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Paris Bonhams Auction – Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais

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On Feb. 7 — less than one month after the Scottsdale auction concludes — London-based auction house Bonhams will host a Paris event they’re calling “Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais.”

That’s French for ‘The Great Marques of the World at the Grand Palais,” with the Grand Palais being a historic Beaux-Arts exhibition structure located on the Champs-Élysées.

It’s a premium location, and everything set to cross the block — from memorabilia to motorcycles — reflects that. The more than 600 lots include books, hood ornaments, posters, cars, motorcycles and even the De Havilland Gipsy Moth biplane used in the filming of Out of Africa.

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1910 Flying Merkel Motorcycle Here

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Auctions America by RM enjoyed a successful debut in Las Vegas this past  weekend, selling more than $4.1 million worth of vintage motorcycles, with an  impressive 82 percent sell-through rate of all lots offered.

The event at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino Jan. 12-14 had strong  attendance, with thousands of enthusiasts gathering to see 490 motorcycles and a  range of bike-related memorabilia cross the auction block.

The top seller of the weekend was a beautifully restored 1910 Flying Merkel,  resplendent in the company’s bright orange coloring, that garnered $86,800.

Read more: http://www.autoweek.com/article/20120118/CARNEWS/120119827#ixzz1jqahs3i0

My dad used to live in Merkel, Texas. Thought I would to this post in tribute to him. He passed away over a year ago in Abeliene.


Cool Finds at The Curiosity Shop

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Found this site on Ebay. Sorry for the wee photos. Go to the sight for the real deals!

http://stores.ebay.com/TheCuriosityShop524