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11th March Salvage & Tools Auction Report.


Mothers' Day - was it going to be a bad clash or dates or a lucky result?  Well everything happens for a reason....  all the clients who came along on the Saturday viewing day and left bids, were disappointed that they couldn't attend due to booked lunches with their mothers. All I can say is 'thank the lord' they all couldn't attend as I seriously could not have fitted another person into the building without breaching H&S numbers.  It took a packed saleroom to another level! At a time when online salerooms are sparse with attendees, Beech has certainly found its footing as a social hub in the south west auction world.


The rain meant the 350 outside lots were to be sold from inside via our large screen slideshow, follow by a further 450 lots on display inside the building.


The David Brown tractor achieved £950 (£150 over reserve), with ride on mowers, scaffold tower, horse box & trailers selling well on the day.

Our systems offers aftersales of unsold lots over the subsequent 2 days and this service achieves some further fabulous results for clients.


I just love the moments when a bustling social saleroom hushes to a pin drop level as an items sells exceptionally well.

Johann Maresch (1821-1914) joined Adolf Bahr as a commercial director. When Bahr passed away 1849, Maresch married the daughter & went into business with the widow. In 1873 his son Ferdinand joined the business and they extended the interiors range to include terracotta gnomes. Selling recently up to £1350 per piece!....these are rare collectors pieces! This green & red painted terracotta reclining gnome smoking a pipe, is a classic example of 1900 Maresch . with a smidge of pipe damage he could still butter your parsnips at a mere £100-250estimate **SOLD £680**


An enormous 11ft x 4ft Tanners Table has a pitch pine top, guillotine with inset rule & fence. Originally for cutting leather book binding blanks, this large industrial piece is perfect as a kitchen island/bar stool dining table or as a craft worktable for any studio. With guillotine clamps to ensure safety in the home, this cracking table carries a very low £100 reserve! **SOLD £260** Vendor was delighted as this piece is extremely large and therefore too big to handle for most trade & private buyers.


NEXT SALVAGE, MACHINERY, TOOLS & GARDEN AUCTION is on Sunday 13th May 11am start 9am viewing on Sat 12th 12-4pm



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SOLD £680

SOLD £260


SOLD             £950