RM Auctions reaffirmed its reputation as the specialist for single-vendor sales, generating more than $9.88 million in sales, with 100 percent of all lots sold at its Dingman Collection 2012 auction in New Hampshire.
Characterized by a superb assortment of Americana, the Dingman Collection represented many years of careful and meticulous acquisition by prominent businessman, investor, and philanthropist Michael Dingman, a former Ford Motor Company director for over 21 years. In total, the sale lifted the gavel on nearly 50 automobiles and more than 1,000 automotive signs and collectibles (offered in 845 individual lots) before a packed house, with those in the room joined by a large volume of bidders on the phone and over the Internet. Highlighting RM's unsurpassed expertise in the cataloguing, marketing, and advertising of single-vendor sales, the auction attracted strong global interest with bidders hailing from 34 states across the U.S. and as far away as Europe, South America, and the Middle East. Thirty-seven percent of bidders represented first-time clientele.
"RM's team of talented people performed flawlessly in making this another successful sale," said Michael Dingman following the sale. "We were particularly impressed with the focus, spirit, and competence of the RM team and how they treated guests and community people of all types and functions. We extend our complements for a job well done."