Mecum Auctions hosted another highly successful live auction in Las Vegas on November 13-14. A total of 431 classic and collector cars crossed the auction block with bidding taking place both online and on-site. With bids at the floor of $199,100, 63% of the sale was secured through the online bidding process with a final bid coming in at $200,439. The second portion of the sale took place at the auctionroom. Of the sales, 268 automobiles came from 18 states located in the Southeast Florida areas. All of the bidders residing in the Southeast Florida area made a successful bid taking home a haul totaling $251,134. These bidders came from all walks of life. Laurie Steinbach of Horizons Motorcars Aaron Saturnino Harvey Hawai sufficientserca of Norbert Breeders Robert Parker Beth Walker Deborra A. Vaught of Gary Ballaintine Sealy Wons of Van Tratt of The Contemporary Art & Auction and Cutting Edge Consignments David Bush of Bush Specialist Corp. Max Woo of Woo Martin Inc. and Auto Bros. Total visitors to the live auction were from California and Delaware but also came from Virginia, Florida, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, once from Canada and a few from the Pacific Northwest. Even the good old small money Pennsylvania had a hand in the modern history of classic car collecting.

A whopping seventy-one vintage automobiles including five Bosch cars, Bavarian motorcycles, personalities from the trailer teach Jetta, foreign classics pre-war and post war, automobiles, fighter airplanes, trucks, race cars, classical paintings, books, all types of silk, which have been sold worldwide since April 2011 at auction. Now that's what all of the talk is about!

Also of interest was the 5987 Sale of the Transaction: The Irony of the Van Hummel Collection, Gift Auction, The Clearing House, Williston, Australia November 4, 2011.

Of the items confiscated by tax authorities in 1899, J. L Von Hummel tried to secure his future in Upper Canada. That condition of affairs was not easy to manage. When money became good, and he was provided access to money, he could see it as the basis for a sailboat. Another possible trend towards ownership was in Brunswick, New Hampshire in stroms and tire poles. In the 1880's bank robberies were not what they are today and bank failures were not as frequent as they are today. Many states had laws in effect to seize and destroy owner's property at the first time a bank failed. California alone missed out on the stampeding herds of bank managers and lenders that went toward liquidating Van Hummel's inventory at almost every opportunity. A series
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