John Parham, founder of J&P Cycles, passed away early this year and his family is auctioning off personal items he had been collecting for quite some time. It's a pretty diverse lot of Harley Davidson memorabilia, vintage parts, motorcycles, bicycles, outboard boat motors and quite a few things that were sold by license under the Harley Davidson brand name, ... how about a Harley home stereo system? Who knew?
The auction will be held November 14th in Anamosa, Iowa. As explained below in the press release, 20 percent of the net proceeds will go to the National Motorcycle Museum so check it out.
Press release follows:
ANAMOSA, IA – The lot list for the Parham Barn’s Auction posted online today, and it’s amazing! The family of John Parham, founder of J&P Cycles, has hired Liquid Asset Partners to hold an auction of Parham’s “barn finds” - personal property that’s never been shown in the National Motorcycle Museum. The Live and Online auction will be from John’s “back barns” with motorcycles, bicycles, parts, gas pumps, cars and more barn finds that never made it into the already full National Motorcycle Museum.
John Parham created an amazing legacy with the creation of J&P Cycles and his direction of the National Motorcycle Museum. Liquid Asset has been hired to help empty the ‘back barns’ so the Parham family can focus their energy on running the Museum. Though none of the sale items are Museum property, Jill Parham will be donating 20% of the net proceeds of the sale to the National Motorcycle Museum.
“This is shaping up to be an amazing sale with very rare items,” said Bill Melvin, owner of Liquid Asset Partners. “John was well know as the ‘smartest collector’ of motorcycle memorabilia in the USA, and his barn finds show the depth and value he always found in his picking.”
The live auction will take place on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 in Anamosa, Iowa. The lot list is currently online at Proxibid.com.