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Old 05-13-2017, 10:25:19 AM
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May 26-27,2017 at MAZEPPA, MINNESOTA> View Nixon Auctioneers site.

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McVicker 6hp, 15 FM, 6 JD, Handy Andys, Mogul Jr, Brush Car engine, plus 175 chain saws, Hog Oilers, Planters, Shellers Lawn Mowers,etc
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Old 05-26-2017, 05:58:41 PM
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Anybody attend the auction today? How did things sell?
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Old 05-26-2017, 08:18:31 PM
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They sold from 9 to 5:30. I did not think they would get it done . Not very many here , but everyone of them were serious collectors with deep pockets. The man bought a lot of good stuff. Mostly highly colectible.
But the engines are mostly rough cobs. Maybe half a dozen were inside. The rest look like they have been outside for the last 100 years or so, some look like they dug them up. Many with water freaze and most are stuck tight. Lots of them may just be parts engines. Nothing reatored.
I shot a video, I may try and upload it when I get home.
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Surprised the seller let things go if the bids didn't meet his standards. Like the auction in Flagstaff. Nixon auctioneers have no integrity as far as I am concerned. Time has for sure passed them up, their web page is a waste of time, no pictures, try to get information from them. They are done as far as I am concerned.
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Old 05-26-2017, 08:59:45 PM
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I think I implied things were high priced. He sells it, to the highest bidder. This is one auctin error I am sure does not run things up .
It was the owner no sales items in AZ . Nixon would have sold them. I can see his pictures.
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Old 05-26-2017, 11:53:04 PM
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Oh he posts pictures of a few of the engines, never all of them. Ask to see some of something you are interested in and it wont happen. Ask for even a basic description of an engine and it will never happen. Aumann is taking over the business for a reason, customer service. Lonnie and crew let it all go
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Old 05-27-2017, 02:29:40 AM
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I've called them & asked for pic's of engine's that were not posted & they were always real good about getting them for me, either emailed them to me or added them to their sight. Can't wait until its just about sale time though.
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Old 05-27-2017, 03:46:05 PM
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Well I would say they had an overall good sale. Several went to 4 dealers, but they paid for most. I wonder how many plan to spend the night anyway. I would still be over there bidding, but they have a one lane road and everyone has to get in line as they load out 320 engines.
I won a 2 hp Chapman missing the carb, and Ingeco missing the ignitor ,but I have one. A large New Holland mill, needing wood and quite a load of odds and ends.
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Old 05-27-2017, 04:01:21 PM
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I forgot to mention this is rediculous to madening.I had paid and they were selling a mill, I walked away because I wanted in their stupid line.
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Old 05-27-2017, 07:41:05 PM
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I got left by 4:30 after 2 hours. People in this line were blowing gaskets wanting to know what the hold up was. I think they loaded 8 loads oit by my time. Maybe 30-40 in line. The big buyers are waiting till tomorrow.
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Considering the property, I would say that Nixon did the best he could with what he had to work with. There was very limited parking and only one small drive way in and out. Impossible to get that amount of heavy stuff out very fast. I beat the crowd, I was loaded and on the road by 2:30. I didn't stay to see the last line sell. You can only watch so many stuck JD engines sell. All in all I would say prices were average to high for the condition of the engines. Its going to take a lot of acetylene to get most of this stuff loose!!
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A couple photos of the site prior to the sale. A lot of stuff to load out at one driveway. There was a plan for loading out, but I think was too many bosses and it became an absolute mess. Prices were strong considering condition.
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On the North side of the engines, maybe 25 feet was the road. The road was also 60 feet to the West edge of engines. They could have also moved all the engines along the road on the East side where the sale was the day before. If anyone thinks that would have been too much work, they actually did just half that anyway, moving it all out to the road to load , shortly after the sale. People could have pulled in there on the East side of the road like Friday, or on the West side of the area where the engines were.
The whole thing was the executor made the decisions. He wanted everyone to have the paid receipt to even get in line to load . He was also told to have the sale next week, instead of the Holliday weekend, and during the MtPleasant swap, which could have given me more spending money. He said he had plans to go camping next week, so he wanted the sale yesterday . I am sure he did not care, as he is a court appointed administrator.
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Maybe you should post your show schedule so all the auctioneers can work around yours. I'm glad I was able to split my resources and make enough money at Mt pleasant to out bid you or whoever was running the bid up on me. (Because we know that's why everybody goes to auctions) if you post your phone # the auction companies can consult u for set ups and load outs. Everyone of us has lived those nightmares. The best plan laid some moron will screw them up. Another thing you could consider is posting the best time of the month to hold an auction. The weekend after you get your check or however you make your $. I hope everybody enjoyed their weekend at the show swap or auction. No turf damage around me this weekend. KP
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I thought it was a fun sale, there were a couple of deals but most engines sold good. Nixon did a good job and I personally enjoy a good old auction without the online bidding, buyers premium ext. The loading was kind of a pain but I think they did the best they could with what they had. luckily I was able to get in line early and beat most of the rush. Here are some of the pictures I took.
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Here are the engines I won. One is a Worthington Ingeco. I see now it has a freaze crack . The drain plug was left in place and most of the engines were out in the yard last winter.
Same story with the Chapman. I was surprised how many of the engines had water in them. My dad was always bug on being sure all the drain plugs were removed and the passage cleared . I left one in one winter, in a shed, and the shed had a leak right over the hopper , and of course, it froze.
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The Chapman turned out to be better than I thought it would .
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