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.