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Rare War Memorabilia Sold At Auction

12/8/2012


(Photos courtesy Auctions America)

More than 100 pieces of priceless war memorabilia from the National Military History Center in Auburn will be up for auction this weekend. 

Proceeds from the sale will help the museum pay off its mortgage and create more room for the museum to better display its other historic items. Bidders from around the world are expected to take part.

Two vehicles sure to attract serious attention from collectors are an American GMC DUKW and British Humber Hexonaut GS, amphibious trucks used to transport Allied troops and supplies over land and water during the war. The Hexonaut GS is the only one of its kind known to exist. Vintage 1940s motorcycles are also on the docket, including a 1942 Harley-Davidson UA with sidecar and a 1941 Indian 841 with saddle bags.

For those interested in participating but unable to attend in person, remote bidding options including Internet, absentee and telephone bidding will be available and the auction will stream live online at auctionsamerica.com to provide real-time coverage of the event.

Doors open at 9 a.m. Saturday, December 8. The auction gets underway at 1p.m.

Admission is $10 per day with 100% of proceeds benefiting the National Military History Center.

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