The Swan 2020 Online Auction


Dear Friends and Supporters,

Welcome to The Swan's 2020 Online Auction to raise funds for the continued renovation of the pub. Funds raised by this auction will undoubtedly help with the furbishment of the kitchen and hopefully get it operational for the Spring.

We have a myriad of diverse gifts and presents within the auction that you will enjoy and will want to buy. It is coming up to Christmas and with many shops closed during Lockdown 2.0, this is a great opportunity to get some items for loved ones.

Thank you for taking the time to visit this summary of the items available in our Online Auction. Please read on and find more details of how to participate. It's simple and quite secure too.

Enjoy browsing and we hope you find some items you want ot bid on. Remember, all funds raised go to the restauration of the kitchen.


The Online Auction is already open and will run until Sunday 29th Novermber at 7pm. The highest bid for an item will win it.

When the pub opens after Lockdown 2.0, which we believe will be Wednesday 2nd Decemeber, you will be able to pay for and collect your items.

Any changes to the timing will be announced through The Swan's social media channels.

Auction Rules and Procedures

Taking part in the Online Auction is quite easy. Firstly you need to like/follow our Online Auction Facebook group. You can find it via the following information.

Secondly, find the Facebook post about the item you want to bid on. Simply scroll through the posts or search for it. Althernatively we have provided links below for you to use.

Thirdly place your bid in the commentary associated with the item. Make it a new comment and not a reply against any other bids that have been made. We hate saying it, but any new bid must be higher than the previous one.

Lastly, keep coming back and seeing how your bid is doing. You can also monitor your Facebook notifications depending how you have that set up.

Auction Items

Here is a quick summary of the auction items available. If you click on the photo, a new window will be opened at the post with the item. You can then see the current bids and perhaps make one of your own.


60 artists pencils

12 coloured, 12 drawing, 12 watercolour, 24 charcoal, 12 metallic. What more could the artist need in their life (other than paper)?

Starting bid: £8.00

Ted Dexter photo

Signed and framed photo of England Cricketer Ted Dexter who play 62 tests between 1958-1968. Provinence on the back of the picture.

Starting bid: £20.00

Aromatherapy candle

Aromaworks natural aromatherapy candle. Basil and orange scent. Great way to make your house smell divine.

Starting bid: £6.00 RRP: £14.99

Stylish Cath Kidston Backpack

Starting bid: £12.00

L'Occitane en Provence 10ml Handcreams

In a lovely gift tin - perfect stocking filler.

Starting bid: £3.00 RRP: £8.00

Rituals Gift Set

Rituals gift set containing shower gel, shampoo, body scrub and body cream.

Starting bid: £6.00 RRP: £20.00

Coco Chanel Bath Soap

The scent of luxury. (The box isn't perfect but the soap is!).

Starting bid: £4.50 RRP: £21.00

Trilogy Rosapene Beauty Collection

Limited edition set of a full-size, award-winning Rosehip Oil Antioxidant+ and deluxe minis of Vital Moisturising Cream and Rosapene™ Night Cream, this pack will have your skin glowing around the clock.

Starting bid: £12.00 RRP: £48.00

Creative DeZigns Bracelet

Gorgeous beaded bracelet for that special finishing touch to looking stunning.

Starting bid: £8.00 RRP: £16.00

Photo Frame

Wilko mirrored and glittered 6x4 inch photo frame - to add sparkle to your life.

Starting bid: £2.00

Radley Purse

Super cute Small black Radley purse with dust bag.

Starting bid: £6.00

Simple Gift of Care

Simple gift of love set containing hydrating light moisturiser and cleansing facial wipes.

Starting bid: £3.00

Pecksniff's Mens Gift Set

Mandarin, zest and cedarwood bath & shower gel, eau de toilette and after shave balm.

Starting bid: £15.00 RRP: £30.00

Laura Ashley Handbag

Black Laura Ashley handbag with shoulder strap.

Starting bid: £6.00

Lloyd Baker Handbag

Navy Lloyd Baker handbag with adjustable strap.

Starting bid: £7.00 RRP: £29.99

Superman Fun Apron

Great look for cooking for the superman in your life.

Starting bid: £4.00 RRP: £8.99

4 Forest Snow 52g Votive Candles

Make your house smell wonderful this Christmas. 15-hour burn time.

Starting bid: £2.50

Signed and framed Reading FC Football Shirt

Starting bid: £25.00 RRP: priceless if you are a Reading fan

Golden Lilly Ceramic Soap Dispenser

Leonardo Collection William Morris Golden Lilly Ceramic Soap Dispenser.

Starting bid: £5.00 RRP: £13.00

Set of 4 Heart Shaped Wooden Coasters

Set of 4 heart shaped wooden coasters - would look lovely in any home.

Starting bid: £2.00

Luxury Hat Boxs

Luxury Hat Box with white lavender and mandarin scented shower gel, body lotion, body butter, hand crème and bath pouffe - smell divine and feel relaxed.

Starting bid: £5.00

Hush and Blanaceme Wash Bag

Hush and Blanaceme waterproof wash bag 22cm x 18cm - ideal for an overnight stay.

Starting bid: £2.50

Joules Scarf and Fragrance Set

An ideal way to look and smell fantastic.

Starting bid: £8.00 RRP: £24.95

Weekly planner and shopping list

A great way to get organised.

Starting bid: £4.00

Photo Album

Stunning self-adhesive photo album with 25 sheets.

Starting bid: £5.00


Soft, zipped cover plain notebook with lovely butterfly motif. New but a few small indents on the cover. Brilliant for keeping all your notes (and secrets) safe.

Starting bid: £2.50

Decleor Clarifying Clay Mask

Lay back and enjoy the warmth of this luxurious mask.

Starting bid: £10.00 RRP: £25.00

Luxury Bathing Trio

Luxury Bathing Company Vanilla and Fig (cruelty free) bathing trio, bath gel, body wash, body crème - perfect for that special night or just for a treat.

Starting bid: £7.50 RRP: £15.00

Luxury Soap

Luxury Bathing Company Vanilla and Fig (cruelty free) soap.

Starting bid: £2.50

Bath Caviar

Luxury Bathing Company Vanilla and Fig (cruelty free) bath caviar.

Starting bid: £2.50

Marks & Spencer Autograph Foundation

M&S Autograph Foundation in Natural Tan - suitable for sensitive skin and will leave your skin flawless.

Starting bid: £5.00 RRP: £12.00

Professor Puzzle - The Big Sip Game

A great way to shine while sipping your wine.

Starting bid: £5.00 RRP: £10.00

Swan Princess Children's Bedding Set

Swan Princess Children's Bedding Set showcasing a delicate swan print. Set comprises of one single duvet cover and one pillowcase. Machine washable at 40C; suitable for tumble drying. Material is 60% cotton, 40% polyester percale.

Starting bid: £5.00 RRP: £16.00

Enchanted Kingdom White Swan with Crown LED Light Decoration

A perfect gift for swan lovers.

Starting bid: £3.00 RRP: £10.00

Beauty Bag

Skinny Dip Pout of this World beauty bag and matte lip trio.

Starting bid: £6.00 RRP: £18.00

Party Sipper

Urban Outfitters star party sipper. A great way to shine while sipping your wine.

Starting bid: £5.00 RRP: £16.00

Three Eden Books by Joey Graceffa

3 Eden books by YouTube sensation Joey Graceffa. Aimed at teenagers and young adults.

Starting bid: £5.00 RRP: £12.99

Electronic Nail Care System

Scholl Velvet Smooth electronic nail care system. A great way to keep your nails looking nice.

Starting bid: £8.00 RRP: £24.99

Armband Phone Holder

Rolson Sport Armband Phone Holder. Keep your phone safe as you exercise.

Starting bid: £3.00 RRP: £6.00

Givenchy Cosmetic Bag

Givenchy silver cosmetic bag. Keep your make-up stored stylishly.

Starting bid: £6.00

Star Wars pencil set

Starting bid: £2.00

Notebook and Trinket Tray

Givenchy silver cosmetic bag. Nikki Strange leopard print A6 notebook and trinket tray. For the animal lovers in your life.

Starting bid: £6.00

Leather and Crystal Bracelet

John Greed leather and crystal bracelet. Stunning and stylish.

Starting bid: £5.00

Clutch Bag

Dorothy Perkins Black Glitter Twist Lock clutch bag.

Starting bid: £6.00 RRP: £14.00

Clutch Bag

Dorothy Perkins silver coloured clutch bag. Stand our from the crowd with this item.

Starting bid: £5.00 RRP: £12.00

Peg Board

Peg Board with 360 letters, numbers and symbol pegs. Create your own messages over and over again.

Starting bid: £4.00

DS Eyewitness Projects Book

DS Eyewitness projects book covering Human Body, Earth, Stars & Planets. Great way to learn lot of things.

Starting bid: £5.00 RRP: £14.99

Chunky Chain Gold Coloured Choker

Accessorize chunky chain gold coloured choker. Ideal to make your outfit stand out.

Starting bid: £5.00 RRP: £10.00

Outdoor Living Meat Claws

Marks & Spencer's Outdoor Living Meat Claws. Great way to make life easier when shredding meat.

Starting bid: £5.00 RRP: £9.50

Papaya Leopard Bag

Papaya grey and black leopard bag. A practical and stylish with plenty of room for your shopping.

Starting bid: £6.00 RRP: £12.00

Harrods Blue Cross Body Bag

Stylish and sophisticated and a practical way to carry your things.

Starting bid: £18.00 RRP: £40.00

Google Nest Mini.

Fabulous Christmas present for a loved one.

Starting bid: £20.00 RRP: £50.00

Men's Toiletries

Vespa eau de toilette spray and deodorant body spray, for the man in your life.

Starting bid: £5.00 RRP: £10.00

Felt Swan

Felt swan, approx 30cm length, for storage of small or secret items!

Starting bid: £4.00

Colouring Set

Mindfulness colouring set to while away those winter evenings in front of the fire.

Starting bid: £4.00

Cheryl Coles'Storm Flower collection

Cheryl Coles' Storm Flower collection ladies eau de parfum, body wash and body gel - ready for a night out the town.

Starting bid: £6.00 RRP: £15.00

Large Green Half Zip Fleece

Large green half zip fleece (41-43” chest) - ideal for those winter days doing the gardening.

Starting bid: £7.50 RRP: £23.00

Selection of Ladies Nail Polishes

Selection of ladies nail polishes and glitter emery board - everyone at home can get a manicure with this.

Starting bid: £4.00

Make Your Own Knitted Santa

Make your own knitted Santa (to be played with by a child of 3+, but probably made by someone a little older!)

Starting bid: £3.00 RRP: £5.00

Car Game

Children's glow in the dark track and light up car game - something to keep the children entertained on those long, wet weekends.

Starting bid: £5.00 RRP: £10.00

Sara Miller Journal

Sara Miller A5 journal with gold embossed design - very pretty and perfect for journalling your way through the next year.

Starting bid: £6.00 RRP: £15.00

Weekly Planner and Check List

Paperchase weekly planner and check list - to help you get organised in 2021.

Starting bid: £4.00 RRP: £11.00

Golf's Finest Jokes

Golf's finest jokes mini book (but packed with jokes to make the golfer in your life laugh).

Starting bid: £3.00 RRP: £5.99

Peony and Blush Scented Candle

Peony and Blush scented candle, weight 315g - in lovely frosted glass holder - perfect for that romantic night in.

Starting bid: £6.00

No.7 Skin that Glows Mini Giftboxle

No.7 Skin that Glows mini giftbox - Stay Perfect eye shadow Sea Shell, Skin Illuminator Nude, Flawless Finish blending sponge.

Starting bid: £3.00


We must thank all the people who donated items to the auction. Without their support, this would not have been possible. You know who you are - The Friends of The Swan and the wider community appreciate your help towards the refurbishment of the kitchen.

We would also like to thank the organisers of the auction - Louise Winch and Rachel Cross - without whose tireless work this would not have been possible.

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