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

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

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.