AUCTION – COWRA WAR, RAIL and RURAL MUSEUM, COWRA NSW – Friday 31st March, Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd April 2017
FRIDAY 31st March, SATURDAY 1st and SUNDAY 2nd April 2017 starting at 9.00am sharp each day
On account of the Cowra War, Rail and Rural Museum who are relinquishing their Complete Museum collection
NATIONALLY SIGNIFICANT COLLECTION – OVER 2500 Lots
10291 Mid Western Highway, Cowra, NSW (Bathurst Road).
MILITARY: Army tanks, trucks, armed vehicles, field vehicles inc. Willey’s, cannons, mortar guns, motor bikes, WWI and WWII articles of interest including horse drawn, Light horse, Cowra Prisoner of War, displays, cabinet lots, uniforms, bayonets, swords, flags etc etc
RAILWAY: Full length carriages, numerous station signs, station furnishings, train lights, crossing signs and lighting, gauges, clocks, station seating, ticket machines, telephones, carriage racks, carriage seats, lamps, model trains including massive working model train display etc etc
PETROL and OIL: Garage and other signage inc superb SHELL Stickman, Atlantic embossed, Dunlop, Gargoyle, BP, Esso, Castrol inc 2 x 4 piece, petrol pumps, oil racks, embossed oil bottles, fuel boxes and tins etc etc
CLASSIC, VINTAGE and COLLECTABLE CARS: 1928 Ford A Model Sports Coupe, 1931 A Model Ford Victoria left hand drive with B model motor, 1938 Ford sloper w/- V8 flathead motor, Superb 1961 EH Holden Station Wagon genuine 68,000 miles, 1966 HR Holden Sedan, 1981 XJ Ford Fairlane 302 V8 90,000 kms exc cond.
OTHER: 1901 Bondi Surf Life Saving bell, Navy bell, Furphy tank and ends, large horses, Farmall tractor, saddlery, aboriginal, superb National Cash register, mannequins, camera collection, tobacco tins, pedal cars, coin machines, display cabinets, vintage toys and many more collectables.
Agents Comments: Cowra War, Rail and Rural Museum was founded by the Horsfall Family in 1979 and sits on approx. 3.5 acres on the outskirts of Cowra. Significantly important collection of War including many items relating to the WWII Cowra Prisoner of War camps and many items from WWI along with an impressive line up of war vehicles, tanks, trucks, bikes etc. The collection includes many interesting and rare Railway related items many dating back to the very early beginnings of Railway in this country along with many items of general interest including a very early Bondi bell circa 1901 and a most magnificent early National cash register. Approx. 450 misc. signs. All items are in excellent condition for age with the majority of the collection under cover and dry.
ORDER OF SALE AS FOLLOWS: Friday Lots 1 – 234, 323 – 564, 1248 – 1702 inclusive, Saturday Lots 235 – 322, 565 – 1247 inclusive, Sunday 1703 – 2536 inclusive
INSPECTION and REGISTRATION THURSDAY 30th MARCH 2017 10:00am – 4:00pm of from 7.30am each day of sale
FURTHER DETAILS TO FOLLOW INCLUDING FULL CATALOGUE by 6th March 2017
FULL ONLINE and ABSENTEE BIDDING AVAILABLE. NO PHONE BIDDING. NO ITEMS AVAILABLE FOR SALE PRIOR TO AUCTION
FLOOR BIDDERS: 12.5% Buyers Premium ONLINE and ABSENTEE 15% Buyers Premium
Payment: EFT, EFTPOS or CASH ONLY. ABSOLUTELY NO CHEQUES.
Auctioneer: Ashley Burns 0408 618 294
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