The End

With the demise of Southend’s Historical Aircraft Museum came the inevitable disposal, recovery and selling off of the museum’s exhibits, the latter of which took place by way of auction on May 10th 1983. Where the entire catalogue is concerned, you can find a comprehensive list of each lot on Nick Skinner’s Southend Timeline website. Click here for more details – Full Auction Details

Auction Brochure

To enter the auction, the purchase of a £5 brochure was required and the sale summarily kicked off at 2pm, concluding approximately three and a half hours later. Two lists can be found below: the first covers the main exhibits along with all the relevant auction information while the second covers the return or dispersal of the major, loan aircraft.

Aircraft in the Auction

Auction Final

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Aircraft on Loan to the H.A.M

Loan Final

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