Saturday, December 4

RATP: typical Parisian metro furniture up for auction

It’s an exceptional charity sale. No less than 215 lots of furniture typical of the Parisian metro will be auctioned on the Internet from this Friday, November 26. The sale will end on Friday, December 3, and the money collected will be returned to the RATP social collection.

Enamel boxes, ceramic tile boxes, enamel plaques, nameplates, but also Akiko seats, analog clocks, MP73 metro facades or even route indicators from our childhood: the lots are symbolic of what the Parisian metro was like. over the years.

Prizes between 10 and 3,000 euros

More than 200 lots were composed, estimated at around ten euros for boxes filled with angle patterns up to 1,000 to 3,000 euros for a luminous pole in backlit metal. Among the most eccentric pieces, there are also turnstiles, estimated between 800 and 900 euros or pairs of metro car doors dating from 1952, estimated in 300 and 500 euros.

“Anyone can participate in this exceptional sale” welcomed the Régie Autonomous des Transports Parisiens (RATP), which invites “nostalgic customers, collectors, railway enthusiasts or just curious” to come and bid on these symbolic lots “imagined to ‘be accessible to all budgets ”.

The sale – which will last a week from Friday November 26 at 11 a.m. to Friday December 3 at 11 a.m. – will be organized by Ader Entreprises & Patrimoine, via the Drouot online auction site. To access it, you must therefore register on website of the Parisian auction house.

Ultimately, the profits collected will be donated to the RATP Social Collection, which supports homeless people on its network, which will use it in particular to finance “the organization of a festive event for the homeless in the ‘occasion of end-of-year celebrations ”or even“ the purchase of basic necessities ”.

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