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Museum never open to public plans to complete liquidation

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An overhead view is shown of the Milhous Collection in Boca Raton, Fla., Jan. 26. With the thud of an auctioneer's gavel, two brothers' lifetimes of collecting will all be gone. Bob and Paul Milhous will complete the liquidation Saturday, Feb. 25, of their one-of-a-kind private museum of antique cars, rare musical instruments and all sorts of other collectibles in a sale expected to fetch around $40 million.

Alan Diaz / AP

Bob Milhous, left, and his brother Paul Milhous.

Bob and Paul Milhous have a 39,000-square-foot building chock full of collector cars, rare musical instruments and all sorts of other collectibles, including a massive, custom-built carousel.

The museum has never been open to the public, but the Milhouses decided to liquidate it after spending a lifetime travelling the world to find their prized possessions.

-- Reported by the Associated Press