H&H Classics – 104 Year-Old Hupmobile Model Ha Tourer

H&H Classics – 104 Year-Old Hupmobile Model Ha Tourer

Henry Ford Was An Enthusiast For The ‘Hupp’

A magnificent example of the increasingly rare 1915 Hupmobile Tourer is for sale with H&H Classics at their next Live Auction Online on October 2nd.

Henry Ford paid the ‘Hupp’ 20 the ultimate compliment. “I recall looking at Bobby Hupp’s roadster at the first show where it was exhibited and wondering whether we could ever build as good a small car for as little money.”

H&H Classics say that this car has been family owned from newand comes with theoriginal sales invoice and is offered with early history.The car is understood to be in ‘good to excellent’ overall condition.

Hupmobiles were built from 1909 through 1939 by the Hupp Motor Car Company. The prototype was developed in 1908and had its first successful run on November 8 with investors aboard for champagne at the Tuller Hotel a few blocks away. The company was incorporated in November of that year. The first Hupmobile model, the Hupp 20, was introduced at the 1909 Detroit Automobile Show. It was an instant success.

In 1911 Hupp became one of two automakers pioneering the use of all-steel bodies, joining BSA in the U.K. Carl Wickman, a car dealer in HibbingMinnesota, used a seven-passenger model Hupp as the first vehicle for what became the GreyhoundBus Company.

Hupp Motor Car Company continued to grow after its founder left. Hupp competed strongly against Ford and Chevrolet. By 1928 sales had reached over 65,000 units. To increase production and handle sales growth, Hupp purchased the Chandler-Cleveland Motors Corporation for its manufacturing facilities.

For more information about the auction please contact visit H&H Classics

 

 

1915 Hupmobile Model HA Tourer

Registration No:OI 3389

Chassis No:HS0602

MOT:Exempt

Location:Londonderry

 

Estimate: GBP£25,000 – GBP£30,000

Julien’s – Top Memorabilia From Hall Of Fame Players

Julien’s – Top Memorabilia From Hall Of Fame Players

Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle, Lou Gehrig, Ty Cobb, And Hank Aaron Memorabilia Offered In Julien’s Auctions November 14th Event

Los Angeles, California – (August 23, 2019)– History and investment opportunities intersect for baseball fans attending Julien’s Auctions “A Southern Gentleman’s Collection” event in Beverly Hills on November 14th. With the Sports category leading the sale, high value baseballs and game worn jerseys each carry with them stories about some of the greatest moments and players of the sport.

Brett Hughes, Managing Director Global Sports at Julien’s Auctions, says: “Once in a while a collection comes our way that you can feel the history, opportunity, and excitement all at once. This collection – compiled over the course of 30 years by Goodman Basil Espy­ III, M.D., is just that – exciting. It includes the kinds of items that makes the heart of any baseball fan and collector beat faster. Much faster. An indication of the strength of this market can be seen in the price rises we are seeing. A Babe Ruth uniform similar to one sold in 2008 for $300,000, we expect to sell for $400,000 or higher today. The market goes from strength to strength.”

David Seideman, an authority on sports collectables for 30 years (who writes for such publications as Forbes, Time and Sport Illustrated) claimed the following earlier this year: “[The] supply of signed Babe Ruth baseballs cannot meet the demand…  No matter how many thousands upon thousands of times he scribbled his name, an autographed Babe Ruth baseball is still the centerpiece of any worthwhile baseball memorabilia collection. The price of Ruth balls has at least doubled over the past decade. Expect to pay at least $20,000 for a sharp one, a clean ball. Official American League baseballs are the most desirable, commanding a premium.”

The market for celebrity sports memorabilia continues its relentless upward trend as an alternative investment sector. Many wealthy collectors who have art, wine, classic cars, and jewelry in their portfolios now also include items linked to some of the greatest professional athletes in the world. The sports market, in some instances, is outpacing some of the more conventional investment categories.

Because of the international interest in this collection, it is being taken to England on board Cunard’s luxurious Queen Mary 2, in a voyage departing New York on September 15thand arriving in Southampton, England on September 22nd, crossing the Atlantic Ocean with an exhibition of sports highlights from the Julien’s Auctions sale event later in the year.

For more information please visit Julien’s Auctions.

 

A Joe Dimaggio and Marilyn Monroe signed baseball.  A Reach Official American League Baseball (William Harridge) era 1947-1953, signed by Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe in blue ink. This signed baseball commemorates the brief union of one of sports brightest stars with Hollywood’s most glamorous actress. It is well known that after Marilyn’s passing Joe refused to sign any Monroe related material whether it be photographic images or pages already bearing her autograph. Any signed objects by both legendary figures only derives from the short period the couple spent together, factually only a nine-month marriage was full of unhappiness, tears, and general strife.

 

Estimate: US$150,000 – US$250,000

Freeman’s Moving to New Flagship Location in Philadelphia

Freeman’s Moving to New Flagship Location in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA, PA– After nearly a century at 1808 Chestnut Street, Freeman’s will be relocating its flagship location to Center City’s prestigious 2400 Market Street. Featuring a purpose-built gallery and auction room with corporate offices above, Freeman’s is excited to join the 600,000 square-foot development that has been recently hailed as one of the biggest and most visible mixed-use projects in Philadelphia.

 

THE NEW FREEMAN’S EXPERIENCE

Designed to meet the needs of both emerging and established collectors, the modern development at 2400 Market Street will enhance the auction experience for the company’s local and international clientele. 

 

In the new gallery, Freeman’s will host a year-round season of curated fine auctions across multiple disciplines.They are also planning to cultivate the space as a premier cultural venue and are currently developing a program of events set to begin in Spring 2020 that will be open to the Philadelphia community and beyond.

“We are very much a part of the fabric of Philadelphia and have been for centuries,” remarks Chairman Alasdair Nichol. “We have been in our current building since it was built for us in 1924, but the auction market has dramatically changed since then. This move to a new, custom-designed headquarters is a key component in our contemporary business model and will further establish us as a leading and dynamic 21st century auction house. In our new location, we will be ideally positioned to meet the growing demand for global service, while continuing to be engrained within the heart of the city that we have called home since 1805.”

 

THE FIRST AUCTIONS

Currently scheduled for November 24, 2019, the inaugural sale to be held at 2400 Market is A Grand Old Flag: The Stars and Stripes Collection of Dr. Peter J. Keim. This landmark, single-owner sale will be the largest collection of historic American Flags ever to be offered at auction. It will be followed by the house’s marquee American Art and Pennsylvania Impressionistsauction on December 8, 2019. Fine sales across collecting genres will follow throughout Winter/Spring 2020.

 

OTHER DEVELOPMENTS

This winter, Freeman’s will also be opening a second Philadelphia location within The Civic Building at 1600 West Girard Avenue. This venue will cater more specifically to emerging markets and young collectors.

 

ABOUT 2400 MARKET STREET

Situated along the Schuylkill River, 2400 Market was formerly a Hudson Motor Car Company fabrication plant. The property was re-acquired and renovated in 2016 into a contemporary, mixed-use structure; it now serves as the new global headquarters for Aramark.

 

For questions about the building, please contact Hanna Dougher, COO, at [email protected]

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