Timed, Web-Based Auction Platform Presents Vintage Toys, Signs, Art and More
WALWORTH, Wis. – Nov. 2, 2020 –The Mecum Gone Farmin’ vintage and antique tractor department is pleased to present three online auctions open for bidding immediately via Mecum On Time, the auction house’s exclusive online auction platform.
Among the featured auctions is the Cullimore Collection, which includes 200 pieces of mostly John Deere novelty items such as signs, dinnerware, clocks, framed art, toy tractors and more. The late Thomas Cullimore was a tractor enthusiast and collector of John Deere tractors and memorabilia, a hobby he spent 25 years pursuing. His family is now ready to pass on the fruits of his quarter-century spent searching to people who are as passionate about John Deere as he was. The Cullimore Collection auction will begin to close for bidding on Wednesday, Nov. 11, at 1 p.m. CT.
Also on offer through Mecum On Time are more than 180 farm toys and trucks from the collections of Warren Granke and Bob Anderson. Well-respected collectors in the toy industry, Anderson and the late Granke were lifelong friends who met 45 years ago through their love of collecting farm toys, toy trucks and pedal tractors. Their passion led them to attend and display tables at the National Farm Toy Show in Dyersville, Iowa, every year dating back to 1979, where they built a friendship while also building their toy collections. Pooling together their vast knowledge of toys, their history and values, Anderson and Granke became an unstoppable duo, and this resulting assemblage offers a selection of vintage toy tractors, trucks and cars from the makes of John Deere, International Harvester, Allis-Chalmers, Ford, Chevrolet, Tonka and more. This offering of models and miniatures presents an excellent opportunity to add another dose of fun to any vintage toy collection, and it will begin to close for bidding on Saturday, Nov. 14, at 1 p.m. CT.
Additionally, Mecum On Time bidding is also now open on 500 items from the Jim Mills Collection. Mills built a truly incredible assemblage he handpicked, featuring more than 100 tractors and 600 signs, many of which were incredibly rare while also presenting in impeccable condition after impressive restorations and years of care under the watchful eye of Mills. He parted ways with his tractor collection at the 2019 Gone Farmin’ Fall Premier, and a portion of the second half of his collection was offered at the 2020 Gone Farmin’ Spring Classic. These remaining 500 items include rare thermometers, rain gauges, lithographs, watches, oil cans, literature, banners and more from the makes of John Deere, International Harvester, McCormick and Allis-Chalmers, to name just a few. If you missed the opportunity to get your hands on a sign or relic from the remarkable Mills collection the first two times around, here’s your chance. Bidding for this auction will begin closing on Friday, Nov. 20, at 1 p.m. CT., and items from the Mills collection will be available to winning bidders for pickup at the live Gone Farmin’ Fall Premier auction in Davenport, Iowa, Nov. 19-21.
Items to be shipped from these auctions will be sent out to winning bidders beginning the week of Nov. 30.
To view the auction inventory and register as a bidder for these and other upcoming Mecum On Time auctions, visit OnTime.Mecum.com, or call (262) 275-5050 for more information.
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