Treasure trove of 1100 lots and something for everyone

Treasure trove of 1100 lots and something for everyone

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Nearly 1100 lots representing collecting will go on sale at auction this weekend.

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'Once in a lifetime opportunity' is a phrase that comes to mind when you view what is being offered at a dispersal of collectibles and memorabilia at Maryborough.

Nearly 1100 lots will go under the auctioneers "virtual" hammer over two days in an online sale on August 8 & 9 featuring everything from a wire tie baler, Furphy tanks to owners manuals to model cars to tractors and trucks.

ME Auctions principal Martin Evans said it was a wonderful collection that had created interest from around Australia and internationally.

Mr Evans said a live Facebook post was viewed 129,000 times in just six hours.

He said the coronavirus restrictions had caused a few headaches but who could not attend the viewing days because of lock down would be able to view remotely via face-time or on the website.

He said people loved to touch and feel the lots but the face time option should help.

"If people ring me direct I can take them to the lot they are interested," he said.

People from the lock down areas could also leave their purchases for six weeks.

Some of the highlighted lots included a Thornycraft 'Noddy' truck, two Foden 8 wheelers,a Ford F500 in exceptional original condition, KB6 International truck (original one owner excellent order) and two early Commer 'knockers'.

Trucks include a Ford LTL prime mover, White Road Commander, Atkinson all in exceptional order, Mr Evans said.

There was international interest in a Fordson half-track tractor.

Vehicles included a 1920 Morris, a 1973 Fairlane, HQ ute, Saab, Citron, XM Falcon original car, a 1968 Mercedes sedan and a FE35 gold 'Fergy.'

Other lots include steel wheels, poughs, horse drawn implements, anvils, Furphy tank, scales, wire tie baler, harrows, points and springs.

There were also oil bottles, magnetos, steam governors, early bottle jacks, oil tall boys, winch, motors, generator and plough discs.

The sale also included early building materials, blue stone blocks, fire places, leadlight doors, four-post bed, Kero lamps, a Shell sign and old fuel pumps.

Mr Evans said all the detail was on their website at: martin@martinevansauctions.com

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