THIS RICH PENN AUCTION event on May 18-20, 2012, will feature The Mikkelson Collection boat museum, sold in its entirety, all without reserve. Paul Mikkelson has made the difficult decision to sell his remarkable collection which has over 50 full size classic vintage boats, nearly 1,000 toy boats and scale outboard motors, plus more than 100 carefully restored outboard motors and another 100 unrestored motors, nearly 300 duck decoys and a treasure trove of advertising and dealer related literature and advertising signs.
Rich Penn said, “We were honored that Paul chose us to help with this important auction. We’ve been working with him for months now and we’re looking forward to May. This is a great collection and it’s going to be a great auction.”
The Auction Event will be held in Paul’s hometown of Willmar, Minnesota, with the Saturday and Sunday sessions being at the Willmar Civic Center. Friday’s uncataloged session will be at Mikkelson’s 10,000 sq. ft. storage building. That building is full of boats, motors and parts that were all part of his restoration plans. According to Paul, “Time just never allowed me to get it all done.” The Friday session
will be just for those in attendance. There won’t be internet, absentee or telephone bidding on Friday.