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One of a kind private museum

February 3, 2012
Two Florida brothers, Bob and Paul Milhous, are liquidating their one-of-a-kind private museum after spending decades scouring the world to find its gems. The Milhous Collection, as the items have become known, head to the auction block in February, estimated to fetch around $40 million.

One of the country’s most extraordinary and voluminous private collections of vintage cars, automated musical instruments and other memorabilia is going on the auction block. Brothers Bob Milhous and Paul Milhous will empty their 39,000-square-foot building, auctioning off its contents to bidders. The crown jewel is a custom-built carousel with 42 hand-carved animals, expected to fetch at least $1 million. All told, the auction is expected to generate about $40 million.

Lights from a custom-built carousel illuminate an area at the Milhous Collection

Style 38-B Fair Organ
1934 Packard Eight Convertible

Theater Pipe Organ

An overhead view is shown of the Milhous Collection

Bob Milhous and his brother Paul Milhous
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