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Five tractors with estimated value of €289,000 highlight of vintage sale

Cheffins has revealed that a Bainbridge Collection of rare and early tractors will lead its forthcoming vintage sale on Saturday, October 22nd, 2022.

Comprising five tractors, with an estimated total value of £250,000, the Bainbridge Collection has been consigned from Staffordshire.

These will go under the hammer alongside over 2,000 lots of classic tractors, vehicles, implements, models, motorcycles and automobilia at the third and final collective vintage sale of 2022.

The “star” of the Bainbridge Collection is a 1918 Alldays & Onions ‘General Purpose’ tractor, which Cheffins believes to be one of only six rare Alldays & Onions tractors still in existence.

According to the auction house, this “desirable” example has an estimate of £50,000 – £60,000.

Others from the collection:

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  • Bates Steel Mule Model C, with an estimate of £50,000 – £60,000;
  • 1918 Illinois Super-Drive, which has an estimate of £20,000 – £25,000;
  • 1919 Overtime Model N, which has an estimate of £35,000 – £40,000;
  • Wisconsin Model E, which dates back to the 1920s and has an estimate of £20,000 – £25,000.

Other items:

  • 1925 Rolls-Royce Phantom, which will lead the vehicle section, with an estimate of £40,000 and £50,000;
  • 1909 White Model-00 steam car, with an estimate of £25,000 – £35,000;
  • RH Clark model collection comprises 12 models owned by the esteemed engineering author, Ronald H Clark, and which are set to sell for over £30,000 in total. Highlights from the collection include an Atkinson single cylinder three deck table engine, and a Duplex twin-cylinder horizontal mill engine.
Godfrey’s comments

Oliver Godfrey, head of machinery at Cheffins, says

“Edwin Bainbridge put this collection for sale throughout his life. It now contains some of the earliest and most desirable tractors from the pre-war period.”

“The October Vintage Sale is always one of our biggest auctions of the year. With a great selection of rare and unusual items in each section of the sale, we believe that this major event could gross well over £1,000,000.”

“This year has seen fantastic results, with record prices achieved for vintage items across the board.”

“Whilst we might be in a period of financial uncertainty, the market for all things classic and vintage continues to be holding firm.”

“This is our final collective sale of 2022, so we are looking forward to seeing collectors from far and wide heading to the sale ground to make the most of the opportunity to find something really special before the year is out.”

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