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Euro Auctions predicted great interest in this one-off retirement sale and the crowds came in their thousands, with massive local support and attendance on the viewing days, as well as the sales days of the 3rd and 4th October
Euro Auctions, valuer and auctioneers for WH Bond, executed a one-off sale at their premises in Trerulefoot, Cornwall, with nearly 1,600 lots of agricultural machinery and construction plant being sold over two days, the majority of which were 2019, 2018, and 2017 models, with many unregistered items. The final hammer total for the sale was £11,893,950, with £4,714,940 being ‘online’ sales to many of whom were international buyers.
With most of the successful bids coming from the UK and Ireland, there was strong and successful bidding from the Netherlands, Poland, Belgium, Spain, Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Italy, such is the international reach that Euro Auctions has through loyal customers and international marketing.
Chris Bond, Director of WH Bond comments, “The west country has never seen a sale of this magnitude and is unlikely to see one again, I’m sure! We are delighted with the outcome of the two days and all the other days of hard work leading up to this event. The WH Bond team and the Euro Auctions crew worked ‘seamlessly’ to firstly prepare for the sale, as well as executing the auction on the days of the auction. The local contracting and agricultural communities in the west country really bought into this event, with over 1,000 visitors attending on each day. Euro Auctions really pulled one ‘out of the bag’ for WH Bond and our staff were tireless, of which I and my family are truly grateful and proud. It was truly a great day.”
There were several stars of day, of which the following last minute ‘classic’ additions stole the show, including:
Other notable lots, with hammer prices, include:
David Betts, Euro Auctions territory manager responsible for this sale comments, “Euro Auctions repeatedly handles sales of this nature, ‘off-site’ from a Euro Auctions depot and at a customer premises. We provide all the infrastructure, setting up Wi-Fi networks to envelope the sale ground ensuring internet bidding is successful. We manage on-site registration, internet bidding, banking and on-site welfare for the duration of the sale. At WH Bond we had the support of the entire company who worked incredibly hard to ensure that the sale was a huge success. This was without doubt one of the best ‘off-site’ sales that Euro Auctions has participated in.”