Numerous pieces of darts history are on the verge of being sold amid a fire sale of BDO silverware.
A total of 38 trophies and plaques belonging to the now-defunct darts organisation have been put up for auction via Lambert Smith Hampton. Among the collection are the World Masters titles in both men's and women's categories, as well as both Lakeside World Championship trophies.
The situation has been widely derided by fans and players alike, with many despairing about the dire demise of a promotion that created so much darts history.
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Opening bids for the World Masters titles begins at £1,000, while the opening figure for both World Championships is half that amount.
"The entire catalogue of BDO Championship trophies are now up for sale," wrote Paul 'The Asset' Nicholson in a disparaging tweet.
"I can’t help but feel this is very sad. Some of these belong in a sports museum or with the person who won them the most."
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Content creator Phil Barrs posted a screengrab of the auction lot alongside the caption: "Wow just wow."
Others posted emotional pleas that the items would go to worthwhile homes and not 'bought by someone just to have it sat in their loft'.
Furthermore, darts player Luke Woodhouse vented: "So much history of players past and present… should be in a sports museum for sure."
Despite hopes for the collection to remain together, it seems inevitable the trophies will be split up as auctioneers attempt to find the highest bidders possible.
The sale symbolises another ill-fated step in a sad farewell to the BDO unless a good-natured benefactor with the funds to back up bids makes a hefty investment in history.
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