Auctions — August 1, 2012 at 11:59 am

Rich Penn’s Historic Mikkelson Collection Auction Draws Global Interest

CLASSIC AND VINTAGE boating collectors worldwide were treated to an event that will probably never again be replicated.

The three day event, May 18-20, was the Willmar, MN sale of Paul Mikkelson’s astounding variety of classic Larson Falls Flyers boats, toy boats and motors, restored and unrestored outboard motors and a huge selection of marine related advertising pieces.

“This was easily an historic event,” noted Penn. “We had bidders from 27 countries vying to win some of Paul’s rarest collectibles. This collection has been kept in his museum in Willmar, Minnesota, since the time he started collecting. It included many one of a kind items including some of the rarest full size vintage boats which he spent years finding and then restoring to pristine condition.”

Penn’s auction team moved over 1,600 lots across the block in a well organized and fast paced auction, selling one lot every 50 seconds.

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