Japanese Swords Highlight the Valentines Sale

Article & Photos Courtesy of Gary DuFour & Kathy Packard

ww2 Japanese officers Sword

   Cabin fever sets the scene  this time of year for auctions, and we all look forward to the Annual North Central Sales Valentines Day auction. With its 6th year running, the sale bill looked to impress, and anyone that came to the auction would say the items were all that and more! Held at the Northwinds ballroom in Marion, WI. on Saturday Feb. 13th 2010. With a full house and eager bidders at hand the sale began at 10:30am and started with a lucky auction goer winning a $25 gas card as a door prize! Many interesting and rare items would pass over the auction block threw out the day, but the highlight of the sale was several Original WW2 Japanese swords. All week North Central Sales was receiving phone calls about these swords, and with several phone bids threw out the country, the swords finally ended their selling rein to their new home &  happy bidders. The greatest of these swords, a WW2 Japanese Officers sword, sold to a happy bidder on the east coast for a total hammer price of $1600.00. The sale held many treasures, and it does every year. The North Central Sales team tries to bring an array of "premier" antiques, collectables & treasures that will suit every collectors fancy. Bringing that old saying that there is something for everyone at an auction to true form. This is what Col.`s Duke & Kathy Packard bring to there auctions every year. Guns are always in high interest when at auction, and this Valentines auction was no different. The top selling guns were a Winchester 1894 .30 WCF selling for $1,100.00, and a 300 Savage Model 99EG selling for $510.00! An original Whirlitzer juke box Model 1450 with original Manual brought in a bid of $975.00. With heated bidding two of the WW2 Japanese NCO Swords, with Matching serial numbers each sold to a happy bidders in the crowd for $500.00 each. Some Oil & Gas memorabilia rounded the sale out, with an original Texaco Glass globe in mint condition bringing $375.00 and an original Texaco sales banner bringing in an even $100.00. A rare billiards directors chair with a back pocket from the 1920's sold for $130.00 and a Hamm's Motion Sign in working condition sold for $130.00! For the stoneware collectors, there was a 25 gallon Red Wing Crock that sold for $130.00 and a 6 Gallon Salt glaze "bumble bee" crock that sold for $60.00. The Top of the fishing lures sold was a South Bend 5 Hook Minnow in green that brought in a final bid of $120.00 and one of the better buys for the day was a mint Orvis glass minnow trap in original box bringing $75.00! Watt collectors had their choice picks, with the top pitcher being a small #5 Rooster Pitcher bringing $80.00. Furniture buyers, wanting to upgrade their collections found an ornate 1/4 sawn Oak Bench with arms selling for a cool $250.00, a Diamonds store front neon sign with a hammer price of $50.00. A newly made log porch swing that sold for  $210.00. At the auctions end happy bidders were excited with there new found treasures. The crowd was  impressed by the performance and care taken by the North Central sales auction team. They have a way of not only getting down to business but entertaining you. This makes the auction day so much fun and exciting. They love what they do and it so shows!! North Central Sales invites you to take a look at the rest of the prices that were realized during the 6th annual North Central Sales Valentines Day Auction. For a complete list of gun prices visit out website!

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A Nice Mantle Clock brought $80.00

Set of Bowls brought a total hammer price of $60.00

Top choice of the Watt Pitchers brought $80.00

Watt Advertising Bowl - $130

Cute little Marion Custard Glass Cup - $32.50

Violin - $100

Choice of Vintage Comic Knives totaled - $105.00

Lantern w/ red Glode - $55.00

Original Glass Texaco Globe sold for $375.00

Texaco Sky Chief Pump Sign, Original brought $75.00

Fully working Bluebird Diamonds Stor Sign - $50.00

One Ounce of Pure Silver Valentines Bar - $30.00

An 1876 S trade Dollar w/ Chop Markes - $120.00

1856 Small Head Cent $1.00 Gold piece - $135.00!!!!

1851 $2.50 Dollard Gold piece sold for $210.00

1857 $1.00 Gold Piece - $130.00

Various Proof Sets averaged $8.00 each

Nice Coke Cooler - $95.00

A Stromberg Carlson Oak Wall Phone brought $130.00

French? Dresser box was a steal at $25.00

Stoneware Insectiside Jug $55.00 & Waukesha Crock -$12.50

This unique Clam Steamer $22.50, Have you ever seen one?

New Large Turkey Federation Trunk - $35.00

Solid Brass Lamp Shade, Large, Sold for $100.00

In working condition this Hamms Beer Motion light, small model, brought $130.00

Extremly Nice Pendilum wall clock w/ key realized $160.00

The giant Rapala was there and sold for $30.00

Very Large Indian Dream Catcher - $22.50

A mint Sears, Tiny Cabin stove standing approx. 3.5 feet high, cast iron sold for $100.00

Smaller Ships Compass sold for $55.00

$50.00 bought this smaller mantle clock

A Whirlitzer Model 1450 Juckbox brought $975.00

Large Budweiser Clydsdale Mirror - $45.00

This Oak 1/4 Sawn Bench with Arms realized $250.00

Choice of several fine fur coats started at $35.00

Large Handcrafted pine swing - $210.00

A Cute Red Sled - $60.00

Oak Drop Front Desk - Original - $180.00

1910 Billards Director Chair in excellent condition brought a final bid of $130.00

Oak Sideboard w/ mirror & Claw feet realized $175.00

Nice Lane Mahogany chest, ceadr lined - $70.00

130 Paul bunyan Beer Poster - $45.00

12 Gal. Red Wing Crock - $70.00

Stanley #45 Plane w/ Box - $90.00

Large Adlake Ships light - $55.00

Set of 8 Superior Oil Bottles w/ Carrier rang up at $210.00

Childrens Wolverine Washer in box brought a final bid of $50.00

Pocket watches drew lots of interest with first choice being $60.00

Set of four Pyrex bowls - $35.00

Large Jardinare - $30.00

6 Gal. Salt Glaze "bee" Crock, not perfect brought $60.00

Choice of breyers animals yeilded a total of $202.50

First Choice of Handy oil cans - $35.00

South Bend 5 Hook Minnow -$120, Paw Paw Frog - $100, Heddon Lures Each $62.00, Mud Puppy $12.50

Simplex Salesman Jack - $30.00

Red Wing Spongeware Bowl - $65.00

A Dandy Oak Machines Chat - $100.00

Original Enamel Winchester Dealer Sign - $125.00

3 gal. red Wing Crock $22.50, 5 gal Red Wing Crock - $50.00

Golden Nugget Slot Machine - $450.00

A 25 gal. red Wing Crock - $130.00

Pink Baby Faced Milk Bottles in carrier - $32.50

Large albume of postcards - $40.00

Original Texaco Sales Banner realized $100.00

Colt Agent .38 Special - $250.00


Glass Orvis Minnow Trap w/ Box $75.00
Hurd Supercaster Fishing Rod/Reel in Case $140.00
High Standard Model B .22 $275
Japanese WW2 Officers Sword $1,600.00
Japanese WW2  NCO Sword #1 $500.00
Japanese WW2  NCO Sword #2 $500.00
Winchester #351 $325.00
Winchester 1894 .30 WCF, Stock decas $1,100.00
Savage #99EG 300 Savage $510.00
Winchester Model 120 12 ga. $275.00
Colt Agent 38 Special Pistol $250.00
Ted Williams Model 300 12ga. $275.00
Marlin 336A 30-30 Lever Action $250.00
SKS w/ Bayonet $250.00
Winchester 02A .22 $275.00
Remington 870 12 ga. Pump $225.00
Ted Williams Model 100 30-30 $200.00
Stevens Model 335 Double Barrel $200.00
Japanese WW2 Parade Sword $125.00
Ruger Single Six Pistol $300.00
Smith & Wesson Model 422 .22 Semi Auto $370.00

These are just a selection of the guns that were sold at auction.

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