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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.


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.

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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!