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bikes from a bygone age go under the hammer

An “exceptional selection of rare items” from the Bygones Collection at Holkham Hall is expected to attract national interest at auction. The Bygones Collection comes from the Holkham Hall Bygones Museum, which has been in-situ since 1979.

Over 250 lots will be incorporated in the sale and include four motorcycles – a unique Sunbeam 500cc, which has been unused since 1990; and a rare Lambretta Li150, dating back to 1960, with guide prices of £2500 – £3500 and £1000 – £2000 respectively. The sale also includes a 1949 BSA (pictured).

The sale will be part of the Cambridge Vintage Auction, on Saturday 16 July from 9.30am at the Cheffins Machinery sale ground based at Sutton, near Ely, Cambridgeshire. A second tranche of lots from Holkham will be sold by Cheffins Auctioneers in October. For more information, please visit

Holkham Hall, in North Norfolk, is home of the Coke family and the Earls of Leicester, was built between 1734 and 1764 by Thomas Coke, the first Earl of Leicester.




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