Gooding & Company’s UK Based Geared Online Auction This Fall

September 22nd - October 6th

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Over 400 Automobilia Lots, Including Luxury Lifestyle, Motoring, Fine Art, and Rare Collectibles, Offered Without Reserve through UK-based Geared Online Auction this Fall

Gooding & Company’s UK-based Geared Online | Art, Collectibles, and Lifestyle will feature rare, historic, and unique items, including automobilia, militaria, sculptures, and luxury decorative arts, all without reserve.  

Santa Monica, Calif. (15 August 2023) — Global auction house Gooding & Company is proud to announce its forthcoming Geared Online | Art, Collectibles, and Lifestyle auction, set to take place later this fall. The UK-based online only auction will utilize Gooding & Company’s premium Geared Online platform to present rare and historic collectibles with the firm’s signature personalized customer service on a digital auction stage. Over 400 motoring, art, collectible, and lifestyle lots will be offered without reserve. All of the carefully sourced items for the upcoming sale are located in the UK and are being sold to a global audience. The full auction catalogue will go live and bidding will commence on Friday, 22 September at 8:00 am PDT/16.00 BST. Lots will begin to close on Friday, October 6, with the first lot closing at 8:00 am PDT/16.00 BST. To learn more about the upcoming auction, register to bid, or connect with a Gooding & Company team member, please visit

“We are thrilled to be offering this extraordinary collection featuring the finest quality motoring, art and collectible lots,” said British antiques expert and veteran auctioneer, Charlie Ross. “This fantastic collection includes: Dexter Brown Ferrari paintings, sculptures by Stanley Wanless, an important bronze sculpture by Michel de Tarnowsky, and a 19th century trunk by Louis Vuitton. If you like rare collectibles of the best quality (and who doesn’t?), you simply can’t afford to miss this Geared Online auction!”

An assortment of original motoring-themed vintage posters.
Photography courtesy of the consignor


The Geared Online auction will present a number of highly collectible motoring-themed posters, including a Mercedes Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft poster, 1910 by artist Henri Rudeaux as well as the framed XV Gran Premio D’Italia XVII Coppa Ciano, Livorno poster from 1937 by artist Cesare Gobbo. Collectors will also be intrigued by the Peugeot poster, 1912 by René Vincent, the Grand Prix d’Allemagne poster from 1938 by Alfred Hierl, or the Palace Hotel, St. Moritz piece by Emil Cardinaux from 1920. Also offered are several unique and highly valuable sculptural models by master-of-the-art John Elwell (b. 1949), including a beautifully created large-scale aluminum model of the 1935 Duesenberg Model SJ Special “Mormon Meteor,” and a very special 1:4 scale aluminum model of the 1959 Le Mans-winning Aston Martin DBR1. Other unique John Elwell models include an aluminum Riva Aquarama measuring five feet in length, and a 1941 Hawker Hurricane fighter plane. A bronze sculpture by Bedřich Stefan of the famous Blitzen Benz from 1922 will also be available.

Original artworks by renowned painter Dexter Brown.
Photography courtesy of the consignor.

A number of original works by renowned painter Dexter Brown, arguably one of the most influential English automotive artists, will also be on offer. Included is the large-scale oil on canvas A.C.F. Grand Prix Amiens, 1913,painted in his impressionistic style in 1989 and presented in an ornate, gold leaf frame. Other highlights include the acrylic Aston Martin DBR1, Tony Brooks, Nürburgring 1957completed in 2011, and the Interior with The Riding Crop, inspired by a Bruno Zach bronze sculpture and richly packed with exquisite Art Deco references.

Petrolheads will admire the Ferrari “Cavallino Rampante” (Prancing Horse) Bronze Trophy, 1985, as well as The Mystery, 1990, a sculpture by the legendary Stanley Wanlass. The former is a commemorative cast bronze presented to Maranello Concessionaires by Enzo Ferrari in 1985 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their concession, and bears the engraving, “Alla Maranello Concessionnaires, 1960-1985.” The latter is a finely detailed, silvered-bronze sculpture depicting a driver and passenger in a Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost, signed and dated 1990 by monumental American sculptor Stanley Wanlass (b. 1941). Also on offer is a bronze and marble sculpture, entitled Old West, by famed artist and sculptor Bruno Zach, dating back to 1923. The sculpture, depicting a scene evocative of the historic American Wild West, reflects the explosion of popularity that the theme encountered in various art forms following the growth of movies focused on the pioneering US years of the 19th century.

“The Spirit of Humanity,” Bronze Sculpture by Michel de Tarnoswky, 1920.
Photography courtesy of the consignor.

Additionally, the sale will include “The Spirit of Humanity,” sometimes known as “The Triumph of Humanity,” a historically significant and important cire perdue (lost wax) bronze sculpture by Michel de Tarnowsky in Paris in 1920, cast by the leading Parisian foundry, Messrs Montaguielli. To fund a massive, 50-foot-tall bronze memorial in Central London in commemoration of the Franco-British cooperation during the Great War, 20 bronze sculptures were planned as a means to raise funds for the public memorial. Each bronze was sold for 100 guineas, or £105, each, a staggering price in 1920. The bronze was exhibited at the Royal Automobile Club in Pall Mall, London, and depicted both British and French troops leading an advance with a Mk IV ‘Tank’ in the center. This sculpture offered is one of only three examples recorded, with the other two being on permanent display at the National Army Museum in London and the Tank Museum at Bodington, Dorset, respectively. The bronze sculpture, signed and dated with a clear foundry mark of Messrs Montaguielli, sits on a bespoke oak presentation plinth.

 Louis Vuitton “Malle Courier” Trunk, c. 1890
Photography courtesy of the consignor.

In addition to these motoring, militaria, and collectible lots, the auction will include a number of unique, luxury lifestyle offerings, including a stylish and fully refurbished Auricon Movie Camera from 1953, a silver-plated “The Boston Lighthouse” Cocktail Shaker from 1927, and an exceptionally rare Louis Vuitton “Malle Courier” Trunk, c. 1890 in the desirable Damier pattern. Several vintage home and desk accessories from French luxury fashion house Hermès Paris will also be on offer without reserve.

Geared Online | Art, Collectibles, and Lifestyle
Online Catalogue Available: Friday, 22 September
Auction Begins:Friday, 22 September at 8:00 am PDT/16.00 BST
Lots Begin Closing: Friday, 6 October at 8:00 am PDT/16.00 BST
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