Gisburn Auction Mart’s latest sale of collectable models with an agricultural theme drew a good crowd of keen bidders and saw prices peak at £700.
“Bringing in the Harvest”, a stunning limited edition Border Fine Arts model, topped the prices on the day. Issued in 2002 in a limited edition of 850, it features a Massey Ferguson tractor and combine modelled by Ray Ayres and was greatly admired by collectors and enthusiasts.
Border Fine Arts tractor models dominated the sale, with “Where There’s Muck There’s Money” – a very detailed piece featuring a Massey Ferguson tractor and rota spreader – again modelled by Ray Ayres in a limited edition of 1500, selling for £385. “At The Vintage”, a Fordson E27N Major pulling a Ransomes two furrow trailed plough, achieved £340 and “Golden Memories”, a classic society exclusive model, again modelled by Ray Ayres and depicting a young boy at the wheel of a tractor with his father loading posts, sold for £310.
An impressive model featuring a pair of working horses, “Steady As She Goes”, made by Country Artists sold for £380 to a Cumbrian collector.A wide variety of animal models created interest from livestock farmers, a British Blue cow and calf topped this section at £240, a Hereford Bull achieved £155 and a Swaledale ram sold for £130. A limited number of Beswick models were also forward. Topping this section was “Pinto”, a piebald pony, at £85, whilst an “Appaloosa Stallion”, retired from production in 1989, sold for £70.
Auctioneers were Richard Turner and Son.
‘Bringing in the Harvest’, a limited edition Border Fine Arts model which sold for £700.
‘Where there’s muck there’s Money’, a limited edition Border Fine Arts model which sold for £385.