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Private Collection of Tom & Marlene Stackhouse

RM Auctions to Host First Time Sale of Memorabilia and Automobiles From The Private Thomas & Marlene Stackhouse Collection – Offered Without Reserve – September 15-18, 2005

BLENHEIM, Ontario, Canada (July 29, 2005) – Mr. Thomas and Marlene Stackhouse's automotive collection represents a lifetime of collecting, filling two barns and has never been offered to the public before. Canadian auction house RM Auctions has been chosen to handle this important sale scheduled for September 15-18, 2005 in Delhi, Ontario.

The occasion of this sale marks an important event to collectors of petroliana, memorabilia and nostalgia alike as most items from the private collection are uniquely rare or one-of-a-kind. The four-day auction will include the sale of approximately 28 cars and motorcycles from the Stackhouse collection, as well as some additional selected automobile consignments.

Rare collectables will include a fine selection of important period tin toys, pedal cars, a significant collection of over 2,000 mascots and hood ornaments, approximately 700 porcelain and tin signs, jukeboxes, neon signs, factory original tire memorabilia dating back as far as the turn of the century, and an extremely impressive collection of petroliana, including nostalgic oil company signs, globes, faces and gas pumps.

Some of the rare sale highlights include:

- Goodrich Safety Tires metal dealer sign with Canadian Mountie - Essex-Hudson neon dealer sign - McCormick-Deering Streamliner Orchard Tractor - Original Wurlitzer Model 1015 “bubbler” juke box - Fisk Tires dealer display sign featuring giant baby - Large collection of rare and one-off automotive mascots - 1955 Ford Crown Victoria Glasstop – California car - 1971 Oldsmobile 442 W-30 Convertible – 58k original miles

The sale will be held on location at the Stackhouse Classic Auto Ranch 2148 Hwy #3 in Delhi, Ontario. The sale preview begins Wednesday, Sept. 14 from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Auction days are from Thursday until Sunday, Sept. 15 - 18 beginning at 9:00 a.m.

Admission to the Stackhouse sale is by catalog only (includes bidder registration and admission for two) and are available in advance for $60 by calling 1-800-211-4371 or can be ordered online at:

RM Auctions, Inc., is the leader in the North American investment-grade collector car and estate collection auction market and an international renowned specialist in vintage automobile restorations. Celebrating more than twenty-five years in the trade, RM Auctions and its sister companies RM Restorations and RM Classic Cars have achieved incomparable records in worldwide sales and awards in the multi-billion dollar vintage automobile industry. For additional information on RM Auctions, Inc., please call 1-800-211-4371 or visit the web site at:

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