A beautifully preserved model steam traction engine, discovered on a Wells valuation day, attracted huge interest at Lawrences Auctioneers of Crewkerne last week.
Consigned for sale by a lady in Wells, the model steam traction engine was in 1” scale and was made in 1983 by Maxwell Hemmens , a manufacturer of good quality steam models. Seemingly unused, it had survived in remarkably good condition which certainly increased its appeal.
It attracted huge interest on the day and it raced past its estimate and sold for £1300 (plus buyer premium) to a local collector.
Lawrences Auctioneer Simon Jones said, “The vendor came to see us at Roderick Thomas Estate Agents in Wells, where we hold regular valuation mornings. It was a lovely quality model and steam engines always attract a great deal of interest from collectors.”