January 31, 2020

PICKER’S PARADISE AUCTION #1 SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2020 10 am auction. Early open for viewing at 8:30. 500 Green Park Avenue, Colona, IL 61241

Inventory updated Feb. 9! More is being opened. Tremendous auction!

10 am auction. Early open for viewing at 8:30. 500 Green Park Avenue, Colona, IL 61241

For 60+ years, a resident of Columbus Junction, IA gathered collectibles from across the country, including some focus on Iowa and Louisa County. This is the first of 5 auctions we will represent for her. Come & join in a spectacular collectible auction.

(IOB=in orig. box, NIB=new in box, N=new)

SPECIAL COLLECTIBLES: Rare ANTIQUE velvet vanity box w/ 1866 Gutta Percha dresser set, ANTIQUE 1890 oak wood vanity box, celluloid carnival doll w/ feathers, velvet Victorian painting, rare Satsuma vases, ‘59 Pioneer Barbie doll (NIB), sketches of 1965 Davenport flood, lg. logo Griswold #9 flat iron, sm. logo Griswold 10.5” skillet, set of 4 cast iron skillets (5”-11”), very rare mini metal passenger railcars & track “Sunshine Special”, Overland UP DD40x metal locomotive (NIB), Sunset UP 4-12-2 type 3-cyl. Locomotive & tank car, American Lincoln Logs (IOB), Kodaslide 35mm slide holders & film reels, vintage Gretsch Ocarina (IOB w/ playing instructions), Canadian Flyer ice skates (IOB), Official Roller Derby skates (IOB), vintage LPs, 1940s  Torsion Balance Co. medical scale w/ weights & druggist graduated measuring vials, 1962 ViewMaster w/ round slide decks, Halloween costumes, “Gone With The Wind” music boxes, missile tail box fin (yep), Pfaff sewing machine, 2 vintage steamer trunks, Bing Crosby LP record cleaner, rug beater, 5 1950s metal pants creasers, Billy beer can, 1954 National Dairy Cattle Congress ash tray (Waterloo, IA), apprx. dozen 1930-1940s Nancy Ann Storybook dolls, 1940s Metalcraft stock truck, 35mm camera w/ case & lenses, vintage wicker fishing creel, vintage floral accent light, vintage oil lamp w/ floral vase, leather doctor’s bag, Kenmore vintage child’s pink stove/refrigerator/sink, 2 vintage Walk-O-Matics (IOB), Elvis license plate, Boheme opera glasses (IOB), Pelatron long lipstick (IOB), collector spoon set, vintage Fletcher Oil Company lighter, Bill Davis Welding lighter, twist barrel manual shaver, U.S. & Iowa sm. parade flags, Pioneer ear flap cap, People’s Nat’l Bank of C. Jct cap, flag & bracket, hat boxes/vintage ladies hats, vintage toy accordion, Tinker Toy set (IOB), 1940s alphabet set, 2 doz. pcs. of child’s cookware, Hub cap pistol, wood block set, vintage Ward’s metal adj. roller skates, Gene Autry Ranch Outfit (guns/holsters IOB), Chinese Checkers board,  

PAPER COLLECTIBLES: Orig. blueprints for Columbus Creamery, 2003 to recent Louisa County Historical Society magazine collection (30+), 1901 Natural Advanced Geography book (IA/MO version), vintage books, vintage postcards, 1943&44 Life magazines (mint), vintage order books, 1954-77 Elvis photo book, Graceland guide books, Sing Along with Elvis, 19th Annual Vigil Elvis program, many Memphis blues bars programs, 2012 Diamond Jubilee magazine (Q. Elizabeth cover), several vintage movie review books, 1954 & 57 Ice Follies programs, 1953 RKO-Orpheum Theatre “South Pacific” program & South Pacific book, 50s Guy Lombardo & Arthur Fiedler review books, sewing patterns, 1947 “How To Treat Common Ailments of Farm Animals” book, 1940s “The Barnyard Doctor” book, ’58 Shetland Pony dispersal sales flyer, 1959-72 road maps, ’92 Louisa Co. Fair catalog, ’63 Louisa Co. Farm plat directory, ’51 Eldora, IA 5th Annual Pony Sale flyer, 1930 Ness Co. (KS) News (paper), Village Skating Pond (NIB), sad irons on stands,     

COUNTRY PRIMITIVES: Vintage oil lamp, Columbus Creamery wood ice cream buckets, vintage toy wood wagon, 8-lb. buggy lap blanket, vintage horse blankets, IH stocking caps, heavy leather horse sleigh bells, Wayne Feed scoops, alum. feed scoop, Atlanta gas room heater, horse bridle/bit/collars, wood horse & buggy weathervane, porcelain bedpan (new we hope), vintage 7’ wood oversized step ladder, boot kick w/ horseshoe, vintage milk bottle crates (sq. & rectangle), vintage wrenches, DuPont wood box, vintage 26” boys ax, set of horse coasters, Supreme Quality oil can wood shipping box, metal gas can, dozens of horseshoes, heavy benchtop pipe vise, baby chick waterer base, Columbus (IA) Creamery pencils IOB), leather horse collars, ash shovel, 4 galvanized buckets, vintage candle holder, wicker bushel baskets, dozens of local business pens (eastern IA), old Dietz camp lantern.   

PLATE, GLASSWARE & PORCELAIN: Beautiful Homer Laughlin Nautilus Eggshell dishes (for 8), Wizard of Oz plates, Danbury Mint plate collection, Danbuy Mint cat figurine collection, Danbury Mint firemen dalmatian puppy plate collection, 1988 “Home for the Holidays”, unique flower vases, Princess House placesetting, horse head figurine, collection of horse & donkey statuary (sm. & med), horsehead wall mount, leaded crystal candleholders, “Heart & Diamond” Fostoria loving cup, W. German leaded crystal vase, Danbury Mint bird statuary collection, Lefton cardinal statue, mini pottery pitchers, Avon cologne bottle collection, cute cat/kitty figurine collection, swan planter, unique collector edition bottles, salute to women who supported the war bottle collection, carnival glass bowl, 1996 Bud stein (NIB), stunning ruby & green swirl vase, green nut/candy dishes, vintage Pfaltzgraf planter, 2 vintage McCoy planters, Czech vase, vintage bottles, 1958 Oriental boy/girl figurine set, leaded glass ring keeper, plate display stands, apprx. dozen Bud steins, Union Station coffee cup, 30 whiskey decanters.    

FURNITURE: Vintage metal icebox, railroad luggage platform on wheels, serpentine dresser w/ mirror, rare Lane vertical 3-shelf cedar chest, plate & cup wall rack, Victrola cabinet drop-down drawer featuring these bands: short/frequency/standard/record player w/ side storage, vintage & rare lamps inc. cast iron art deco chandelier, mid-century pink orb rocket lamp, vintage floral encrusted porcelain w/ green shade, vintage 9-drawer desk, vintage 4-drawer bureau, vintage 7-drawer blonde desk, vintage wall hanging mirrors, Cedar Crest cedar chest (mint), vintage turquoise Brother Select-O-Matic sewing machine, Sears Silvertone in-cabinet AM/FM/phonograph/cassette recorder/player, wood serving tray, small one-drawer end table w/ fabric sear bench, 1950s blonde mirror-back BR dresser, 1950s matching blonde BR 4-drawer bureau, vintage walnut 3-drawer/2-door bureau, blue “Cookie Monster” child’s chair, Holmes air mister/ionizer (NIB), round pine kitchen table w/ chairs, hall tree, floor rugs, Hallmark shadow box, vintage room fans, “seat” horizontal fan, hanging weight cuckoo clock, Delft Blauw lamp, walnut kitchen table w/ chairs, large 7’6” x 4’ x 18” pine country cupboard, banker’s lamp, unique walnut 5-shelf glass door & 3-drawer dresser, 6’x32” walnut & pine country cupboard, porcelain top Sellers rolltop door, flour & sugar bins intact setback kitchen cabinet, country primitive walnut finish setback w/ glass door on top/engraved doors below, leaded glass/closed door tv hutch, dark green storage hutch, JC Penney green sofa, maroon office chair, wicker back barrel chair, elec. “oil lamp look” lamp, vintage bumpout 3-step ladder/chair,     

HOUSEHOLD: Oneida “Tudor Plate” silverware, 12+ handmade rag rugs, Thermos (NIB), teaspoons & forks, plate hangers, Avon cosmetics & colognes from 60s-80s & full, garment bag, needlecraft kit, sewing supplies, Aurora paper shredder (N), plate storage units, luggage, Corelle dishes, vintage tin serving trays, framed artwork, vintage ashtrays, wool throw, lamp shades, Remington ladies elec shaver (IOB), Goody vintage hairnets, chenille bedspread   

KITCHEN & COOKING: 10” saute pan (N), West Bend small fryer (N), 1960s Creative Manor porcelain/steel cookpot (N), Protect-O-Matic food slicer (N), Pyrex casserole (IOB), electric Toastmaster oven, cast iron non-stick frying pan (N), Ovenette stove-top bake/roast kit, enamel pots & canners, hand slide veggie slicer (N), apprx. 20 character cake pans (most N), nice stainless pots/pans/cookware, lots of kitchenware cutlery, etc.      

ARTWORK: JFK/RFK picture, art deco pic frames, ’82 Grand Lodge 50-year membership framed, vintage girl & dog framed, Beechcraft AT-11 bombing trainer picture, 1926 Cold Springs Ranch (Ness Co. KS) picture, very old camping painting, 1920 Rocky Mountain artwork.


“Specializing in classy collections, executive estates & business inventories”

Photos and inventory at walnutcreekauction.com or auctionzip.com

309/558-8200 or davea1@frontiernet.net


January 30, 2020

FEBRUARY 29, 2020. COLUMBUS JUNCTION COUNTRY PRIMITVES & COLLECTIBLES AUCTION #2. 10 am. 3146 175th Avenue, Sherrard, IL 61281. Doors open at 8 am for viewing.

For 60+ years, a resident of Columbus Junction, IA gathered collectibles from across the country, including some focus on Iowa and Louisa County. This is the 2nd of 5 auctions we will represent for her. Come & join in a spectacular collectible auction. (IOB=in orig. box, NIB=new in box, N=new)

FROM COLUMBUS CREAMERY: 7 cream dispensers in metal carrier, 50-gal. wood barrel (mint), 6 wooden ice cream buckers, heavy steel milk cans, alum. front porch milk bottle receptacle for milk bottle delivery, metal milk bottle carriers, milk sample dipping ladles, metal cheeseblock holders.

FROM COLUMBUS CITY FEED STORE: Large feed company signs (various brands-new), Wayne Feed pellet scoops, set of sign snap-in alphabet, Kent Feeds cookie jar, Blue Seal Feeds poster, BP card deck, Royal Canin pet food scales, pet food bowl, Kona Coffee burlap bag, Keller & Sons seed burlap sack, Hubbard Feed burlap sacks, wood hog statue, leather Kent Feeds briefcase, wood Blue Goose fruit crate, wood crates, Kraft wood cheese boxes, livestock syringes, ear notchers, ear tags, Stewart ClipMaster animal groomer, horse bit, teeth & nail trimmers, sm. alleyway lawn/feed cart, udder nipple attachments, Pelouze Dairy Scales, BP Feed chair, suet thistle sock, suet hanging basket, hog feeder lid, WXB belt buckles, buck knives, artisan money clip, Hubbard pocket knife, several Wayne belt buckles, lg. Kent Feeds thermometer, Hubbard clock, Hubbard thermometer, Hubbard paper weight, Ken coffee mugs, BP pocket knife, BP tape measure, Safeguard pocket knife, Wayne vice grips, Cargill thermos bottle, Kent knife/tool kit, Blue Seal large sign, meat scale.

COLLECTIBLES: Vintage glass battery, Vincent grinder dressing tool, Hoover’s Hatchery travel mug, minnow bucket, log home suet feeder, pet memorial stones, Stutsman 2014 & 2015 calendars, humorous Office Hours sign, ash bucket, galvanized buckets, leather/alum. training spurs, 2 vintage snowsleds, lg. 70 mph sign, 55 mph sign, 1-gal. brown jug, lg. Wabash Screen Door wood sign, vintage metal medicine cabinet w/ towel rack, sm. metal chair flower pot holder, garden plow/ large wheel, wicker bushel baskets, American Shetland Pony Journal, metal 5-gal. can, buck saw, wooden yard rake, vintage wood truck tailgate, 5’ vintage alum. stepladder, dozens of horseshoes, lg. wood storage box, 4’ logger’s handsaw, deer antlers, set of 3 shoe lasps, 20 Isabel Bloom figurines, cast iron cook pot.

COLLECTIBLE FARM & LIVESTOCK: Hog nose puller/lead, small animal traps, vintage Homelite chain saw, Garden Mark lawn sweeper, drain hose, pet cage, hand push garden cultivator, wheel barrow,

pop-up ice fishing sled, yellow emergency lights, aluminum spring-load tailgate, 5’ 1-man handsaw, wheat scythe, axes, hand-forged peat shovel, miner’s picks, hay hooks, animal trap, pedal grindstone (stone is broken), rustic bucksaw, 8’ lawn windmill, Lg. Arras Equip. Co For Sale sign.

TOOLS/GARDEN: 100’ elec. cord, 6’ truck tool box, 2’ squeegee, garden rakes, tomato cages, steel pipe, crow bar, posthole digger, ladder jacks, ground anchors, tackle box, various handsaws, spray dispenser on wheels, large 3’ square plastic storage tote, 18v B&D “Grasshog weed eater w/ extra battery, heavy floor jack, benchtop zip saw, (Some new, some vintage). Knaack treadplate truck toolbox, 8’ handle on spade, 5’ grain auger system, hvy. benchtop vise, vint. wrenches & specialty tractor wrenches, bulb planter drill bit, heavy steel fence ground anchors, push lawn cart, 3 dozen long-handled tools, lots of small hand tools, MW ¾ hp elec. motor (needs rewired), 1 hp Doerr elec. motor, heavy elec. cord, hedge trimmers, ornate cast iron flower pot frame, work gloves, hanging work light, pump sprayer, 3’ miter saw w/ miter, 3 foldown sawhorses, , 4’ level, welding helmet & shield, Igloo cooler, B&D elec. jig saw, floor broom, lawn rakes, WeedEater “Featherlite” gas weed eater, B&D hedge trimmer, dolly, professional caliper in orig. box, weedeaters, garden tools, miterbox, rechargeable elec. GrassHog weedeater, 4’ level, Dirt Devil vac, shop vac, 14’ alum. extension ladder, new Forstener bits, Sears Craftsman elec. radial arm saw on rolling cabinet, Delta plate joiner, benchtop sander, B&D shrub trimmers, Craftsman workmate, 1’ stepstool tote, dolly, trouble light, hand tools, Coleman cooler, 2 tree limb saws, pad sanders, hatchets, hammers, Stor-Cord.

FURNITURE: 1-drawer vintage end table, 2 walnut vintage end tables, sliding door front storage end table, hassock, black tv stand on wheels, 1-person wood garden bench, vintage alum. basin, baby crib, magazine rack, white shelving unit, tv stand & storage, walnut straight back chair, high stool,

HOUSEHOLD: These items are brand NEW thermal blanket, Dustbuster, oriole bird book, Ray-O-Vac multi-function light, alum. gutter guard, meat grinder, plastic lawn planter, rag rugs, dozen suet & seed bird feeders, Seed Saucer (bird feeder), 2 plate hangers, umbrella, scrap book, desk organizers, pic frames, Midland weather radio, Nippon sugar/creamer, handpainted rose vases, music box, candy bowl, wall clocks, cassette recorder, foot spa, Magnavox VHS player, lamps w/ silk shades, bug zapper, microwave, food chopper, dehumidifier, framed art, bird figurines, Wizard of Oz plates, LPs, punch bowl set, 8 summer glasses, cake plate, candy dish, cookie trays & platters, steak knives.

BAKERY LIQUIDATION: Dozens of tiered cake stands, cake toppers, stairways, brides/grooms statuary, champagne fountains. Will be sold as a handful of lots.


“Classy collections, executive estates & business liquidations”

Photos and inventory at walnutcreekauction.com or auctionzip.com

Accepting guns, archery, outdoor collectibles for our April 4 Outdoor Extravaganza Auction.

Call 309/558-8200

January 28, 2020

HUGE SALE: ARTWORK, BAILEY & HENGST ESTATE AUCTION MARCH 14, 2020 8:30 am opening. 9:30 am art auction. 10:30 am 2 Estates. 500 Green Park Avenue, Colona, IL 61241

More than 50 pieces of artwork will be sold at 9:30. Then, at 10:30, we have fantastic ham radio merchandise & Bob Bailey of E. Moline & Gretel Hengst of Moline are offering a terrific lineup as a result of downsizing. THIS IS ONE OF THE CLEANEST RUNS OF MERCHANDISE WE’VE HOSTED. ½ of all merchandise is new or near new. Furniture will sell last. This is a partial listing!

9:30 ARTWORK: From Ansel Adams to Monet prints to Moss art & the unknown, we offer framed & unframed artwork for every taste & style. Many sizes. Many themes from religious to floral to scenic to you name it. Will sell about 50-60 pcs for 1st hour. Also picture frames.

FURNITURE: Admiral XL capacity washer & matching dryer, 2’ wall shelf, end tables,metal patio set, 6-drawer mirrored dresser, suede sofa & matching chair, short shelving unit, triangular desk, vintage & fancy wall mirrors, hall table, short stereo cabinet, dry sink w/ copper lining, rocking chair, 5-drawer bureau, vintage wood table w/ cane chairs, glass/brass end table, 2 white kitchen chairs & table, metal wall display, mint contemporary wood trunk, LR setback hutch, magazine rack, black office chair, wood plate display, office desk w/ chair, plaid sleeper sofa, blue fabric sofa, vintage Sears Silvertone stereo/record player/am/fm/radio, German cuckoo clock. Also vintage pcs that are pre-priced inc. Hoosier cupboard w/ orig. flour/sugar dispensers in cupboard if you like vintage country.

COLLECTIBLES: Jida (Lida) vintage banjo in case, 14 Goeble figurines, Summit Traveler racing/touring bike w/ new seat/pedals/arm rests/digital readout, cast brass spittoon, cast brass scale scoop, copper 3-gal. kettle, Lefton, Haeger, 40+ Isabels, JD pedal tractor (orig. body w/ replacement wheels/seat), JD 720, JD A, JD R Series II, JD newer 8-wheel drive & Int’l 5088 toy tractors, JD wood box, owner’s manuals/brochures inc. JD 1918-1976 3-ring binder, JD Model A, AR unstyled parts catalog, JD Models A & B spec book, JD Model A spec book, JD small engine brochure, JD B owner’s manual, JD A & B booklet, JD repair catalog for Model A, Ford Model carburetor catalog, 1988 Cubs autographed score card, JD ’92 & ’94 Christmas ornaments, JD grain wagon toy, vintage auto papers, brochures & maps, Pez candy dispenser, 1956 Studebaker parts sheet, ’66 GM auto color chart, ’56 Studebaker color chart, vintage spinning wheel, vintage ladies hats (IOB), Wayne Feeds pet food scoops, Hager vase, Longaberger casserole transport basket, QC Marathon framable posters, Ansel Adams Yosemite art, vintage pencil sharpener, golf club set w/ woodies, LPs, Redfeather snowshoes, Blackhawk Car Club medallions, vintage croquet set, box of old watches/clocks/buckles, milk can, vintage nutcracker in bowl, copper kettle, picnic basket, Longaberger metalcraft & Collector Club pcs. & baskets, Austrian & Dao porcelain, mini porcelain figurines, St. Louis Cards Xmas bell (really?), lots of NASCAR & Red Hat Society pcs, lots of whiskey decanters, vintage flat circular horiz. round room fan, Willow Tree jewelry box,  .

HAM RADIO: Vintage neurostage antenna tuner, triple trunking scanning receiver, Pyramid PS21KX power supply, receiver connectors, Easy Pulse, lots of flat & round cable, B&W 6-cable convertor, MD-100A8X dynamic microphone, Regency ScanMan, MFJ 30 & MFJ 25-amp power, Tempo PWR/SWR wattage meter, autotuner, Yaesu transceiver, control board on finished wood panel (use or collector display), Qwguxun dual band 2-way radio, Baofeng portable 2-way radio, Yaesu digital & analog transceiver, Denton Super Tuner+, 2 Uniden Bearcats, MFJ 30-amp switching power supply, lots of ham radio manuals. (Also can show prospective buyers two antennae near auction site after sale. Buyer will sign liability release & remove when possible.)

HOUSEHOLD: Lodge cast iron pot, very nice bell collection, 6’ rug (exc.), turkey platter, rice cooker, (CLEAN/USED): floor runner, Xmas tree stand, lamps, enamel cookpot, alum. grill tools, hummingbird feeders, wine glasses, Eddie Bauer ins. lunch pail, “G” embroidered kerchief, lacey kerchief collection, harvest milk glass set, wood carved duck, brass ducks, La Primula Christmas dish set, micro-safe Stoneware dishes, gnome set, Dr. Who pieces, brass slippers, Chicken Chucker game, costume jewelry, Scrabble, kitchen utensils, kitchen knives, curtains, rugs, towels, mini wood basket, binoculars, brass wood chime, bread basket, marble slicing board, lawn ornament, trunk wrap Xmas lights, lots of good kitchenware, stuffed animals, drink & wine glasses, Kettler stepper, travel casserole, pans & casseroles, lawn flamingo, travel chairs, comforters, cake pans, quilting frames, Colony milk glass snack set, dishes, service pcs.

ELECTRONICS: Midland weather radio, cassette tape deck, Insignia mini speakers, headphones, transistor radio, 2 HP desktop printers, Insignia VHS/cassette player, HQ wireless remote VHS player, weather radio,

TOOLS: Alum. cutting guide, 5’ & 8’ alum. stepladders, 2-bit ax, handsaw, elec. cords, chicken wire, burlap roll, Sears hedge trimmer, lots of clean outdoor lawn/garden tools & hand tools, garden knee rest, lg. pipe wrench, leaf bag funnel, B& D jig saw, 7’ wood stepladder.


“Classy collections, executive estates & business liquidations”

Photos and inventory at walnutcreekauction.com or auctionzip.com

Accepting guns, archery, outdoor collectibles for our April 4 Outdoor Extravaganza Auction.

Call 309/558-8200