Otter Auction

The Buckingham Otter Trail Auction is here!

Ready to give your favourite otter sculpture a home and make a difference to worthy local causes?

Otter #3 Lockii

Bidding open from Friday 8th October until 12 noon 22nd October.

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Lockii was sponsored by MyFutureSelf Matters with a little help from residents Charlotte and Justin who wanted to highlight the amazing work that Carl Moreton was doing with local Buckingham schools. Lockii the otter kept everyone fully entertained throughout summer at his holiday home. He is a bit of a 'doer upper' but he will certainly keep your guests smiling.

Want to see the otter in person before you bid? please visit the Tourist Information Centre 10am to 4pm Monday - Saturday where each otter will be on display during its auction.

Otter #4 Monty

Bidding open Friday 15th October until 12 noon Friday 29th October.

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Sponsored by Bucks Radio and decorated by children from Bourton Meadow Academy.

Monty is decorated in the style of Mr Doodle, the children were introduced to the work of the 'graffiti spaghetti' artist and asked to design their own doodle idea to be included on the otter, he is very striking!

Half of the money raised by this auction will be donated to this year's Mayor's Charities.

Want to see the otter in person before you bid? please visit the Tourist Information Centre 10am to 4pm Monday - Saturday where each otter will be on display during its auction.

Looking for more information?

  • This is a sealed bid, blind auction.
  • In order to take part you must enter your bid for the amount you would be prepared to pay for the otter, and your contact details on the form on this webpage.
  • No participant may see or enquire about the number or value of other bids before placing their own bid. Any person attempting to do so will be excluded from participating.
  • If two or more bidders place the same bid, the bid leader will be the first one to have placed this bid.
  • Employees of Buckingham Town Council and of Fortem Digital are excluded from participating in this auction.
  • If you wish to make a bid by phone, please contact the Town Council office on 01280 816 426 between 9am and 5pm Monday to Thursday or 9am and 12 noon on Fridays.
  • Otters are sold as seen. If you wish to view and inspect the condition of an otter in person before making a bid, please visit the Tourist Information Centre 10am to 4pm Monday - Saturday where each otter will be on display during its auction.
  • The highest bidder at 12 noon exactly on the final day of the auction will win the otter sculpture being bid for.
  • The payment must be made within five working days after the auction has finished. No payment means no otter and it will be given to the second highest bidder after that date or re auctioned.
  • The winning bidder will collect their otter from the Tourist Information Centre.
  • The profits from this auction will be split equally between the Mayor’s Charities and a future similar event next summer. The Mayor's Charities are Project Street Life and Community Care North Bucks, which includes YC2 Buckingham & Winslow Young Carers, North Bucks Carers, Open House and the Hospital Car Service.

If you would like to find out more about the Buckingham Otter Trail project, or would like to be involved or sponsor our next trail, we would be very happy to chat. Please email: office@buckingahm-tc.gov.uk