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Mysterious mannequin raises eyebrows at farm machinery sale

Auctioneers at Brown & Co have been demonstrating the breadth of their ability at sales recently.  While his counterparts in Norfolk sold 3.5 million of residential property, Ben Wills – from the firms office in Melton Mowbray – sold a female Indian mannequin amongst farm equipment at an auction near Stamford.

The mannequin, whose arrival on the farm at Holywell near Stamford remains a mystery, sold for 62.   Featuring as lot 91, she appeared in an auction of modern and vintage farm machinery at Pettywood Farm, Holywell, near Stamford on instructions of Mrs J R Machin.

More than 1000 people from all parts of the UK and Ireland attended the sale.  The highlights for the modern farm machinery included a Massey Ferguson 4WD Dynashift Tractor making 9,200 and a JCB Loadall Farm Special 526S reaching 13,000.  Also exceeding expectations were vintage items such as a Ferguson sugar beet plough for 1800 and a Ferguson spring tine drag for 1100.

This was the first machinery auction held by our recently opened Melton Mowbray Office, said Ben Wills of Brown & Co.  The lady made a nice diversion from a traditional farm equipment sale.  It was an excellent day with some exceptional prices and we are anticipating another successful sale at Edmondthorpe on 6th May.

Brown & Co is a firm of independent rural property, land and business specialists operating from ten offices in the East of England, London, Poland, Argentina and St Lucia.

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