Terminal One Heathrow auctions its contents

After half a century of service, the entire contents of Terminal One Heathrow will be sold off as part of the airport’s upgrade programme, creating the opportunity for bidders to own a piece of aviation history.

The disposal of assets will take place over a series of auctions and private treaty sales, starting on April 21 with the chance to secure more than 200 lots of memorabilia, from iconic signage to artworks to furniture.

Terminal One finally closed on June 29, 2015 as part of Heathrow’s upgrade, 50 years on from its first opening, has created the opportunity to hold the jumbo of all auctions.

CA Global Partners, specialists in the disposal of assets for wholesale and industrial clients, are masterminding the sale.

Daniel Gray, Managing Partner of CA Global Partners Europe, said: “As well as the stunning art by Stefan Knapp, some of the signage in Terminal One is iconic and bound to attract interest from collectors. Some of the contents has significant historic value and there may even be elements of the furnishing that would appeal to nightclubs or other entertainment venues. We anticipate a broad range if interest.”

“A sale such as this, comprising the entire contents and infrastructure of an entire major airport terminal is unprecedented, to say the least.

“Not only does this represent a rare opportunity for a young airport to fully equip a new terminal, but many of the items in this sale could be refurbished or repurposed for a variety of uses in other industries – Let alone some of the historical value to many of the items.”
The April 21 auction will be followed by a series of timed online auctions including memorabilia, seating, trade stock and the balance of the terminal contents.

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