April 4 2012.

The first of H&H's new 'Specialist Sales' includes a mouth-watering array of no less than 95 motorcycles - arguably the best selection so far assembled by the company in its 20-year history. The lots, which will be auctioned in the awe-inspiring setting of the Imperial War Museum, Duxford, on April 19, have been drawn from four sources as follows:

33 - the collection of retired motor trader Roger Banks

21 - the Wycke Hill collection

13 - anonymous private collection in the West Country

28 - individual lots

Among the many gems are:

- A restored 1939 Brough Superior SS80 (£45,000-50,000) that was once displayed in the window of Polo Ralph Lauren's London premises - NB the figure of £286,000 that H&H achieved for an SS100 in 2010 remains a world record for a motorcycle at auction

- A rare 1952 125cc LEF (£25,000-28,000) raced in period by Jim Dakin, Eric Pantlin and Dave Chadwick

- 1951 Vincent Rapide Series C (£25,000-28,000) - an unmolested example showing just 67,000 miles from new

- 1926 Norton Model 18 (£25,000-28,000) - a fine example of one of the company's most successful models

- 1913 AJS Model D (£20,000-24,000) - a veteran of 15 Pioneer runs and six London to Brighton events. Superb and rare

- 1960 BSA Gold Star Catalina (£15,000-18,000) - restored to a high standard

- 1915 Royal Enfield 8hp Combination (£12,000-14,000) - a delightful example in original, unrestored condition, complete with wicker sidecar

- 1968 Cheney Triumph ISDT (£8,000-9,000) - used by Dick Sutton to win bronze in the 1968 ISDT at San Pellegrino

- 1953 Triumph T100 Tiger (£7,500-8,500) - a lovely, restored example of the sprung-hub model

- 1955 AJS 16MC (£2,000-3,000) - believed to have been ridden by Tom Arter in the 1955 Mitcham Vase trials event

Further details of this fascinating sale (which also includes 83 collectors' motorcars) and all other H&H auctions can be found at www.handh.co.uk