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Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Bolton MA
August 23, 2008 10:00 AMCalender

Rickenbacker Automobile Sign

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


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


Eddie Rickenbacker, Robert W. Skinner, pilot , race car driver