ACROSS THE AUCTION BLOCK
AMERICAN EAGLE DELIVERS BIG FOR WALTZ SELLER!
A recent American Eagle auction was a diverse mix of buys and bids, as auctioneer Kenny Lindsay steered the event from items that included glassware, furniture, antique cars and signs, and finally: a log cabin.
The great diversity attracted a large crowd of more than 400 people to New Boston, Michigan to participate in the estate sale of Frank and Nora Adkins.
The highest of bids were fetched for a 1953 AMC 500 Fire Truck from the Coral Springs Volunteer Fire Department. The fire truck had a final bid price of $2,300 which is fair market value for such a vehicle.
One of the two log cabins that were placed on the block had been used to house a small private museum; the other, to depict a general store from the past. The new owners, named
Found in one of the outbuildings were several examples of metal soda pop advertising signs along with soda pop coolers and pop machines.
One of the 7-Up pop dispensers indicated you could buy a bottle of 7-Up for a dime. This one was in working condition and sold for $70. Other 7-Up machines sold for $50.00 and $100.00. An old upright 7-Up cooler, also in working condition, drew its fair share and interest and sold for $400 while a second one, this one a chest-type earned $150.00. A 7-Up sign in the shape of a 7-Up bottle earned $275.00; a restored 7-Up sign saw $130.00; and a 7-Up scoreboard sign earned $60.00.
Pepsi coolers were also available with one earning $200, and a second one seeing $100. Not to be left out an RC Cola cooler earned $100 with an RC Cola sign selling for $70;
With the price of gas what it is nowadays you might be looking for a less expensive way of getting around - especially if you are at a lake or river. A rowboat sold for $150 and a Zodiac dinghy saw a final bid of $700. A Game Fisher 7.5 horse power outboard motor sold for $200. A boat trailer for the boat sold for $100 and a utility trailer earned $500.
Take care of your lawn and garden with the Case Ingersoll tractor that was sold with implements including a plow for $800. An unusual tramp art shelf, very detailed, sold for $45; an Edison windup record player earned $100; while a lesser known Amerinola record player earned $35.00. A print by F.B. Carpenter depicting the 1864 Emancipation Proclamation earned $175 while
A Hoosier-style cabinet found a new owner for $150; an old icebox earned $200; a second icebox with its original hardware crossed the block for $165; a floor lamp with inserts saw $40; an old dress form complete with a corset sold for $35.
A dresser with a harp mirror sold for $85; an old spinning wheel earned $45; and an
A marble-top dresser sold for $185; an old wardrobe earned $65; and a blind-door
These brought back memories of sewing machines - a far cry from what is used today.
A salesman’s sample cast iron stove sold for $85; a toy Singer sewing machine earned
A Humpty Dumpty cookie jar saw spirited bidding before being declared sold at $445.00;
An old stenciled washing machine sold for $75; a side-by-side secretary/bookcase which would be refinished sold for $120; and a 12-ft long bench from an Ann Arbor, Michigan Railroad station crossed the block for $400.
Items and prices realized represent only a very small percentage of the many items in this
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