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Written by rosalind renshaw

An auction sale held in central London by Allsop raised over £36m from 182 lots, with a success rate of 86%.

There were 137,000 hits to the online catalogue and over 2,000 bidders in attendance on the day at the Park Lane Hotel, where it was standing room only.

If you want to see more, here’s what Allsop told the media:


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    1. HPC looney agrees with PeeBee! What!
    2. Or is it, IT is annoyed the prices were so high, circa 200K a plot, no bargins there then!
    3. Worry not HPC IT, there will be a genuine reason behind the PR story, like they sold commercial stuff as well perhaps?

    • 10 April 2012 14:18 PM
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    As PeeBee says it's a bit sus. I'm sure there were plenty of people watching their friends and relatives bid included in that figure. I reckon a fair few sellers wanting to see their property. 200 Homes under the Hammer TV crew, 500 of their groupies and a few people just interested in how auctions go.

    • 07 April 2012 09:22 AM
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    2000 BIDDERS??

    I think not. Spectators; vultures - call them what you like but if two thousand different hands went up on the day I will publicly eat a hat. ANY hat!

    • 04 April 2012 14:21 PM