The Marhanka Auction

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On August 27 and 28, 1991, Kruse International of Auburn, Indiana presided over the auction of the Earl Marhanka Estate.

Over a lifetime, Mr. Marhanka had assembled one of the world's most desirable antique tractor and antique truck collections. For sale at the auction were 166 rare tractors and 140 rare trucks, including 22 Rumely tractors and one Rumely truck.

The too ten tractor sales were as follows:

1) 1913 Pioneer 30-40.....................................

$46,000

2) 1912 Rumely Oil Pull E-30-60.....................

35,000

3) 1912 Rumely Oil Pull 'Kerosene Annie'....

...31,250

4) Hart-Parr 12 HP..........................................

25,000

5) 1924 Minneapolis 35-70..............................

22,000

6) Hart-Parr 30-60 'Old Reliable'...................

20,500

7) Aultman & Tavlor 35-70............................

20,250

8) Climax 'Sauare Turn' ..............

19,500

9) 1912 Rumely Oil Pull F-15-30....................

18,500

10) (tie) International Mogul 12-25................

18,000

1916] I Case 20-40.........................................

18,000

The 1918 Rumely Model A truck sold for $28

18,000.

A sampling of other tractors sold: Holt Crawler, $6,900; IHC Titan Model 10-20, $7,100; 1929 Toro Model XA282D, $1,900