One day we received a message from said collector and our first reaction was disbelief. A couple of messages and phone calls later, we learned that everything was in boxes and if we wanted to do the auction we could come get it. I have to admit the day Matt went to pick everything up I was majorly jealous. So, when he started unloading I had to help. I couldn’t resist opening a couple of boxes just to see what was inside, I wasn’t disappointed.
Prior to the auction we had had interest in items as far away as Canada. The day of the auction there were bidders on the phone from Arizona, Indiana, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Rhode Island and Wisconsin. And bidders in house from Iowa, Illinois, Missouri and Wisconsin. The sale started strong from lot one all the way to the end of the sale.
Here are a few, ok a lot of my favorite items-
Lot #3- “Watt Pop” counter lollipop display
Lot #39- Red Wing Greek Key bowl adv. Wilke’s Store, St. Olaf, IA
Lot# 101- Stoneware bean pot adv. Grangaard’s, Monona, IA
Lot# 107- Red Wing bowl adv. Geo. Radloff, Farmersburg, IA
Lot #188- Stoneware bean pot adv. Geo. Radloff, Farmersburg, IA
Lot #196- Stoneware bowl adv. Grangaard’s, Monona, IA
And that is the behind the auction scoop. General Store Auction #2 will be held Saturday, October 21st at 9:30 a.m. Happy Bidding!