The final hammer has come down on the Milhous Collection auction we previewed last week. The two-day event resulted in 100 percent of all lots being sold for a total of 38.3 million. The item to fetch the highest price was a 1912 Oldsmobile Limited Five-Touring, which set a world record auction price for an Oldsmobile at 3.3 million.
Conducted by RM Auctions in association with Sotheby’s last weekend in Boca Raton, Florida, the auction attracted bidders from 18 countries looking to snap up an item from the range of rare mechanical musical instruments, automobiles and collectibles on offer.
1912 Oldsmobile Limited Five-Passenger Touring $3,300,000.
1903 Ruth Style 38-B Fair Organ $1,265,000
1933 Chrysler Custom Imperial Five-Passenger Phaeton $1,210,000
Gaudin 125-Key DanceG Organ $1,150,000
1913 Welte Wotan Brass Band Orchestrion $1,092,500
1934 Cadillac Sixteen Custom Roadster $1,001,000
1939 Lagonda V-12 Rapide Sports Roadster $990,000
1930 Duesenberg Model J Convertible Sedan $990,000
1937 Cadillac Sixteen Custom Phaeton $962,500
Local Auto Dealer, Car Collector, and DFW Car Pro Show Premier Sponsor Mr. Sam Pack purchased three of the items up for sale in this auction.
Pictured is the Gaudin organ, which sold for $1,150,000.