount you would be prepared to pay would be used in £1.00 increments to outbid your competitors.  Where two or more bidders end up with the same bids, either David Wroe or Colin Cranswick will contact the bidders and ask whether they wish to increase their bid. 

 

Winning bidders will be notified as soon as practicable after 11 Jul.  Items must be collected from Pontefract on days arranged between David Wroe, Colin Cranswick, and the individual.  Bidders who live some distance away will have to arrange a proxy to collect on their behalf.

 

DISPUTES

If after receiving the item you bid for, you are dissatisfied, you should contact David Wroe or Colin Cranswick via the Pontefract office to discuss your grievance.

Property Sale Listings

1 Franc Commemorative Coin for 50th Anniversary of D Day Landings

For Sale

1 Franc Commemorative Coin for 50th Anniversary of D Day Landings

Lot

Qty

Item Category

001

1

Commemorative

Collage of 8LI Officers at Wretham Camp 1993

For Sale

Collage of 8LI Officers at Wretham Camp 1993

Lot

Qty

Item Category

004

1

Picture

KOYLI Condiment Set

For Sale

KOYLI Condiment Set

Lot

Qty

Item Category

007

3

Condiment Set

Black and white photograph of KOYLI Band and Bugles

For Sale

Black and white photograph of KOYLI Band and Bugles

Lot

Qty

Item Category

010

1

Picture

Former “Colour Rockets”

For Sale

Former “Colour Rockets”

Lot

Qty

Item Category

013

3

Misc

Dutch Presentation Mug

For Sale

Dutch Presentation Mug

Lot

Qty

Item Category

016

1

Commemorative

Grenadier Picture

For Sale

Grenadier Picture

Lot

Qty

Item Category

019

1

Picture

Malaysia Mug

For Sale

Malaysia Mug

Lot

Qty

Item Category

022

1

Commemorative

Minden Rose Plate

For Sale

Minden Rose Plate

Lot

Qty

Item Category

025

2

Commemorative

Pontefract Town Plaque

For Sale

Pontefract Town Plaque

Lot

Qty

Item Category

028

1

Plaque

6  Assorted Plaques

For Sale

6 Assorted Plaques

Lot

Qty

Item Category

031

1

Plaque

6 Asssorted Plaques

For Sale

6 Asssorted Plaques

Lot

Qty

Item Category

034

1

Plaque

6 Asssorted Plaques

For Sale

6 Asssorted Plaques

Lot

Qty

Item Category

037

1

Plaque

6 Assorted Plaques

For Sale

6 Assorted Plaques

Lot

Qty

Item Category

040

1

Plaque

5 Assorted Plaques

For Sale

5 Assorted Plaques

Lot

Qty

Item Category

043

1

Plaque

19 Assorted Plaques

For Sale

19 Assorted Plaques

Lot

Qty

Item Category

046

1

Plaque

Presentation of Colours 7LI Durham

For Sale

Presentation of Colours 7LI Durham

Lot

Qty

Item Category

049

1

Picture

RAF Athletics Trophy

For Sale

RAF Athletics Trophy

Lot

Qty

Item Category

052

1

Trophy

KOYLI Sjts Mess Cutlery

For Sale

KOYLI Sjts Mess Cutlery

Lot

Qty

Item Category

055

Cutlery

Large Shield A Coy 5LI Wakefield

For Sale

Large Shield A Coy 5LI Wakefield

Lot

Qty

Item Category

061

1

Plaque

Silver Coffee Pot

For Sale

Silver Coffee Pot

Lot

Qty

Item Category

002

2

Silverware

Two smart KOYLI ORs

For Sale

Two smart KOYLI ORs

Lot

Qty

Item Category

005

1

Picture

4th Bn KOYLI Table Lighter

For Sale

4th Bn KOYLI Table Lighter

Lot

Qty

Item Category

008

4

Lighter

Brass Ash Tray

For Sale

Brass Ash Tray

Lot

Qty

Item Category

011

1

Ash Tray

Competition Shield

For Sale

Competition Shield

Lot

Qty

Item Category

014

1

Shield

EPNS Cigarette Box

For Sale

EPNS Cigarette Box

Lot

Qty

Item Category

017

1

Cigarette Box

KOYLI Plate

For Sale

KOYLI Plate

Lot

Qty

Item Category

020

1

Commemorative

5 Uniforms Picture

For Sale

5 Uniforms Picture

Lot

Qty

Item Category

023

1

Picture

Wooden Spoon

For Sale

Wooden Spoon

Lot

Qty

Item Category

026

1

Commemorative

6  Assorted Plaques

For Sale

6 Assorted Plaques

Lot

Qty

Item Category

029

1

Plaque

6  Assorted Plaques

For Sale

6 Assorted Plaques

Lot

Qty

Item Category

032

1

Plaque

6 Asssorted Plaques

For Sale

6 Asssorted Plaques

Lot

Qty

Item Category

035

1

Plaque

6 Assorted Plaques

For Sale

6 Assorted Plaques

Lot

Qty

Item Category

038

1

Plaque

4 Assorted Plaques

For Sale

4 Assorted Plaques

Lot

Qty

Item Category

041

1

Plaque

4 Assorted Plaques

For Sale

4 Assorted Plaques

Lot

Qty

Item Category

044

1

Plaque

3 Assorted Plaques (Large)

For Sale

3 Assorted Plaques (Large)

Lot

Qty

Item Category

047

1

Plaque

Princess Alexandra

For Sale

Princess Alexandra

Lot

Qty

Item Category

050

2

Picture

2 Chainmail Shoulder Epaulets

For Sale

2 Chainmail Shoulder Epaulets

Lot

Qty

Item Category

053

1

Misc

Grenade table lighter

For Sale

Grenade table lighter

Lot

Qty

Item Category

056

2

Misc

Lithograph Wakefield

For Sale

Lithograph Wakefield

Lot

Qty

Item Category

062

1

Picture

Pot Ash Tray

For Sale

Pot Ash Tray

Lot

Qty

Item Category

003

1

Ash Tray

 2LI Colours Parade in Colchester 1971

For Sale

2LI Colours Parade in Colchester 1971

Lot

Qty

Item Category

006

1

Picture

Large Serving Ladels (Assorted)

For Sale

Large Serving Ladels (Assorted)

Lot

Qty

Item Category

009

1

Silverware

Waterloo Plate

For Sale

Waterloo Plate

Lot

Qty

Item Category

012

1

Commemorative

Silver Condiment set

For Sale

Silver Condiment set

Lot

Qty

Item Category

015

1

Condiment Set

KOYLI Green Band Crockery

For Sale

KOYLI Green Band Crockery

Lot

Qty

Item Category

018

Crockery

Ice Bucket

For Sale

Ice Bucket

Lot

Qty

Item Category

021

1

Commemorative

Silver Cream Jugs

For Sale

Silver Cream Jugs

Lot

Qty

Item Category

024

4

Silverware

Framed Poem - Infanteer

For Sale

Framed Poem - Infanteer

Lot

Qty

Item Category

027

1

Picture

6  Assorted Plaques

For Sale

6 Assorted Plaques

Lot

Qty

Item Category

030

1

Plaque

4 Assorted Plaques

For Sale

4 Assorted Plaques

Lot

Qty

Item Category

033

1

Plaque

4 Asssorted Plaques

For Sale

4 Asssorted Plaques

Lot

Qty

Item Category

036

1

Plaque

6 Assorted Plaques

For Sale

6 Assorted Plaques

Lot

Qty

Item Category

039

1

Plaque

6 Assorted Plaques

For Sale

6 Assorted Plaques

Lot

Qty

Item Category

042

1

Plaque

12 Assorted Plaques

For Sale

12 Assorted Plaques

Lot

Qty

Item Category

045

1

Plaque

Pontefract Lithograph

For Sale

Pontefract Lithograph

Lot

Qty

Item Category

048

1

Picture

HM Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother

For Sale

HM Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother

Lot

Qty

Item Category

051

1

Picture

York Trophy

For Sale

York Trophy

Lot

Qty

Item Category

054

1

Trophy

Tea Pot

For Sale

Tea Pot

Lot

Qty

Item Category

060

1

Silverware

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