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Mcelheny Auction - prices


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Old 04-23-2007, 04:25:26 PM
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Just curious if anyone attended the auction and what the waterloo boys brought.
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Here are the prices I noted down:

Waterloo Boy N #11421 $130000
Waterloo Boy N #26948 $94000
John Deere D (26'' spoked flywheel) #30456 $57500
John Deere D (24'' spoked flywheel) #32466 $40000
John Deere D Experimental #X67564 $17000
John Deere D #133847 $7000
John Deere GP #201709 $20000
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I keep looking at those prices and think I counted one too many zeros. There's no way those numbers are in cents instead of dollars, is there?
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Where did they go? Have to agree with Craig on this one.....
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I have to think there are a lot more interesting tractors to have for that kind of money. Don't get me wrong - I like a spoker D as much as anybody but the main reason I'd have a Waterloo Boy is to sell it at these prices and buy something neat. Of course, if I owned them they wouldn't have brought anything like these prices. Just not that lucky!

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Makes me glad I have the tractors and engines that I do have. I would not like to start over at the prices that they are bringing today. Massey Harris GP, Titan 10-20, Case K 18-32 and 45 engines. 2 Olds, 5 Sandwich 2 Great Western, 4 Chanticleer, and a few more good engines. Bob Ronning .
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I was talking with a prominent collector very recently and he said HE had been been in a conversation with someone who thought in 20 years there will be a $1,000,000 tractor.
I said I think it won't take that long.
It's beginning to look as if I might be right on that.............
WHY should the X D bring less than a GP?
Granted, I haven't SEEN them.....if the GP was, in fact, a model P that might explain it but..........
As for the Waterloo Boys..............I can't think of anything that explains THOSE............
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Default Re: Mcelheny Auction - prices

Full list of prices with photos here: http://www.proxibid.com/asp/Catalog.asp?aid=6842

Would very much like to know where those WB's and Spoker D's are headed. Europe perhaps?

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I was talking with a prominent collector very recently and he said HE had been been in a conversation with someone who thought in 20 years there will be a $1,000,000 tractor.
I said I think it won't take that long.
Sir Craig?
I just happen to know of a rather rare tractor and if you were willing to be the first one to ante up the million bucks, I think you might be able to buy it!
Just think of it? You would be famous, an even greater star in the tractor firmament than you are now. Your name would live on for eternity - um? or at least for a few days till someone paid a million plus for something else
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Oh? We better keep it in USA dollars just so it remains a recognized benchmark?
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I was talking with a prominent collector very recently and he said HE had been been in a conversation with someone who thought in 20 years there will be a $1,000,000 tractor.
I said I think it won't take that long.
It's beginning to look as if I might be right on that.............
WHY should the X D bring less than a GP?
Granted, I haven't SEEN them.....if the GP was, in fact, a model P that might explain it but..........
As for the Waterloo Boys..............I can't think of anything that explains THOSE............
Craig

I was wondering too about the GP price
In my opinion was the X D underpriced in comparsion to the rest
but 130000$ for a Waterloo Boy is far too much for me
probably my problem is the minus on my Bank account
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George-----------there are WAY more Waterloo Boy tractors out there than many of the other tractors you have in your fine collection...
If you want to spend enough enough money you could probably buy a Waterloo Boy, pretty much, any time..........that isn't true with many of the other OLD tractors as you well know......... .........they just aren't for sale.......at any price.........
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Sherwood Hume Auctions of Milton, Ontario sold a restored Waterloo Boy, I think it was an R, about 3 years back. It brought around $77,000 in a straight up, honest sale and actually stayed right here in Ontario. That may be the highest price paid for an early tractor in these parts? So, it is not surprising that those prices have escalated to what you guys are quoting above! We are in a new era boys!
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Default Re: Mcelheny Auction - prices

The 1918 waterloo boy (pre-John Deere) went to Ireland. The 24" spoker D went to England.
The prices were hefty all around. The JD grain binder brought $2000, a cast iron JD 1B hand crank corn sheller brought $1000, the JD hay loader brought $2700, as did a Dain horse drawn corn cutter with patent date of 1896.
I have to agree with Craig, that for $130,000 there are a number of rarer tractors I'd rather have!
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Regarding the John Deere 26" Spoked Flywheel D-it is only one of 878 total made with the bigger flywheel and according to its serial number the 55th one made. So in todays world you esentialy have the 55th true John Deere tractor ever made. One other important point for the record prices-restoration cost are substantial, especially if done to the "expo" quality standards. Obviously the buyers respected the quality here also
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