Full Steam Ahead for a Driffield Steam and Vintage picture special in Thursday’s Driffield Times and Post

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Auction ps1233-1b'Driffield Sale Field Auction Pictured By Pam Stanforth ps1233-1b

MORE than 800 lots were on offer at Dee, Atkinson and Harrison’s 26th annual Vintage Auction on Saturday at the Kelleythorpe Saleground in conjunction with the Driffield Steam and Vintage rally.

Genuine equipment drew strong competition between collectors and enthusiasts. As usual, domestic bygones attracted buyers keen to secure chattels for the home and garden. Enamel signs continued to prove popular with a large Allis Chalmers tractor sign achieving £220.

A restored washing mangle sold above expectations for £180 and a Romesse pot bellied stove made £160. Stone troughs and garden equipment generated healthy demand drawing in private and trade buyers with a stone trough topping prices in the section at £270. In the stationary engines and agricultural equipment section, quality stationary engines proved their worth with a Fairbanks Morse Engine achieving £340. A Shepherd’s Hut attracted a great deal of interest, with the hammer falling at £400 to a North Yorkshire buyer.

In the agricultural and motor vehicle section provenance proved key with genuine off-farm tractors generating considerable interest. Most notably a local International 10-20 tractor in parts sold for £780. At the other end of the restoration scale a tidy 1957 Grey/Gold Ferguson FE35 tractor achieved £1,400 and a Massey Ferguson 35 3 cylinder tractor reached a hammer price of £2,800.