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Read all the latest news, business updates, announcements and press releases from Cheffins.

Giant European car rental company, Sixt, snaps up industrial unit on Elizabeth Way, Cambridge

October 2018

Sixt has taken over 7,800 sqft of warehouse space and will be fully operational from the site from early November

Asian Art Lecture

October 2018

Cheffins Head of Asian Art to speak at Fitzwilliam Museum

Second-Hand Machinery Sales - Q3 Review

October 2018

Second-hand machinery sales gross over £11.3m in Q3 as September sees highest total

Cheffins expands Ely Rural Professional department with new recruit

September 2018

Ely Rural Professional department strengthens its team with the recruitment of Anna Hicks

Asian Art London Viewing Event

September 2018

Association of Accredited Auctioneers to host leading Fine Art Auctioneers Event in London

Reaction to Agriculture Bill 2018

September 2018

Legislation released today will set out the future of farming for generations to come and whilst there are elements of the new Bill which will be supported by many, parts of the new schemes leave much to be desired.

Crowds descend on annual Cheffins Harrogate Vintage Sale

September 2018

The annual Cheffins Harrogate Vintage Sale attracted vast crowds as over 1000 lots of historic and rare items went under the hammer...

Inspiration: Decorating with Antiques

August 2018

Cheffins Fine Art collaborate with Parsons Gray Design

Original Moomins drawings for sale at Cheffins

August 2018

Five original drawings of world-famous children’s stories, The Moomins, will be sold at Cheffins in Cambridge, England on 11th October 2018.

Kit Malthouse announced as Minister of State for Housing

July 2018

Malthouse faces tough job as latest in long line of housing minsters...

On farm machinery sales thrive as UK based farmers bounce back from Brexit woes

July 2018

Successful second quarter for Cheffins, the leading on farm machinery auctioneer

Mayor's Ball raises £12,000 for emergency services charity

July 2018

Charity that supports emergency services staff will benefit from enormous fundraiser...

Cheffins-sponsored competition is national winnner

July 2018

Robocon 2018, the robotics competition sponsored by Cheffins earlier this year, has been voted runner up in the national Sixth Form College Association awards in the category of Enrichment and Employability.

Rare and historic machinery on offer at July Vintage Sale

July 2018

Cheffins July Vintage Sale will showcase a number of classic cars, motorcycles, tractors and steam engines.

June's Fine Art Sale grosses £800,000

June 2018

The Crowther Collection makes over £90,000 across 67 lots and paintings of Devon quadruple their estimate with record prices paid for certain artists

Devon paintings quadruple estimate at Fine Art Sale

June 2018

Cheffins have sold an important collection of artworks depicting scenes of Devon at the firm’s Fine Art Sale on the 13th and 14th June.

An Important Collection of Devon Paintings coming to June Fine Art

May 2018

We are set to sell an important collection of twenty artworks depicting Devon in our Fine Art Sale, June 13th & 14th

Cambridge investments headline at June property auction

May 2018

Cheffins second property auction of 2018 will see 16 lots offered on Wednesday 20th June at the our salerooms in Cambridge.

The Rundle Collection

May 2018

Fairground memorabilia comes to auction in Lincolnshire

A Collection from internationally-renowned Fulham antiques business, T. Crowther & Sons, to be sold by Cheffins Fine Art

May 2018

We are set to sell the remaining collection from the internationally renowned architectural and antiques business, T. Crowther & Sons.

Our Art & Design May '18 Sale makes over £320,000

May 2018

On Thursday 10th May we sold £327,000-worth of 20th century paintings, glassware, ceramics and furniture in a show of strength for pieces from the period

Prestigious new development launches in Great Chesterford

April 2018

A bespoke collection of traditionally-designed new homes is launching in the delightful village of Great Chesterford, with guests invited to view the show home and street scene during an open weekend on 21 – 22 April 2018.

Philippe Smolarski is a key new appointment for Cheffins Fine Art

April 2018

Cheffins Fine Art set to dominate the Asian Art market

Major vintage collective sale makes over £1.4 million at auction

April 2018

• 3,000 lots in total • 212 classic and vintage tractors • 41 vintage motorcycles • 10 classic cars and 16 classic commercial vehicles • 2 full size steam engines

Modern masterpieces to be offered at Cheffins' Art and Design sale next month

April 2018

Cheffins will be offering art, furniture, ceramics and glassware from some of the biggest names in the 20th Century at auction on 10th May 2018.

Robocon 2018 - The Result

April 2018

Hills Road students win prestigious robotics competition sponsored by Cheffins

Timeless works of Lalique are coming to May's Art and Design Sale

April 2018

A private collection of Lalique glass is giving May's Art and Design Sale an opalescent glow

Collectors items to go under the hammer at major vintage sale

March 2018

• 3,000 lots in total • Over 170 classic vintage tractors • 41 vintage motorcycles • 10 classic cars • 2 full size steam engines

Themed garages automobilia collection to be sold at auction

March 2018

Cheffins will sell a part of the world-renowned automobilia collection from Goodwood Revival and set and prop hire company, Themed Garages. The collection will be offered as part of the Cheffins Cambridge Vintage Sale on the 21st April 2018, which is the biggest sale of its type in Europe.

Fine Art Spring Valuations

March 2018

Our specialists are on the road this spring and coming to a town near you

Contents of historic Baythorne Park make £145,000 at auction in Cambridge

March 2018

Antique furniture, paintings and silver made up the 390-item-strong collection from the Grade II listed Baythorne Park, Essex. Sold over a two day period, the contents eventually made a total of £145,000 at Cheffins Auctioneers’ Fine Art Sale in Cambridge on the 7th and 8th March 2018.

Birkbeck family portrait collection sells for £83,980 at important Fine Art sale

March 2018

Portraits of some of Britain’s most famous historical figures have been sold at Cheffins at the Fine Art Sale on 8th March.

Six luxury family homes launched in Stuntney, Ely

March 2018

Cheffins, has launched Seymours Paddock which is a small and exclusive development of six luxurious family homes to the open market.

We welcome the 'brain belt'

March 2018

The government's plan to develop the so-called 'brain belt between Oxford, Cambridge and Milton Keynes will further ignite the region's economy and help to increase sharing of knowledge and talent between the two cities.

Cheffins principal sponsor at Ely Cathedral Flower Festival

March 2018

Ely Cathedral’s long-awaited Flower Festival returns from the 21st – 24th June 2018. The event will run over four days and welcome the great and the good of gardening and television including Diarmuid Gavin and a series of RHS Chelsea Flower Show medal winners.

Next phase soon to be launched at popular Manor Farm, Stretham

March 2018

The next phase of new homes at landmark housing development, Manor Farm in Stretham, is due to be launched, together with a new show home, this April.

Robocon 2018: Tech Day success in lead up to Cheffins sponsored Cambridge robotics competition

February 2018

A Technical Day was hosted at Hills Road Sixth Form College ahead of Robocon 2018, the most exciting robotics competition to take place in Cambridge.

Contents of historic Baythorne Park go to auction as part of major Fine Art and antiques sale

February 2018

Antique furniture, paintings and silver will be amongst the 390 items from the Grade II listed Baythorne Park, Essex to be offered at our Fine Art Sale in Cambridge on 7th & 8th March.

Guercino

February 2018

Newly discovered work by Guercino to hit auction block with Cheffins

Animalium

February 2018

How the birds and the beasts are taking over Jewellery in March Fine Art

A Green Future: Our 25 year plan to improve the environment

January 2018

The Government has published its 25 year Environment Plan Policy Paper; the document outlines the long-term approach to protecting and enhancing the natural landscapes within the UK so that they are fit for a future generation.

Art & Design Sale sees never-before-seen rock star prints comes to sale

January 2018

Now Cheffins Fine Art are bringing limited edition prints of six of these stills to auction for the first time

Early works by Evelyn Dunbar to be offered at auction

January 2018

Two lots of early works by the famous wartime artist, Evelyn Dunbar, feature in The Art and Design Sale on 25th January

Classic cars and WW2 memorabilia to hit the market at Connoisseur's Sale

December 2017

• 1967 Austin Healey MKIII with original colour and engine • 1971 E-type Jaguar series III • Highest-scoring WWII spitfire pilot, James Edgar ‘Johnnie’ Johnson memorabilia

Machinery sales peak in 2017

December 2017

Bill Pepper and Oliver Godfrey review Cheffins' machinery auctions over the past 12 months...

Racing Towards January's Connoisseur's Sale

December 2017

The 18th January will see this 1971 v12 e-type go under the hammer in our Connoisseur's Sale

Art Deco Jewellery highly sought after by private buyers and trade

December 2017

Collecting Art Deco jewellery brings gleaming returns for investors

Final Call for Entries for Art and Design January 2018

December 2017

It's your last chance to be a part of this always exciting and popular auction

Property auction offers land and investment deals across the region

November 2017

Cheffins December Property Auction will feature 13 lots, including development opportunities, land, residential properties and a smallholding.

Undiscovered Alberto Giacometti drawings to be sold at auction

October 2017

Two undiscovered drawings by world-famous artist, Alberto Giacometti, are to be sold at Cheffins in Cambridge, UK. The drawings were discovered amongst the collection of the late antiques dealer, Eila Grahame, based in London.

Art & Design from 1860 sale proves demand for 20th Century items

October 2017

Cheffins’ landmark Art & Design from 1860 sale saw top prices paid for twentieth century artworks, furniture and collectables from the firm’s salerooms in Cambridge UK.

Records made at Gary Cooper Collection auction sale

October 2017

The Gary Cooper Collection was sold on 30th September on behalf of Gary Cooper, son of the well-known founder of haulage company, Derek Cooper Transport Ltd.

Previously unrecorded Alberto Giacometti drawing sold for £130,000 at auction

October 2017

A previously unseen double-sided sketch by world-famous artist, Alberto Giacometti, has sold for £130,000 at Cheffins’ The Residue of Vision – Art & Design from 1860 sale today. This is over double its presale estimate of £40,000 - £60,000. Hosted in Cambridge, UK, the sale drew international interest from across Europe and the US.

Valuation Days in London

October 2017

Cheffins Fine Art Auctioneers and Valuers to Host Valuation Days in Hampstead and Finchley

Rare items to go under the hammer at Cheffins fourth vintage collective

September 2017

Cheffins' October Vintage sale will see over 1,500 lots of vintage and classic tractors, machinery, steam engines, motorcycles and cars auctioned off in front of crowds from across the UK.

Sacha Llewellyn to give talk ahead of Art & Design from 1860 Sale

September 2017

Cheffins to host a private preview of its Art and Design from 1860 sale with a talk by British Realism expert, Sacha Llewellyn

Cheffins to sell Gary Cooper classic and vintage collection

September 2017

The Gary Cooper Collection will go under the hammer on the 30th September at the Derek Cooper haulage yard in Risby, just outside Bury St Edmunds.

Cambridge retail and residential parade hits open market

September 2017

A prominent retail and residential parade on Hills Road, Cambridge has hit the market and will be offered for sale by auction in October.

Uncharted art and antiques pay dividends at Fine Art Sale

September 2017

Little Barford Collection from Bedfordshire makes over £280,000; Peter Lely paintings sell for £24,000; Two 18th century tables make £54,000 and £55,000 apiece; Art Deco brooch sells to collector for £22,000

Cheffins expands Rural Professional department with key new recruit

September 2017

Cheffins is strengthening its position within the rural sector across the East Anglian region with the appointment of Katie Hilton as Farm Management Consultant.

Commercial Scene

September 2017

The latest news and updates from Cheffins Commercial team.

Modern classics steal the show at Cheffins 20th Harrogate Vintage Sale

August 2017

High prices paid for vintage and classic machinery with a sale total of over £400,000

Sir Donald Sinden Collection to be sold at Cheffins Fine Art Auction

August 2017

A series of items from Sir Donald Sinden's home will be included in Cheffins Fine Art Sale on 13th and 14th September

Broad spectrum of Collectors’ items on offer at Cheffins’ Oriental Sale

August 2017

Cheffins’ second Oriental Sale of the year will bring together a broad spectrum of collectors’ items on 10th August 2017. Comprised of over 195 lots, the August sale is following on from the highly-successful first Oriental Sale of the year, which realised in excess of £180,000 in April.

Harrogate Vintage Preview

August 2017

Collectors' items under the hammer at 20th anniversary of Harrogate Vintage Sale

Huntingdonshire Local Plan

July 2017

New Local Plan includes new call for sites stage during consultation period

Machinery sales prove profitable

July 2017

Cheffins on site machinery auctions top £4m in six months alone

Atlas building at Papworth Business Park

July 2017

Flexibility of commercial and industrial use before hitting the market

Top Prices Paid at Cheffins July Vintage Sale

July 2017

Cheffins' Cambridge Vintage Sale at Sutton on 15th July saw top prices paid for classic and vintage tractors, motorcycles, classic cars and other collectibles

Income-generating properties lead the charge at Cheffins Property Auction

July 2017

Mixed use investment opportunity on Mill Road is the headline lot of the day...

Cheffins Grassroots Endowed Fund

June 2017

5th Newmarket Guides and Rangers and Home-Start (Cambridgeshire) benefit from charity donation

Host of collectors' items at Cheffins July Vintage Sale

June 2017

An array of classic and vintage tractors, classic motorcycles and a number of other collectors' items will be auctioned on Saturday 15th July

June Property Auction Results

June 2017

Residential and development lots show confidence in East Anglian property market

Two wheels in July

June 2017

Fine motorcyles on offer at July Vintage Auction

Cheffins acquires Dodson Jones

June 2017

Cheffins scales up commercial property offering with acquisition of Cambridge consultantcy

The Barker Collection Sale Results

June 2017

Auction of vintage and domestic bygones in Westhorpe is well attended

The Fine Art Sale June 2017

June 2017

'The Nymph Callisto' makes £8,000

Hat trick for Cheffins as Cambridge's most iconic office building achieves record rental values

June 2017

Cheffins has let over 13,000 sq ft of space at Quayside with a total rent in excess of £420,000 per annum.

Alternative investment options and residential homes to attract interest at auction

June 2017

Cheffins second property auction of the year will see 19 lots auctioned on Wednesday 21st June at the firm's sale room in Cambridge.

Dispersal sales in Yorkshire show machinery trade still going strong

May 2017

Cheffins has completed two successful dispersal sales in Yorkshire; the respective auctions at Skipton and Hull produced some notable prices and demonstrates the strong trade for quality second-hand farm machinery.

The Barker Collection

May 2017

Cheffins to host auction of vintage and domestic bygones on behalf of well known Suffolk family

TER and Cheffins collaborate to combat machinery theft

May 2017

Due diligence is paramount in the fight against fraud and theft in the agricultural machinery industry

Over £2m worth of sales at Europe's largest collective vintage sale

April 2017

Record prices achieved across 260 vintage and classic tractors totalling over £1.135m and the sale of a Matbro Mastiff vintage tractor smashes UK auction record

Whittingham Farm Supplies

April 2017

Cheffins on site sale for Whittinghams Farm Supplies in Preston, Lancashire on 6th April saw over £1.6m - worth of agricultural machinery sold and is the largest single vendor auction of modern equipment in recent years.

Trotter & Deane

April 2017

Premium Menswear Brand, Trotter & Deane, graduates to Sussex Street, Cambridge

Client Money Protection to become compulsory following ARLA Propertymark Conference

March 2017

Letting agents who do not comply with Client Money Protection will be fined or forced to cease trading

Cheffins joins forces with Tractor Fest

March 2017

Cheffins is delighted to confirm headline sponsorship of Tractor Fest at Newby Hall for 2017

Landmark sale of collectors' items at Cheffins April Vintage Sale

March 2017

A number of the world's most unusual classic cars, motorcycles, tractors and steam engines will be available to purchase on Saturday 22nd April.

Investment property and land smash records at Cheffins first Property Auction of 2017

March 2017

Record hammer price recorded at Cheffins for investment property at £1,055,000

Smokeworks to open new premises on Station Road in Cambridge

March 2017

Let through Cheffins, the site which previously housed the Great Northern Pub, is now home to the successful city centre restaurant.

Vintage Motorcycle Galore

March 2017

Cheffins first Vintage Sale of 2017 will feature an incredible line up of vintage motorcycles. A pre-sale of inventory of what's on offer is available now.

Cheffins Commercial

March 2017

Cheffins Commercial Property Management team joins the Property Management Association

Buoyant Trade On The Fen

March 2017

Major on site auction sale for Taylor Farms Industries

On Site Sale for Berden Priory Farms

February 2017

Cheffins on site sale draws dealers from across the UK

Farm machinery sales keep up the pace in 2017

February 2017

On site report from Methwold, Norfolk and Bill Pepper, Director, Machinery sales reports on encouraging start to 2017

Reaction to Housing White Paper

February 2017

Jon Jennings, Director, Planning and Sarah Bush, Director, Lettings give their response to the Government's Housing White Paper

Fenland legacy of well known Soham resident to be sold

February 2017

The estate of Keith Leonard comes to the open market for the first time in three generations

Cheffins launches The Limes, an exclusive development in Radwinter, Saffron Walden

January 2017

Cheffins, is launching The Limes in Radwinter, an exclusive new development of 35 homes, close to the popular market town of Saffron Walden. Developed by award-winning national housebuilder, Enterprise Property Group, The Limes is a sensitive, bespoke scheme which will also include 12 affordable homes.

Work begins in March on largest Cambridge spec consented warehouse since 2002

January 2017

Construction work is due to start in March on the largest speculative consented warehouse built in Cambridge since 2002 and set to be completed in October.

Sale Report

January 2017

The Connoisseur’s Sale on 5th January saw excellent results throughout. The highlight of the sale was the historically important collection of Royal memorabilia from the estate of the late Cyril Dickman, which received huge media focus throughout the world.

The Latest on the Local Plan for East Cambridgeshire

January 2017

Changes to be made to controversial East Cambridgeshire Local Plan during consultation period

Cheffins announces new strategic framework

January 2017

Cheffins has announced a new corporate framework in order to accelerate its growth within the markets in which it operates building upon its 192 year legacy. The firm will be intensifying its focus on the estate agency, rural consultancy, commercial property and machinery sectors, where it will be positioned for long-term leadership, ensuring the firm retains its status as a key player within these spheres.

Cambridge Machinery Sales Report

December 2016

Director Bill Pepper reviews the last machinery sale of the year

All in a year's work

December 2016

Jeremy Curzon of the Vintage Machinery team at Cheffins reviews sales during 2016

Investment properties achieve strong prices at Cheffins' property auction

December 2016

Over £1.65m worth of property sales were achieved at Cheffins' December auction across 13 lots, with a sale rate over 77 per cent.

Cheffins last on site sale of the year heaps high returns

December 2016

Cheffins hosted one of the most successful on site auctions of the year at Seventh Drove Farm, Little Downham, near Ely.

Cheffins Fine Art sale ignites market with stellar prices across the board

December 2016

£70,000 paid for diamond tiara with Princess Diana connections; Collection of antiques icon, Eila Grahame, makes over £577,000; Sale total over £1.4m

Bristol Machinery Sale Report

November 2016

Cheffins Machinery Auctioneers sold over £187,000 worth of machinery at its annual Bristol Sale on Wednesday 23rd November. On the day 30 tractors were sold alongside 130 spares, balers, cultivators and other RTV items.

Local Plan for East Cambridgeshire Released

November 2016

The draft of the East Cambridgeshire Local Plan has just been published and is to be presented to Full Council on 16 November.

Local Plan for East Cambridgeshire Released

November 2016

The draft of the East Cambridgeshire Local Plan has just been published and is to be presented to Full Council on 16 November.

Second-hand machinery sales total £3.5m at November sale

November 2016

Cheffins latest Machinery Auction saw the highest grossing sale of second-hand machinery on 7th November with sales totalling £3.5m at the saleground in Sutton, Cambridgeshire. This is an uplift of sales of over £1m compared with November 2015.

Cheffins to host Fine Art sale preview in aid of The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution

November 2016

The preview will allow visitors to view some of the rare art, antiques and furniture which will be auctioned off in the Cheffins Fine Art Sale on 30th November and 1st December

Rural Business & Planning Clinic

October 2016

Complimentary professional advice from our rural professional and planning teams

October Fine Art Auction Highlights

October 2016

Art & Design from 1860 - 6th October 2016

Over £1million Worth Of Vintage Collectors' Items Sold At Auction

October 2016

Extremely rare vintage tractor, Holt 75, makes £62,000; four inch scale model steam engine achieves £12,500; over £237,000 spent on four steam engines; Harley Davidson with side-car makes £13,000

Strong prices achieved at Cheffins October Machinery Sale

October 2016

Prices are holding up in the second-hand machinery market with a bias towards export trade following Brexit. A handful of machines however were not sold due to high reserves and vendors are urged to be 'realistic' about expectations.

H Sanders & Son On Site Sale Report

October 2016

Trade remains strong at the sale for H Sanders and Son in Waterbeach near Cambridge on Wednesday 5th October.

October Vintage Tractor Highlights

October 2016

Bumper sale with over 140 vintage and classic tractors

Art and Design from 1860

September 2016

Dale Chihuly glass Persian series sculpture comes to auction

Rare Collectors' Items Expected To Fetch Thousands At Auction

September 2016

Available at the Cheffins Vintage Auction: one of the world's rarest vintage tractors; collection of four steam engines; 1907 Rover 6 classic car: Harley Davidson outfit

J Lanyon and Son; Sale report from Oliver Godfrey

September 2016

Two low houred, high horsepower Case tractors were keenly sought after at the recent farm dispersal auction for J Lanyon and Son, handled by Cheffins Auctioneers, on Tuesday 20th September.

International interest at The Fine Art Sale

September 2016

The September Fine Art sale attracted worldwide interest

World’s largest monthly agricultural machinery auction celebrates 20 years at Sutton sale ground

September 2016

Cheffins, which conducts the largest monthly sale of tractors and agricultural machinery in the world, is celebrating its 20th anniversary at the Sutton sale ground in Cambridgeshire with a landmark auction on the 5th September.

The Fine Art Sale - Wednesday 7th & Thursday 8th September

August 2016

Cheffins September Fine Art sale will include a pencil drawing by Sir Alfred Munnings, PRA of General Jack Seely's war horse Warrior, who survived four years on the Western Front.

Planning & Development

August 2016

Cheffins boost Planning & Development team with key strategic hire. Cheffins is increasing its profile within the Planning and Development industry across the Cambridgeshire region with the appointment of Jon Jennings as Departmental Director. Led by Ian Smith, Cheffins' Planning and Development team has gone from strength to strength with a number of significant projects in recent months.

Classic Tractors achieve record prices at Cheffins Harrogate Sale

August 2016

Some of the UK’s finest classic machinery, including tractors and commercial vehicles, fetched an impressive sum when they went under the hammer on Saturday at the Great Yorkshire Showground.

John Bell (1811-1895) Sculpture Discovered

August 2016

John Bell’s (1811-1895), lost marble figure of ‘Armed Science’, commissioned in 1853 by Robert Adair, Lord Waveney, for his home Flixton Hall in Suffolk has been discovered by Cheffins Fine Art experts in the garden of a Suffolk farm house and will be auctioned in The Fine Art sale on 7th & 8th September 2016.

Victorian villa hits the market for the first time in over 109 years through Cheffins Auctioneers

August 2016

A smart Victorian villa in Warboys, Huntingdon, will hit the open market for the first time in over 109 years at the next Cheffins property auction.

Cheffins launches exclusive new development, The Spinning Wheel, Sturmer

August 2016

East Anglian estate agent, Cheffins, has just launched The Spinning Wheel, an exclusive development of two, three and four bedroom homes in Sturmer, near Haverhill.

Sale of significant office investment building on behalf of Local Authority in Hertfordshire

July 2016

Cheffins has recently acquired Centre 3, Wilbury Way, an office investment building in Hitchin on behalf of Huntingdonshire District Council which is expanding its investment property portfolio. The building was sold on behalf of Prime Estates Ltd, by Bidwells in Cambridge.