Craycraft Auctions Collection

| September/October 1986

  • Mr. David Craycraft

  • John Deere Tractor

  • Mr. David Craycraft
  • John Deere Tractor

Route 2 Winchester, KY 40391

In 1952, Mr. David Craycraft moved to his farm on Mt. Sterling Road, four miles east of Winchester, Kentucky. In 1959, he became semi-retired due to surgery. Since that time he has been dealing in antique engines, restoring and showing them. He has owned well over 100 engines and several tractors.

In the spring, Mr. Craycraft contacted me to auction his collection. This was a very emotional time for me, as David has been my friend for several years.

We advertised in the Gas Engine Magazine and got good results. People registered for buying numbers from as far away as California. All together, there were over nine states represented, including Ohio, West Virginia, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, California, Virginia, Tennessee, and Missouri.

We sold a Williams Grist Mill with a 16-inch stone for $1,525. Engines ranged from $150 to over $600. We sold several light plants with generator, and a 1928 Ford car made into a shuttle body for $2,000. The auction totaled over $26,000. David and I both want to thank all of our friends.


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