I just got an email about a farmer in Northamptonshire who has built up a collection of almost 500 model tractors (his wife must be delighted). It’s taken him 40 years and he reckons one of them is worth about 200.
I haven’t collected anything since I was a kid, and even then it was only stickers, but are you mad on collecting anything – either farm-related or otherwise?
Mind you, to be fair to myself. On Saturday last, I bought a brand new, perfectly fitting Brook Tavener Sports Jacket from an antique shop in Malvern for 29. Yes. It was brand new. Pockets sewn up, spare buttons in a little plastic bag in the inner pocket. All labels still attached.
A few minutes later I saw exactly the same jacket in Brays Department Store opposite the antique shop for 218.
My passion is Beswick cattle, I have a few now, the bull cow and calf of the following breeds – Hereford, Highland, Friesian, Ayrshire, Jersey and Guernsey. I would love the Dairy Shorthorns, but can’t afford them…yet!
i collect among other things britians models, mainly 70s n 80s stuff. i recon i must have about ten mf 595s n about 5 mf combines, mostly come from ebay n range in cost from about a quid to about 35 quid for a realy mint massey combine, still in the box!
i also collect old massey impliments n litriture as well, basicly if its massey n over about 20 years old then im intrested