Rocktober with Thornhill Auction Co.!!

As much as I enjoy watching NASCAR and following the Chase for the Championship, you just can’t live in St. Louis and not be a St. Louis Cardinals fan!  And after the first win in the National League Division Series today, who can’t get excited about baseball in St. Louis in October!  And if you’re following baseball, you might as well join us as we Rocktober also!

But before I fill you in on October’s schedule, let’s recap the sales that ended the month of September.  The first day of our three-day weekend began on Friday, September 20 near Middletown for a farm sale.  And even though it was about a 3-hour sale, we had some big ticket items including a John Deere 757 Z Trak Zero Turn lawnmower, two ATV 4-wheelers – a Polaris 850 Sportsman XP and a Polaris Sportsman 700 True 4X4, as well as a nice line of tractors & tillage equipment.

We headed to Vandalia on Saturday, September 21 for the estate auction of the Late Ronald E. (Mot) Motley.  This sale included a nice collection of firearms and ammo with the highlight of the firearm sale being a Winchester Model 1905 SL 35 caliber gun that sold for $1,050.  Collections of toy cars, trucks & tractors were sold along with a pocketknife collection.  Several pieces of Quail Unlimited prints and memorabilia were also sold.  However, two items stood out and definitely created a bidding war between buyers.  One was a Jim Beam 3-piece train & track decanter set with the seal still intact that sold for $230.  The other was an oil painting by Ray T. Goodhart of a coon hunting scene that sold for $650.  We also sold a collection of woodworking tools.

An absolute real estate auction took the crew to St. Charles, MO on Sunday, September 22.  This piece of real estate was zoned C-2 General Business District and included two lots with improvements.  The improvements included a 4-bedroom frame home on a walkout basement, a 20’ x 24’ outbuilding with barn wood siding and a 5,000+ square foot log cabin that was once used as an antique store and studio.  The possibilities are endless for this property which is why it sold as one lot for $184,000.  We can’t wait to see what the new owners have in store!

As I’ve mentioned before, we hold sales during the week also.  So, on Wednesday, September 25, we headed to Wentzville for a nice collection of household and antique items…including some very nice antique furniture…as well as a nice collection of silver coins.  Sales like these are what many buyers look forward to!

The sale on Saturday, September 28 took us to a beautiful location for a nice sale with a variety of items.  You could find everything from shop & hand tools to exercise equipment to a pinball machine and pool table.  We continue to sell firearms, tractors and farm equipment and this sale was no different.  We sold a 2006 Kubota RTV 900 for $8,500.  This sale also included a Kohler & Campbell player piano that sold for $1,475!  Definitely a sale with a little bit of something for everyone!

We rounded out the weekend with the sale of 449 acres located in Pike County, MO.  This hunter’s paradise was offered in four tracts and included approximately 1 mile of Mississippi River frontage, several small food plot fields, and a cabin on stilts (perfect for hunting).  It’s not often you’ll find this type of hunting ground available at auction.

So now, we’re ready to move onto our ‘series’ of auctions!  On Saturday, October 5th, come see us at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds for the second sale from the Lundahl Morris collection from St. Charles County.  If you missed any of the Kubota tractors in the past, you’ll have your chance again as we sell a Kubota L 2850 4WD diesel tractor with front end loader.  You’ll also find pedal tractors, horse drawn equipment, a hit & miss stationary engine, antique tools, Indian artifacts & beadwork, outboard motors and more!

Sunday, October 6th keeps us close to Troy for a sale the includes a pocketknife collection, firearms, a John Deere riding lawnmower, and a Massey Ferguson 1100 diesel tractor and farm equipment.  We will also be selling a 1978 Lincoln Town Car, a 2004 Chevrolet Venture van and a 1966 Ford Mustang – perfect for anyone wanting a car for all the local car shows!  There are times for many of the items Sunday so please be on time.  The real estate, consisting of 17 ¾ acres with a 2-bedroom, 1 bath ranch home, a 30’ x 40’ 4-stall horse barn and a combination garage and shop, will be sold at 2:00 p.m. to the highest bidder!  The property is fenced for livestock and has direct access to the channel on Cuivre River.

We are still close to Troy on Wednesday, October 9 for a sale approximately 6 miles north of Troy on Highway 61.  Henry and Marie Dutkiewicz have been married 58 years and as long as the St. Louis Cardinals are winning, then everything is great (things must be GREAT today!)  There are not a lot of smalls on this sale…it will be approximately a three-hour sale!  Several nice pieces of antique furniture along with a Ferguson TE-20 gas tractor and several pieces of lawn equipment will round out the day.

I’m headed to Colorado Springs after the sale on Wednesday for a wedding but the auction schedule continues with another three-day weekend beginning with the sale on Saturday, October 12.  This sale will include another piece of St. Charles real estate with a 1,664 sq. ft. 3-bedroom, 2 bath ranch home and it is located in the Orchard Farm School District.  Have you ever thought of buying a bicycle built for two?  Check out the 1950’s Huffy that will sell at 12:00 noon.  There will also be a nice collection of Jonathan & David figurines, Heavenly Kingdom figurines, and Andrea figurines along with a few pieces of sterling silver.

Sunday, October 13, we’ll head to New Florence, MO to sell the personal property of the Late Tom & Dolores DeBlaze.  The sale includes a nice, clean selection of household furniture and item, a Centurion 8M10 floor model gun safe, and even a department store mechanical Santa Claus – just in time for Christmas!  You’ll also find a wood splitter, a 2004 Yamaha Kodiak 450 4 x 4 four-wheeler and a 1989 Ford F-150 XLT Lariat pickup available for auction.

On Monday, October 14, come prepared as we will be selling in two rings part of the day.  A toy collection of over 500 antique & collector’s toys & model cars will be sold in a 2nd ring beginning at 11:00 a.m.  In addition to the real estate to be offered at 1:00 p.m., there are so many items listed on this sale bill that you should probably just go to www.thornhillauction.com, click on the “Upcoming Auctions” tab on the left hand side and check it out.  Firearms, ammo, pocket knives, handicap scooters, slot machines, shop and hand tools, advertising signs and more will be available.  A 2005 Ford Escape SUV and a 2003 Ford Windstar along with a golf cart will be sold at 1:30 p.m.

We’re going to take a breather but only for a day!  On Wednesday, October 16, we head to Jonesburg, MO for another two-ring sale!  Again, you can find all the information on our web site but we’ll be selling a 1969 Mustang Convertible (the second Mustang this month) at 1:00 p.m.  Also selling at 1:00 p.m. will be a collection of African mounts to include a full-mount African Lion, a massive Cape Buffalo head mount, a Kudu head mount and a full Bobcat mount with quail.

We are hoping that with the quantity, and quality, of sales that we have scheduled, that you’ll find something you just can’t live without.  Come see us, grab a roll of sale bills (or check out the web site) and enjoy the fall weather with us!  And GO CARDS!!!

Lori Biehl
Clerk and Cashier

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