Glasgow 2014 has launched the official Commonwealth Games auction website on which more than 10,000 items of special sporting mementoes will be auctioned.
The site was launched with a wide range of items including souvenirs from the Opening Ceremony and the first days of sporting action.
- teacakes from the opening ceremony, opening bid at £1
- official previews signed by Scottish swimmer Michael Jamieson, opening bid at £10
- props from the Opening Ceremony including Dolly the Sheep, the Edinburgh cannon and a whisky barrel
- flags and banners from several of the sports venues
Hundreds of new items will be added every day to the site which will quickly grow to become the largest ever Commonwealth Games auction.
Gerry Carey, Licensing and Merchandising Manager said:
“This is the best opportunity for Games fans and supporters to own an authentic piece of Games history. All official auction items are exclusive, limited edition and come complete with hologram and letter of authenticity. Bidding starts as low as £1 but we expect some items will be very popular and will go for considerably more.”
All 17 sports will be represented – from boxing and bowls to athletics and swimming. Games fans will be able to bid for a wide range of items and get their hands on a piece of Commonwealth Games history.
To bid, sports fans must first register on the website – auction.glasgow2014.com
With new items going up daily, Games fans are encouraged to regularly check the website.
Proceeds from the auction will help fund the cost of hosting the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.