The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa


May 10, 2014

Crocks bring in good prices at auctions

The next auction at the Clinton National Guard will be in three weeks.

One item that will be sold is a 1976 Thunderbird automobile, 460 motor V-8 with only 56,000 miles. A complete household will cross the auction block. Recent auction prices in Sigourney, Iowa include a two-piece Griswold cast metal Santa mold, which topped out at $260. A metal sign advertising Nichol Kola soft drink sold for $160, a hand-pieced quilt sampler measuring 70 by 84 ran to an even $400 and a quart of Lions Head motor oil, which was full, stood ready to pounce at $100.

A Stull hybrid seed advertisement tin sign sold for $320 and an amethyst carnival glass hatpin holder was knocked down at $100. A large enameled Coca Cola sign measuring 40 by 60 inches sold for $1,100 and a Coca Cola metal cooler with bottle opener on the side sold for $205.

One unusual item was the Aladdin kerosene floor lamp, metal with chimney and milk glass shade with floral design. It lit up a bid of $360. A Studebaker motor car watch fob went to a new home for an even $200 and the Anheuser Busch beer enamel watch fob sold for $230. A table mount cast-iron sausage stuffer, two-quart size, worked out to $140. Other items and prices realized include a cast-iron door stop in the design of a covered wagon that sold for $160, an oak wind-up wall phone brought in $160 and crocks were plentiful. A large 20-gallon with the cobalt bee design topped out at $650. Western stoneware crocks sold for $150 and $160 and a large Western stoneware canning crock with lid and wire bail went to the high bidder for $105. A cast iron turtle match holder with striker on bottom crawled away with a $110 bid. Finally, a wood toy drum with a depiction of soldiers storming San Juan Hill sold for $210. Have a nice weekend.

Ted Wilk is with Wilk Auction and Appraisal Service. To ask him a question about auctions, call (309) 654-2655.

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