On November 14, Live Online Public Auction Of The Late John Parham’s Barn Finds

The family of John Parham, founder of J&P Cycles and the President of the Board of Directors of the non-profit National Motorcycle Museum, has hired Liquid Asset Partners to hold an auction of Parham’s “barn finds” – personal property that’s never been shown in the National Motorcycle Museum. Motorcycles, Cars, Parts and Historical Artifacts will be auctioned off in a live and online auction on November 14.

John Parham created an amazing legacy with the creation of J&P Cycles and his direction of the National Motorcycle Museum. Along the way, John nearly filled a couple of “back barns” with motorcycles, bicycles, parts, gas pumps, cars and more barn find buys that never made it into the already full National Motorcycle Museum.

“We’ve been hired to help empty the ‘back barns’ so the Parham family can focus their energy on running the Museum,” said Bill Melvin, owner of Liquid Asset Partners. “Though none of the sale items are Museum property, Jill Parham will be donating 20% of the net proceeds of the sale to the National Motorcycle Museum.”

The live auction will take place on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 in Anamosa, Iowa. The lot list will be available in early October. Online bidding will be available through Proxibid at Liquid Asset Partners. 10% Buyer’s Premium onsite. 13% Buyers Premium online.

Liquid Asset Partners will be welcoming other consignments. Please call 616-719-5917 for consignment information.

7 Responses to “On November 14, Live Online Public Auction Of The Late John Parham’s Barn Finds”

  1. 1 P.Hamilton Sep 27th, 2017 at 3:43 pm

    I bet very nice stuff but requiring tons of renovation work. Prices?

  2. 2 Greeko Sep 27th, 2017 at 4:01 pm

    Want to see the full inventory with prices

  3. 3 Junman Sep 28th, 2017 at 8:46 am

    It’s an auction not a sale.

  4. 4 burnout Sep 28th, 2017 at 10:01 am

    Wow! I will tune in to this. peace

  5. 5 upswept Sep 28th, 2017 at 4:29 pm

    J & P is actually J and P which is JAP which is most of his collection.

  6. 6 SYF Sep 29th, 2017 at 1:11 am


    To me JAP has two meanings. One, meaning Japanese motorcycles and JAP, as in historic racing engines manufactured by J. A. Prestwich that were sold to various motorcycle companies.

  7. 7 hacksaw Oct 3rd, 2017 at 9:53 pm

    JAP is building engines again

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