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Burns and Co goes Bang, Bang, Bang!

Our significant two day livestream collectors auction held in Bayswater on 10th & 11th September was a resounding success. Over 950 lots under the hammer.

Quality collectables are certainly in high demand at present and this catalogue offered quality from all the way across the country.

A massive thanks to all our vendors from Western Australia to Local Melbourne and everywhere in between, our awesome staff for getting this catalogue up and going, all our contractors and of course all the many purchasers from every mainland state, Territories, Tasmania and New Zealand.

The statistics show the story….have a look below and we’ve shown the top 20 lots to give you some idea of the quality and the value…mind blowing!

All results are listed in the Previous Auctions if you would like to view more of the astounding outcome over the past event.
If you’re thing of selling your collection or individual pieces call the market leaders today…Ashley Burns 0408 618 294

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A piece of History 

Birmingham Small Arms Company (BSA) Military Manufacture Bicycle.

We may never see one again. Dating all the way back to the first world war, we could only imagine what this bike has seen.

This piece is just one of many products that BSA was manufacturing at the time, along with Lewis guns, shells, aero engines, aircrafts, and other vehicles that were used by soldiers in the war.

A true survivor if we have ever seen one.

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The Burns & Co team will be visiting Tasmania in the near future!
Collecting, appraising and discussing the sale / value / auctioning of your loved classic car and collectables. Happy to look at complete collections or single items.
Contact Ashley Burns on 0408618294 to take advantage of:
1. Countries leading auctioneers of collectables and classic cars. One of only a few who actually conduct live, on the floor auctions with online bidding… it’s a dying art
2. Free no obligation, confidential chat
3. Fee packing and pickup of collectables to feature in one of our upcoming, record breaking auctions incl. enamel signs, petrol pumps, bottles, tins, milk bar, pedal card etc. etc.

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Featured Entry

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1974 Chrysler Valiant VG Charger R/T Tribute!

With our August Auction catalogue full and underway, we are now taking entries for our October Classic Car and Motor Bike Auction set down for Sunday 23rd October from 12noon

Here’s a great start! Arriving at Burns & Co this morning and in from Sydney this very desirable 1974 Chrysler Valiant Charger is an eye catching entry.
If you’re thinking of selling your collection or individual pieces call the market leaders today…Ashley Burns 0408 618 294

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Burns & Co are privileged to have another 1968 Holden HK GTS 327 Monaro in their stables for the 7th August Classic Car and Motor Bike Auction to be held in Bayswater, Melbourne.


Owners John and Michelle are long time car collectors having both owned HK Monaro’s over the journey.


As long time car lovers both John and Michelle have watched many car actions and have purchased through different auction houses.


Its Johns opinion that none have Ashley’s enthusiasm and passion on auction day and the care for the cars shown by the Burns & Co crew.


John and Michelle hope to do more travelling in the future, purchase a caravan and hit the road but are planning to be here on the 7th August to see the Warrick Yellow HK go under the hammer

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Furphy Water Cart Ends

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Year Identification 

John Furphy, the founder of the Furphy Enterprise, started as a blacksmith and wheelwright in 1864 when he was just 22 years of age.

After finishing his apprenticeship with Hutcheson and Walker, John set out to start his own business which thrived to carry his name for over 150 years.

One of the most collectable items that came from John’s endeavours was the Furphy water tanks. They were manufactured to provide transportation of water on farms, this was a solution that was much needed during a significant drought between 1895 and 1902.  The potential to have a joint unit of a water tank and cart to transport water was revolutionary.

Cast Iron concave ends were designed, and to this day are classic collector’s item.

With over 100 years of manufacturing these tank ends, the iconic designs had some slight changes which help identify the year of production.

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“Merv’s Shed” Auction

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Saturday 26th November 2022 starting at 9.00am AEDT

LIVESTREAMED FROM “Merv’s Shed”, 108 Boronia Street, North Albury, NSW, 2640

Complete dispersal of the significant collection affectionately known as “Merv’s Shed”.

Trucks – Cars-Tractors – Implements and Agriculture – Early Transport – Collectables

Including (but not limited to): Classic, Vintage and Muscle Cars; Early to mid-century International Trucks including veteran hard wheeled examples, desirable Mobil Vacuum fuel tanker; rare 1914 International Wagon in outstanding original condition; restored 1945 Dennis Fire Engine; early transport including carts, jinkers etc.; Furphy Tank; quality offering of restored and unrestored tractors and crawlers including Massey Fergusson, Massey – Harris etc.; great selection of portable engines of various HP including steam, kerosene etc. – mostly on transporters; early agricultural and horticultural implements including Howard rotary hoe’s, hobby farm tractors, Victa Lawnmower etc.; early wool presses, shearing plants and wool bale trolleys including large Koerstz Wool press; other industrial and rural collectables; rare Texaco Star petrol pump canteen in outstanding condition; variety of early clocks including Grandfather etc.; vintage maps; milk cans; bottles; early car accessories and so much more..

Agents comments: This is a significant, well-respected collection amassed over a long period of time. Superbly presented, in outstanding condition from start to finish and offering rarely seen variety and subject matter. This really is a once in a generation opportunity to purchase the rare, desirable and the seldom seen item. More information and photos to follow as we move further forward.

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What other Auctioneers bring their own tilt tray truck to deliver / handle the delicate.

Here she is the 1914 International Truck coming off it’s display stand, onto our tilt tray and onto the ground ready for the road trip to Queenslan

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“Merv’s Shed” Results

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Privilege to be apart of history, with the dispersal of such a significant collection affectionately know as “Merv’s Shed”.
A huge thank you to all our staff, vendors and bidders.

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Huddart, Parker & Co

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Soon to be featured in our upcoming collectors Auction…

One of Australia’s most desirable and iconic enamel signs is soon to be offered by Burns & Co.

Huddart, Parker & Co was founded on August 1st 1876 in Geelong.
During the 1890’s its steamers were running to the principal parts of New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia along with Western Australia and Tasmania. In 1983 it was also trading with ports in New Zealand.
This Particular sign featuring the steamer “Burrumbeet” which was built in 1885 provides providence that dates this sign late 1880’s – 1890’s and is in what we consider, absolute best condition for age with no sign of any touch ups or repairs.

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