Archive for December, 2007

George Washington Portrait Tops Sloans & Kenyon’s

George Washington Portrait Tops Sloans & Kenyon’s

. December 22, 2007

The highlight of Sloans & Kenyon’s three-day estate catalog auction, November 9–11, was a rare and historic portrait of George Washington by William Francis Williams (American, 1759–1823), which sold for $398,000. The portrait was sold to benefit the Franklin Tree Foundation, a nonprofit organization in Madison, Va., which is directed by John Francis Williams, a […]

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Autumn Swallows take off from Leyburn

Autumn Swallows take off from Leyburn

. December 21, 2007

Book buyers flocked to Tennants Book & Map auction in Leyburn for a second chance to obtain a first edition of Arthur Ransome’s book ‘Swallows & Amazons’ in its all important dust jacket. The auctioneers had achieved a world record price of £6,500 for a copy in their summer sale, thus prompting a London man […]

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MICRO CARS SET TO DRAW MEGA INTEREST AT FLORIDA’S PREEMINENT COLLECTOR CAR EVENT

MICRO CARS SET TO DRAW MEGA INTEREST AT FLORIDA’S PREEMINENT COLLECTOR CAR EVENT

. December 21, 2007

“Micro cars” or “city cars” were born out of a need for economical transportation following the harsh years that proceeded the Second World War when shortages of food, electricity, gas and raw materials made regular car ownership a luxury. Filling the postwar demand for more affordable wheels were eager companies such as BMW, which produced […]

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RARE PIECE OF KENNEDY MOTORING HISTORY TO BE OFFERED AT ARIZONA BILTMORE AUCTION

RARE PIECE OF KENNEDY MOTORING HISTORY TO BE OFFERED AT ARIZONA BILTMORE AUCTION

. December 21, 2007

Continuing their reputation for offering some of the world’s most significant motor cars, RM Auctions will offer a 1962 Lincoln Continental Town Limousine, as used by President John F. Kennedy, when they return to Phoenix next month for their annual “Automobiles of Arizona” event. The distinguished motor car (chassis no. 2Y82H424232) was originally built for […]

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HIDDEN FROM PUBLIC EYE FOR DECADES, DISTINCTIVE PAIR OF EDSEL FORD’S PERSONAL AUTOMOBILES MAKE AUCTION DEBUT ON AMELIA ISLAND

HIDDEN FROM PUBLIC EYE FOR DECADES, DISTINCTIVE PAIR OF EDSEL FORD’S PERSONAL AUTOMOBILES MAKE AUCTION DEBUT ON AMELIA ISLAND

. December 21, 2007

Preeminent international auction house, RM Auctions, will celebrate their 10th annual “Automobiles of Amelia Island” auction event with the sale of some of the world’s most significant and valuable automobiles, including two historic motor cars custom-built for Edsel Ford, then President of the Ford Motor Company. To be held at the elegant Ritz-Carlton Hotel on […]

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