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Not that anyone will need reminding of the fact, but the classic car hobby is in ruder health today than it has ever been.
According to the latest report by the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs, the classic car sector is now worth £5.5 billion per annum to the British economy, an increase of 28% from the £4 billion figure they calculated in their last survey in 2011.
Trade in paintings at the Brightwells Autumn Fine Art Sale was both buoyant and an international affair, with registered bidders from 16 countries including the USA, Italy, Russia and France.
Irish Breeders top the bidding at the Mara Herefords Reduction Sale
The Sale held at Hereford Livestock Market on Saturday, 29th October, and conducted by the Auctioneers, Brightwells of Leominster, saw 30 Lots sell for a total of £58,750.00 to average £1,958.25.
On Saturday 29th October 2016, Brightwells Auctioneers at the kind instructions of GF Roberts Farms Limited conducted an important and much anticipated dispersal sale of 10 modern and classic tractors, combine harvester and two loaders together with an extensive range of machinery.
The sale arose following the decision by the farm’s owners to retire and the farm being let privately by; ... read more
The Brightwells 53rd annual Autumn sale of Welsh Cobs, Welsh Ponies of Cob Type and Welsh Part Breds saw an overall average of £999.97, up 4.3% on last year, the highest average since 2008. 91 animals were sold to export including Germany (37), Holland (20), Sweden (10), France (8), Ireland (6), Japan (5), Denmark (3), Austria (1) and Norway (1). Out of the 555 lots catalogued, 78.5% of the; ... read more
Quality catalogue produces record sale returns
The sale total of £254,940 was significantly more than the £164,700 it was in 2015, with the top 10 Yearlings averaging £17,900.
Congratulations to the breeder of MATTICULOUS for topping the Sale, selling for £32,000 to Mr Lloyd, from the Rhondda. We look forward to seeing MATTICULOUS follow in his brothers’ footsteps -TITANIUM and MIRACULOUS big; ... read more
Arbryn Charollais Ewe tops Hereford Sale at 2,000 gns
The Arbryn Flock of Arwyn Thomas from Whitland in Carmarthenshire continued their highly successful year with the top price at the joint production sale of Charollais in-lamb ewes held at Hereford Market at the weekend (15th October).
The sale topper was a March born shearling ewe by Arbryn Mythos and scanned in lamb to Rhaeadr Real Deal; ... read more
Prominent Artists Work to fall under the hammer at Brightwells
An impressive Herefordshire Country Residence has supplied a considerable number of lots to Brightwells Autumn Two Day Sale on the 2/3 November. Among this consignment is a selection of sketches and paintings by the prominent American artist James Jebusa Shannon (1862-1923). The artist was a contemporary of John Singer Sargent and; ... read more
90% Clearance at Autumn Show & Sale - as Herefords are in demand!
Bulls and Females both sell to a top of £5,500
There was brisk trade at Brightwells auction at Hereford Market for pedigree Herefords at the Society’s Autumn Show & Sale. Show females commenced the sale with the second lot through the ring - Grand Female Champion, Dendor 1 Anna Mary 26th from DE, ED & AL Jones,; ... read more
Welsh Cob enthusiasts come out in force to support “Courty’s Last Stand”
Terry Court, the official auctioneer to the Welsh Pony and Cob Society for the last 61 years, has in his time sold in excess of 25,000 Welsh cobs, to around 30 countries in the world and fortunately has never missed a sale.
This long and distinguished career will sadly come to an end on the weekend of Brightwells largest; ... read more
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