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Rickenbacker Automobile Sign

Auction:
2419
Lot:
8
Sold for:
$750$750

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2419
Location:
Bolton
Date / Time :
August 23, 2008 10:00AM

Description:

Rickenbacker Automobile Sign
Detroit, Michigan, 1922-1927
Painted metal, "Rickenbacker Car Worthy of Its Name", some finish wear, ht. 12 5/8, wd. 22 3/8 in.

Provenance: Robert W. Skinner

Eddie Rickenbacker was a race car driver in the early 1900's who joined the service in World War I to become a hero as an "ace" pilot, He later started his automobile company in Detroit, Michigan. The automobiles were well made and sales were enthusiastic until 1926. Rickenbacker closed its operation in 1927.
Estimate $500-600

Keywords

Eddie Rickenbacker, Robert W. Skinner, pilot , race car driver, Military, Rickenbacker, United States