The on-site team sold over 600 lots of vintage tractors, spares and implements on behalf of R H Crawford & Son near Boston, Lincolnshire on Saturday 13th April. 

The R H Crawford & Son company was started in 1921, selling agricultural and plant machinery and is now in its third generation, under the leadership of Robert Crawford Junior. The family have long been enthusiasts of vintage machinery and it was decided that after over 90 years it was time to dispose of some of the outer-lying items within the collection via an on-site sale.

Amongst the 70 vintage tractors on offer, the highest price achieved on the day was £51,000 for a 1934 Marshall 18/30 dating back to 1934. This was followed by a 1919 International Titan tractor which made £17,000 and a 1920 International Junior which achieved £12,500. Other interesting items included a 1959 Foden S20 with Coles crane which sold for £6,800 and a 1918 Clayton ‘Chain Rail Tractor’ which made £8,200.  One of the most highly-anticipated lots was a 1937 Fowler Gyrotiller 80 which did not sell under the hammer but was sold quickly following the sale via private treaty. 

Oliver Godfrey, Director, Cheffins comments: “The Crawford family are legends in the vintage world and alongside their successful modern machinery business, they had accumulated a wonderfully varied collection over the years. Whilst this was not the family’s principal collection, it did offer enthusiasts the opportunity to purchase some very exciting lots. We saw a huge crowd on the day who battled the chilly wind and came out in force to purchase items from this much anticipated sale.” 

The next Cheffins Vintage sale will take place on Saturday 27th April at the Cheffins Saleground near Ely.