Auction Report: Elias Beiler's Annual Extravaganza

Farm tractors and machinery

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Box 7583, Newark, Delaware 19711

This is some information I recorded at Elias Beiler's Sale, held February 27 and 28,1997 at 601 Musser School Road, Leola, Pennsylvania. This famous auction attracts buyers from miles and miles around the area with its unparalleled offerings of antique, some reconditioned tractors, gas engines and machinery. It's hard to imagine the extent and scope of this auction. You have to see it to believe it!

On February 27, farm tractors and machinery were sold starting with small items. February 28, antique tractors, steam and gas engines, parts, mags and oilier; cast iron seats; also literature and many more items were auctioned.

I have made a list of some of the prices at this year's sale to illustrate the cost and kind of items sold:

New Idea Engine, about 1932-33, painted; good . . .... $825

John Deere 1 HP engine, painted................ $500

John Deere 1 HP engine, nice original............ $700

IHC 1-2 HP LBA, good...................... $250

Cushman 3 HP(?) model Cub, good............... $250

Briggs & Stratton HP model FH, restored, excellent.. . $375

Maytag model 72, 2 cylinder, restored, excellent.........$300

Maytag upright very good......................$350

Maytag model 92, one cylinder, restored, excellent . . .....$225

Maytag model 72, two cylinder, restored, excellent . . .....$200

Approximately 1,000 bidders signed up with Rentzel Auctioneers, Emigsville, Pennsylvania. For more information contact Elias S. Beiler, at 601 Musser School Road, Leola, PA 17540. Motel accommodations are available nearby. This is one auction you will enjoy!