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Auction house hopes to keep carousel in 1 piece

Local News | Aug 25, 2014

Auction house hopes to keep carousel in 1 piece

SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — The auction house selling the historic Casino Pier Carousel has yet to formalize a date for the sale and still hopes to find a buyer to keep it intact.

The Asbury Park Press reports (http://on.app.com/1ziuH2b ) that the New York City-based auction house Guernsey’s is working hard to find someone interested in keeping the 82-year-old carousel that survived Superstorm Sandy in one piece.

The owners of Casino Pier decided to auction off the iconic carousel last month. They say the economy forced them to look for a new home for the ride.

The president of Guernsey’s says that he expects the carousel to fetch more than the nearly $2 million that Coney Island’s B&B Carousel sold for in 2005.

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