Putnam Collection Automobilia & Advertising Live/Simulcast Auction

Saturday, June 4, 2022 :: 10am

Florence Community Center, 140 Pine St., Florence, MA 01062

This auction will be the first of several conducted to disperse the personal automobilia & advertising collection of William “Bill” Putnam, a lifelong collector of and a dealer in new, used, and classic cars. This auction offers a unique and diverse assortment of auto-related memorabilia, including signs, clocks, thermometers, toys, models, pedal cars, automotive fluid cans, cabinets, and other items pertaining to automobiles and “good old days” advertising.

Live & online bidding available!

Live Preview:  Friday, June 3, 1-6pm
140 Pine St. Florence, MA01062

Photo gallery, registration for pre-bidding and webcast bidding & online catalog available by Saturday, May 28 at www.raucherbrothersauctioneers.hibid.com

Photo galleries also available on our AuctionZip site (www.auctionzip.com/MA-Auctioneers/30811.html) and on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/raucherbrothersauctioneers)

Auction Highlights

This auction offers a unique and diverse assortment of:

  • 1977 Caprice Classic ~  rare “wraparound” rear windshield; 350 V-8 2 barrel carb; dual exhaust; power windows, locks & seat; 75,912 miles, Oregon title.
    Original car from the 8-track player to the wire wheel covers.
  • 1979 Mercury Zephyr Z7 ~  6 cylinder; automatic; factory AC; interior restoration was started on roof liner and dash; original dashboard is in the car; 28,171 miles; title is from State of Washington.

Advertising signs, banners, counter displays, clocks, thermometers, etc. for: autos  ~  parts & accessories   ~  gas  ~  oil  ~  hardware & paint  ~  soda  ~  tobacco  ~  pet food  ~  motorcycles  ~  grocery

Toys, Parts, Automotive Items & Unique Antiques:

Pressed steel toys  ~  pedal cars  ~  motorized go-kart   ~   oil & other fluid cans   ~  die-cast cars  ~  antique hand-cranked National Cash Register  ~  service-station & car dealership parts cabinets with NOS inventory

Terms of sale: Each item for sale is sold AS-IS, WHERE-IS. All sales are final. NO REFUNDS. Items in this auction are from an estate; some have been pre-used and may contain defects. We have made every attempt to describe each item as accurately as possible. We are not responsible for errors or omissions in the descriptions. Before bidding, you should take appropriate steps to verify the accuracy of the listed item descriptions. You should also take appropriate steps to inspect or validate the condition of listed items prior to bidding on them. We will answer questions to the best of our ability and provide additional photographs of lots upon request during the pre-bidding and preview period.

A 15% Buyer’s Premium is applied to all purchases. 6.25% MA sales tax. Tax exempt buyers must provide their resale certificate/tax exempt number when obtaining a bidder’s number. Payment must be made in U.S. dollars. Online payment options are available upon request. Complete payment required after the conclusion of the auction. Management reserves the right to hold items or titles to items until funds clear. All winning bidders must arrange to remove items from the auction location at time of payment.

Payment must be made at the conclusion of the auction. Items that are not paid for and picked up or shipped within 7 days after auction will be deemed abandoned and those lots will be offered to the underbidder(s). Third-party shipping is available; buyers are responsible for coordinating payment and delivery arrangements with the shipper.

Bidders who abandon lots may receive a “bad bidder” rating that may affect their ability to bid in future auctions. Pickup/Shipping:  Auction purchases should be removed on the day of the auction if possible. Items can be picked up Sunday-Wednesday, June 5-8 from 10am-5pm; other pickup times by appointment.

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Online Auction FAQ:

How do your online auctions work?
Just go to https://raucherbrothersauctioneers.hibid.com/auctions/ and check out the photos & descriptions in the online catalog. If you see something you like register for the auction and place your bids! Bidding in our online auctions is typically open for a week. Auction registration is free.

How long can I bid?
Right up to the last minute! When it’s time for the auction to close (see time & date above), lots close at one minute intervals. If you are on the site and logged in, you can pop in last minute bids. If someone bids during the one-minute “countdown to close” for a lot, the clock gets reset and the final minute starts again.  If it looks like you might be outbid on a lot you want, you can pop in a new bid to regain the high bidder spot. Closings can be very exciting (and a lot of fun. You can bid during the week or join the bidding frenzy at the close on our website (raucherbrothersauctioneers.hibid.com/auctions/).

How do I know if I won or lost a lot?
The morning after the online auction ends, we’ll email you to let you know if you won or lost. If you are a winning bidder, we’ll also send you an invoice.

If I win, how do I get my stuff?
If you are a winning bidder, the email we send with your invoice will include all the information you need to pay for your items and either pick them up or arrange for shipping.

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