Nostalgic 125 Year Old Welder Estate Goes to Auction

Article courtesy of North Central Sales


THE WELDER ESTATE AUCTION! The Welder family had been on the farm since the 1870's having 4 children, none ever married and they never threw anything away...

This was the setting for not only one, but two very historic auctions! The auctions were conducted by Hometown Real Estate & Auctions from Shawano, WI. Veteran auctioneer Clayton McHugh put on quite a show with complete setup and all! North Central Sales Auctions of Antigo, WI. were called to assist in this massive two day sale! This impressive two day auction featured tractors, machinery, vehicles, horse drawn equipment and over 125 years of antiques. Day one, Thursday Oct 28th, featured more farm related machinery, tractors and vehicles. Day two, Saturday Oct 30th, held the mass majority of antiques and furniture that the Welder Estate had collected. It took the Welder family over 125 years of living and collecting and it took a total of 12 hours between the two sales to liquidate this long time nostalgic estate! There were plenty of bidders and on-lookers in attendance to spur on the bidding with 698 bid cards out. The Welder family owned a total of 292 acres that they donated to the DNR, this was Mr. Welders last wishes for the preservation and enjoyment for the general public. Mr. Welder also wished that the auction proceeds go to 15 different charities! This estate was certainly something to see, and just being there was a full enjoyment. It was one of those sales, you had to be there and see it to believe! Please take a look at the highlights that the auction realized and more prices realized can be found at highlights page. A big thanks goes to Clayton McHugh of Hometown Auction & Realty as he ran a smooth and professional auction. Guest auctioneers, ringmen, cashiers and clerks were Mark Mitchell, Duke Packard, Kathy Packard, Mark Kluck, Terry Moede, Dave Corth, Gary DuFour, Carol Lese, Pat Packard.

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Sale Date: October 28th & 30th 2010


Many walk behind plows were at the sale, top choice brought $175

This 2001 Chevy 1500 4WD pickup wit honly 17,000mi sold to a happy bidder for $12,700.00

A 2002 Chevy Impala with 15,000mi realized $9000.00

Antique McCormick Deering tractor - $700.00

This Allis WD Tractor - $550.00

Over 80 pcs of antique furniture came out of the Welder farm house, like this antique dresser that fetched a bid of $250

This Gilbert Gingerbread Clock - $150.00

Early Spinning Wheel - $180.00

Four Water Pumps brought a bid of $440.00

Early Pedal Car - Needed a little work - $220.00

John Deere 2 Row Corn Planter - $600.00

John Deere 3010 Tractor - $4750.00

This tin bathtub with Oak trim saw much bidding and realized a price of $980.00

John Deere 2550 4WD Tractor with Loader - $18,500.00

John Deere GT225 Mower - $1475.00

$375 took this Wood Cook Stove Home

A picture of the huge selection of stoneware featured at the Welder Estate!

This 6 gallon Salt glaze "Rib Cage" Pattern in nice shape brought $300.00

This 30 Gal brought $200 while the 25 Gal. RW Crock brought $375

A 4 Gal. Saltglaze Churn - $300.00

This Eastlake Style Dresser with Hankie Boxes and Mirror - $250.00

Primative Wooden Dough Bowls - $170 for the Small, and $90 for the larger one.

Pressed back child high chair $45, the primative horse on a stick was a deal at $20.00

IN excellent condition this original cutter sleigh with tag sold for $1,550.00

Primitive buckboard wagon sold for $800.00

A Childs toy dresser brought $35 while this ornate salt & Sugar box sold for $60

A Large Hit & Miss Engine seen much attention from the crowd selling for $400

Kathy Packard sits on this John Deere #3 Horse Drawn Mower that sold later in the day for $525.00

Minneapolis Moline 4 Star tractor sells for $1400.00

This Cow Weathervane sold for $300, and the arrow sold for $140

Edison Cylinder Recor Player in Oak $400.00

Other prices realized during the Welder estate auction:

Choice of Wood Wagon Wheels:   $400
Antique Door with Etched Glass Dog Sceen:   $350
Small Primitive Ice Box - Painted   $350
Three Boxes of Vintage Valentines:   $300
Antique Corn Sheller:   $285
#2 Cast Iron School Bell:   $280
Box of Red Owl Uniforms   $250
Oak Harvest Table with 8 leafs   $225
First Choice on Quilt Tops   $210
USA Marked Little Bo Peep Pitcher   $200
Early Glass Rabbit Candy Container   $180
10 gallon Red Wing Crock w/ Bail Handles   $175
H&S 225 Spreader   $800
Hesston 6450 Haybine   $2400
Sthil 036 Chainsaw - USED   $325
Horse Drawn Plow   $275
1930's Chevy Pickup for Parts   $250
6 Milk cans   $180
Wood Barrel   $120

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