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Worldwide Auctioneers, Auburn, August 30-31, 2019

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The big news from Worldwide Auctioneers in 2018 was their location’s move to their new headquarters in the former WWII Museum just across I-69 from the Auburn Auction Park. Somewhat surprisingly, considering the beyond-spacious facility encompassing over four acres inside, the consignment was down substantially – in fact by one-third – from last year’s cramped […]

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RM Auctions Auburn Fall, August 30-September 1, 2019

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Auburn Fall is a tradition, a gathering place to decompress after the non-stop action both on the auction blocks and in the endless events of Monterey. Along with the ACD Festival the same weekend, RM has turned Auburn Fall into an event itself with myriad activities for attendees and their families. Come, enjoy and even […]

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Mecum Auctions, Monterey, August 15-17, 2019

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Mecum’s “Daytime Auction” at Monterey was down 34.7% from last year, similar to the overall experience at Monterey this year. In Mecum’s case that was less unusual. As the table below shows, being up and down by a third has been a common experience at this venue and while this is the lowest total for […]

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RM Sotheby’s, Monterey, August 15-17, 2019

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RM Sotheby’s added a Thursday session for 34 Aston Martins, bringing their total consignment to 184 lots from last year’s 150. 64.7% of the Astons sold, not bolstering RM’s eventual 72.8% sell-through. But it was the Saturday appearance of the vaunted Porsche Type 64 (actually a modified Kraft durch Freude Wagen (the VW predecessor) Porsche […]

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Gooding & Co., Pebble Beach, August 16-17, 2019

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Like the other Monterey auctions Gooding & Co. ran up against a wall of indifference in 2019. The first challenge was consignors’ indifference. Not that there weren’t some great cars on offer at The Pebble Beach Auction, there were and as always displayed to advantage in Gooding’s spacious marquees. The issue was that none of […]

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Bonhams, Quail Lodge, August 15-16, 2019

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More is not Better Bonhams crammed 219 cars into its Quail Lodge location in 2019, 62% more lots in exactly the same space at a sale where when Bonhams previously has expanded to two days it has been to feature a high-profile collection. They were cheek by jowl tight. The Maserati Bora lost its right […]

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