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    Who might buy this lot at Bonhams?

    Who might buy this lot at Bonhams?

    Mr. S. Claus –  someone with many presents to gather and a regular reader of – will be particularly interested in an upcoming auction. One of the world’s finest single-owner collections of Victorian carriages and coaches comes up at Bonhams carriage collection sale next March 7. With all the travelling Santa Claus does – not to mention a North Pole address – there can never be too many sleds and sleighs.

    The privately owned collection gathered by a European industrialist contains more than 150 lots, some dating back to the 17th century. There are two beautifully designed 18th century sleds. An ex Royal British Mews 1835 travelling Landau is said by the auctioneer to be one of the most historically significant carriages on the open market for many years. It is estimated at £200,000-300,000. There are more than 30 carriages and coaches from makers including Holland and Holland, Guiet and Co., Barker and Co. and Van Campenhout.  Three cars, a 1908 Sears Model P Four Seat High Wheel Runabout, a 1907 Holsman Economy American Buggy and a Brass Radiator Ford Model T Speedster, will be of much interest to collectors.

    We wish our readers around the world a very Happy Christmas.

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