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Sale Details / Important Information

Machinery Saleground, Sutton, Nr Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB6 2QT, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 (0) 1223 213777
Currency: GBP
Buyer's Premium: 0.00%
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On View The sale may be viewed at the following times ONLY

Friday 27th April 1.00pm to 6.00pm

Saturday 28th April 7.30am onwards


A buyers` premium at the following rates will be added to the hammer price.

Class 1 - Tractors, Steam & Other Vehicles 5% plus VAT

Class 2 - Motorcycles 8% plus VAT

Class 3 - All Other Items 10% plus VAT

An additional 1% plus VAT is added to purchases made on-line through


Items in this sale sold subject to VAT are marked with an v before the lot number.

(i) In the case of overseas purchasers from EC countries will be required to supply the Auctioneers with their VAT/FISCAL NUMBER AND OTHER RELEVANT INFORMATION AS REQUESTED in order that the items may be invoiced at zero rate for VAT purposes. HOWEVER, YOU MAY BE REQUESTED TO PAY A VAT DEPOSIT EQUIVALENT TO THE STANDARD RATE OF UK VAT ON ALL LOTS SUBJECT TO VAT ON THE PURCHASE PRICE as stated in catalogue and addendum with asterisk and/or at the time of bidding. THE GOODS MUST BE SENT OR TRANSPORTED OUT OF THE UK TO A DESTINATION IN ANOTHER EC MEMBER STATE. It is the responsibility of overseas purchasers from EC Countries to ensure that they or their haulier complete and sign a COLLECTION CERTIFICATE on collection of the goods purchased. The original certificate must be left with the Auctioneers. Upon the above requirements being met in full, a refund of the VAT deposit will be made to the purchaser. Failure to do so will result in the VAT deposit being paid over to Customs & Excise as VAT.

(ii) In the case of overseas purchasers from Non EC Countries, they will be required to pay a VAT deposit equivalent to the standard UK rate. Such amount will be refunded to the overseas purchaser if the Auctioneers receive, within three months of the time of supply, a satisfactory Bill of Lading or Certificate of Shipment as proof of shipment of the lots outside the EC, failing which the VAT deposit will be paid over to Customs & Excise as VAT.


The Auctioneers are pleased to faithfully execute commission bids on behalf of Purchasers unable to attend the Sale. Such commission bids will only be accepted from persons who have viewed the Sale and completed the requisite bidding form available at the Sales Office. BIDDING People wishing to bid for specific lots should assume the rate of selling at approximately 100 lots per hour, although the sale of Motorcycles, Vehicles and Tractors will be slower.


The Auctioneers propose to operate a buyer bid number system. Therefore, Purchasers are requested to attend at the Sales Office during View Day or prior to the commencement of the Sale, so that full details of the intending Purchaser`s name, address, bankers and other relevant information may be recorded. Failure to obtain a buyer`s bid card may result in the Auctioneer refusing to accept your bid. If you have a permanent bidding number with us, please use this number. If you are unsure please enquire in the main office on the viewing or sale day. PLEASE NOTE: There is a one-off non refundable administration charge of £10 (incl. VAT) for all new purchaser registrations.


Certain types of machinery could contain blue & white asbestos, dangerous chemicals and hazardous waste and, if not handled correctly during their removal, could be in breach of Health & Safety at Work 1974, Controls of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 1988 (COSHH) or other current regulations. The buyer undertakes to handle correctly any toxic chemicals and dangerous substances and to indemnify the agent against any failure to observe this undertaking.


These are sold as ‘antiques’ only and, if bought for use, must be checked over for compliance with safety regulations by a qualified electrician first.


Purchasers are urged to satisfy themselves prior to the sale as to the condition of each lot and whether the lot accords with its description.


Purchasers may remove their lots during or after the Sale but ONLY having first obtained a Collection Ticket from the Sales Office. All lots entered for sale inside must be cleared without exception on the Day of Sale. Outside lots must be cleared from the Saleground by Thursday 3rd May 2012. Failure by purchasers to remove their lots within this time will incur a penalty storage charge of £5 per lot per day, payable on collection. Purchasers are reminded that ALL LOTS become their responsibility at the fall of the hammer (see Conditions of Sale). Forklift loading facilities will NOT be available on the day of Sale. We will be open on Sunday 29th April 2012 from 9.00am until 12.00noon, after which the gates will be locked.


Buyers are requested to note that all accounts must be settled on the Day of Sale.

Persons unknown to the Auctioneers and wishing to pay by cheque must make one of the following arrangements BEFORE the Day of Sale.

(i) Inform your own Bank Manager that you wish to pay by cheque, tell him the maximum amount you are likely to spend and ask him to instruct our Bankers that it will be in order to accept your cheque. Our Bankers will then inform us. Our Bank is Barclays Bank plc. PO Box No.885, Mortlock House, Vision Park, Histon, Cambridge, CB24 9DE Fax: 01223 545557. Please specify date and place of sale.

(ii) Arrange with your Bank Manager for the issue of a guaranteed cheque to be brought with you.

(iii) Provide a letter from your Bank stating the amount up to which your cheque will be honoured. Fax copies and photocopies are NOT acceptable and the letter must specify the sale and date.

(iv) Overseas payments should be made by Inter Bank transfer using SWIFT to Barclays Bank Bene’t Street, Cambridge Sort Code 20-17-19 quoting Cheffins Auction Account Client No. 3 Account No: 50287628. IBAN No. GB17 BARC 201719 50287628 SWIFT CODE: BARCGB22 quote sort code and then a/c number as above, Your name or invoice number

(v) Payment can be made by Visa & Mastercard Credit Cards; a surcharge of 1.25% plus VAT will be added to the invoice total for this method of payment. We also accept payment by Switch or Visa/Delta Debit Cards for which there is no additional charge.


In order to comply with these regulations, we are unable to accept cash payment for sums in excess of £7,500. This includes single payments amounting to this sum or multiple payments totalling £7,500.


Catering facilities will be available throughout the Sale Day.


Enquiries regarding this sale should be made to:

William King (Tractors, steam engines and machinery)

Oliver Godfrey (Classic Tractors and machinery)

Jeremy Curzon (Motorcycles, memorabilia and automobilia)

Pre-sale Cambridge office 01223 213777

Sale Day ONLY 01353 777767

Mobile numbers for Viewing Day only (see above for categories)

07775 866166 (Jeremy Curzon), 07748 596062 (Oliver Godfrey) or 07831 732617 (William King)

Administration and Accounts enquiries

should be made to: Sarah Rivers 01223 271922

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