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RE­VIEW: Cam­bridge Vin­tage Sale, Ch­effins, Ma­chin­ery Sale Ground, Sut­ton, Ely, Cam­bridgeshire, 20 Oc­to­ber

The lat­est Ch­effins Cam­bridge Vin­tage Sale at Sut­ton on Satur­day, 20 Oc­to­ber, re­alised a to­tal of £1.3 mil­lion over 2000 lots.

While the full-size ma­chin­ery met with great suc­cess, some of the mod­els of­fered cer­tainly made a big con­tri­bu­tion.

In­deed, an im­mac­u­late scale model of a 1922 Dou­glas Sports mo­tor­cy­cle sold for £5490, which is pretty close to the same price of a full-size ex­am­ple. A model of a 1931 Brough Su­pe­rior BS4 sold for £4840. These prices achieved were well above the pre-sale es­ti­mates of £3000 each.

Other im­pres­sive lots in­cluded a 4in scale model Ti­tan 10-20 trac­tor that made £14,300. An Allchin 1.5in scale Royal Ch­ester trac­tion engine sold for £4730, while a Shand Ma­son 1.5in scale horse­drawn fire engine was £2750.

The auc­tion proved to be a highly suc­cess­ful one for Cam­bridgeshire-based Ch­effins, as its chair­man Bill King re­flected fol­low­ing the event. ‘ This year’s sale yield was one of the best recorded re­sults for an Oc­to­ber vin­tage auc­tion to date, prov­ing that the mar­ket for clas­sic agri­cul­tural ma­chin­ery and col­lec­tors’ items con­tin­ues to thrive.’


Per­fec­tion in minia­ture – this 1922 Dou­glas Sports mo­tor­cy­cle model sold for £5490.

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