Saturday, September 5, 2015

Schweitzer’s Jordan Auction

I got down to the William Jordan Estate Auction this morning at the Seward Ag Pavilion conducted by the Schweitzer Auction Service. I continue to be amazed at the amount of “stuff” that people collect and also the amount that bidders still pay for some of it. I estimated that there must have been something like 750 to 800 toy cars of the size shown in the picture. There were also hundreds of small ones. In addition to the model cars, there were collections of Advertising signs,  serving trays, Pop & Tobacco signs, Pin-up Calendars, Baseball cards, Thermometers, etc. It appears that the collection came from the Crete area. Seward is an attractive location for such auctions because of our facilities and location. There were many vehicles from numerous counties and several from out of state. I have a few models of cars, trucks and tractors which I either drove or admired when they were in use. The auto industry has “matured” to where the year-to-year changes and variation between various Company models is not as great as years past. I believe that we are the “last generation” that will be interested in collection items that were displayed today. Going to an auction like the one today was a lot like visiting a Museum. And, if you see something that you really want, it’s all For Sale. 

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