For Sale by Public Auction
Saturday, 14th October 2017
Sale No: 1a commences at 9.30am
Sale No: 2a commences at 9.30am
Sale No: 3a commences at 10.30am
Sale No: 4a commences at 9.30am
Sale No: 5a commences at 10.30am
The sale may be viewed at the following times ONLY
Friday, 13th October 1.00pm to 6.00pm
Saturday, 14th October 7.30am onwards
LOCATION AND DIRECTIONS TO THE SALE
The machinery saleground fronts onto the A142 at Sutton, approximately 6 miles west of Ely, Cambridgeshire and
approximately 18 miles north of Cambridge. The recommended approach from the North, West and South is via
Huntingdon joining the A141 signposted to March at the junction of the A14/A141. At Chatteris, follow the A142
signposted to Ely and the Saleground will be seen on the left-hand side, opposite Sutton village. Access is gained
from the roundabout off the A142 sign posted AGRICULTURAL AUCTION. If approaching from the East or the M11,
follow the A10 and join the A142 signposted to March at Ely. Access is gained from the roundabout off the A142
sign posted AGRICULTURAL AUCTION.
WE KINDLY REQUEST THAT YOU DO NOT USE THE MINOR ROADS THAT RUN THROUGH THE VILLAGE OF
A buyers' premium at the following rates will be added to the hammer price.
Class 1 - 5% plus VAT - Tractors, Steam & Other Vehicles
Class 2 - 8% plus VAT - Motorcycles
Class 3 - 10% plus VAT - All Other Items
An additional 1% plus VAT is added to purchases made on-line
PLEASE NOTE THERE IS A MINIMUM BUYERS PREMIUM OF £2.50+VAT PER LOT.
VALUE ADDED TAX
Items in this sale sold subject to VAT are marked with a ‘v’ before the lot number.
(i) In the case of overseas purchasers from EC countries will be required to supply the Auctioneers with their
VAT/FISCAL NUMBER AND OTHER RELEVANT INFORMATION AS REQUESTED in order that the items may be
invoiced at zero rate for VAT purposes. HOWEVER, YOU WILL BE REQUESTED TO PAY A VAT DEPOSIT
EQUIVALENT TO THE STANDARD RATE OF UK VAT ON ALL LOTS SUBJECT TO VAT ON THE PURCHASE PRICE as
stated in catalogue and addendum with asterisk and/or at the time of bidding. THE GOODS MUST BE SENT OR
TRANSPORTED OUT OF THE UK TO A DESTINATION IN ANOTHER EC MEMBER STATE. It is the responsibility of
overseas purchasers from EC Countries to ensure that they or their haulier complete and sign a COLLECTION
CERTIFICATE on collection of the goods purchased. The original certificate must be left with the Auctioneers. Upon
the above requirements being met in full, a refund of the VAT deposit will be made to the purchaser. Failure to
do so will result in the VAT deposit being paid over to Customs & Excise as VAT.
(ii) In the case of overseas purchasers from Non EC Countries, they will be required to pay a VAT deposit equivalent
to the standard UK rate. Such amount will be refunded to the overseas purchaser if the Auctioneers receive,
within three months of the time of supply, a satisfactory Bill of Lading or Certificate of Shipment as proof of
shipment of the lots outside the EC, failing which the VAT deposit will be paid over to Customs & Excise as VAT.
The Auctioneers are pleased to faithfully execute commission bids on behalf of Purchasers unable to attend the Sale.
Such commission bids will only be accepted from persons who have viewed the Sale and completed the requisite
bidding form available at the Sales Office.
People wishing to bid for specific lots should assume the rate of selling at approximately 100 lots per hour, although
the sale of Motorcycles, Vehicles and Tractors will be slower.
BUYER’S BIDDING NUMBERS
Cheffins operate a buyer’s bidding number system. Purchasers will need to register at the sales office during the
viewing day or before the sale starts. Full details of the intending Purchaser's name, address, bankers and other
relevant information will be required. Failure to obtain a buyer's bidding number will result in the Auctioneer refusing
to accept your bid. If you have a permanent bidding number with us, please use this number. If you are unsure please
enquire in the main office on the viewing or sale day. PLEASE NOTE: There is a one-off nonrefundable
administration charge of £20 (incl. VAT) for all new registrations.
Online bidding will be running on this sale via www.cheffins.co.uk, this will only run on sales 1, 2 & 5 the catalogues
for sales 3 & 4 on-line are for viewing purposes only. To register please visit www.cheffins.co.uk and follow the
instructions. Please be aware that a mandatory refundable deposit £500 will be required when signing up for the sale.
Use of a credit card to pay the deposit will incur an additional a NON-REFUNDABLE surcharge of £10.
Certain types of machinery could contain blue & white asbestos, dangerous chemicals and hazardous waste and, if not
handled correctly during their removal, could be in breach of Health & Safety at Work 1974, Controls of Substances
Hazardous to Health Regulations 1988 (COSHH) or other current regulations. The buyer undertakes to handle correctly
any toxic chemicals and dangerous substances and to indemnify the agent against any failure to observe this undertaking.
These are sold as ‘antiques’ only and, if bought for use, must be checked over for compliance with safety regulations
by a qualified electrician first.
ALL LOTS ARE SOLD STRICTLY AS SEEN WITHOUT WARRANTY
Purchasers are urged to satisfy themselves prior to the sale as to the condition of each lot and whether the lot accords
with its description.
CLEARANCE OF LOTS
Purchasers may remove their lots during or after the Sale but ONLY having first obtained a ‘pass out’ from the Office.
All lots entered for sale inside must be cleared without exception on the Day of Sale. Outside lots must be cleared
from the saleground by Friday the 20th October. Failure by purchasers to remove their lots within this time will incur
a penalty storage charge of £5 per lot per day, payable on collection. Purchasers are reminded that ALL LOTS become
their responsibility at the fall of the hammer (see Conditions of Sale). Forklift loading facilities will NOT be available
on the day of Sale. We will be open on Sunday 15th October from 8.00am until 12noon, after which the gates will
SETTLEMENT OF ACCOUNTS - PLEASE NOTE NEW BANK DETAILS
All lots must be paid for on the day of sale. Purchasers unknown to the Auctioneers and wishing to pay by cheque
must make one of the following arrangements BEFORE the day of sale.
1. Inform your own Bank Manager that you wish to pay by cheque, tell him the maximum amount you are likely to
spend and ask him to instruct our Bankers that it will be in order to accept your cheque. Our Bankers will then inform
us. Our Bank is Barclays Bank plc. PO Box No.885, Mortlock House, Vision Park, Histon, Cambridge, CB24 9DE
Fax: 01223 545787. Please specify date and location of sale.
2. Arrange with your Bank Manager for the issue of a guaranteed cheque to be brought with you.
3.Provide a letter from your Bank stating the amount up to which your cheque will be honoured. Fax copies and
photocopies are NOT acceptable and the letter must specify the sale and date.
4. Buyers wishing to pay by direct bank transfer are to use the following account quoting their buyers number or
invoice number: Barclays Bank, Account Name: Cheffins, Sort Code: 20 17 19, Account No: 50237698
5. Overseas payments should be made by Inter Bank transfer using SWIFT to: Barclays Bank, Cambridge, Sort Code:
20 17 19, Quoting: Cheffins Auction Account, Account No: 50237698, IBAN No: GB21 BARC 2017 1950 2376 98,
SWIFT CODE: BARCGB22. Please quote your name or invoice number when making a payment.
6. Payment can be made by Visa & MasterCard Credit Cards; a surcharge of 2% plus VAT will be added to the invoice
total for this method of payment. We also accept payment by Switch/Maestro or Visa/Delta Debit Cards for which
there is no additional charge.
MONEY LAUNDERING REGULATIONS 2003
In order to comply with these regulations, we are unable to accept cash payment for sums in excess of £7,500. This
includes single payments amounting to this sum or multiple payments totalling £7,500.
Catering facilities will be available throughout the Sale Day.
Enquiries regarding this sale should be made to:
Oliver Godfrey 07748 596062 (Classic tractors and machinery)
William King 07831 732617 (Tractors, steam engines and machinery)
Jeremy Curzon 07775 866166 (Motorcycles, models, automobilia and memorabilia)
Willem Middlemiss 07801 229129 (Steam engines and live steam models)
Mary Freeman 01353 777767 option 4 (Accounts)
Tom Godsmark 01353 777767 option 2 (General & Administration)
HEALTH AND SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
The auction sale includes items of WORKING MACHINERY and those persons attending are advised
to take all reasonable precautions to avoid accidents.
We have a duty to increase safety for both our staff and the public wherever possible and the
following precautions must be adhered to by all those entering the saleground.
No lifting of machinery by forklifts, cranes, hiabs or any other means on Sale days. This
includes our telescopics and customers own machines.
No tractors or machinery to be left running. Vendors and Purchasers must at all times
maintain supervision of machinery and vehicles whilst the engine is running.
Please keep children under supervision at all times. NO DOGS ALLOWED.
Do not drive tractors around the sale yard other than for the purposes of loading or
The speed limit in the saleground for ALL VEHICLES is 5mph. Be aware of pedestrians.
Do not smoke in the vicinity of the marquee, building, tractors or engines.
All loader arms to be lowered and contents of buckets emptied.
If starting tractors across the solenoid please ensure two people are present, one person
being in the driving seat with control of the clutch and brakes, and ensuring that the tractor
is in neutral.
Prior to unloading, please check brakes, clutch and position of the engine stop.
We thank you in advance for your help and compliance.
BE SAFE, ACT CAUTIOUSLY AND WITH CONSIDERATION FOR OTHERS.
FAILURE TO OBSERVE THESE AND OTHER SAFETY PRECAUTIONS PRINTED OR ACTS OF
RECKLESSNESS COULD RESULT IN EXCLUSION FROM OUR SALEGROUND.
PERSONS ATTENDING THIS SALE, DO SO ENTIRELY AT THEIR OWN RISK.
Duncan James Fraser (East) 07831 531069
West Brothers Transport (South & South East) 01227 832539
Phil Bascombe (South / South West & UK) 01202 822085 / 07850 87883
Trevor Prior - East Anglia 07711 697903
Geoff Townshend - South/South-East 07836 575198
Woods Commercials - UK 07771 902758
Robert Wraight - South-East 07976 705147
W M Ellison - North/North-East 07860 652414
R & J Perry Plant Hire - South/West 07831 732101
G Webb (Wayne) - UK 07970 475403
Longcrofts Transport Services Ltd - UK 01763 247386
Richard Long - UK/Europe 01953 603291
David Wilson - Ireland 00353 87 2574461
HAULIERS - MOTORCYCLES & CARS
Robin Hunter 07759 092687
Oakbridge International Ltd 01799 513366
Shippio - Giles Ernsting 01604 419815
Stanley Motors 01279 850901 / 07885 639166
East Cambridgeshire Tourist Information Nearest train station: Ely (6 miles)
www.eastcambs.gov.uk Nearest airport: London Stansted (50 miles)
Buyers Frequently Asked Questions
All lots are sold strictly as seen without warranty, purchasers are urged to satisfy themselves
prior to the sale as to the condition of each lot and whether the lot accords with its description.
How can I bid at the sale?
To bid at the auction a bidder’s number is required. To obtain a
bidding number complete a registration form at the sale ground. It
will require a confirmation of identity, so please bring a form of photo
ID i.e. passport or driver’s license. If you are VAT registered we will
require your VAT number as well. There is a one off charge of £20 to
complete the process. The bidding number obtained is a permanent
number and can be used at all future vintage, onsite and machinery
Can I do a telephone bid?
We can accept telephone bids on vehicles and higher value items
only. A telephone bidding form must be completed with your name,
address and contact number for the sale day. A member of Cheffins
staff will contact you just prior to the lot(s) coming under the hammer
and will instruct you from there. Please note that Cheffins can accept
no responsibility for the telephone connection, it would therefore be
wise to provide us with an alternative number. Arrangements for
telephone bids will not be accepted on the day of sale. If you are a
first time bidder you must supply us with proof of identity.
Can I leave a bid with the Auctioneers?
A commission bid or absentee bid can be accepted on completion of
a ‘Commission Bid Form’ providing us with your name, address and
telephone number and your credit/debit card details. You will need to
clearly identify the lot(s) on which you wish to leave a bid with both
lot number and brief description, along with the maximum amount
you wish to bid excluding buyer’s premium and VAT. Cheffins will
execute your bids with the remit of buying as cheaply as possible for
you. The absentee bid form must be with the auctioneers no later
than 9.00am on the day of sale. If you are a first time bidder you
must supply us with proof of identity.
Can I bid online?
Cheffins offer a live online bidding service, currently this does not
operate on all sales. This allows you to hear and see the sale in real
time and carry out bidding as if you were in the sale room. To bid
online you will need to register within the on-line catalogues. It is
required that you enter credit card details which are used for
identification purposes and a refundable deposit of £500 will be
required prior to being accepted to bid. Cheffins reserve the right to
refuse any registrant from bidding. Following a successful bid,
invoices are issued in accordance with the information provided online
and Cheffins will contact you via telephone and email a copy of
your invoice following the sale. Cheffins can accept no responsibility
for the internet connection.
How fast will the auctioneer sell?
Cheffins auctioneers will generally aim to sell lots at the rate of 100
per hour and vehicles at 40 lots per hour. Please note that this can
vary dependent upon various factors and should not be taken as an
Is there any warranty offered with the lots?
No, all lots are sold strictly as seen. If you are contemplating a
purchase of an item of any kind that is outside your personal
experience we recommend that you have it examined by a suitably
qualified professional prior to bidding. Cheffins will provide a
catalogue description of the item to the best of our ability and based
upon information supplied by the vendor. You must satisfy yourself as
to the completeness and originality of the lot before bidding.
Are my purchases insured?
At the fall of the hammer the lot(s) becomes entirely your
responsibility. Cheffins strongly recommends that you effect suitable
Can I look at relevant vehicle paperwork?
Yes, the vehicles in the sale will, where appropriate, have a suitable
file containing all of the relevant documentation and keys provided by
the vendor. These files are available for examination prior to the sale
and we recommend you take the time to look at them thoroughly
before bidding. Please note that Cheffins execute the transfer of
ownership on the V5C documents, if you purchase a vehicle that has
a V5C you must provide us with the relevant information of the new
keeper on the day of sale that will allow us to process it with the
Can I talk to the seller?
The vendors (seller) details are strictly confidential and will not be
divulged at any time. Cheffins are happy to pass on buyers details
post sale to the vendor if requested, however, it is entirely the
vendor’s prerogative to reply or not.
Can I change my mind after I’ve bought a lot?
No, the contract between buyer and seller is made at the fall of the
hammer, and you are bound to proceed with the contract. There are
no exceptions, bid only if you are absolutely sure it is the lot you
want, at a price you want.
How and when do I pay?
Payment for purchases is on the day of sale, we can accept cash up to
a maximum of £7,500, debit card payment and credit card payment.
Please note that a surcharge of 2% plus VAT of the invoice total if
you choose to pay by credit card. You may also pay by cheque, these
payments can take 5 to 7 working days to clear and you may not
collect your purchases until Cheffins have cleared payment. Direct
bank transfer may also be made and our account details are printed
at the front of the catalogue. If you have made a purchase via
telephone bid, commission bid or i-bidder.com, Cheffins will contact
you immediately post sale.
What charges are there?
Cheffins charge a buyer’s premium in addition to the hammer price at
the following rates:
Class 1 - 5% plus VAT - Tractors, Steam & Other Vehicles
Class 2 - 8% plus VAT - Motorcycles
Class 3 - 10% plus VAT - All Other Items
Please note there is a minimum buyer’s premium charge of £2.50+
VAT per lot. Some lots may be subject to VAT in addition to the
hammer price and are marked in the catalogue against the lot
number with a ‘v’.
When can I collect my purchases?
On receipt of cleared payment on the sale day, a pass-out will be
issued to you and the porters will identify your lots based upon that,
you will also be asked to hand this in at the security gate prior to
leaving the site and your vehicle will be checked at that time. We
understand that some of the larger items will need transportation
organising and, by arrangement with the auctioneer, must be cleared
within one working week from the date of sale. If you have made a
purchase via telephone bid, commission bid or on-line, Cheffins will
contact you immediately post sale to arrange for payment and
Can my purchases be delivered?
Cheffins do not carry out deliveries directly, we do however, publish a
list of recommended hauliers at the front of the catalogue along with
contact details. Any arrangement you may make with them is entirely
independent of Cheffins. Your haulier must report to the office upon
collection to obtain a pass-out for your lots when he comes to collect
on your behalf.
ORDER OF SALE
SALE No. 1
To commence at 9.30am in the building and to run concurrently with Sale No's 2, 3, 4 & 5
1 - 241 Printed Ephemera, Catalogues, Manuals, Instruction Books etc.
260 - 410 Prints, Pictures, Models & Country Artists
430 - 479 Rural & Domestic Bygones
490 - 525 Cast Iron Seats, Plates & Tool Boxes
550 - 608 Steam Spares
625 - 681 Tractor & Commercial Spares
SALE No. 2
To commence at 9.30am in the marquee and to run concurrently with Sale No's 1, 3, 4 & 5
700 - 764 Automotive Posters & Literature
785 - 826 Automotive Badges, Mascots, Models & Decorative Items
850 - 926 Automotive Spares
930 - 976 Enamel & Illuminated Signs
990 - 1032 Petroliana
1040 - 1106 Selected Vehicles & Motorcycles
SALE No. 3
To commence at 10.30am and to run concurrently with Sale No's 1, 2, 4 & 5
1130 - 1210 Stationary Engines & Related Items
1225 - 1427 Horticultural & Barn Equipment etc.
SALE No. 4
To commence at 9.30am and to run concurrently with Sale No's 1, 2, 3 & 5
1450 - 1718 Spares, Wheels & Tyres etc.
1730 - 1757 Ploughs
1775 - 1811 Implements & Machinery
SALE No. 5
To commence at 10.30am and to run concurrently with Sale No's 1, 2, 3 & 4
1820 - 1830 Classic Cars & Commercial Vehicles
1840 - 1845 Steam Accessories, Horsedrawn Vehicles & Boats
1855 - End Vintage & Classic Tractors