Auction of Citroën Memorabilia Collection

Over the next few days, an auction of French automotive memorabilia, brochures, pamphlets, manuals, press photos, model cars, etc., primarily from Citroën, but also Talbot, Peugeot, Ferrari, Maserati and other brands is being held to liquidate the collection of French journalist Christian Pessey.

Christian Pessey

279 lots are offered.

The auction is curated by the well-known French book author and Citroën historian Dominique Pagneux, and is being viewed conducted by phone bid or bid online via this Interencheres website:

The auction closes on January 16, 2023 at 2 pm France time in the village of Vernon (27200).

Widely known for his daily program devoted to the universe of the home on Saturday mornings on RMC for several decades, Christian Pessey was also an actor and editor of the encyclopedia of ALPHA editions which would later become Atlas.

Author of the titles, AUTOMOBILE AND ITS MAINTENANCE and 4 X 4, at Larousse, ABC DE L’AUTOMOBILE at Marabout, he was also responsible for writing and directing several booklet series on newsstands: MY CAR (140 issues) at Hachette, AUTOPRATIQUE (210 issues) and recently PASSION-CITROËN (100 issues each accompanied by a miniature) for Atlas.

Also technical adviser for the accuracy of 100 miniatures, in this capacity he received for each; a rough hand-manufactured test miniature, then the final hand-painted version, and finally the commercial version.

Christian Pessey’s automotive archives cover the automotive century with consistency and rigor, not only for the Citroën brand, but also for other major French and global brands. As such, the dispersion of these archives offers collectors the opportunity to acquire rare documents, photos or press files. And for miniature collectors, the unique examples of each model.

Auction Terms: (defined by Dominique Pagneux)

  • No lot can be withdrawn before full payment of the slip.
  • shipping is not included in the sale price. If you are the successful bidder, you must either make an appointment to pick up your lots on site, or appoint someone you know to pick up your lots for you, or request the services of a carrier (list available on request).


  • Cash up to €1000 or credit card on site – direct debit from credit card via Paybox on the Interenchères site – remote credit card – bank transfer. Cheques are not accepted.
  • Selling fees: 21% including tax on a voluntary basis


  • Email:
  • Phone: 02 32 21 67 23.

Good luck!

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