Transportation would probably be the issue... assuming he wanted to donate it, that is.
Wow...is there usually high-end Catholic church equipment at these auction houses?
It's too hard to get similarly "lucky" in my area -- in south Texas, Mexicans are quite appreciative of Catholic art, statuary, Gothic anything, anything gold or brass, etc.
Unlike white protestants, they're not stupid in that regard. Just for starters, they're usually Catholic, at least culturally so. Even if a given Mexican is apostate, he might get it because it "looks nice" or his mother might like it. Their families stay very close, too, so chances are there's someone "religious" in the family. The faith is never very far away -- one or two generations at most.