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VINTAGE TRACTORS DATING FROM 1924, SPARE PARTS,METALWORK EQUIPMENT, SUNDRY WORKSHOP TOOLS & MACHINERY AT
THE ORCHARD WORKSHOP, WELHAM LANE, RISBY, BURY ST EDMUNDS,IP28 6QS
ON SATURDAY 29TH SEPTEMBER
Peter Crichton reports a large company of buyers attended his Dispersal Auction of Fordson Tractors and associated equipment on behalf of Tony Fuller, with plenty of interest from bidders and collectors throughout the country and as a result only one of Tony Fuller’s tractors failed to find a new home.
The sale also included almost 300 lots of specialist Fordson N and F spares which met plenty of enquiry from buyers especially as far as many “hard to find” lots were concerned.
All in all a successful auction and many thanks to Tony and Wendy for all the hard work put into setting everything out with such care and meticulous detail.
AUCTION OF BYGONES, FARM MACHINERY, VEHICLES AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT AT
ON SATURDAY 22ND SEPTEMBER 2018
A large crowd of buyers attended one of the largest sales of this type Peter Crichton has yet conducted when 650 lots came under the hammer at an auction where there were almost 300 registered bidders with interest from far and wide in this unique collection of farming bygones and rural memorabilia which had been put together by the late John Blackmore and his family since the 1950’s.
Bidding interest was helped by the sale being VAT exempt and having no “Buyer’s Premium” which Peter does not charge.
Prices were well ahead of expectations in every category and of particular note was the very firm demand for mopeds, many of which are now obsolete and a number were in poor condition requiring significant renovation before they could be considered as road worthy again.
Early farm machinery with equipment also took the eye of local buyers and well as local museums and virtually every lot sold.
The auction itself was very much a family effort which involved a great deal of hard work by Les and Joan and their helpers in getting everything ready for sale. Selling at the auction was handled by Peter Crichton and his two sons Eddie and Shaun.
Special thanks to Caroline for booking for three auctioneers without a break for 5½ hours as well as handling all the sale admin. Well done and thank you.
Interesting prices included a 1983 John Deere 2140 2-wheel drive Tractor which realised £4,600 and a 1949 DB Cropmaster Tractor met plenty of interest and was knocked down at £3,300. A 1951 Daimler DB18 ex wedding car was sold for £1,850 and the same price was paid for a 1959 Austin Cambridge.
A fascinating collection of mopeds and motor cycles met interest from throughout the country with the star of the show being a 1922 Levis which was 96 years old and required some further restoration but was basically complete and reasonably sound, which met competition over the telephone and from buyers at the sale, selling to £2,350.
Most of the mopeds required significant restoration but despite this, prices were keen from start to finish with a 1955 Victoria selling at £250, a mobylette at £220, a BSA Dandy made £320, a Motobecane changed hands at £400 and two Rudge cycle masters each made £220.
A whole host of bygones, early farming implements and other collectable memorabilia sold to strong prices throughout, with a wooden propeller (possibly from an airship?) selling at £200, an early cheese press at £200, a straw and hay press £100, a selection of butter churns saw a top price of £75 paid, a large Union Jack realised £150 and a John Deere 1980’s tractor banner £160.
Early sewing machines sold to £200, a leather sewing machine made £95. An electric wood lathe realised £150 and an interesting collection of cast iron name plates saw £200 paid for a Blackstone, a selection of name plates on display boards made £170 with others selling at £150 to £230, a single E H Roberts name plate £140, and a railway sign £190.
Displays of early small farm tools all mounted on display boards realised up to £200 per set, a Colman’s enamel sign fetched £170 and a Mobil sign £290. Other enamel signs included an Atkins version at £100 and a Simplex made a remarkable £200.
Early horse drawn agricultural implements also proved easy to sell with an anti balance plough selling at £270, an E & H Roberts plough at £290, an Innis horse wheel with shaft £440, a Woods gearbox £310, a Maynard steam powered chaff cutter £200, stationary engines sold to £120, a Wade drag saw £1,300, Steam living van £500, a Bamford hay press £1,000, and a WWI single horse water carrier £700.
Included lots by permission saw a Ford 4000 Select-o-speed tractor realise £1,500, a 1963 Fordson Super Major Tractor £1,700 and a Track Marshall 55 crawler £800.
Peter would like to thank buyers, sellers and his small hard working team for all their support during another busy auction season and hopes to see you all next year and beyond.
OUTDOOR PIG EQUIPMENT AUCTION
BY KIND PERMISSION OF HILBOROUGH FARMS LIMITED
SATURDAY 13TH OCTOBER 2018
Peter Crichton reports a successful sale of an extensive range of outdoor pig equipment with over 60 buyers represented, some travelling from the West Country, Yorkshire and the West Midlands as well as a strong following from East Anglia.
Although pig prices remain under pressure, demand for equipment was firm from start to finish with every lot sold on a bright autumn day.
Sundry items included a wide range of miscellaneous outdoor pig equipment with electric fencing units selling to £110 each, a Honda Generator £50, a single axle diesel bowser £200, a diesel powered high pressure washer £380, a selection of ad lib sow hoppers sold between £35 and £45 each, large quantities of plastic electric fencing stakes sold to £150 per lot and metal posts to £110, large wire reels £280 and many other useful items were also easily sold.
Outdoor pig housing included dismantled Hudson sow barns selling between £190 - £210, Jumbo 20ft dry sow arcs saw plenty of demand with the most recent modern arcs selling to £1,000 each and others between £800 - £850, older six ring dry sow arcs some needing repair, sold anywhere between £50 and £220 according to condition.
An excellent range of over 200 farrowing huts included Ardvarks selling at £420, Morgan insulated half round farrowing arcs were sold in large numbers to West Country, Yorkshire and local buyers with the majority of items selling between £100-£200 each to average £165, Booth uninsulated farrowing arcs realised between £60-£140 each, Morgan farrowing arcs sold to £100-£220 per pair and quadruple Booth farrowing arcs fetched between £170-£260 per set.
Farrowing hut fenders sold in lots of 20 between £50-£110, 10ft galvanised drinking troughs sold to £65 each, 9ft troughs between £50-£55 each, wallow troughs to £80, 6ft water troughs changed hands at £35 each, and 4ft 6in farrowing troughs were generally in the £40-£45 range. An extensive selection of outdoor sow wet feed troughs fetched between £110-£170 per set of 10.
Sheeted gates for AI and handling areas sold for a top price of £800 per set, plastic covered hurdles to £220, low hurdles to £680, outdoor sow tent frames (not complete) saw 16ft type selling for £120, with others at £440. Regumate pallet mounted feeders met plenty of demand with sets selling between £720-£820.
Individual items of equipment included a Teagle straw chopper at £2,300, a 3t Peter Allen Rotafeeder £2,550, 7000L water bowser £1,130, a 1200L diesel bowser £850, 16ft Hydralift trailer in need of some repair £1,150 and a 2013 McCormick MC135 Tractor with 7,700 hours on the clock requiring some cab repairs sold for £7,500.
Three generations of Crichtons were involved in this large auction with Peter assisted by son Edward who handled the auctioneering and grandson Oscar who was the slip runner for the day.
This auction concludes another very busy sale season for Peter and his small team who would like to thank buyers and sellers for all their support and we can already look forward to our first proposed sale next year which takes place near Newbury (Berkshire) on 18th May.