On occasion, military vehicles and vintage aircraft are included on the dockets at collector car auctions. But on June 11-14 in Auburn, Indiana, Worldwide Auctioneers plans was it says will be “the most extensive collection of World War II artifacts, uniforms, militaria and memorabilia to sell without reserve.” The occasion is the auction company’s inaugural Americana Festival Auction.
Lots on offer include the 1944 Dodge WC-57 General Patton command car, a 1942 Packard Eight Sedan in the Gen. Eisenhower staff car livery, a 1941 Chevrolet 1543 GS truck in Royal Air Force livery, a 1944 Cessna UC-78 used to train WWII bomber pilots, a 1946 Piper J-3 Cub that served as a L-4 Grasshopper reconnaissance aircraft, and a 1935 Speedbird, an experimental aircraft with side-by-side cockpit.
The auction docket also includes many items of automobilia and petroliana, including gas pumps, signs and toys.
There will be two auctions, both benefiting the J. Kruse Education Center, a non-profit organization that provides career development for students and veterans.
All lots can be seen on the Worldwide website and the auction will be staged by live and online.