Gallery: Paris Between the Wars
A remarkable double-barreled elephant gun made by London's Westley Richards in 1913 that belonged to Ernest Hemingway and was used by the famed author on safari in Africa is being offered for auction on March 14. The impressive .577-caliber Nitro Express, the starring lot at James D. Julia Auctioneers' Important Firearms sale in Fairfield, Maine, comes with the original case and accessories and is expected to fetch between $150,000 – $200,000. The 16-pound rifle, engraved with rhinos and tigers and designed to bag the biggest game, has its own chapter in the new book Hemingway's Guns: The Sporting Arms of Ernest Hemingway.
Gallery: Ernest Hemingway's Safari Gun
The vehicle in which Ernest Hemingway toured the country while writing and publishing such American greats as A Farewell to Arms, The Fifth Column and the First Forty-Nine Stories, and Death in the Afternoon will be auctioned off at Kruse International Auburn Spring MotorFair, held May 31 - June 3 in Auburn, Ind.
The 1929 Phantom II Short Coupled Saloon Rolls-Royce is reportedly in pristine condition, not leaving storage for the past 20 years, though it did make cameos at shows such as the '06 Amelia Island Concours and Pinmar, where it won the title of "Best Post War Automobile," as well as several documentaries and news features, such as those with the Miami Herald and CNN.com. It comes with beverage, golf and hunting storage compartments.
A 1968 movie car from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang will be one of 2,000 other autos joining the Rolls at the auction.