Tax disc sale at Fakenham

Lot 79: a vintage tax disc. at james and Sons in Fakenham ANL-141023-100952001
Lot 79: a vintage tax disc. at james and Sons in Fakenham ANL-141023-100952001
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The familiar tax disc on the windscreen of your car is now being consigned to history as technology scores another triumph in the modern world.

From the start of this month, new discs have not been issued as cars have been taxed. Police will be able to check if a car is taxed via computer technology.

But the ending of the disc has led to a heightened interest among velologists – tax disc collectors.

The recent withdrawal has prompted interest among collectors and prices look set to rise. An auction by James and Sons at Fakenham Racecourse on Wednesday has a range of 15 tax discs from 1928 (Triumph Motorcycle) to 1959 including a 1950 Aston Martin. Gold coins and jewellery, log books, vintage pens, militaria, stamps and coins feature in the 650 lot auction which opens at 10am.

A full catalogue for this sale can be viewed online at http://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/james-and-son-auctioneers/catalogue-id-2901719.