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Field Marshall Series 2 tractor from 1948 and 1965 International sell for record prices at Norfolk sale

PUBLISHED: 10:40 18 March 2018 | UPDATED: 10:42 18 March 2018

A farming auction takes place which includes some of Malcolm Stammers's extensive tractor collection 
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2018

A farming auction takes place which includes some of Malcolm Stammers's extensive tractor collection Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2018

Archant 2017

Vintage tractors reached record prices as a farmer’s collection of machinery was auctioned off.

A farming auction takes place which includes some of Malcolm Stammers's extensive tractor collection 
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2018A farming auction takes place which includes some of Malcolm Stammers's extensive tractor collection Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2018

Enthusiasts gathered despite the chill at Roudham, near Thetford, where Malcolm Stammers’s 1948 single-cylinder Field Marshall 2 and its stable-mates came under the hammer.

Sale organiser Peter Love said: “Mr Stammers has sold his collection very well. We had a world record price for a Field Marshall, it went for £14,500.”

A farming auction takes place which includes some of Malcolm Stammers's extensive tractor collection 
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2018A farming auction takes place which includes some of Malcolm Stammers's extensive tractor collection Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2018

He added a 1965 International also fetched a world record winning bid of £7,500.

“Usually they’re very difficult to sell,” he added. “People didn’t like them, they weren’t a popular tractor.”

A farming auction takes place which includes some of Malcolm Stammers's extensive tractor collection 
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2018A farming auction takes place which includes some of Malcolm Stammers's extensive tractor collection Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2018

Mr Stammers, 82, said he did not yet know what the sale had raised or what he would do with the proceeds.

“I never thought about it,” he said. “I just got too old to carry on and that was that. I very impressed by the turn-out. There was a lot of people there considering the weather.”

A farming auction takes place which includes some of Malcolm Stammers's extensive tractor collection 
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2018A farming auction takes place which includes some of Malcolm Stammers's extensive tractor collection Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2018

A farming auction takes place which includes some of Malcolm Stammers's extensive tractor collection 
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2018A farming auction takes place which includes some of Malcolm Stammers's extensive tractor collection Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2018

A farming auction takes place which includes some of Malcolm Stammers's extensive tractor collection 
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2018A farming auction takes place which includes some of Malcolm Stammers's extensive tractor collection Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2018

A farming auction takes place which includes some of Malcolm Stammers's extensive tractor collection 
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2018A farming auction takes place which includes some of Malcolm Stammers's extensive tractor collection Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2018

A farming auction takes place which includes some of Malcolm Stammers's extensive tractor collection 
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2018A farming auction takes place which includes some of Malcolm Stammers's extensive tractor collection Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2018

A farming auction takes place which includes some of Malcolm Stammers's extensive tractor collection 
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2018A farming auction takes place which includes some of Malcolm Stammers's extensive tractor collection Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2018


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