It is with great sadness and much regret that Cheffins Vintage team has taken the decision to cancel the Harrogate Vintage Sale on Saturday 22nd August. The sale will return in 2021.
Cheffins Chairman, Bill King says: “The Harrogate Vintage Sale is a victim of the global pandemic. In any normal year, we would already be consigning entries and ramping up our marketing but it would be disingenuous of us to accept entries from our clients when we cannot wholeheartedly guarantee that the sale will go ahead in August.
This sale is a stalwart in the Vintage auction calendar and has been taking place for some 25 years. It is a significant social fixture for thousands of vintage and classic machinery enthusiasts who come to the Yorkshire Event Centre from all over the UK, Ireland and Europe. With only a slight easing of social distancing restrictions in the last week, we currently have no indication from the government as to when full scale public events will be able to proceed and therefore we have no realistic alternative but to cancel the sale this year. And with no date yet set by the government as to when hotels can open, it poses a further logistical challenge not just for the Cheffins team but also for the many enthusiasts who travel from outside Yorkshire to come to the auction.
This is as much a blow to the Cheffins Vintage Team as it is for our clients; we have been trading with multiple generations of families at Harrogate over the years and we really look forward to our weekend in Yorkshire and putting on a good show each year.
The Harrogate Vintage Sale will return in 2021 and we are in discussions already with the Yorkshire Event Centre regarding a date for next year.”
Cheffins April Vintage sale was also a casualty of the lockdown; the contents of the April sale will now feature in the July Vintage Sale which takes place at Cheffins’ 40 acre saleground at Sutton in Cambridgeshire on Saturday 18th July. This sale will be online only with bidding closing on Monday 20th July. There will be viewing for this sale on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th July from 9am – 5pm.