Wagons, Buggies, and Surreys (With The Fringe On Top)…Oh My!

AZ Territory in the 1870s

AZ Territory in the 1870s

Two interesting entrepreneurs…one amazing ranch…a century of history…this is the story of Dutch Joe and Richard Bunger and their attempts to tame part of the truly wild west of Payson Arizona.  And, the next chapter of their story is your opportunity to own piece of History, as Pot Of Gold Auction liquidates nearly 100 wagons, buggies, surreys, stagecoaches, and other rustic and historic items from the Dutch Joe Ranch!

Nearly two decades before Arizona would become an official State, in the late 1800s, a man of German heritage came to the area of Payson, Arizona to stake his claim on the dream that would become the United States.  Joe Meyer, or “Dutch Joe” as he was known, homesteaded a section of land in the northern part of Arizona.  For some 60 years, falling somewhere in the period 1870-1928, “Dutch” Joe created history and legend on his land before he died a somewhat mysterious death at the age of 82.  (Read on…)  (more…)

Old American classic car auction prices rising faster than equity markets

Collector car market is proving to be a safe haven investment in recent years according to the following recent news articles:

  • Classic car market is becoming strong for sellers (Newsday)
  • Since 2010, the average price of collectible Ferrari’s is up more than 70 percent, according to Hagerty, the collectible-car insurer and valuation … (CNBC.com)
  • The value of classic cars has increased by an incredible 400 per cent in just ten years, according to new data revealed today. (MotorTorque)

Similar evidence regarding recent price strength can be seen by looking at prices realized at Barrett-Jackson, Mecum, and Branson Auctions.

We have recently sold a desirable Cougar convertible  and Ferrari 328.

Now we are proud to offer up for auction in May 2013  a 1957 Ford Thunderbird “E” convertible for sale ( lot 400a)

  • only has 78,000 miles with both hard and soft top!
  • Vin: E7FH395571
  • original 312CI/270HP V8 dual quad engine
  • auto transmission
  • Kelsey Hays wire wheels & original hubcaps
  • original radio
  • colonial white & red interior

“Nail the Hammer Price”  Contest

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play to win a $75 Gift Card

You can show off your classic car market skills and win a $75 gift card by playing the May 4th 2013 “Nail the Hammer Price”  Contest

  • Simply guess what the exact hammer price realized for this 1957 T-bird convertible (lot 400a)
  • Submit your hammer price guess along with your name & email address in the comment field below ( no later than May 4th at 11AM EST)
  • The winner will be notified via email by May 6th 2013 at 3PM EST
  • If nobody guessed the exact hammer price then the contestant with the closest guess will win $50 (notified via email by May 6th 2013 at 3PM EST)
  • all entry’s will be kept confidential
  • one entry per contestant
  • no purchase necessary
  • Must be at least 18 years old

Good luck!

1957 t-bird radio ad