£1,400 without buyer premium if I am not wrong. I was contemplating to bid on it, as it would have been a great addition to my collection... but I missed the sale because of my work!!! Pfff... I don't know when I will see another full set in the hand of John...
I always bid on the auctioneers website before the auction starts to avoid paying extra commission and try to be disciplined and not bid during during the actual auction - I sometimes get carried away and make bids outside my budget. Ps I won this item and happy with the price, even with the way too expensive commission charges?
Usually, I like to bid during the actual auction. I was to make an exception for this one... but I was not yet approved for biding the day before... and missed the auction the day of the auction.
I am really happy that you could win this item with no competition (including mine, lucky man...), congrats!