One of the UK's largest private collections of military vehicles to be sold by online auction

Published on: 3rd November 2017

One of the largest private collections of wheeled and tracked military vehicles, along with spares and memorabilia of over 500 lots is due to be sold by online auction, with bidding closing from 10am on Wednesday 6th December.

Our machinery and business assets team has been instructed by private collector Melvin Cordwell to offer for sale the extensive collection, due to his retirement and following the sale of the Collop Gate Farm premises.

The stand out lots include Centurion, Chieftain & Abbot Tanks, Military Vehicles and a vast array of spares & memorabilia with a substantial collective value.

Stephen Jepson, associate partner in our Manchester office commented, “We’re used to advising clients on a variety of auctions, sales and negotiations and this is another very exciting instruction for the firm, but more importantly a unique opportunity for anyone interested in these fantastic lots. We have received an excellent response from the initial advertising with over 200 requests for catalogues to date from potential purchasers all over the globe.”

Melvin, formerly a gunner and instructor on Centurion tanks circa 1961-1968 has been acquiring military collectables since the early 70’s and has been lucky enough to live his “boyhood dream”.

The lots will be available to view between 10am-4pm on Saturday 2nd, Sunday 3rd (11am-4pm) and Tuesday 5th December at Collop Gate Farm, Lancashire UK or by appointment. Anyone interested should contact Stephen on 0161 259 7056 or email stephen.jepson@sw.co.uk.

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