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Lex, you need to click twice with the pointy finger and then you get the plus sign in a magnifying glass and can make it bigger again. Wally's scans are quite readable then.

 

Your large scan made my browser freeze !

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Dusty, that's interesting info, where did you get it from?

 

This came from HANSARD the offical report of debates in Parliament which are available on-line.

 

Dusty

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Lex, you need to click twice with the pointy finger and then you get the plus sign in a magnifying glass and can make it bigger again. Wally's scans are quite readable then.

 

Your large scan made my browser freeze !

 

Rick, yes I know, but those red and blue lines, very strange.

My scan isn't that big is it??

 

Thanks Dusty, it figures, but there were several Welbikes left behind in the UK, my first one came from there, found in an old air raid shelter was the story, bought it for 80 pounds at Beaulieu, lot of money! (in 1984)

 

Cheers,

 

Lex

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A problem was found on one of my computer when adding attachments which caused added colouring to appear

this is a test to see if this has been resolved the sale was held on the 9th of april 1959 at ruddington

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Now as they say for something a bit different yet these are just as important in there roles they perform for the military

place of the sale RUDDINGTON 10th april 1959

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Thanks for posting those, Wally. The Nortons must have been among the last to be disposed of. All five, 97 YB 52, 88 YB 46, 80 YB 97, 04 ZB 53 and 96 YB 91 are marked "Disposal MKH/1/S/399 4.12.58" on the 'Key Cards' 80 YB 97 had been in service since 1939, although had been rebuilt prior to 1948.

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Thanks for showing us these Wally. These old sales catalogues are as rare as hen's teeth. Is the whole folder full of sales catalogues? I would love to see more if possible.

 

Dusty

New to Forum and am doing a local history project on the Byram Estate. The post indicates that the catalogues or some pages could be seen. How?

 

Also of interest because my wife's granddad was a security guard on the estate during the war. Prior to vehicles it was also an ammunition dump.

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this is from December 1947 liked it because it shows some BEDFORD MWCs as at the moment l am rebuilding one

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Selling in guineas, I notice, and a Foden 10 ton 6x4 making an extraordinary 2600 Gns (£2730). That's nearly £100,000 based on RPI or £242,000 based on relative earnings! Must be an error noting it down, surely?

 

Would a TSM Coach be a Tilling Stevens?

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SEAN the prices are correct the local press published the figures and they appear in the accounts kept by the government

accountant l have the accounts for all of these sales and FODENs made some of the highest prices been nearly new and much in demand

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Selling in guineas, I notice, and a Foden 10 ton 6x4 making an extraordinary 2600 Gns (£2730). That's nearly £100,000 based on RPI or £242,000 based on relative earnings! Must be an error noting it down, surely?

 

 

 

I have seen some dealer adverts for these Fodens and as Wally says, they were very sought after as there was a shortage of heavy lorries after the war, with a lot going for export to get money into the country. All existing road transport was worn out and mostly pre-1940. I have noticed these prices on previous auction catalogues that Wally has posted, there would have been a lot of bidding for them, when you look at what else there was on offer, there was little to compare.

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SEAN the prices are correct the local press published the figures and they appear in the accounts kept by the government accountant l have the accounts for all of these sales and FODENs made some of the highest prices been nearly new and much in demand

 

I have seen some dealer adverts for these Fodens and as Wally says, they were very sought after as there was a shortage of heavy lorries after the war, with a lot going for export to get money into the country. All existing road transport was worn out and mostly pre-1940. I have noticed these prices on previous auction catalogues that Wally has posted, there would have been a lot of bidding for them, when you look at what else there was on offer, there was little to compare.

 

Ah. so there's independent confirmation, that's interesting to know. I guessed they must be new or nearly new and of course the post-war situation justified demand, but even so that amount of money seemed disproportionately high. It is an astronomical price - what, 2 to 4 or 8 times modern equivalent? Some people obviously had very deep pockets!

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a few of the press reports from the sales they may appear dark as after 65 years the have yellowed but still readable

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These three pages are from a sale held on the 19th of august 1919 at the white city exhibition grounds Manchester

the two items of interest to me are the P&M MOTOR CYCLE and the CROSSLEY TENDER

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just doing some research on another subject and spotted these lot 6440 made £388 -10 shillings lot 6441 made £ 661 - 10 shillings the highest amount paid on this page is for lot 6459 it made £1680 it is described as nearly new condition

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WHAT are lots 3176 3177 3178 l know what they are and will post the correct description but just wanted to know if people were still interested

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Seasons greetings Wally-

If Caterpillar is the manufacturer then it could be the D8s used on the Normandy beaches by the RE Inland Waterway Cos in conjunction with the Rhino Ferries , or by the Beach Rcy sections of REME, The RN also had some at Normandy with the Landing Craft repair units.

If they are using Caterpillar to descibe a Tracked vehicle they could be BARVs

TED

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If Caterpillar is being used in it's descriptive form then perhaps they could be describing LVT's.

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well first thank you TED DEGSY and RICHARD the word CATERPILLAR in this case has been used in its Descriptive form

the first page is from the catalogues sent out to the public the second page is from the auctioneers own copy he has added

in ink the words Studebaker 10 cwt amphibian tracked vehicle A comment on the second page the dark shading this is from the paste / glue used to stick the pages in to his account book and it showing through though it is not visible to the naked eye

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