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Posted: 5/10/2014 1:22:18 PM
   

Cosmos, Minnesota Auction Photos

It was a nice day for a Massey-Harris Auction in Cosmos, Minnesota today. Here are some photos.

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Posted: 5/10/2014 10:58:14 PM
   

RE:Cosmos, Minnesota Auction Photos

Thanks for sharing your photos. Looks like there was some nice stuff there. I guess the 44 crawler was someones convertion. Nice M-H spares there too. Some thing you don't often see too many of in the UK. What were the prices like. Alan


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Posted: 5/12/2014 2:06:07 AM
   

RE:Cosmos, Minnesota Auction Photos

Yes Alan a lot of nice Massey-Harris stuff there. I did not keep a record of the prices. Possibly someone else has a link that would have a price list? Anyone know what the "ski-whiz" snowmobile sold for?


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Posted: 5/12/2014 5:53:03 AM
   

RE:Cosmos, Minnesota Auction Photos

The Ski-Whiz brought $1300 according to the auction site.


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Posted: 5/16/2014 1:28:13 AM
   

RE:Cosmos, Minnesota Auction Photos

Many thanks for the photo's G,

For once great you had a Massey Auction on your doorstep in MN and, looking at the prices on the listing it seems Gerald and Char had a very good day, they have been Massey Collectors for many years attending several National Shows across the US and many times over the years both John and I have visited their place and enjoyed their "Massey hospitality" especially Char's wonderful cooking, so from across here in England we wish them a very long and happy retirement.

We will have to wait until Rushville to see our "treasures from their collection" Many thanks Steve for taking care of our bidding, it's great to know friends are more reliable than this wonderful age of the internet which was not good on the day.

Hope we see more photo's and celebrities present on the day in Cosmos from the MCA members at the sale.

Malcolm.


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Posted: 5/16/2014 7:17:38 PM
   

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Thanks Malcom:
I must say I was a bit surprised there were no Massey-Harris "Hit miss engines" there as there was such a wide selection of Massey-Harris items.
Do you have a link to the online prices?
Here are some more photos.

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Posted: 5/18/2014 9:17:54 PM
   

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I think I recorded most of the prices for everything but the parts tractors and the uncataloged items if anyone needs them.

I have to think the Fanks were pleased with the results.  I know all the tent items (memorabilia) sold every well.

I probably got the deal of the day by buying up some cast iron items!! (Thank you John F for making me look more closely at cast iron!! - They don't make it anymore!!!)  For $2.50 I purchased two small pieces.  At least one was a small spade cleat from some implement.  To my surprise, the part number was clearly marked "GE 59"  Of course, that would be my initials but I did not even realize it until the ringman handed me my new purchase!!!  Does anyone have any idea what it might have come from?  It measures about 3.5" by 2"  There was also another piece much smaller with not part number marked on it.  Both were clearly marked MH!!  I will post a pic when I get a chance!!

I also purchased the 8 piece MF spark plug set NIB.  When I bought it JB looked at me, I looked at him and we both said "Why?"  I then said "When was the last time you saw a set of MF spark plugs?"  That seemed to satisfy both of us!?!?!?  LOL!!

I won't comment on the crawler other than to say the folk lore will continue to be told in Minnesota since it will stay there!!  Seemed most of those who traveled from afar did not buy into the tale, but at least two did with it selling for $30,500.00!?!?!?

I went to the auction primarily to buy a potato digger and to see all my Massey friends.  The friends were there in ample supply but the diggers were not Massey so they found a new home somewhere other than Danville, IN!!

JB and I were surprised to hear the gray GP was traveling back to Indiana.  I had the opportunity to meet the gentleman who purchased it.  Seems he lives in Fort Wayne and collects GPs!!  That surpised us both since neither had met him before!!

It was a great sale, great day and another great time with the Massey family!!

If anyone wants some prices just let me know!

Gary


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