Antique Farm Equipment Auctions and Results

Jim Erdle's Legendary Antique Tractors Sold at Auction

Every once in while, maybe once in a lifetime, even priceless things are sold. Like the legendary tractor collection of 85-year-old Jim Erdle. Jim’s eye for rare and unique tractors has earned the respect of the masses over the years and allowed him to assemble one of the finest tractor collections of all time. But all good things must come to an end.

For many lucky buyers, however, this is the beginning of a dream come true. Aumann Auctions, Inc., a MarkNet Alliance member, had the honor of conducting the auction which included about 300 rare tractors Sept. 20-22, 2013, at Jim’s farm in Canandaigua, N.Y.

It must have been difficult for Jim to sell his life-long collection, but perhaps the unprecedented success of the auction helped to soften the blow. The main feature auction day was Saturday, Sept. 21, with over 150 of the rarest and most extraordinary tractors selling to buyers from all over the world. A Sandusky 15-35, one of only two known to exist, sold for $210,000.  A Stinson 18-36, one of three known to exist, sold for $125,000. But the real bombshell was a 1917 Flour City 40-70 which sold for $375,000.

“This is a mammoth deal for the tractor hobby,” says Kurt Aumann, CEO & President of Aumann Auctions. “There are things here that you’re going to have one opportunity to buy because they’re not out there anywhere else, so they’ll go off of the market after this auction for 20 to 30 years and that’ll be the next time they’ll come back to the market, so if you want it you have to buy it.”

Here are pictures of the 10 highest selling tractors from the main feature auction courtesy Aumann Auctions:

Flour City 
1917 Flour City 40-70 sold for $375,000. 

International Harvester 45 hp 
International Harvester 45 hp Mogul sold for $265,000. 

Sundusky 15-35 
Sandusky 15-35 sold for $210,000. 

Rumely Oil Pull 30-60
Rumely Oil Pull 30-60 Model E sold for $200,000. 

Rumely Oil Pull 15-30 
Rumely Oil Pull 15-30 F sold for $190,000. 

Plow Boy 10-20
Plow Boy 10-20 sold for $180,000. 

Nichols and Sheppard 25-50 
Nichols & Sheppard 25-50 sold for $175,000. 

Rumely 18-35 Road Roller 
Rumely 18-35 Road Roller sold for $160,000. 

Fairbanks-Morse 15-25 
Fairbanks Morse 15-25 sold for $160,000. 

1915 Hart-Parr 30-60 
1915 Hart-Parr 30-60 sold for $135,000. 

Aumann Auctions is a reputable leader of their industry and has been presented with over 80 awards for their advertising and marketing materials. To see more auction results, ask about selling your property or find out more about upcoming auctions, contact Aumann Auctions at (888) 282-8648, or visit www.AumannAuctions.com. 

 

Aumann Auctions, Inc. Continues to Exceed Expectations Nationwide

coffinblock 

Aumann Auctions, Inc. a MarkNet Alliance Member, had the privilege to conduct the Barb & Ron Koogler John Deere Collection Auction. The Koogler’s had a pristine collection of literature, memorabilia, toys, pedal tractors and antique tractors that drew in a crowd of over 400 bidders from all over the world, as far away as Australia. Aumann Auctions was able to achieve record shattering results for the seller by using their vast amount of resources, exposure through the MarkNet Alliance Network and the ability to bring in bids through Online Pre-Bidding, Onsite Bidders, Live Internet Bidding and Phone Bidders.

Ron & Barb’s immaculate collection included one of the rarest John Deere tractors in the world: the John Deere Experimental 101, the only one in private ownership. A new World Record was set when it sold for $240,000! It will now reside in Springfield, Missouri.

JD-Experimental-101 
John Deere Experimental 101 

This wasn’t the only record set at the auction. The Koogler’s also owned a very rare, original, 1949 John Deere A Coffin Block Pedal Tractor, (1 of 8 known to exist). A definite crowd pleaser as the bids went back and forth across the field and sold for $70,000, another world record!

This auction was full of excitement but also numerous rarities and collectibles, including a very rare NOS John Deere Quality Farm Implement sign that sold for $42,000. To view more auction results and any future auctions, visit www.AumannAuctions.com. 

Aumann Auctions brings an unrivaled combination of expertise and experience to maximize the buying and selling process. Contact Aumann Auctions, (888) 282-8648 to help realize your collection’s ultimate potential.

Mecum's 2013 Gone Farmin' Tractor Auction Results

Mecum’s Gone Farmin’ Vintage Tractor Auction Yields A Healthy Harvest

Staggering Sell-through and Impressive Sales Demonstrate Auction’s Success 

Walworth, Wis. – April 10, 2013 – Mecum’s third annual Spring Gone Farmin’ vintage tractor auction held April 5-6 at the Mississippi Valley Fair Center in Davenport, Iowa, proved to be one for the books with more than 470 lots of tractors and vintage farm signs and relics crossing the block – some dating back to the early 1900s. The auction brought something for everyone ,and in turn achieved an astonishing 94 percent sell-through rate with total sales reaching $1.2 million.

The relaxed atmosphere of the event coupled with the excitement of the auction drew a crowd of bidders and onlookers that included everyone from dedicated collectors to families enjoying an afternoon infused with America’s rich agricultural history.

The top sale of the two-day auction was a 1959 John Deere 430s All Fuel (Lot S48) bringing in a generous $51,000. Discovered in Chihuahua, Mexico, the fully-restored tractor is one of only 18 built, most of which were exported out of the country.

J-D 430s All Fuel
Photo courtesy Mecum Auctions 

The second highest sale at $36,000 went to a one-of-a-kind 1920 Samson Cane M tractor (Lot S55) that has been the feature of magazines and television shows as what is thought to be the first high crop tractor ever manufactured.

Samson Cane M
Photo courtesy Mecum Auctions 

The complete top 10 sales list includes (all sales reflect hammer prices):
1. 1959 John Deere 430s All Fuel (Lot S48) at $51,000
2. 1920 Samson Cane M (Lot S55) at $36,000
3. 2008 Trailer (Lot S61) at $28,000
4. 1948 Ford 8N Road Maintainer (Lot S41) at $24,500
5. 1966 John Deere 4020 High Crop (Lot S73) at $24,000
6. 1957 John Deere 320V (Lot S36) at $18,000
7. 1951 John Deere M (Lot S66) at $18,000
8. John Deere 1920s SSP 36x108 (Lot M90) at $16,500
9. 1951 Oliver 66 Orchard (Lot S38) at $16,000
10. 1947 Farmall MV High Crop (Lot S88) at $15,500
 
For access to complete auction results and other member benefits, sign up for the free InfoNet service offered at www.Mecum.com.

Mecum also hosted its second annual Houston collector car auction this past weekend, April 4-6, which saw 1,000 cars cross the block and brought in more than $25 million in sales. Complete results for Houston’s auction are also available via the Mecum InfoNet.

Mecum’s next vintage tractor auction will be held this August 8-10 at office headquarters in Walworth, Wis., followed by Gone Farmin’ Iowa on Nov. 2 at the Mississippi Valley Fair Center in Davenport. For more information visit www.Mecum.com or call (262) 275-5050 to speak directly with a Mecum representative.

About Mecum Auctions
As the world leader of collector car and road art sales, the Mecum Auction Company has been specializing in the sale of collector cars for 26 years, now offering more than 15,000 vehicles per year. In 2010, Dan Mecum launched the Gone Farmin’ tractor division within the company and has since grown it into a thriving venture offering three auctions each year. For further information, visit www.Mecum.com or call (262) 275-5050. Follow along with Mecum’s social media news and join us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest and Instagram.

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Auction Results from the Lake Side Farms Tractor and Engine Collection by Aumann Auctions

 IHC Mogul Jr 
This 1912 International Harvester Mogul Jr. Tractor 15-25 sold for a top bid of $450,000. 

Some top sellers from the Lake Side Farms Tractor and Engine Collection Auction: 
1912 International Harvester Mogul Jr. 15-25 tractor:  $450,000
1888 Crossley-Otto slide-valve 2 hp engine with piano base: $320,000
1922 Rumely Oil Pull Model K 12-20: $65,000
New Era Little Giant 6 hp engine: $40,000
Caterpillar 30 with swap tracks: $37,500
IHC Titan sideshaft 4 hp engine: $32,500
Dieter 15 hp portable engine: $22,500

John Deere Implemens sign 
A porcelain John Deere Farm Implements sign sold for $3,500. 

Mid-range sellers: 
Advanced Rumely color poster, framed under glass: $4,500
John Deere Farm Implements sign (porcelain): $3,500
Fairbanks Morse Z, 10 hp hopper-cooled portable engine: $3,000
1927 John Deere 3 hp  engine: $2,900
NOS Auto-Sparker in original wooden box with original instructions: $1,500
1911 Gruber box wagon, original condition with original paint: $1,200
Original Texaco Ethyl glass gas globe: $1,000 

Twin City Tractor School Brochure 
This bulletin for a Twin-City Tractor School sold for $70. 

Low-range sellers: 
Bowser Red Sentry curb pump, restored: $800
Stickney 1-3/4 hp engine cart in very good condition with all-original finish: $650
Framed Hart-Parr Vertical Single-cylinder advertising page: $525
1920 Avery Motor Farming, Threshing & Road Building Machinery catalog - $200
Bulletin for the Tractor School of Twin City Tractors - $70
1839Hendrick Mfg. Co. Invoice and 1930 John Deere Invoice - $50 
Rumley 12-20 OilPull Tractor Canadian Repair Price List No. 24 - $25

Two Cylinder Expo XXII Farm Auction Results by Polk Auctions

Two Cylinder Expo XXII Farm Auction Results by Polk Auctions

Two Cylinder Expo XXII Collector Tractor Auction Results 
This John Deere 3020 diesel High Crop achieved a high bid of $30,250 at the Two Cylinder Expo.  

10 highest sellers:
John Deere 3020, diesel high crop, serial no. 127232: $30,250
John Deere HNH serial no. 41762: $28,000
John Deere 2510, diesel, high crop, serial no. 14539: $20,000
John Deere A, high crop, serial no. 668552: $17,500
John Deere 730, gas, serial no. 7300007: $16,500
John Deere 730, diesel, serial no. 7301645: $16,250
John Deere 530, serial no. 5306617: $14,750
John Deere 330 S, serial no. 330363: $14,000
John Deere 2520, diesel, serial no. 23307: $10,300
John Deere 430 LP, serial no. 142907: $9,000
 

Two Cylinder Expo XXII Collector Tractor Auction Results 
This John Deere 50 with loader sold for $2,900 at the Two Cylinder Expo farm auction. 

10 middle sellers:
John Deere 830, serial no. 8306286: $7,900
John Deere 530, serial no. 5303394: $6,900
John Deere G, serial no. 59746: $5,900
John Deere 630, serial no. 6302840: $5,100
John Deere GM hand start, serial no. 13349: $4,500
John Deere QF implement sign (tax) $3,200
John Deere 50 with loader, serial no. 5022072: $2,900
John Deere MT, wide-front, serial no. 22207: $2,100
John Deere 440, serial no. 454479: $1,900
John Deere 3-piece weight set: $1,400
 

10 low sellers:
2-bottom plow: $900
John Deere round wide-front: $800
John Deere square wide-front: $750
John Deere clock, 4 legged (tax): $625
John Deere 110 LG Orchard: $600
3-point 3-bottom plow, model 416: $550
RV2A magneto: $500
John Deere pam clock (tax): $500
John Deere 3-point hitch: $500
John Deere dealership manual (tax): $500

For more results, see polkauction.com.

Polk Labor Day Auction Results 2012

 Auction Results from the 29th Annual Labor Day Auction, conducted by Polk Auction Company, New Paris, Ind., August 30- September 1, 2012. 

Polk Labor Day Auction Results 2012
 A Waterloo Boy tractor similar to this one was the top seller at the Polk Labor Day Auction with a bid of $60,000. Photo by Penny Mayes.  

Low Bids:
Case Offset Disc: $500
Powerline 4-foot tiller (tax): $500
McCormick Hit-n-Miss Motor (tax): $525
Ferguson 3-pint 2-row planter: $550
3-point Rotary Mower: $575
Case 1-row Picker: $65600IH Model H no. 89925: $650
MocCormick-Deering 10-20: $700
Ford 9N (no tag): $800
John Deere B, styles, no. 245173: $900

Mid-Range Bids:
Oliver 70 Row Crop no. 247705: $1,700
Lennox Kittytrack 600 with Blade & Mower Deck: $2,500
Farmall F-30 no. 29828: $3,700
Cockshutt 50, Diesel no.600: $4,200
Massey-Ferguson 1155 no. 72038: $6,000
Ford 8N with V8 Conversion (no tag): $7,100
Case1070 Gold Demonstrator no. 8660338: $9,000
Oliver 1550 Gas Utility Tractor no. 196155-506: $12,000
John Deere 420 W no. 128404: $14,500
John Deere 70 High Crop no. 7003128: $17,000

 

Highest Bids:
Waterloo Boy no. 27013: $60,000
John Deere 430 utility tractor with power steering, no. 158130: $35,000
John Deere G High Crop no. 47600: $30,500
John Deere 3020 4 WD no. 130998: $30,000
John Deere 4620 no. 015494
John Deere 2510 Diesel High Crop no. 7319
Minneapolis-Moline NTX Jeep: $ 29,000
John Deere 3020 Standard no. 71413R: 27,500
John Deere 6030 no. 035408: $26,500
John Deere 3020 High Crop no. 58634

See more results from this auction at auction.polkauction.com.