NUTIEN Ag Solutions hosted a special vintage clearance sale on behalf of Arthur Hogg, Jurien Bay, on February 11 /
The sale was originally scheduled to take place last year, but has been postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions.
About 200 interested vintage buyers and enthusiasts traveled from across Washington state to show their support.
Bidders also phoned or logged into AuctionsPlus for the machinery section of the auction, which drove prices up.
After ironing out some technical connectivity difficulties at the start of the AuctionsPlus segment of the sale, it grew steadily and ended with a return of $ 169,415, well above the expectations of all parties involved.
Nutrien Ag Solutions auctioneer Andrew Viola of Badgingarra led the sale with assistance from Terry Norrish.
Mr. Hogg’s vintage collection began in 2001 with the green and black 1928 Pontiac sedan, which he said took him 11 months to restore.
It sold for the highest price of $ 30,000 to J & B Sawyer, Dalwallinu.
Mr Hogg said the sale “exceeded expectations” and he wanted to sell the collection so he wouldn’t have to let the family do it when he was gone.
To make the most of all the time he will have now that he will no longer tinker with his machinery, he has joined the local Men’s Shed and will be undertaking carpentry projects.
Brice Maddock of Nutrien Ag Solutions, Badgingarra, who organized the sale on behalf of Mr. Hogg, said the team was “happy to have had the unique opportunity to sell equipment that we will never see again”.
âIt was a total sell-off and everything sold well,â Mr. Maddock said.
âMost of the articles exceeded expectations.
“The AuctionsPlus portion of the sale went well.”
It was the first time they had used the online auction system for a sale.
The second most expensive item was the 1926 Reo Speedwagon one-ton truck, the third in the truck line, which sold for $ 25,000 after a fierce auction.
A telephone bidder managed to secure the fully restored 1928 cream Chevrolet 4-ton flatbed truck for $ 21,000.
This model is more prevalent among enthusiasts according to some participants – who were surprised that it received so much attention.
A fully restored 1926 Graham Brothers light blue one-ton flatbed truck with a Dodge engine, the first in a three-truck line, sold for $ 12,000 to the surprise of many attendees who thought it was worth more.
All three trucks went to local buyers.
On the farm machinery side, a 1956 orange Chamberlain 55KA sold for $ 15,000.
W Taylor & Co, Pinjarra, was a prolific telephone bidder and was the biggest buyer of the day, taking a number of lots of older machines including the McCormick-Deering IH for $ 6,250 and a McCormick Farmall AM for 4 $ 750.
The same buyer is believed to have brought in the McCormick-Deering Mogul 10-20 (which was built by International Harvester from 1923 to 1939) for $ 9,000 and the industrial sandblasting trailer for $ 6,250.
A tandem car trailer was sold to AuctionsPlus buyer G & Y Roberts, Dandaragan, for $ 5,000.
The 1948 Fordson blue and red kerosene tractor with a Malcolm Moore loader made $ 3,500 for AuctionsPlus buyer, Sunnydale Trust, Kojonup.
Mr Hogg was not surprised and said that although it was in working order it was probably just a good museum piece.
A Chamberlain 96 industrial loader sold for $ 3,500, which was used to help buyers load their new equipment onto trucks and utes.
A Sunshine Massey Harris 745 sold for $ 2,500.
The beautifully restored 18-disc Chamberlain Plow attracted a lot of attention in the auction, with many keen to see how it sold.
The price reached $ 2,400 and sold to a local buyer.
Other interesting features include the Mercedes Benz 300d sedan from 1980.
It was well maintained – having only had one owner and sold for $ 4,500.
A heavy-duty 35-ton press sold for $ 1,010 to an online buyer, while a Cooper single-foot shear sold for $ 350 with a few shear heads included in the bundle.
Mr. Hogg has put up for sale a line of small and large engines from brands such as Robin, Briggs and Stratton, Cooper (a four-stroke sold for $ 240) and a large Perkins (sold with the highest price of $ 1,800).
Some historic badges have caught the attention of some collectors but have gone cheap – starting at $ 180 for a restored Sunshine metal tractor seat and $ 220 for a range of Chamberlain tractor badges.