Hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of Jacobs photographic equipment will be sold as part of an online auction of stock, set to begin on 28 August.


Picture credit: Alexis Clarke

Jacobs went into administration in June, resulting in the closure of its 19 stores and the loss of 158 jobs.

DSLR cameras and lenses will make up most of the £1/2m assets to be sold off, say organisers.

Among the items up for grabs will be gear from top brands such as Leica, Sony, Panasonic and Sigma.

More than 2,000 lots will feature in the five-day auction, which will be hosted by business advisory firm Jones Lang LaSalle on behalf of Jacob’s administrator, PKF.

The auction is due to begin at 10am on 28 August, and close at 10.30am on 4 September.

All purchased items must be collected from Leicester, the city that served as the base for the family-run business.

The last Jacobs branch to close was the store at London Road, Leicester, which shut down on 21 July.

For details of the auction, which is open to international bidders, see HERE

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  • Gary

    Might be worth noting that there is a ‘buyers premium’ of 15% plus vat to be sdded to any bids!

  • Neil Meddemmen

    Having just received an advertisement for Laser Eye Surgery as an email from Aamateur Photographer, I have unsubscribed immediately. This is a serious step to consider, not something to take on because of a discount ad…and what has it exactly to do with AP? I didn’t sign up to the AP newsletter to get this – I’m sure I’m not the only complainant.