Two New Consultants Join Bonhams Motorcycle Department

Bonhams are pleased to announce that Mark Garside and Martin Heckscher have joined the Collectors' Motorcycle Department as consultants. Mark will be a consultant for Lancashire and Cumbria (alongside Alan Whitehead) while Martin will cover Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire.

Ben Walker, Head of Motorcycles, comments, "Martin and Mark will bring a huge amount of knowledge, expertise and enthusiasm to Bonhams and it is a pleasure to welcome them to the motorcycle team."

Mark Garside started Saddleworth Classic Motorcycles in 1987, restoring motorcycles, retailing parts and providing engineering services. He has been closely involved with the motorcycle industry since then, and has extensive auction house experience. One of his particular specialities is BSA Gold Stars

As well as his passion for motorcycles, Martin Heckscher has spent much of his life working with the piano industry, supplying and selling pianos. A well known Scott protagonist Martin has also actively campaigns his Velocette KTT at events such at the Festival of 1000 Bikes, Coupes Moto Legende and the Kop Hill Climb.

Ben Walker says, "These are significant additions to our international motorcycle team, and together we are all working towards our extensive 2012 sales calendar which starts on 12th January in Las Vegas."

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Bonhams, founded in 1793, is one of the world's oldest and largest auctioneers of fine art and antiques. The present company was formed by the merger in November 2001 of Bonhams & Brooks and Phillips Son and Neale UK. In August 2002, the company acquired Butterfields, the principal firm of auctioneers on the West Coast of America. Today, Bonhams offers more sales than any of its rivals, through two major salerooms in London: New Bond Street, and Knightsbridge, and a further five throughout the UK. Sales are also held in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Carmel, New York and Boston in the USA; Toronto, Canada; and France, Monaco, Hong Kong, Australia and Dubai. Bonhams has a worldwide network of offices and regional representatives in 25 countries offering sales advice and valuation services in 57 specialist areas. By the end of 2009, Bonhams had become UK market leaders in ten key specialist collecting areas.For a full listing of upcoming sales, plus details of Bonhams specialist departments go to

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