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Auction Kings Episode Guide

posted: 04/11/12

Gallery 63 auctions off a Marine dress sword engraved with Oliver North's name and a WWI-era Gibson mandolin. Then a seller takes the crew for a ride in his Wacky Taxi, a 23-ft long cab complete with '50s diner-style interior.

In addition to auctioning off an enormous 1800s music box and an all-wood Harley-Davidson motorcycle -- reportedly made by two drunk cabinet makers -- the Gallery 63 crew blows off steam by test-firing an antique South American blow gun.

Hopeful sellers turn to Gallery 63 to auction off a mystery medical -- and perhaps torture -- device, a centuries-old mini sword made for a nobleman's child and a huge (and expensive) model train layout.

The Gallery 63 crew auctions off an early 1900s seance machine and a regular old trumpet ... or IS it? Then Paul takes a gamble on auctioning a seller's retro home -- an iconic, silver 1975 Airstream trailer.

An unusual looking 1947 Harley-Davidson Servi-Car (a three-wheeled motorcycle) rolls up, and Paul jumps at the chance to tool around on it. Jon brings back a rare, vintage British rocking horse from a pick, but Paul's sister Susan worries that it might not rock buyers. Finally the Gallery 63 crew can't resist a friendly wager on a vintage Italian multi-game table.

Delfino fires up an antique cigar-boy lighter; Jon gambles on an escritorio, an ornately carved and ivory-inlaid Spanish desk that is more than 400 years old; and Paul takes in a letter handwritten by Albert Einstein to the seller's father.

The Gallery 63 crew takes in a vintage fortune-telling scale, a menagerie of taxidermied animals, and a collection of baseball cards that reveals quite a few namers, famers and rookies.

Harry Houdini descendent Aron Houdini visits Gallery 63 to authenticate his famous relative's historic letter and perform his own escape-artist trick. Then the Gallery 63 crew also takes in a 1951 Ford F1 and an Atlanta Olympics table tennis set that inspires some friendly competition.

A paleontologist's package of coprolite (dinosaur poo) amuses the Gallery 63 crew. Paul Brown hopes the signature on a first-edition Gone With the Wind proves legitimate this time, then visits the mystical Lithia Springs, which yields an ancient skull-shaped jadeite pipe.

Up for auction: Civil War-era iron knuckles found on a local battlefield, a mini British Mini Cooper, and a family's moonshine still.

A three-carat, platinum-band ring catches manager Cindy's eye, but it's a humble bull sack purse that inspires her to hold Gallery 63's first mechanical bull rodeo. The Gallery 63 crew also takes in a vintage dive helmet and a ship's binnacle.

Paul Brown heads to the U.S. Space & Rocket Center to collect historic items for a special charity auction sale, including a space suit, an astronaut's work of art and an Apollo 13 pinball machine, signed by both the astronaut and the actor who played him.

The King comes to Gallery 63 ... a Cadillac once owned by the King of Rock and Roll, that is. The crew also takes in an authentic flag-themed guitar signed by Bruce Springsteen, then Paul is "enlightened" when he comes across some rare correspondence from Thomas Edison, showing a lesser-known side of the famous inventor.

Paul Brown can't resist test-firing an antique Winchester Signal Cannon to get it ready for auction, and an owner brings in an antique cabinet she thinks is inhabited by her friend's ghost. Finally, to convince Paul to take on his 1974 Grumman airplane with a reserve price of $30,000, the pilot/owner takes Paul on a breath-taking flight.

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