Ultimate 'Toy' Auction

June 2006 News

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, the world's largest industrial auctioneer, is holding a unique unreserved auction on July 15, 2006, on behalf of Robert Wilson, the court-appointed receiver for the assets of Jonathan D. 'Jody' Nelson, who plead guilty on April 27, 2006 to embezzling more than $77 million from his employer. Nelson is currently awaiting sentencing and his assets are being sold pursuant to a court order for restitution.


Some of the over 1,100 items in this auction include: 17 boats, including a 2002 and a 2000 Fountain Lightning 42 foot crafts. Also in the unreserved auction: a 2005 SeaRay 270SLX ski boat; a 2005 Correct Craft 226 Ski Boat (hour meter reading: 1 hour); a 2004 Bennington 2250RFS pontoon boat; a 2003 Master Craft Prostar 205V 20 ft ski boat; a Sun Tracker 21 foot Party Barge Signature Series pontoon boat; and Kawasaki, Polaris, and Yamaha PWC's. All the items can be seen at www.rbauction.com (click on the Lubbock, TX link in the auction calendar).


"It's a one-of-a-kind auction sale, already receiving a lot of attention from buyers of classic cars, autographed sports memorabilia, aircraft, SUVs and the like," says Nick Nicholson, Senior Vice President of Ritchie Bros. "In over 40 years of business, we've never seen such a vast array of unique items in one auction and let alone a Ritchie Bros. unreserved auction, where everything sells on auction day to the highest bidder, regardless of price. We think interested buyers will travel from near and far to be part of the auction action on July 15. It truly is the ultimate 'toy' auction."


There are over 1,100 items in the unreserved auction. Other items include:


Sports memorabilia: autographed jerseys from Michael Jordon, Walter Payton, Barry Bonds, Larry Bird, Steve Nash, Wayne Gretzky, and more; a commemorative baseball display signed by Mickey Mantle, Ted Williams and Joe DiMaggio; a 2004 World Series Red Sox jersey signed by the team; Babe Ruth player transfer documentation (signed and framed), and Tiger Woods Collector Series golf balls.


Automobiles: 1954 Chevrolet Corvette convertible; 1956 Chevrolet Belair; 1965 Ford Mustang GT; 1976 Cadillac El Dorado; 1982 Chevrolet Corvette; 1994 Chevrolet Corvette; 2002 BMW 745L; 2003 BMW Alpina Roadster Z8 (odometer: 469 miles); 2005 Ford Mustang GT; 2004 Lexus LS430 sedan; 2005 Lincoln Town Car Signature Series; 2006 Mercedes-Benz S5S; 2003 Mercedes-Benz S430


Aircraft: a Cessna 310Q; Cessna 182Q Skylane II; Cessna 172L Skyhawk; and a Hughes MD500E 369E helicopter.


Motorcycles: 2003 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy 100th Anniversary; 2005 Bubba

Shobert custom; 1999 Titan Gecko


Exercise equipment; gaming tables; plasma flat screen and large screen TVs; grills; jet skis; watercraft accessories


Antique furniture


Ranch equipment: Crawler tractors; skid steer loaders; motor graders; hydraulic excavators; loader backhoes; vibratory smooth drum rollers; truck tractors; dump trucks; fuel tank trailers; van trucks; flatbed trucks; pickups; trailers; forklifts; agricultural tractors; mowers; grain handling equipment


Auction start time: 8 am CDT.

Address:  Town and Country Air Park -- 12201 County Road 2500, Lubbock, TX

For more information, call the Ritchie Bros. Fort Worth office at: 817-237-6544 or 1-800-969-0226. A full listing of items in this auction can be found at www.rbauction.com.


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