Rare Furphy water tank from 1930s sells for $65,300 after sitting on Beechworth farm for 30 years

Why this rusty old water tank that sat in a field for decades has just fetched a small fortune for a Victorian farming family

  • A Victorian collector has parted with $65,300 for a rusted Furphy water tank 
  • The auction saw fierce competition, with 110 bidders vying for the old tank
  • The tank, which was owned by a Victorian couple, sat on their farm for decades
  • It dates back to the 1930s and rusted away for about 30 years on their property
  • It is highly valued due to a rare model pump and bracket attached to the item

A water tank has sold for a whopping $65,300 despite the 1930s collector’s item languishing on a family farm for decades.

The tank and cart that sat on Chris and Karen Bartsh’s Victorian farm in Beechworth for 30 years sold for the record…

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