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North Idaho millionare's estate up for auction

North Idaho millionare's estate up...

SAGLE, Idaho - The estate of a North Idaho man who earned millions of dollars inventing medical equipment and aviation gear is heading to the auction block this weekend.

Dr. Forrest Bird is the man who invented respirators and ventilators for people with breathing problems.

When the profits from those products started coming in, Dr. Bird started buying some really cool stuff.

Bidders at this weekend's auction will feel like they've taken a trip back into time.

The items range from a fully functional pong game, to a Honda mini-bike straight out of the 70's, to a polar bear rug.

Everything has been perfectly preserved.

“During the 70's and 80's he bought many things that were the best of the best,” said Mitch Silver of Silver Auction. “He has kept them in perfect condition.”

When Dr. Bird wasn't saving lives with his inventions, he was romping around in his campers, four wheel drives, and even amphibious motorcycles.

Dr. Bird also liked swimming across lakes in his air boats, and taking people for rides in his Harley's sidecars.

Head to the auction and you can own a piece of Hollywood, or take the VIP approach in this '72 Mercedes Limo. All of it must go.

The highest bidder of each item is going to leave with it.

You can come up to Sagle on Friday, register, and then inspect the merchandise.

The actual auction is on Saturday. You can find all the details on the auction here.
 


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