Exceptional John Deere Sign, Memorabilia &
Round #2 of the Leon Pralle Estate
of Latimer, Iowa
Saturday March 14th, 10:00 a.m.
Located: Wakonda Legion Hall, Wakonda, SD
350+ remarkable lots of JD items! A brief list of highlights includes:
Signs: Several 6’x2’ original Porcelain Signs including rare GREEN BACKGROUND & VERTICAL! DST 4-leg L&G Tractors Sign w/ Bracket; Large 4-leg Bubble Sign; Large QFE Dealer Sign—Hamburg, IA; Rare Hay Baler Motion Counter Display-works; QFE Lighted Counter Sign—nice; Early Tin Tacker Embossed Sign—Macomb, OH; Power Steering Telephone Dial Steering Wheel Insert Demo Sign; QFE “New & Used” Exclamation Sign; 4-leg DS Plastic Lighted Small sign; 4-leg Fertilizer Sign; 2-leg DST Sign w/ Bracket; 4-leg & 2-leg Hardware Headquarters Signs; 4-leg Battery Cables Display Rack; Sweeps & Shovels DS Masonite Sign; Early Green Literature Rack; QFE Green Literature Rack; Safety Alert Lighted Sign; BOOTS 2-leg Heavy Metal Sign; Green Machines L&G SST Embossed Sign;
Posters & Banners: 12’ Styled Letter Series Banner, 12’ 2-digit series Full Line Banner; 1960’s New Generation 16’ Banner; 1950’s Paper Pennant Banner; Large 620 Tractor; ’50 AR Tractor; ’38 Styled A/B Tractors; Large #55 combine; Large 12A Combine Cutaway;’36 #4 Sickle Mower; ’37 Hammer Mill; Feed Mill; Dealership Poster Display Stand; Several different teaching charts;
Calendars: ’27—Currie, MN; ’32—Nokomis, IL; Large 1937 Centennial; ’40—Toledo, IA; ’48 Canadian w/ M Tractor—Sask, Can.; ’41—Willmar, MN; ’44—Crosby, ND; ’45—Beresford, SD; ’46—Lisbon, IA;
Dealer Advertising: Large Grain Scoop w/ M Tractor—Odebolt, IA; Small Grain Scoop w/ Tractor—Remsen, IA; QFE Logo Weathervane/Wind gauge—State Center, IA—rare; Raingauge-Therm Combo w/ Tractor—Hull, IA; Raingauge—Gibbon, MN; Bolt Gauge w/ 530 Tractor-mint-Hellam, PA; Shadow Box w/ A—Oklee, MN; Watt Ware #15 Pitcher—Giddings, TX; Paper Towel Holder—Wapello, IA; Mirror w/ Tractor—Gratiot, WI; Mirror w/ Tractor & Plow—Creston, IA; Good Luck Mirror—Rudd, IA; Good Luck Mirror—Osage, IA; Visor Mirror—Livermore, IA; Thermometer w/ A Tractor—Grundy Center, IA; 4-leg Thermometer—Iowa Falls, IA; 4-leg Bolt Gauge—Hampton, IA; QFE Green Flashlight—Meservey, IA; 4-leg Safety Flag—Audubon, IA; Letter Holder w/ Tractor—Lake City, MN; Rag Holder—Oelwein, IA; Battery Strap—Meservey, IA; QFE Tooth Pick Dispenser—Anthony, KS; 4-leg Shaker—Randolph, NE; QFE Shaker—Nevada, IA; S&P Shaker—Waverly, IA; ’64 Tip Tray—Kiester, MN; 4-leg Ashtray-mint-Hawarden, IA; QFE Ashtray—LeRoy, MN; QFE Ashtray—Grinnell, IA; QFE Pocket Knife—Grundy Center, IA; Trademark Pocket Knife—Dows, IA; Knife Sharpener—Allerton, IL; Knife Sharpener-Ackley, IA; Mech. Pencil w/ Tractor—Laurel, NE; 4-leg Lighter—Hampton, IA; 2-leg Lighter—Iowa Falls, IA; Allen Wrench Set—Marshalltown, IA; Crow Bar—Villisca, IA; 4-leg Tape measure—Avon, SD; Wood Level—Meservey, IA; 12” Level—Joice Imp.; 12” Level—Morris, MN; Wood Ruler—North Bend, NE;
Memorabilia: Rare ’56 Outstanding Plowmanship Award; Centennial Copper Pennies Wall Hanging; ’64 4-leg Tractor Sales Award-; 1935 Mdl D “Quality Tag” Showroom Set—rare; Fertilizer SOIL SAMPLE Wax Paper Sack; Fertilizer Pocket Notebook; Fertilizer Matchbook; #4 4-leg Moisture Tester; 4-leg Tractor Radio; J-D-D Grease Bucket; Several different Oil, Paint & Product cans; Oil Filters NIB; (2) Snowmobile Helmets w/ Boxes; 8” L&G Hubcaps NIB; L&G 10” Hubcaps; FWA Counter Demo Display; 2-leg Digital Clock—NIB; Bicycle Battery Light NIB; 4-leg Ignition Parts box; 4-leg O-Ring Set; 2-leg Patio Bell; 150th Anniv. Walking Plow; several 150th Anniv. Items; much more!
Early Smalls: Rd Celluloid Shoe Bruch; Chrome FFA Walking Plow-mint; Centennial Oil Can Bank; Velie Tire Tester; Velie Brass Axle Cap; Kemp & Burpee Tin-Litho Tip Tray; Kemp & Burpee tin-litho needle holder; Kemp & Burpee Celluloid Spinning Fob; MOP Fob w/ Silver Deer; Pendent Fob w/ Brass Deer; Trademark Fob; Centennial Fob; Celluloid Flag Stickpin; Moline Wagon Stick Pin; several pinbacks; Tite-wad billfold; several nice pencils;
Modern Tools: 1/4” & 3/8” Socket Set in Toolbox w/ original cardboard box—nice! Long Handle Tools—Rake, Dlx Sand Shovel, Dlx 3-tine Pitchfork, Dlx Square Head Shovel, Rake, Round Head Scraper, Dlx Snow Shovel, 10lb Sledge, weed wacker & New Scoop Shovel; 5-gal Gas Can—nice; 2-leg Grain Scale NIP; Oscillating Sprinkler NIB; 2-drawer Tool box; Crescent Wrenches—18”, 15”, 12”, 10”, 8” & 6”; 3/8” Wrench—“More Profit for ‘73”; 8” Pliers; 13pc ½” Sockets; 9pc 3/8” & ½” Deep Well Sockets; various ratchets; Hacksaw w/ JD Blade; Bolt Cutters; Ball-Peen Hammer; Small Pry Bar; Push Driver; Saw Blades; New Toolbox w/ 730 Tractor NIB; 200th Birthday & 150th Anniv. Hammers;
Antique Tools & Early Items: 50 +/- Lots of early & some very rare JD & JD-related company tools & wrenches—Dain, Letz, Syracuse, & more; Waterloo Boy Gas Tank Brackets; Green Wood Wagon Scoop Board-nice; NOS Wagon Tongues; Brass Radiator Top; King Corn Silo Turnbuckle; DEERE Cutout toolbox;
Note: Leon was considered one of the hobbies most seasoned & knowledgeable collectors of John Deere memorabilia. If you are looking for “The Best” for your collection, this is an auction you won’t want to miss. Be sure to come in for Friday’s auction too of remarkable JD Literature!
Terms: Cash, Good Check, Visa, MasterCard. 10% Buyer’s Premium on Internet, Absentee & phone bids. SD Sales tax applies to onsite buyers; as of January 1st, Internet buyers will also be charged their local sales tax. No Minimums—No Reserves!
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