View Full Version : Hartford Conn. Auction Results

04-07-2009, 03:28 PM
I attended the first part of an automoblia auction last Saturday outside of Hartford, Conn. There were a fair amount of Studebaker items. I snagged a decent Lark plastic sign for $150 (item 131). A buddy of mine picked up the buy of the day, a 72" Studebaker enamel lasy "S" sign for $175 (item 126). Unfortunately I couldn't stay as my wife had a kidney stone attack and we had to get back home and later to the ER. Below is the link to the auction website, click on the "April 2009 Auction Catalog". There are lots of photo's so it takes a while to load. The actual bid prices are shown on the far right. Prices seemed fairly reasonable, probably due to the state of the economy. Not surprisingly some of the items have already shown up on ebay. I wish I could have stayed to bid on the Dealer plaques (424 ~ 427), the Studebaker radio display (483) and the showroom engine stands (485). Neat stuff.


Dan Peterson
Montpelier, VT
1960 Lark V-8 Convertible
1960 Lark V-8 Convertible (parts car)
1961 Lark Crusier
1962 Lark V-8 Regal Convertible

04-07-2009, 03:59 PM
Wow, glad I didn't know about that- I saw several things I'd have foolishly bought[:I] Love your Lark sign, if you get sick of looking at it, let me know;)

I'd really have liked the license plate toppers- I thought they went pretty cheap (#411-413). Also, loved the wheel sign, #163. But my favorite was the neon sign, #127- I'd love to see that beauty restored and hanging in my shop office[:p]

Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- Studebakeracres- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131

"Some people live for the rules, I live for exceptions"- 311

"Do they all not, by mere virtue of having survived as relics of a bygone era, amass a level of respect perhaps not accorded to them when they were new?"

Andy R.
04-07-2009, 04:00 PM
Holy moly! What a fine collection...original sketches by Peter Helck...Studebaker license plate toppers...so much great literature...and a cool photo of a 1934 Studebaker Woodie (staion wagon) in lot 304![:p]

I'd have yanked me out of there with a shepherd's crook in a matter of minutes!

62 GT


04-08-2009, 07:15 AM
CRAP! I live about 20 miles from where it took place and never heard anything about it! Oh well, like you said Bob, I would have bought stuff I didn't really need.

'63 Cruiser daily driver
'57 Packard wagon almost on the road!

04-08-2009, 08:20 AM
I see that sign 132 went for $300, a far cry from the one on ebay recently that had a buy it now of $4500


04-08-2009, 01:17 PM
I am only about 100 miles from Hartford, but did not know about the auction. I am sure that I would have spent money on things that I don't need. I would rather go to an auction than to a movie.

MANY years ago I had the privilege of viewing "Old 16" and seeing Peter Helck drive it. In later years Peter's son drove it. I believe that the car has since been donated to a museum.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

SDC member since 1968
Studebaker enthusiast much longer

04-09-2009, 09:23 PM
I am sitting on s fortune based on those prices. That blue and white 13 ft sign went for $1000, mine is like mint