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2014-04-21 08:20:22

Site records broken for the most sellers at a Houston auction and largest number of online bidders and online buyers. HOUSTON, TX, April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (NYSE and TSX: RBA), the world's largest industrial auctioneer, sold more than US$46 million of heavy equipment and trucks during a two-day unreserved public auction at the Company's permanent auction site in Houston, Texas on Wednesday & Thursday, April 16 & 17, 2014. More than 3,800...

2014-04-18 16:20:57

PHOENIX, April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Auction Systems Auctioneers & Appraisers, Inc. (www.auctionandappraise.com) will host a Phoenix auto auction featuring rolling stock of autos and heavy equipment on Saturday, April 19, 2014. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140418/76421) Items of interest for this auction include a 1996 Volvo 850 I5, 2000 Chevrolet Blazer V6, 2001 Nissan Altima I4, John Deere 2955 tractor, and John Deere 10A bucket attachment. "All the...

2014-04-18 16:20:41

PHOENIX, April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Auction Systems Auctioneers & Appraisers, Inc. (www.auctionandappraise.com) will host an Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) auction featuring vehicles and heavy equipment on Saturday, April 19, 2014. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140418/76412 Items of interest for the marathon auction include: 2004 Ford Taurus, 2005 Ford Explorer, 1993 Caterpiller 120G grader, 1997 Swenson spreader, 1997 Ford F350 one-ton...

2014-04-18 16:20:26

Featuring Police Confiscated, Stolen and Forfeited Property, as well as Autos, Tools, City and School District Surplus, Electronics, Appliances, Computers, Commercial and Restaurant Equipment, Sporting Goods, Furniture and Household Items, Collectibles, Jewelry and Much More PHOENIX, April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Auction Systems Auctioneers & Appraisers, Inc. (www.auctionandappraise.com) will host a marathon auction featuring police confiscated, stolen and forfeited...

2014-04-18 08:20:24

Grand opening ribbon cut in front of a crowd of more than 1,400 on-site and online bidders MANCHESTER, NH, April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (NYSE and TSX: RBA), the world's largest industrial auctioneer, officially opened its new auction site in Manchester, NH yesterday during a multi-million dollar grand opening auction. More than 1,400 bidders from 40 countries registered on site or online to participate in yesterday's unreserved public auction in...

2014-04-16 16:32:01

WAGONER, Okla., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For years, Dale and Sue Nichols have made their home in the woods and rolling hills of Cherokee County, where Sue was born. But now in their 60s, with their children and grandchildren living elsewhere, they've decided to offer their 438-acre estate at auction. "I'm spending much of my time working in Houston, and this is just too much for Sue to maintain with me gone for days at a time," said Dale. "We're keeping some land here, but we...

2014-04-16 16:21:18

PORTLAND, Maine, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tranzon Auction Properties is pleased to announce the sale of two Truck Stops in Portsmouth, NH. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140416/75711 "We're excited to offer these Seacoast NH institutions. I grew up in Portsmouth and Hanscom's has been around since before I was born," commented Mike Carey, Tranzon Vice President. "We've sold almost a 100 (gas) stations in the last few years, but none of them have Hanscom's history,...

2014-04-15 16:20:47

WALWORTH, Wis., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mecum blasted into Houston this past weekend with a gigantic sale dominated by a $7 million hammer price for the 1964 Ford GT40 Prototype, GT/104. Overall sales reached $33,633,058 with 765 of the total 1,085 vehicles offered changing hands, achieving a healthy sell-through rate of nearly 70 percent. "Our Houston event is one of the fastest growing auctions on our calendar," noted Mecum President and Founder Dana Mecum. "The quality of collector...

2014-04-15 08:23:02

DALLAS, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- HOUSTON - Following intense bidding among seven hopeful buyers, Heritage Luxury Real Estate Auctions® has announced the pending sale of a spacious and elegant home at Houston's prestigious Royal Oaks Country Club for $1.98+ million. The sale of the 7,000-square-foot, five-bed, five-bath residence generated the highest price per square foot in the exclusive Estates community in nearly a decade and is expected to close in just 10 days....

2014-04-11 08:21:23

Large selection of equipment attracts more than 5,000 bidders from 32 countries to two-day unreserved public auction in Grande Prairie, AB (April 9 - 10, 2014) GRANDE PRAIRIE, AB, April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (NYSE and TSX: RBA), the world's largest industrial auctioneer, sold more than CA$40 million (US$37+ million) of equipment items and trucks at an unreserved public auction in Grande Prairie, AB on April 9 - 10, 2014. More than 2,350 trucks and...


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  • A spider.
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