Auction: Saturday 10th March 2012 at 12.00
Viewing: Friday 9th March 9.00am to 4.00pm
& Saturday 10th March 9.00am to 12.00
The March 10th 2012 auction went through despite the extraordinary weather, and the day itself was beautifully clear and sunny. Some of the Driving Fair events had to be cancelled as the horses and vehicles involved were stranded beyond the flooded Shoalhaven River. About 300 people attended the sale and viewing, and vehicles were sold to buyers in Victoria, South Australia, Queensland and across NSW.
Many intending purchasers were unable to attend due to the rain, and some vehicles were also unable to arrive in time. These vehicles and any unsold from the auction are still available and will be listed on our "Carriages for Sale" pages shortly. If you are interested in anything from the auction please enquire.
A spectacular collection of around fifty antique restored and unrestored horse drawn vehicles covering 150 years of carriage driving history, together with harness, riding and driving accessories, and related collectables.The sale includes an excellent selection of brass and nickel plated buggy and carriage lamps in various styles and sizes, a show harness for a medium heavy horse and a magnificent show four-in-hand harness for 16hh horses in patent leather and brass. For a printable list please click here.
Features include a very fine antique horse drawn Landau in excellent ready-to-drive condition (estimate $18,000-$25,000), a 19th century ten passenger Body Break or Drag (estimate $25,000/28,000), numerous sulkies, carts, drays and jinkers, a delightful American deluxe convertable four seat buggy, a rare four-seat sidebar Surrey, Abbott buggies ($3,500-4,500), two and four seat Concord spring buggies, piano-box buggies in various sizes, a lightweight single seat four wheel Road Cart, a Studebaker buggy, a Turn-out seat Buggy ($3,000-3,500), a six seat wagonette and many others.
Payment on the day by cash, cheque with ID, VISA, Mastercard or EFTpos.
The Buyers' Premium is 15%. There are no other charges.
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Magnificent brass Landau Lamps
Queensland Buckboard with pole and shaft. Please note this Lot has had to be withdrawn as the owner was injured during the wet weather and cannot transport it. The vehicle will be brought here for sale in a few weeks time and prospective bidders should ask to be alerted when it arrives.
Beautiful American oval glass brass mounted carriage lamps
Square front brass mounted buggy lamps
Brass mounted oval front buggy lamps
Chrome plated brass carriage bell
Fine nickel plated buggy lamps with finials
Nickel rectangular front buggy lamps
Nickel mounted square sulky lamps
Pair of tail lamps with clip fittings
Pair of tail lamps with socket fittings
Auction of Horse Drawn Vehicles
10th March 2012 at 12.00pm
Harness, lamps, wheels, ironwork and driving accessories
The small items are on view and numbered at the venue. As most small items have arrived very late in the week due to the inclement weather only a limited catalogue is available, please click here. Vehicles are illusrated below. Major items however include a very fine team harness in brass and patent leather for approx 16hh horses (estimate $7,000/$9,000) and an excellent single delivery harness mounted in chrome for approx 16h with red leather decorations (estimate $3,000/$4,000). A fine pair harness for ponies is also included. An extensive collection of lamps is available, please telephone us for further details if you are unable to view.
Horse Drawn Vehicles
Lot 200 Full sized town sulky with panel seat and brake, 1910s, unrestored but driveable, with good wheels and shafts, painted in red and blac
Lot 201 A bent shaft Ladies' Sulky restoration project, 1900, with Grafton maker's label, spindle seat and iron wheels
Lot 202 A turn-out seat Buggy, 1880s, older restoration painted in light green and striped, iron tyred Sarven wheels in fair condition, front floor requires replacement, rear seat handle detached, generally sound, with shafts
Lot 203 A full sized spindle seat sulky, 1880s, unrestored, with restorable wheels, damaged seat and shafts, old green paint
Lot 204 A Victorian Pony Governess Cart, 1860s, with good wheels and shafts, intact body with original paint requiring refurbishment and minor repairs
Lot 205 A bent shaft Ladies' Pony sulky, c1900, silky oak motorback seat, brass fittings, rubber tyred, requiring restoration but with intact shafts, wheels and fittings. Lacks floor.
Lot 206 A mid Victorian Park Phaeton for a smaller horse, the iron forecarriage, axle stubs and wheels refurbished, freshly cut and shut with new rubber tyres, frame stripped ready for new coachwork, with an unrestored Motorback seat. A good restoration project which will result in a handsome smaller formal vehicle
Lot 207 A 1950s two wheeled Bakers' cart, in original condition with pneumatic tyres
Lot 208 A fine hooded coalbox turn-out seat Buggy, 1880s, in original unrestored condition, nickel plated fittings, wheels and coachwork in good order
Lot 209 A light Spring Cart, unrestored, good wheels, requiring refurbishment
Lot 210 A very fine unrestored Sidebar Buggy in excellent original condition, with original paint and trim (trim deteriorated), and shafts (fair condition)
Lot 211 An unusual double seat tray Buggy, 1870s, with Dexter spring undercarriage, old restoration requiring some attention Sold
Lot 212 A well restored Piano box Buggy, finished in red and black, with shafts
Lot 213 A hooded double seat end spring Buggy, older restoration in very good condition, with pole and shafts
Lot 214 A spindle side Pony Buggy, for approx 13hh horse, restored
Lot 215 A Perren Speed Wagon (patented July 1900), spindle single seat piano box buggy, with shafts
Lot 216 A Pony Village Cart, with double springing to coachwork and shafts, circa 1890, painted red and black
Lot 217 A good end spring piano box Buggy, restored, painted red and black and with pole and shafts
Lot 218 A Frasier Buggy Company single seat Spider, with split cane seat, painted black
Lot 219 A Studebaker slatted tray spindle seat Buggy, circa 1890, with early serial number, painted black and fitted with shafts
Lot 220 A fine double seat sidebar Surrey, with excellent paintwork in red and black, fitted with a pole (shafts can be supplied)
Lot 221 A pony Ride and Drive Victoria, Continental, 1860s, the 2/3 scale five seat vehicle in original condition with old green paint, red velvet trim, the dash and front seat folding to allow the vehicle to be driven from the rear. Original (damaged) shafts provided with correct fittings, needing new shaft timber
Lot 222 A blue painted single seat Spyder, with excellent paintwork and finely upholstered seat cushion
Lot 223 A full size Show Abbott Buggy, finished in maroon with very fine lining, Sarven wheels, fitted with shafts
Lot 224 A Stivers, New York, Show Buggy, fitted with shafts
Lot 225 A rare convertible buggy, with steam bent coachwork, the two tilting front seats opening to reveal a double rear seat folding out from a curved panel, with chrome plated scroll ironwork, fitted with shafts, fine condition
Lot 226 An early 19th century Mail Phaeton, Continental, with double seat button upholstered in grey velvet, French hood with solid brass fittings, and detachable modern groom's seat, independent shafts
Lot 227 A Pony scaled two wheel Baker's Show Cart, in excellent restored condition, with numerous show wins
Lot 228 A fine restored table top Show Lorry, for a single horse
Lot 229 A Gerald Pony Spyder, in excellent condition
Lot 230 A 1960c Land Rover Series IIA LWB with utility top, in unrestored but intact condition, last registered in 1989 and stored since then. It is believed the vehicle should be easily recommissioned for farm or club use, and aside from the usual dents and wear appears to have only modest rust
Lot 231 Pony basket seat Buggy. In excellent restored condition
Lots 232-241 Still arriving
Lot 242 A Bavarian Hunting Wagon, on iron forecarriage with cut-under, seating for six, pole and luggage rack, older restoration in good order
Lot 243 A European six seat cut-under Wagonette, 1890s, older restoration in good condition, with blue and red livery, black vinyl trim, minor water damage to front floor and floor posts, with pole
Lot 244 A rare canopied Victorian Ten Passenger Body Break or Drag, 1860s, the spindle sided coachwork with vis-à-vis rear seating and raised drivers seat, with pole; complete with a magnificent set of three correct period coaching lamps
Lot 245 A Danish Sefton-pattern Landau, 1860s, the rear compartment with original detailed button upholstery in dark green fabric in fair condition, refurbished coachwork and roof, later brake, and pole
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Belgian Sefton pattern Landau
Please note this Lot has had to be withdrawn having been caught in weather. If you are interested in this Lot please enquire.
Brass & steel acetylene Buggy Lamps
Oval front brass mounted buggy lamps
Nickel horseshoe front buggy lamps