Historic sleighs for sale (but Santa’s isn’t among them)

18th century Amsterdam sled | Bonhams photo
18th century Amsterdam sled | Bonhams photo

Don’t panic, Santa’s not retiring and selling his sleigh, but on March 7, 2015, Bonhams will stage a Carriage Collection Sale featuring more than 150 lots collected by a European industrialist. Among them is a Royal British Mews 1835 Traveling Landau Coach estimated to be worth as much as $465,000.

Included in the sale are sleds, carriages and coaches, some of which date to the 17th century and are being offered at auction for the first time.

Also included in the sale will be three automobiles — a 1908 Sears Model P four-seat high-wheel runabout, a 1907 Holsman Economy American buggy and a brass-radiator Ford Model T Speedster.

For details, see the Carriage Collection sale website.

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