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Roger and Mary Johnson Auction

Public Auction

Saturday January 28th, 2017 at 9:00 A.M.

Buchanan County Fairgrounds 4-H Bldg.

204 12th St. N.E. - Independence, IA.

Roger and Mary Johnson of Independence have retired and having moved to a smaller home are in need to downsize their personal property. This auction has a wide variety of great items that will appeal to both outdoorsmen, indoorsmen and of course the ladies as well. This auction features Native American artifacts, framed and matted wildlife art from artists such as Rick Morkel, Larry Zach, and others. Also, very nice assortment of antiques, including many local advertising and commemorative items.  A 17' Larsen ski boat, 2 John Deere rider mowers, power and hand tools, a large assortment of ammunition including .12 ga / .44-40 ca / .38 spcl. / 9MM and brass casings ready for reload. Also some great furniture, appliances, RV accessories, camping accessories, and other household items far too numerous to list.  We will begin the auction promptly at 9:00 A.M. and will run two rings for much of the day. Plan on a full day due to the volume of property to be auctioned. Our goal is to be done by 1:30 P.M. Also note a 5% buyers premium will be assessed at this auction. If you should have a question concerning a particular item do not hesitate to contact Randy Miller for more information. Enjoy reading the listing and viewing the photos. Hope to see you on the 28th for this wonderful auction!

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Native American Artifacts and Art

Sioux War Club ca. 500BC-500AD beaded in green and red with horsehair tail

Winnebego Necklace w/ turtle effigy

Stone war club decorated with blue and red beads

Sioux Awl w/ beads and cone drops

Framed in case 19 assorted nice arrowheads

Buckskin suit with white and blue beaded sleeves

Framed Red Ochre Blade Arrowheads

Deerhide quiver and arrows

3 beaded knife sheaths

Decorative turtle shell with leather fringes



Antiques and Collectibles

Blacksmith Shop Bellows

Massey Ferguson Pedal Tractor/Trailer

J and P Coats Sewing Cabinet

28 German Stoneware Liquor bottles

18 Figural Cork Bottle Toppers

Handlan St. Louis RR Lantern

CM and ST R 4-Way Lantern (Works!)

Cast cannon in oak carriage

Whiskey Stoneware dispenser w/ spigot

Two 4 gal. stoneware churns

Two Copper Boilers ( One w lid / one without lid)

Two stoneware Ideal salt feeders

Red Wing beater jar

Red Wing refrigerator jar

Red Wing Fenton Bean Pot

Fenton Centennial Red Wing Pitchers (2)

#8 Watt Bowl

Noritake China

Bavarian and German China

2 Sugar Buckets

Swirl Coffee Boiler

Graniteware Coffee Boiler

G. Washington Tobacco Tin

Cast 10 Pt. Buck Sculpture

Cast Cowboy Sculpture

Dbl. Ink well with deer jumping fence

Electric Train Set

1820 Map of US by B Warren of Phila.

1864 Map by Johnson of IA. / Neb.

French Carte de Louisiane Map

Oak Rocking Chair w/ deep red upholstery and claw feet. Gorgeous!

11"x 11" Railway Express Sign

1942 Army Manual The Army Cook TM 10-405

1943 Army Manual Cutting of Beef TM 10-407

1941 Army Basic Field Manual FM 21-100

1943 Baking Manual for the Army Cook

US Army Handbook on Cutting Beef / All of these manuals are in excellent condition!

2Boxes US Army K Rations (B) and (D) Labeled and Packaged by Cracker Jack Co. Chicago, ILL.

Pr. of US Army canvas leggings

Military Whistle with chain and clasp

Esbit Kocher (A German Army tin for field cooking and heating)

3 Cigarette lighters (One with Meadow Gold Advertising)

1959 Salesman Sample Pin Up Girls Calendar. All months. VG Cond.

21 8x10 G. Elvgren Pin Up Girl Lithos (Dow Co. 1937 - 1943).  These pin ups are in excellent condition! They appear printed just yesterday.

1971 Oldsmobile Pen Set displaying example of new and old working shocks (Never saw one before)

1940 State of IA. Licensed Chauffer Badge

AC Delco Advertising Plastic Pen Knife

Barrel Cabinet with copper lining

Large Pine Cradle

Oak High Chair

2 Childrens Kitchen Cabinets

Childs Toboggan and sled

Lawn decorative sleigh (unique)

7-Up Aluminum Cooler

Gene Autry gun and holster set ( Note in the photos one of revolvers is damaged as barrel is cracked at cylinder. Also there are a few plastic bullet holders missing from belt noted in photos)

Marx Lumar Grader toys and Rock Hauler both in VG condition.

Tonka Dump Truck

Cast Wells Fargo Stagecoach with horse team

Metal Wells Fargo Stagecoach (no horse team)

Tin Toy Stage Coach

Life size cardboard cut-out of "The Duke" John Wayne.

Magic Lantern Glass Slides (4)





Wildlife Art (Framed and Matted)

Two Mounted Pheasant back and tails by Morkel

Pheasant print by Morkel

'92 Misty Ridge Turkeys Print  by R. Morkel

Old Rivals I / II / and III by Zach

Dream Buck II / and III by Zach (signed)

DU Duck Print by A. Rovivo w/3 Stamps

Green Winged Teal by K. Ferris

"95 DU Print of Yr. by M. Bordigmon

'97 Pheas. 4 Ever Visitors to Back Pasture by M. Bordigmon

Strike Zone by R. Mertes

Several non-framed prints;

Wetland Ringnecks by Morkel / November Nightfall

by Dauchauser/ Stony Creek Crossing by Raymer/

Passin Through by Rawhauser/ The Harem II by Krumvey

Early Winter by J. Morgan

Platte River Honkers by C. Edwards

Rangeland Royalty Buffalo by L. Hoss

Western Show and Sale Waterloo, IA. framed poster

Garmin 50 LM Mapping Locator

Gun Books - Colt/Rem./Ruger/Beretta/etc.

Several Hardback Western Books

Miniature Johnson Boat Motor

Several old fishing lures

Mountain Man Figurine

Carved Bear from Burled Walnut

Framed Wind River Indian Police Badge (WYO.)


Two burner camp stove

Food chest with heater and fridge combination


Other Outdoor Items

12 gauge Belgium Damascus dbl. barrel shotgun

18 Art Deco Duck Decoys some hand carved (Beautiful!)

Like new camo clothing

Real Tree spotting scope

Dillon Precision reloading equipment

Large qty. of .12 ga / .44-.40 /.38 ca. / 9MM Ammo

Brass casings ready to reload and 12 ga. casings

Ammo reloading supplies

Fishing Tackle / Rods and Reels

Black Bear Mittens

Black Bear Rug

Pheasant 4 Ever Decorative boat display shelf

Powder horn and leather ammo bag

Assorted gun belts

Assorted shotgun / rifle cases

Limited Edition Red Ryder BB Gun

Daisy Pellet Air Rifle

DU throw blanket

Whitetails dovetailed box

DU Dovetailed box

Winchester dovetailed ammo box

Decorative Antler Lamp

Framed Set of 4 DU Jack Knives

Several other non framed prints

Chrome liquor flask



Ski Boat - John Deere Mowers - Tools

17' Larson Ski boat with 100 h.p. Javelin outboard motor and Spartan boat trailer. Selling all as one unit. Boat is in VG condition.

Master Tow vehicle dolly trailer. Great for towing car or truck!

John Deere 165 Hydrostatic riding mower. Includes mower deck, bagger, snow thrower, and thatcher.

John Deere RX 73 riding mower. Includes bagger and thatcher.

MTD 5 h.p. 24" Snow Thrower

John Deere Snow King utility trailer

Remline 8 drawer tool cabinet on heavy duty castors. Just like new!

C & H air compressor

Cargo Carrier for receiver hitch

Assortment of Power and hand tools


Furniture and Appliances

Federalist Style Mirrored Buffet (Stunning Piece)

Mirrored Oak bedroom hutch (Exc.)

3 piece Sectional Beige Couch (Exc.)

Victorian Style Settee (Exc.)

2 Wingback Upholstered Chairs (Exc.)

2 Dining Room Tables with leafs - both very nice

Oak map cabinet

Oak desk

Oak Hutch

Upholstered Rocker Recliner

Glider Rocker and Hall Tree

18.5 c.f. chest freezer

9 c.f. chest freezer

Panasonic Microwave Oven

3 ornate fern stands

2 ornate parlor tables

2 HOM Pioneer speakers

Accurian surround sound system

13" TV with DVD Player

Gateway computer system - complete

3  flat screen Televisions (20" - 23")

Metal Library book cart

2 Paper shredders

10 drawer card catalog cabinet

Westinghouse Enameled Roaster


Independence and other Local Antiques and Collectibles

Rare Wapsie Mill thermometer advertising piece

Rare Boelter Locker, Brandon, IA. Winter scene advertising piece

Green Custard Glass - P.C. Heege Home Furnishings

MHI creamer and saucer

Wapsie Mill creamer

Lincoln School Cup

Green Glass Slipper - Indep. IA.

Munson Industrial School Saucer

Tin Card tray from First Baptist Church Indep. with photo of Pastor Alex MacGeorge

Many other commemoratives of Independence, IA.

Hayden Fry and Chuck Long autographed football

Tom Davis autographed basketball


Miscellaneous Items

Several metal file cabinets

Assortment of items for RV campers

25 Assorted Mirrors all in Criss-Cross frames of various sizes

Canon 35 MM Camera and zoom lens

Hawkeye commemorative items - Fry Fest picnic basket

Octagon Coffee Table

Mason Root Beer soda case

C.R. IA. peach box

Brass Torch

Several decorative steins and mugs

Set of 9 hardback Laura Ingalls Wilder Books

Large amount of holiday decorations / lights

Yard and lawn tools

Hawkeye Bean Toss Game

Bull and Bear Bookends

2 Golden Replica US Stamp Books (Proof replicas on a surface of 22K Gold).

Replica Spinning Wheel

Usual assortment of Kitchenware / Bakeware/Dishware

Books/ and LP's assorted subject matter and music genre

Household / Car Chemicals and Cleaners