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Public Estate Auction


Thursday, October 7th @ 12:00PM Noon!


LOCATION: 886 12 Mile Road Sparta, MI 49345


DIRECTIONS: From Grand Rapids, take US-131 north to the Rockford exit #97 (10 Mile Rd), west 4 miles to Alpine Ave., north 2 miles to 12 Mile Rd, west to home. OR from Sparta 1 mile east of Sparta Ave. on 12 Mile Rd. South side of road. (Kent Co.)


Auction held to settle the Estate of the late Norman “Bud” Quackenbush, 82 year lifelong Sparta area resident.


Ladies and Gentlemen, Bud lived a full life and was an avid carpenter, cabinetmaker, hunter, fisherman & bow collector. His family invites all to attend this Auction and thank you for your consideration. Be there at high noon for a great fall Auction!


TERMS: Cash, good check or Visa/MasterCard with 3% service fee. All items sell “as-is”. Purchase Permit or CCW needed for handguns.


Quick Buyer Number Registration, Lunch Wagon, Port-a-jon and Wash Station available for your convenience. First 20 registered buyers receive free cup of coffee.


Aprox order of Auction:


12:00PM Antiques, Household & Furniture

12:00PM Shop Tools, Hunting & Fishing Collectibles

1:30PM Tractor, Equipment, Fishing Boat, Pick Camper, Guns & Bows




(1) New Baker 12ga. dog-eared double barrel w/double triggers & damascus barrel, marked NY 1845 SN# none

(2) H&R US Mod. 1873 45-70 Gov. trap door, US Springfield w/side hammer & cleaning rod SN# 7863 (reproduction)

(3) Winchester Mod. 94 .32WS lever action SN#1297408

(4) Mossberg Mod. 190 16ga. bolt action w/clip SN# none

(5) Stevens Mod. 887 .22 autoload, tubefeed SN# C922067

(6) Japanese bolt action in .300 Savage SN# 28856

(7) Victor .32 S&W 6-shot revolver SN# 45485

(8) IJ Target .22 8-shot revolver w/5 ½” bbl SN# M36823

(9) Ruger Old Navy .44 cal black powder 6-shot revolver SN# 140-41912

(10) Lyman Mod. 1860 Army .44 cal black powder 6-shot revolver SN# 18707

(11) Black powder .36 cal 6-shot revolver SN# 05198

(12) Black powder .45 cal muzzleloader single shot SN# 38874

(13) Black powder .45 cal muzzleloader single shot

(14) Remington Mod. 12-B Gallery Special .22short pump, tube feed w/octagon barrel, pat. date 1912


Collection of approx. 35 mostly Bear recurve bows




1949 Ferguson TO-20, WF, 3pt., newer 12.4x28 tires w/tire chains SN# TO-9399 (1-owner)

SPECIAL NOTE: Tractor was bought new by Buds father-in-law and has been in the family ever since!


3pt 7ft cultivator

3pt 1bt plow

3pt 6ft back blade

3pt slip scoop


1997 Sun-Lite Hide Away 14ft pick-up camper Mod. 855WT, sleeps 4, bathroom w/4 jacks


Grumman 14ft aluminum fishing boat w/ trailer, 25hp Johnson outboard, elect trolling motor, swivel seats & fish finder


14ft wood w/ fiberglass skin canoe w/oars (refurbished by owner)

Johnson Sea-Horse 6hp outboard motor w/tank

5x10 trailer w/dump bed (needs new wood bed)




Approx 30 pocketknives including Remington, Frontier, Barlow, Case, Kabar, Fish-Knife & Ranger


Approx 15 hunting & fillet knives including Western, Case XX & Olson

Two sided longbow & recurve display rack (holds 76 bows)

Lyman bullet mold & blocks

Misc. muzzle loading lead balls

Gun cleaning kits

Approx. 7 wicker creels

Approx 50 fishing reels including Shakespeare

Fishing nets

(3) Full tackle boxes

Whitetail antlers

Few MI modern successful deer patches

J.C. Higgins 2-burner gas camping stove

Hand trap thrower

Ice fishing box & equipment

Down rigger poles w/downriggers

(3) Coleman lanterns

Few hunting clothes

Fish spears

Alum. arrows

Arrow quivers

Leather possible bag





Honda EG 1400X generator

Simplicity Rotical, front tine rototiller

Troy-Bilt Pony rear tine rototiller

Ford T16H garden tractor w/42”deck (as-is)

Craftsman floor mod. band saw

Craftsman floor mod. belt/disk sander

Craftsman floor mod. 6” jointer

Boice Crane wood planner w/converter box

Bench mod. wood lathe w/chisels

Floor mod. jigsaw

Floor mod. 12-speed drill press

Monkey wrenches

Bench vise/anvil

Cement tools

Shovels, rakes & hoes

4-tine potato fork

Crosscut saws

Screw jack


Few leg hold & conibear traps

Hand seeder

Hand corn planters

Hand potato planters

Blacksmith forge w/fan



Gas cans

Grease guns

Hand trimmers





Stanley wood planes

Primitive wood planes


Pipe vises

Misc. wood working tools

Remington 34cc chainsaw

Misc. power tools

Metal clamps

Organizers full of nuts & bolts

Hand miter box

Solder set

Misc. lumber & plywood

Misc. snow skis

Marine gas tanks

Lawn cart

6ft wood stepladder

Battery charger

Carpenters tool box

Wood bar clamps

Shop vac

Heavy canvases

Drill bit indexes

Splitting maul

Wood ex. Ladder

Steel wheeled wheelbarrow


Misc. wire

Rechargeable weed eater

Car ramps

Gas ice auger

Hunting & woodworking magazines

Men’s work clothes

Approx 50 bikes of all sizes: youth & adult, old & new (all stored inside)

Schwin girls bike w/banana seat




(2) Copper boilers

Hull pottery

McCoy pottery

5 pieces of Roseville pottery

Sessions mantle clock

Nippon acorn bowl

Framed prints

Wagner caste iron pan

Griswold caste iron muffin maker

Caste iron griddle, pots & pans


Oak barrels

20 gal. Crock

Crocks & cork jugs

1976 matching MI plates

Dietz 25 lantern

Kraut cutter

Youth sled

Finger lamps

Misc. china

Glass washboards

5 gal. Glass jugs

Framed prints

Shoe hasp

Enamelware coffee pots

Glass pitchers

Small caste iron bell

Small brass bells

Crock bowls


Few old hard cover children’s books

Hen on nests

Cut glass

Milk glass

Hobnail glass

Brass candlestick holders

Green & pink Depression glass

Brass opera glasses

Crock pitcher

Oil lamps

Misc. collectible glassware

Table scales

Kay banjo

Concertone small banjo




Oak fern tables

Wicker settee

Caste iron wood stove

Sev. spindle back rockers & others

Wood folding chairs

Oak drop leaf dining room table w/leafs

Small glass door china cabinet

Turn leg fern table

(4) Matching wicker chairs

School desks

High chairs

Marble top end table

Spindle & press back chairs

Oak platform rocker

Oak rocker

Dinning room table w/chair

Dinning room tables

Wicker planters

Wicker fernery

Alum. folding table


Wicker furniture


The Free No. 5 treadle sewing machine

Singer sewing machine

End tables

3-section couch

2-section couch

Lawn furniture

Upright piano (rough)

Many pieces of “project” furniture




Card tables

Gas grill

13” color TV/VCR

Console TV

Wine making plastic barrels on stands

Wine bottles

Small kitchen appliances

Kitchen utensils


Pots & pans

Country magazines

Table lamps

Floor fan




Many boxes full of goodies packed away

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