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 |  Jan 08 2014, 10:02 AM

1. 1922 Spillman Engineering Carousel & 1865 Gasparini 'Gypsy Queen' Calliope Organ

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It is not just vehicles sold at Barrett-Jackson, sometimes a truly bizarre item crosses the auction block. Case in point is this two-for-one auction deal. If the thought of owning a turn of the century merry-go-round wasn’t enough, how about one that includes a 150 year old ‘Gypsy Queen’ calliope organ?

This excerpt alone is reason enough to buy the organ: “Folklore goes that the Calliope was used to lure the townsfolk from their homes while other Gypsies lifted what they could from their pockets and their homes without detection. The ‘Gypsy Queen’ even had secret compartments to hide the stolen items in just in case suspicious crowds felt the need to check the Gypsies.”

 

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