Almost one month has passed since our last collective sale at West Meon. It has given me long enough to reflect on what was an exciting day for all. It was 8am and the gates had just opened, a constant trickle of cars, vans, trucks and trailers filled the car park. The weather, just about staying dry threatening to rain storm any second. The usual hustle and bustle had begun, the queue for the chuck wagon was building and the first auction was about to kick off.
Mike Higgins kicked the day off at 100mph selling our top row of timber, a material that has sold particularly well all year and it showed no sign of stopping now, with prices ranging from £10 for bundles of cut offs to £300 for small bundles of 3m lengths of tidy wood. Andrew Snelgar took over for the new tools which always draws a crowed to be followed soon after by chainsaws in their new position in the field. Following on form this was around 400 lots of builders sundries and general misc. This section always has a wide, varied type of stock ranging from to weird and wonderful to the highly sought-after.
As always, I had the privilege of selling the farm machinery and sundries. We began with an unreserved clearance from a local farm. With a mixture of the good, the bad, and the ugly I can report troughs selling for £20 and £80, cast iron round pig feeders for £160 each, the Woodmizer for 5k, the Takeuchi mini digger for £9k and the very sought-after Shepherds hut for £2950. This sale carried on with a very well kept Ifor Williams livestock trailer selling for over 2k, a Fordson Major for 3k, various cars, horseboxes, ring feeders, cattle barriers, and a mixture of everything farming.
Soon after, Tom Lofts went ahead and started our third auction of the day, Rural and domestic bygones and garden features. This auction is loved by all who attend. Almost everyone wants to buy at least one thing from here. Unfortunately for some, competition is too fierce, and they go away empty handed. Apprentice auctioneer Eric Davidson was keen to grab the sale book from Tom and get stuck in and was able to sell some of the beautiful statuary, cast iron garden ornaments and other decorative features.
This auction saw another 200 lots of garden machinery including an unreserved stock clearance from a nationwide ground maintenance company supplying Honda HRH 536 mowers, Stihl blowers and chainsaws, pressure washers, and everything in between. Andrew Snelgar enjoyed selling all of it ensuring over 98% of machines changed hands including an almost new woodchipper for £800.
This sale is truly a wonderful place to attend whether you are a buyer or seller, if you want a day out at the auction and have a social with your mates. We as a company love holding them thee times a year and have already planned the dates for 2023. Please join us again on April 15th, July 1st, and September 23rd.
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