Aviation enthusiasts have the chance to buy a bit of aviation history this November at an auction being held in Toulouse.
The auction, taking place November 3-5, 2016 at the Hôtel des Ventes Saint-Aubin, close to the Canal du Midi, in the heart of the city, will give buyers the opportunity to bid on over 1,000 lots.
The lots range from cockpit instruments such as the machmeter and horizon indicator to larger mechanical parts and even aircraft tyres.
The auction will also include other aircraft parts such as Airbus A300 (the very first Airbus) seats.
The sale also includes memorabilia including scale models, including a unique wooden model of the supersonic aircraft, autographed by André Turcat, Concorde’s very first pilot, menus and dining plates
The sale will be presided over by Toulouse auctioneer Marc Labarbe.
Price estimations range from Euro15 for the smaller lots to Euro7,000 for the machmeter, altimeter or horizon indicator.
More affordable items include a Concorde menu designed by French stars such as Christian Lacroix or Raymond Moretti (estimated Euro50-80) or a plate by French designer Andrée Putman (Euro150-300).
You might also bid for a pair of seats, a tyre or a washbasin from Concorde.
All the lots will be exhibited at the Hôtel des Ventes Saint-Aubin, from October 22-30. Orders may be placed also by phone or internet.
The lots can be viewed on: http://www.marclabarbe.com/
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