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Bid History for Metal Sculpture of Sir Francis Drake - 30 Ft Tall approx. (RESERVE LOWERED)
Auction Start Date: 06/14/22 3:00 PM ET
Auction End Date: 06/28/22 11:03 PM ET
Asset ID: 1   Number of Bids: 8

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Metal Sculpture of Sir Francis Drake - 30 Ft Tall approx. (RESERVE LOWERED)
Auction Closed
High Bidder: c**********d
Sold Amount: $780.00
Tax (8.750000%): $76.78
Buyer's Premium (12.50%): $97.50
Total Price: $954.28
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Used/See Description Arts, Crafts, and Collectibles
Condition Category
Used/See Description Arts, Crafts, and Collectibles
BEAUTIFUL METAL SCULPTURE OF SIR FRANCIS DRAKE This sculpture, with its long, lean lines celebrates the 16th century English explorer’s global circumnavigation and purported ship landing in Marin County, north of San Francisco.

ABOUT THE ARTIST In December 1988, the City of Larkspur commissioned artist Dennis Patton of San Rafael, CA, to “design, fabricate and install a sculpture entitled Sir Francis Drake.” The artist was paid $100,000 for the sculpture and its installation ( Mr. Patton has another sculpture called "Tamalpais" at a shopping center in Greenbrae, CA. Information about this sculpture can be viewed at

DETAILS The sculpture is approximately 30-feet tall and weighs approximately 5,000 pounds. The sculpture is made of steel that is welded and/or pieced together with fasteners. When originally installed, the sculpture was bolted to a concrete foundation.

REASON FOR SALE The sculpture was removed from its foundation by the City in 2020 in response to threats of vandalism. Ultimately, the Council determined that it was not in the City’s best interest to reinstall the sculpture.

CURRENT CONDITION At the time of removal, the sculpture's feet and swords were cut to allow access to interior supports. The cuts are clean and readily repairable by a qualified welder and does not affect the overall aesthetics of the sculpture.

STORAGE The sculpture is currently in storage in Larkspur on East Sir Francis Drake Boulevard just past the Golden Gate Ferry terminal.

BUYER’S RESPONSIBILITY The buyer purchases the sculpture in an “as-is” condition. Costs to lift and remove the sculpture from its present storage location and subsequent transport would need to be incurred by the buyer. Note that the foundation is not included in the sale and new anchorage/ foundation would be solely the responsibility of the new owner.

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Q: Where are Sir Drake's feet? Are the feet included in the auction or are they still on the side of the road? (5/12/22 1:17 PM)
A: The feet are being stored with the the statue. The cuts were made to be able to access the interior fastenings. They are clean cuts that can be rewelded after reinstallation. (5/12/22 1:34 PM)
Q: Was it relisted due to buyer default? (6/17/22 12:16 AM)
A: Hi, I apologize for the delay in my answer. For some reason, your question did not appear in the GovDeal platform earlier. The reason the statue is being relisted is because it did not meet the reserve the first time around. (6/28/22 4:43 PM)
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Seller Name Larkspur, CA
Asset Contact (Phone: 415-927-5784)
Asset Location 400 Magnolia Ave
Larkspur, California 94939-2035
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Most items offered for sale are used and may contain defects not immediately detectable. Bidders may inspect the property prior to bidding. Inspection is by appointment only. Please use the 'Ask a Question' feature to schedule an appointment for Inspection.

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TAX CALCULATION: Sale Tax, where applicable, will be calculated and added at the end of the auction.

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Property may be removed by appointment only and appointments must be made at least 24 hours in advance. All items must be removed within ten (10) business days from the time and date of the close of the auction.

The Buyer will make all arrangements and perform all work necessary, including packing, loading and transportation of the property. No Assistance will be provided. Bidders will be locked unless a prior arrangement has been made for any item not removed within the ten (10) business days allowed and stated on the Buyer's Certificate.

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NOTICE: If you are the winning bidder and default by failing to adhere to this sellers terms and conditions your account with Liquidity Services WILL BE LOCKED.

Guaranty Waiver. All property is offered for sale 'AS IS, WHERE IS.' Larkspur, CA makes no warranty, guaranty or representation of any kind, expressed or implied, as to the merchantability or fitness for any purpose of the property offered for sale. Please note that upon removal of the property, all sales are final.

Description Warranty. Seller warrants to the Buyer that the property offered for sale will conform to its description. Any claim for misdescription must be made prior to removal of the property. If Seller confirms that the property does not conform to the description, Seller will keep the property and refund any money paid. The liability of the seller shall not exceed the actual purchase price of the property.

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