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Mecum Kissimmee, January 3-13, 2019 Part 2

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The summary and introductory material was supplied two days ago with Part 1 and we’ll just go right to the additional 130 transaction reports and descriptions from Fiat through Willys. Onsite observations are by Andrew Newton, Jossan Elias and Rick Carey but I edited the final copy and am responsible for it. The sort order […]

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Mecum Auctions, Kissimmee, January -13, 2019 Part I: Acura-Ferrari

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I have some help with auction reporting these days, which is a Good Thing. But sometimes a Good Thing becomes a challenge, and that was true at Kissimmee this year where Jossan Elias and Andrew Newton added 135 observations. Combined we took advantage of the opportunity Mecum presents to give an early year cross-section of […]

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RM Sotheby’s, Arizona Biltmore, Phoenix, January 17-18, 2019

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RM Sotheby’s got bumped in 2019, relinquishing their ballroom auction space to a medical device national meeting. This is the second time this has happened and the RM crew has gotten very good at working around the dislocation, setting up a tent marquee in the valet parking lot for the auction venue and moving much […]

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Barrett-Jackson, WestWorld, Scottsdale, January 12-20, 2019

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Barrett-Jackson’s annual crowdfest at WestWorld in Scottsdale is amazing, and it seems to grow more amazing every year. The shear masses of people walking through the gates to confront the array of sponsors, vendors and exhibitors – a gauntlet to be run every day just to get to the auction cars – is startling. The […]

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Bonhams, Scottsdale, January 17, 2019

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Bonhams assembled an attractive and diverse docket to their Scottsdale auction at the Westin Kierland. There were plenty of lots that even the most jaded onlookers found intriguing and, as the numbers below account, they weren’t for the most part exotic or expensive. But it also proved to foreshadow an issue that would be recounted […]

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Worldwide Auctioneers, Scottsdale, January 16, 2019

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Worldwide Auctioneers brought an unusually varied docket to their Scottsdale auction which kicks off the succession of auctions in parallel with Barrett-Jackson. Older cars were particularly prevalent, both in the sense of their age and in regard to their aged appearance. Barn finds? Absolutely, but also several unrestored or repainted largely original pieces such as […]

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