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Garden Sale With Horse Powered Wheels

8th March 2023
H&H Auction Rooms’ Spring Garden Sale Features Unique Collection of Horse Drawn Carts

A sure signpost to the coming Spring, the first Garden Sale of the year at H&H Auction Rooms on Saturday 18th March is already attracting a surge of interest, drawn to a cornucopia of gardenalia and a spectacular collection of over 10 horse-drawn carts and other conveyances from a bygone era.

Traders and keen gardeners will find a huge range of feature pieces at the Borderway Exhibition Hall near Carlisle, including chimney pots, sandstone troughs, stoneware and statuettes, and a wonderful salt glaze strawberry planter made in the form of a tree trunk at the famous Errington Reay pottery at Bardon Mill, Northumberland, in the late 19th century.

H&H Auctions Rooms are holding the sale on a Saturday to enable buyers to attend who could not be present on a weekday, and to attract potential buyers focused on the sale of horse-drawn vehicles.

Many lots have been submitted for the sale from the famous collection acquired over many years by Mr and Mrs Allan of Silloth, with more from small museums and private vendors making this possibly the biggest single sale of historic carts and farm vehicles H&H Auction Rooms has ever offered.

All the vehicles listed for sale have been lovingly and immaculately restored and include a farm hay cart,  a Governess pony trap, a Kent apple cart (with no history of being upset), a rubber wheeled wagonette made by a Royal Warranted company in Kinross, and a dog trap restored by a Scottish company also with royal connections.

“We are very grateful to Mr and Mrs Allan for allowing us to offer their wonderful collection for sale,” says H&H Auctioneer Stephen Farthing Auctioneer and Valuer. “They have built up a remarkable, museum standard fleet of vehicles that give us a unique insight into old-fashioned horse-powered transport, and now they feel it is time to quite literally pass the reins.

“By moving the sale to a Saturday I hope we can persuade buyers to make this a family day out. The carts and traps are fascinating, and the garden artefacts range very widely in size and guide price which gives everybody a chance to release their inner garden designer and bid for something large or small.

For any enquiries regarding either buying or selling, please contact Stephen Farthing on 01228 406320 or email him at [email protected]