The stars of the trail went under the hammer at a VIP event at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel on Lincolnshire Day 2015. Brisk and highly-competitive bidding for the 25 colourful Baron sculptures raised a huge amount for the national foodback charity, The Trussell Trust.
About 250 people bought tickets for the unusual sale, which was compered by Lincs FM presenter Ross Garrigan. After a welcome drink and canapes, professional auctioneer Ian Walter of J H Walter got down to the real business of the night - rallying guests to dig deep to secure their favourite Baron.
The auction was streamed live on the internet and almost 1,000 people watched live along with the packed auction room. You can watch the replay of the auction below or or YouTube.
The baron which raised the most money was Bomber Baron which went for a huge £11,000! Red Arrows Baron sold for £10,200 and Wings of an Angel Baron was sold for £10,000.
Here are the amounts made for each of the 25 lots at the auction:
We know some of the barons will be staying in Lincoln, with local businesses DoubleTree by Hilton, The Lincoln Hotel, and the University of Lincoln winning a baron each to display in the city. We hope to see others popping up again soon!
If you enjoyed the Barons' Trail, please recognise this by donating to The Trussell Trust by text. Simply text "TBCL15" followed by the amount to be donated in pounds sterling to 70070. For example, to donate £5 text "TBCL15 £5", to donate £10 text "TBCL15 £10".
People looking for a souvenir of the Lincoln Baron’s Trail can still buy a mini Paint Your Own Baron from the Lincoln Visitor Information Centre in Castle Hill. They cost £9.95 each.