Bidding from coast to coast at a North Central Sales Auction!

Article courtesy of North Central Sales

     November 6th 2010 in Edgar Wisconsin was the setting for a once in a lifetime opportunity as an auctioneer to sell a rare 1928 Mack Model AC "Bulldog" fuel tanker truck, and a 1958 Austin FX3  three door London taxi.  There were many other items on the auction block that day including antiques, collectables, brewerania, advertising signs, and a rare set of 8 Marquette oil bottles with rack! But nothing like when the Mack and the Austin taxi hit the auction block! With many onsite buyers, as well as online, you could feel the excitement and nerves of the prospective buyers when the bidding began! The first to go was the 1928 Mack, fully restored, this was owned by a gas station owner and was put on display threw out the state. The very competitive bidding began from the crowd and ended with the final bidders via online. When the auctioneer said sold the final hammer price fell at $20,000.00 for the impressive Mack that went to a new proud owner in Massachusetts!  Next in line was the 1958 Austin FX3 London Taxi Cab. The car was said to be owned by the McGwire sisters and was their own personal taxi, although no documentation could be found. The sisters had the taxi shipped with there private driver and used here on tour in the United states! The car went to a collector in California that was very excited and has big plans for a full restoration!  Other prices realized through-out the day were a original Westinghouse Coke machine realizing a bid of $500.00. A lot of three original tin Universal battery signs for $180.00. A beautiful Roseville vase bringing a $90.00 bid. Also a ornate hood ornament rounding out at $60.00. A rare Marshall Fields hat box and ladies hat realizing a hammer price of $20.00 with huge lot of vintage costume jewelry at $220.00! The set of 8 Marquette oil bottles with rack brought a final hammer price of $300.00. It was a great day to be at an auction with happy people in attendance! As the sale wrapped up, everyone went home with there great memories of the day. Some knowing that several of these items one may never see again at auction! Take a look at North Central Sales upcoming auctions and to view past auctions at and remember to look to our annual Valentines Day auction!

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Sale Date: November 6th 2010


Top item of the sale was this 1928 Mack AC "Bulldog" Fuel Tanker, restorder and running - sold to a happy buyer on the east coast for $20,000

1958 Austin FX3 Taxi cab - $10,500

This westinghouse Coke Machine with Key in Working order sold for a bid of $500

Several Universal Battery Tin Signs totaled $180

This vintage tin battery advertising thermometer $55

This Zenith Long Distance Floor Model Radio in an art deco cabinet went for $35

This large lighted Wheel Horse Dealer Sign sold to a happy bidder for $35

A redone Massey Ferguson Pedal Tractor went for $170

This exceptional set of 8 Marquette Oil Bottles with rack sold for $300

This unusual Adlake Ships lantern brought a bid of $200


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