Remarkable John Deere Sign, Memorabilia & Advertising Auction
Day 2—the Leon Pralle Estate of Latimer, Iowa
Saturday November 16th, 10:00 a.m.
Auction Location: Wakonda Legion Hall, Wakonda, SD
Leon was one of the country’s most avid collectors of rare & unusual John Deere advertising. We are proud to be offering his collection through a series of auctions. Highlights include:
Signs, Posters & Displays: DSP Neon Dealership Sign w/ bullnose—Restored; 9’x3’ SSP 4-leg Sign w/ Deer & Mountains; 6’x2’ DSP BLACK DEER; 6’x2’ DSP Vertical—FARM EQUIPMENT; 6’x2’ DSP 3-leg FARM IMPLEMENTS; 6’x2’ SSP Quality Farm Equipment 4-leg Sign; 8’x6” WFE Logo SST—Francis C. Robinson; 5’x4’ 4-leg Sign; 4-leg 5’x4’ Bubble Sign; “New & Used” Exclamation DST Sign—4-leg; “Quality Farm Equipment” SST Wood Back sign; Lighted Counter Parts Signs; 4-leg Lighted PARTS sign; Fred Haar “Your Best Bet for Parts” SST; 2-leg 4’x4.5’ Lighted Sign; DST 2-leg 9’x3’ “New & Used Equipment” Sign; 2-leg Service Dept. DST Wall-mount sign; Hose Clamp Display NIB; Masonite Parts Rack Sign Set; 125th Anniv. Satin Banner; PARTS Peg Board Display; Green QFE Logo Literature Racks; Original Dealership Clocks; Counter Top Displays & Store Demonstrations; 2-leg Battery Display Rack; Several nice posters;
Large Items: #12 Gold Medal Cream Separator—Original paint w/ Nickle Plated Bowls—wow! Corn Planter Demonstration Display Rack; 1-Row D&M GARDEN PLANTER—rare; 1-Row D&M Corn Planter; #1b Corn Sheller—Restored; #191 Walking Plow-original; Syracuse Chilled Plow Hand Cart; Demonstrator Seat made into bench; Wagon Spring Seat; Wagon Board Scoop; New Goat Wagon—Oak Finish; 55-gallon 4-leg Black Drum; Large NEW Rolling 2pc Tool Chest w/ 730 Tractor; Pub Table w/ 4-matching Stools;
Cast Iron & Wrenches: HAND w/ Hinge from Planter Demonstration Display—nice original; Deere & Mansur Round Seat w/ original paint! Cast Iron & Brass Buggy Steps; TRENCH GUIDE; Gilpin Plow Cut-out Toolbox & Foot Rest; DEERE Cast Iron Tool Box; DEERE Wood tool Box; DEERE & Co. Cut-out Imp. Handle; Deere & Co. Cast Iron Seat; DAIN Tool Box Lid; DAIN Bracket; LETZ Cast Iron Cut-out Cover; Drag Marker; Ultra Rare “Crescent No. 9—B547”—nice original—Possibly 1 of a kind!; DAIN 15” WHMW—Nice; King Corn #484 Spud Wrench; King Corn #58 Wrench; King Corn Cast Iron Turnbuckle; Union Mail Iron Co. S-Wrench; (2) DAIN Heavy Wrenches—Ottumwa, IA; (9) Different Wood Handle & Metal Handle Monkey Wrenches—some rare marks; Trailer 2pc Axle Wrench #1-5323D; D&M #157; F. Harrow KK76; Several other unusual JD & related wrenches; (3) Sickle Anvils—all different;
1970’s & 80’s Tools: 14pc SAE Combo Wrench Set; 19pc Metric Combo Wrench Set; 11pc Metric Combo Wrench Set in Pouch; 6pc SAE Wrench Set in Yellow Pouch; 6pc Open-End Wrench Set in Pouch; 16pc ¾” Drive Socket Set—nice; 13pc ¼” Drive Socket Set in Case; 18pc ½” Drive Socket Set in case; 13pc 3/8” Socket Set in case; Silver Tool box; 3pc Chisel Set in Pouch; 15pc Hex Key Set in Pouch; 9” Level in Pouch; 6’ wood rule in package; 8’ Tape Measure; Tin Snips; 14” Backsaw; Crow Bar; Key-hole Saw; Pry Bar; Wire Crimper; (2) Ballpeen Hammers; Rubber Head Mallet; 16oz Claw Hammer—metal handle; Tack Hammer; Hacksaw; 2 1/2gal Gas Can; 2-leg Moisture Tester NIB; Roller Chain Tool NIB; Long Handle Garden Tools—Sand Shovel, Spade, Potato Fork, 3.5lb Axe, Square Head Shovel, Barn Scraper, Sand Shovel, 5-tine Pitchfork, & Yard Rake—all nice;
Calendars: Large Deer 1913—Latimer & Coulter, IA; 1920’s Franklin County Imp.; ’34—Oxford, NE w/ D & Binder; ’36—Marshalltown, IA w/ D & Plow; ’37—Waseca, MN w/ Blacksmith Scene; ’38—Clarion, IA w/ Unstyled A & Cult.; ’42 Beloit, KS w/ B & Cult.; 1952 4’x3’ Elgin, NE w/ Fishing Scene;
Smalls: Early Saddle Pocket Matchsafe—nice; Brass Leaping Deer Paperweight—nice; Brass/Blue Enameled “JD” Button; Deere-Velie Brass Letter Opener; Chirp for JD Celluloid Pinback; Corn Planters Brass Stickpin; DEERE Bicycles Celluloid button; DAIN Grinders Celluloid Pinback—Carrolton, MO; Oblong Celluloid Shoe brush; 1937 VanBrunt Program in shape of anvil; Maltese Cross Hang Tag; Brass Deer/Bust of JD Medallion on Black Ribbon—very nice; (3) Enameled Watch Fobs—Red/White/Blue, Dark Blue & Turquoise; Moline Wagon Watch Fob; Waterloo Boy Fob; Kemp & Burpee Spreader Fob on ribbon; Waterloo Gas Engine Tip Tray; Waterloo Gas Engine Celluloid Flag Stickpin; Waterloo Boy Celluloid Pinbacks; Velie Stick Pin; New Way Engines Celluloid Pocket Mirror; Union Malleable Works Horseshoe Paperweight; Deere & Webber Brass Buggy Tag; Fertilizer Request Card; Fertilizer Keychain & Bullet Pencil; (3) Fertilizer Matchbooks—all different; Pearl Handle Letter Opener; Letz Grinder Sample Grindings;
Dealer Advertising: 3-in-1 Raingauge w/ A Tractor—Pierce, NE; Wind Vane w/ A Tractor—Rising City, NE; Thermometer w/ Tractor—Hartington, NE; Egg Timer—Madison, NE; 4-leg Fertilizer Raingauge—Sedalia, MO; QFE Raingauge—Montevideo, MN; QFE Letter Holder—Stanton, NE; 4-leg Bolt Gauge—Rockwell, IA; 4-leg Thermometer—Indianola, IA; Visor Mirror—Meservey, IA; LP Topper—Gorman Bros.; Ashtray—Geneseo, IL; QFE Tape Measure—Kohoka, MO; FarMech tool Box—Merservey, IA; 2-leg Thermometer/Raingauge—Conrad, MT; 2-leg Lighter—Hampton, IA; Billboard Matchbook w/ 3010 Plowing—Plymouth, IN; Feature Matchbook—Billings, MT; 4-leg L&G Matchbook—Minn Lake, MN;
Other Memorabilia: Moline Wagon Co. Lithograph w/ original frame; JD Plow Co.—Sharples Cream Separator Tin-Litho Sign; (4) Different Fertilizer Sacks; Cast Iron Letter Holder; VanBrunt Salesman Sample Counter Display; 125th Anniv. Marble Desk Set—Laurel, NE; Rare Gold Medal Cream Sep. 1qt Oil Can;1-gallon Anti-Freeze Can; J-D-D Galvanized Bucket—NOS; Several colored oil cans including rare colors; 150th Anniv. Walking Plow Bronze Statue; Bronze Patio Bell; #4 Moisture Tester NIB; Flywheel & PTO Tire Pumps; Cast Iron Umbrella Bracket; Wood & Metal Repairs File Boxes; NOS Filters;
Terms: Cash, Good Check, Visa, MasterCard. SD Sales tax applies. 10% Buyer’s premium on Internet, Absentee, and Phone Bids. Absentee bids welcomed & encouraged.
Live Internet bidding available through www.Girardbid.com! Bid there without being there! Full catalog posted by November 1st.
Note: Wow, what a collection. This will be the first 2 days in a series of auctions to settle Mr. Pralle’s estate over the next year. Be sure to check out the auction 2-weeks later with his massive collection of Seed Corn Signs & Memorabilia too!
Leon Pralle Estate of Latimer, Iowa—Owner
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