Antique machinery lovers came in droves to Stockinbingal to secure their stake in the one-of-a-kind antique machinery collection, including buyers from as far as Canada.
Ross Minehan, Stockinbingal, has had an eye for collecting rare machinery for more than 40 years, but this chapter would come to a close as the collection went under the hammer on Saturday, August 12.
The sale list included items ranging from an Atlantic Union Fuel Bowser, a 1926 Chevrolet four-cylinder light truck, to a three horse power 1903 Alamo Stationary Engine and a 1909 McIntyre High Wheel car.
Along with these items there was also a 16 horse power Ruston Proctor stationary engine on list, believed to be the only one still functional left in the world. This was purchased for $25,000 by a bidder from Wauchope.
The standout for the sale was the 1909 McIntyre High Wheel car, topping the sale at $38,000 to a purchaser from Nabiac.
The car was fully functional, like all the items offered, after being fully restored by Mr Minehan.
The 1926 Chevrolet four-cylinder light truck sold for $24,000 to an undisclosed buyer from Rutherglen, Vic, and the three horse power 1903 Alamo Stationary Engine made $11,750 to a buyer from Grafton.
The 14hp 1905 Blackstone engine sold to an undisclosed buyer from Clear Creek, near Bathurst, for $11,000, the six inch Rider Hot Air Ericson mamade $11,750 and a 1965 MG car made $22,000.
But not all items were destined the stay in the country, with a Canadian buyer from Kippen, Ontario, buying the Campbell gas engine, The Samson, for $10,750.
Mr Mineham said the sale was a success, with AuctionsPlus playing a large part in the auction, opening up the market to Queensland, South Australia, Victoria and Canada.
"Some things were on the lower side, but you had the high ones made up for it. Our average at the end of the day was acceptable," Mr Mineham said.
"People the way the economy is, they're not travelling unless they have to, but when they buy online, they know they have to travel because they've bought something and they've got a reason the travel."
The clearance for the sale was 93 per cent with a number of items also being purchased post auction.
Miller and James Real Estate conducted the sale.