A COMPLETE shepherds hut, a 50-year-old red John Deere tractor and an unusual selection of jerry cans were among the attractions when hundreds of people travelled from across the country to the annual collective vintage auction held near Lifton beside the A30.
The 1957 tractor went for £5,000 to a collector from Shebbear and was almost the best call of the day, beaten only by the £5,340 paid for the shepherd's hut.
The £410 paid for the jerry cans took many by surprise, going to a buyer from Sidmouth.
Kivells auctioneer John Wakeham said: "'It was great to sell the very special 1957 David Brown at £5,000 but superb to sell a traditional shepherd's hut at £5,350 with it going to a new home at Redruth in West Cornwall."
Among 194 lots of machinery, auctioneers John Wakeham and James Morrish also sold a McCormick BWD6 International tractor 1951 for £1,900 and £1,250 was achieved for a 1950's Marshall Dozer.
The pick of some 30 lots of granite came in from Cornwall and topped at £600 for a 6ft trough while a selection of Victorian cast iron horse stabling sold to £360.
Another 696 lots of equipment were auctioned by Mark Bromell and Patrick Dennis who had to move fast to keep up with the bidding from a large crowd of buyers, resulting in a top call of £950 for a 2ft scale Ransomes trashing machine going to its new home in Barnstaple.
Not far back was a box Ford lathe with a gearbox reaching £450 with a whole host of goods sold between £200 and £350.
James Morrish then took on an interesting line up of books and photos which saw strong bidding from start to finish, the pick of the sale being an album of historic fairground photos from South East Cornwall hitting £180 and going to a new home at Yeovil in Somerset.
A good consignment from Exeter topped at £80 for a selection of original works photos. Kitson & John Fowler early drawings reached £45 and plenty of steam photos between £35 and £45.
A collection of books and workshop equipment, the property of the late Mr Brian Barras was particularly well received with the proceeds going to his chapel at Peter Tavy.