A WORD ABOUT FUNDRAISINGwalnut creek auction
We work with groups to raise funds at live auctions. We have raised more than $3 million in the past 10 years for the select groups with which we work. We strongly prefer to become part of fund-raising committees so we can assist in organization, obtaining contributions, developing options to augment the live auction, and filling seats via appropriate target marketing. Good fundraising is 99% hard work behind the scenes for the 1% “live” entertainment, but we want the crowd to NOT see the 99% and to vividly remember the 1% show.  When we’re involved from the word ‘go’, we want to make sure it works and works well. Contact us today at 309/558-8200 to see if we can help you with your fundraising efforts, from agriculture to black tie.

We specialize in business liquidations and we work the auction business as a business. These events can be emotional for the seller and while we’re considerate of that, we also recognize liquidating a business is about maximizing the final sale of a major career investment. We work hard to conduct comprehensive inventories, put in hours of real-market value so we know what to expect, and we outwork our competition to put buyers in the seats that are excited to be in front of our inventory. Give us a call at 309/558-8200 to see if we’re the right fit for your final business liquidation enrichment, where we convert your assets into cash.



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MARCH 17. RICHARD “ANDY” & LINDA ANDERSON ESTATE AUCTION. ON-SITE @ 2931 130TH AVENUE, VIOLA, IL (Just off of Hwy 67 north of Viola.) 1:00 PM. Having sold their home to relocate, the Andersons are selling their lifelong possessions. This sale has everything from garage to attic to living space contents. See auction zip or www.walnutcreekauction.com for full photos & inventory. Weather date will be Saturday, March 23, @ 10 AM. Call 309/558-8200 with weather cancellation questions. INVENTORY PHOTOS

May 11. 10-ESTATES, 1 HUGE AUCTION & PRE-PRICE SALE. 9:30 a.m. (doors open at 8:30 a.m.) Arrowhead Ranch Gymnasium, 12200 104th Street, Coal Valley, IL 61240. (This is a public estate auction; NOT a fundraiser.) INVENTORY  PHOTOS

SATURDAY, JUNE 1. 60-YEAR ANTIQUE COLLECTOR'S ABSOLUTE AUCTION. 10 a.m. auction. Doors open at 9. Blue Grass Community Club, 232 E.Orphed Street, Blue Grass, IA 52726. For more than 60 years, Peggy Spicer collected antiques in all categories throughout the Midwest and brought them home. Now, the executors are taking it all to auction. It's an antiquers' absolute paradise and everything goes, regardless of price. Please consider joining us for this huge sale. NIB=new in box. VINTAGE & ANTIQUE CATEGORIES (besides the 1-horse sleigh) inc. specialty items, woven, furniture, household, cast iron, glass, porcelain, crocks, tools, softs, artwork and miscellaneous. 100s of lots will sell. Everything from WWII German hand mirror to huge crock selection to fantastic furniture to red ice cream chairs. INVENTORY PHOTOS INVENTORY PDF


SUNDAY, JULY 14. GRAND OPENING COLLECTOR'S AUCTION. 1 p.m. auction. Doors open at Noon. 500 Green Park Avenue, Colona, IL (former Green Park Pharmacy building). Join us at our brand new auction facility. Tons of high-end Westmoreland & Mikasa glass, NASCAR, Hamm's beer collectibles, many displays for commercial/retail,and much, much more. etc. See Inventory below or click through photos. INVENTORY PHOTOS


SATURDAY, AUGUST 3. GORGAL ESTATE AUCTION. 9:30 a.m. auction.Doors open at 8:30. 500 Green Park Avenue, Colona, IL (former Green Park Pharmacy.) This is a terrific sale with a huge array of merchandise (four 24' trailers) from a terrific Victorian 13-room house in Moline, IL. The Gorgals and others will offer all merchandise with no reserves in place. INVENTORY


SATURDAY, AUGUST 17. CONTRACTOR/OUTDOORSMAN PARADISE USED & NEW MERCHANDISE AUCTION. 10 a.m. auction. Doors open at 9:00. Eagles Club, 209 6th Avenue, Matherville, IL 61263. The honorable Moey Beaston is liquidating all of his contractor tools, household tools and outdoors fishing/trapping/hunting merchandise. Stay tuned for complete inventory and photos. INVENTORY .


SATURDAY, AUGUST 24. SCHERTZ ESTATE AUCTION. 9:30 a.m. auction. Doors open at 8:30. 500 Green Park Avenue, Colona, IL (former Green Park Pharmacy). A very high-end estate from a retired global worker featuring high-end furniture, terrific household items and a very nice lineup of collectible vases and international accessories, including an all-jade bonsai miniature tree. Apprx. ending time: 12:30-1pm. INVENTORY & PHOTOS


SATURDAY, AUGUST 31. ALL-FARM AUCTION. 9:30 a.m. auction. Held in conjunction with host auction company, Ash Realty & Auctions, Sabetha, KS. A great lineup of farm equipment and merchandise.


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7. FRISON 2-DAY ON-SITE ESTATE AUCTION. 9:30 a.m. auction. Doors open at 8:30. 254 Wilshire Street, Colona, IL 61241. Features 4 guns, gun safes, a HUGE & historic collection of fun electronics (remember 8-track), household furniture & goodies, sports & exercise merchandise, key-making business liquidation, ham radio business liquidation & collectibles. Don’t miss this large sale featuring a ton of merchandise. Will be held outdoors, indoors & under tents. Food & restrooms available on site. INVENTORY & PHOTOS


SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8. FRISON 2-DAY ON-SITE ESTATE AUCTION. 12 Noon auction. Doors open at 11:30. 254 Wilshire Street, Colona, IL 61241. Sunday's auction features a huge line-up of both small & large shop tools (apprx. 250+) and outdoor equipment & tools. Restrooms available on site. INVENTORY & PHOTOS


SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15. DUAL-ESTATE FURNITURE & NEAR-NEW TOOL AUCTION. 12 Noon auction. Doors open at 11 am. 500 Green Park Avenue, Colona, IL 61241. A collection of Falstaff collectibles followed by near-new tools will draw a crowd as they are barely used and will sell at used prices. A broad line-up, including upright bandsaw. Also, a great line-up of 50 pieces of near-new furniture & much, much more. INVENTORY & PHOTOS


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28. ZMUDA OUTDOOR COLLECTIBLES & HOUSEHOLD AUCTION. 10 a.m. auction. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. 500 Green Park Avenue, Colona, IL 61241. The late Mr. Zmuda was an avid outdoorsman and we’ll bring his lifelong collection of guns, cabinets, holsters and nearly 200 hand-carved wood duck decoys as well as some terrific artwork to auction in a series of two sales; this sale and another on October 26. THIS sale features all the outstanding, high-end furniture from the Zmuda estate, some artwork, wood carvings, inc. some highly collectible duck decoys & some mounts. A “must” for outdoors fans. INVENTORY & PHOTOS

10 am. Arrowhead Ranch, Coal Valley, IL. More than 120 automobiles go to the highest bidder in a fundraiser for the ranch and its great work.


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20. OERTEL ESTATE. 12:30PM Doors open at 11:30AM. 500 Green Park Avenue. Colona, IL. The Oertel estate out of Geneseo, IL brings some great furniture, Purple Hats Society collectibles, lots of highly collectible glassware (many countries), a few tools and some great household decoratives to the auction block. INVENTORY & PHOTOS


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9. ZMUDA COLLECTIBLE HAND-CARVED DECOY & GUN AUCTION.  10 am. 500 Green Park Avenue. Colona, IL. Nearly 75 hand-carved wood duck decoys and 40+ guns go to auction in this awesome collection. Famed carvers from around the country and even overseas. Come and join us. INVENTORY & PHOTOS


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16. “FRITZ” BRUCKMANN WOODWORKING PROFESSIONAL TOOL AUCTION. 10 am. 3146 175th Avenue. Sherrard, IL. An entire woodworking shop filled with Grizzly & other professional woodworking tools goes to auction. From smalls to large…very large. Don’t miss this pro tool sale if you like working with wood. And we would remind everyone working with wood is easier than bargaining with your spouse. INVENTORY & PHOTOS


SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7.CHRISTMAS PARTY & CHRISTMAS DECO AUCTION. 10 am. 500 Green Park Avenue. Colona, IL. We saved all Christmas goodies from every estate just for this sale. We have toys, games, glassware, cookware, bakeware, decoratives & much more in inventory for this one-time tag sale. (See Inventory below.) This will exclusively be a large pre-priced tag sale for your perusal. And, we’ll ring in the holiday by “partying” with cookies & hot chocolate, & selling Christmas collectibles to nearly everything you need to bring the season in right. Then, we’re done for the year. INVENTORY & PHOTOS


SATURDAY, JANUARY 11. OERTEL ESTATE COLLECTIBLE AUCTION #2. 10 am. 500 Green Park Avenue. Colona, IL. Literally 1,000s of pieces of highly collectible glassware come from this estate. This auction features about 200 Jim Bean accessories such as umbrella stands, signs and decanters. Also pink and green depression, ruby glass, you name it…it’s here in the glassware collectibles club.


SATURDAY, JANUARY 18 & 25. A 2-WEEK, 3-GENERATION COLLECTION OF VINTAGE EVERYTHING SALE. FILLED W/ OLD COUNTRY HOME PRIMITIVES. 10 am. 500 Green Park Avenue. Colona, IL. Everything in these two auctions from vintage country furniture to Kent Feeds dealer collectible promo pieces to rustic farm pieces come to the block out of Columbus Junction, IA...and they are all rustic…nothing new. If you like old collectibles, you'll love these sales.









Walnut Creek Auction Company

Becky Aeschliman, President        David Aeschliman, Auctioneer

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WALNUT CREEK AUCTION COMPANY Professional Residential & Business Estate Liquidators

David Aeschliman, Auctioneer
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We consign single items to entire estates. Ask how we can convert your unwanted assets into cash.