Thursday Afternoon May 21st 2015 at 2:00PM

LOCATIONS: At the house # 3963 East 128th St. Grant, MI 49327

DIRECTIONS: From Grant take M-37 south 1 mile to 128th St. then east 5 ½ miles.

OR from Grand Rapids take M-37 north of I-96 approx. 21 miles to 128th St. then east 5 ½ miles.

OR from Howard City take M-82 west 9 miles to Elm Ave.  south 2 miles to 104th St. west 3 miles to Oak St. south 3 miles. (Newaygo Co.)

Due to the passing of Claudine, my wife of 69 years, I have sold our home and have moved into Grant; therefore I have commissioned Art Smith Auctioneers to conduct a Live Public Auction to sell my personal property. I would like to take this opportunity to invite you to my Thursday afternoon Auction and thank you in advance for attending.

Very best regards,

Albert Shears

NOTE: Albert and Claudine moved onto this place in 1946 just after Albert returned from service in WWII. He and his brothers opened Shears Brothers Garage in Grant where he worked as a mechanic until 2000. They farmed part time and Albert always had a complete home work shop where he spent much of his off work hours. The home and property have always been well maintained and everything is in good condition. Make plans to be east of Grant on 128th St. at 2:00 PM for the start of this nice auction offering.

TERMS: Cash or good check day of auction. Master Card or VISA with 3% service fee. We subscribe to Pay-Tec. (A NATIONAL CHECK COLLECTION COMPANY) Purchase Permit or CCW needed for hand guns.

2 Auction rings begin at 2:00PM

Guns and military items selling approx. 4:00PM

For you convenience we will have 2 port-a-jons, wash-up station and lunch wagon.


SINCLAIR DINO SUPREME glass gas pump globe with dinosaur

3 & 4 dr. dressers

Iron baby bed

Book shelf

Youth rocker

OAK library table with drawer

Bedroom set with 6 dr. dresser bed & night stand

Drop front desk with bookshelf

Magazine rack

Dining room table with 6 chairs & 2 captains chairs & leaves

OAK framed fainting couch

OAK youth table with 4 chairs

Coffee tables

Jelly cabinet

Dozens & dozens of collector plates, all in boxes

1000’s of baseball cards, boxes full

Framed prints

Christmas decorations

Coca-Cola plate

Plate stands

100’s of 45 RPM records

78 RPM records

LP Records

Floor lamp with marble base

1914 World Atlas

Santa suit


Remington Rand typewriter

Toy guns & holsters

Approx. 15 metal toy Collector Series cars, all NIB

MM 1/16 scale toy tractor NIB

Metal toy trucks NIB

Wood shoes

Six piece set of GWTW plates with frames

Limited edition Lithograph “Beef Herd” by Olaf Wieghorst, signed & numbered

Toy spurs

Singer portable sewing machine

Craftsman collector level


Chandelier pull down with spring


Nice group of 8”X10” prints from old note pads

Hager trumpet in case


Glass baskets

Ford Model T Reference hard cover book, 1926

1948 Modern Motorcycle Mechanics hard cover book

Rooster collection

Cook books

Tractor & auto calendars

Local directories

Linins & doilies

Advertising pins

Table lamps

Avon collectibles


Post card album full of local postcards, valentines, mother’s day, birthday & holiday cards, some colored die cut

Wood bowls

Wash board

Kraut cutter

Wagner cast iron pan

Sad irons


Cheese box

Shoe hasp

Hand meat grinder

(2) Rayo kerosene lamps

Several kerosene lamps

Milk bottle

Sleigh bells

Kerosene barn lantern

K.O. T.M. Lodge badges, Grant, MI

Several metal toy trucks & road grader

Farmall thermometer

Yard ornament wind mill

(2) Youth wagons

Sand box farm toys

Silage forks

(2) Pitcher pumps

Several screw jacks

Small primitive bob sled

Tune-Up cabinet

Stop sign

Croquet set

Buck saws

Hand potato planter

Monkey wrenches

OAK framed prints

31” mounted steer horns

(2) “more” cow bells

Onion topping shears

3-tine hay forks

Hand beam drills

Draw shaves


(2) Dinner bells with yokes

Milk can

Corn knives

Motor oil jar

(2) Standard Oil oil boxes with hand pumps

Small oil box with pump

Large bee hive


Blacksmith anvil 19 ½” long, 3 ¾” face, 9 ¼” high with 1” Hardee hole

Blacksmith hammer, clipper & rasp

Small anvil, 11” long

Yardman 19.5HP hydro lawn tractor, 46” deck

Agri Fab lawn vacuum trailer with gas engine

Huskee 23HP  lawn tractor, 46” deck

Dynamark 16HP lawn tractor, 42” deck

Lawn tractor, 14HP Onan engine, 48” deck & rear bagger

Agri-Fab # 910 lawn roller, 48”

MF lawn tractor

54” yard de-thatcher

Toro snow thrower

Garden drag

(8) Lawn Boy push mowers


Several push mowers

Line trimmers

Yardman self-propelled 2-stage snow blower, elect. start

Elect. pressure washer

Shop vac

Wood clamps

Metal shop cabinets

Pipe wrenches

Garden hose

Yard ornaments

Park bench

Porch glider

(3) new lawn mower engines

Gas grill

Bird baths

Patio table

Mole chasers

Cement deer


Wishing well

Lawn drop fert. spreader

Small engine parts

New mower blades


12V yard sprayer with cart

Log chains

Garden tractor lawn seeder

Lawn dump trailer

Backpack garden sprayer

Craftsman 12” wood lathe

Set of wood lathe tools

Many socket sets

Many hand tools

Many wrenches

Belt pulleys

Car ramps

Bench grinder

Pole barn metal cutter


Scrape iron & wire & batteries


Reel mower

Lawn mower parts

Lg. stone maul

2” discharge hose

Wheel barrow

Roll-a-Bout tool chest

Precision squares

Rafter square clamps

Screw drivers


Elect. drills

Stud drivers

Power saws

Elect. motors

Bar clamps

Drill bits

Drill bit indexes

Copper fittings

Tractor magnetos, Case & AC

Floor model drill press

5” vise on pedestal

Buffer/grinder on pedestal

Hand saws

4” jointer

Router & table

Metal hardness tester

Tailpipe expander

Pipe taps

Pipe cutter

Battery checker

Brace & Bit

Torque wrench


Dewalt radial arm saw #740

(2) Vises

Rockwell table saw

Fuel hose

(2) Craftsman table saws

Disc grinders

Elect. metal shears

Craftsman 12” band saw

6”belt/9” disc sander

Small air compressor

Work bench with vise & grinder

Hyd. press

Dewalt 9” power miter box

Air nailer

Saw horses

Hand files

Several router bit sets in cases

3 pc. micrometer set

Die set

24” chain pipe wrench

Retaining ring set

Welder vise grips

E-Z outs

3 sets of drill index gauges

Hole saws

Rex “Durometer” #1600, type A

Milwaukee hole saw set


Heat gun

Skil elect. drill

Lots of new shop supplies

Cordless drills

3 ton hyd. floor jack, NIB

Saw blades

Air Brad nailer

Heater thermostat

Hand mauls

Oscillating tool

Post driver

Roll towel dispenser

Fence charger

Garden tool rack

Cement tools


Work shop stool

Many precision tools

¾” socket set

14” McCulloch chain saw

Elect. chain saw

Dust collector

Chain fall

Door hardware

Car ramps

Fence stretcher

LP tank with weed burner

Conduit bender

Furnace fans

Folding scaffolding / ladder

Chains saws

2HP air compressor

Hyd. floor jack

Motor oil

Homelite gas engine powered centrifugal irrigation pump NIB

Case of motor oil

3sp. bike

Snow blower

Battery charger

Handy-Man jack

Ford Mod. T & A spring stretcher


Elect. leaf blower

Aluminum extension ladder


5HP Honda pressure washer, new

11HP, horz. shaft gas engine, new

12V winch

Magnetic stand for dial indicator

Chain binders

Armature cutter & turner

3 way pipe die

Pipe die set

Air compressor & hose on hand truck

6’ fiberglass step ladder

New sump pump

Lg. stone maul

Pitch forks

Lots of nuts & bolts

Rakes, hoes, shovels, axes, etc. etc.


French made 11MM, 6 shot revolver, dated 1873, 4 ½” bbl. Matching numbers, Ser. # G87406

Webley Mark VI, 45 cal., 6 shot revolver, pistol grips, Pat. 1917 England, 6” bbl., stamped “T. Hampton” with speed loaders, Ser. # 264223

Webley Mark IV, 45 cal., 6 shot revolver, Birdseye grip, 4” bbl., Ser. # 83618

CMC black powder, 44 cal.  single shot pistol, Ser. # 89483A

British 303, # 4MKI, bolt action Jungle rifle with bayonet, dated 1942, Marked “US Property”, Ser. # 18C5296

Mauser Modelo Argentino 1891, Marked “Manufactura Loewe Berlin” 7.65 bolt action, Ser. # L5272 (Purchased new by Albert in about 1950, fired 5 times)

US Remington Mod. 03-A3, 30-06 bolt action, Ser. # 3452422, (Purchased new by Albert in about 1950)

Remington Sportmaster Mod. 341, .22 bolt action, tube feed Ser. # N/A

Springfield Mod. 87-A, .22 auto-load, tube feed, Ser. # N/A

Mossberg Mod. 195, 12ga. bolt action with mag & Polly choke

Leather saddle bags marked “US” (family owned for over 70 years)


Powder horn

Gun refinishing kit

Outers cleaning rods


30-06 clips

Some 7.65 ammo

Few British 303 ammo

Shot gun shells

45 cal. ammo

Nice 8 point antlers on plaque

White tail deer antlers with 1942 MI metal antler tag

White tail shoulder mount with large 8 point rack

1922 Resident metal antler tag, (no state)

Case XX hunting knife

Hand made hunting knife

Stag handle hunting knife

Other knives

Approx. 20 jack knives including:

Lone Ranger silver bullet jack knife

Muskegon adv. knife

Old Timer knife

Sabre knife & others

Gas lantern

Barkley fishing reel with rod


Few leg hold traps


16’ “Slick-Craft” fiberglass run-a-bout boat with Evenrude outboard motor & trailer

Yamaha # 396 snowmobile

Chaparral snowmobile

Snowmobile pull sled

Boat winch

MILITARIA: (Albert’s personal items from WWII service)

WWII Army dress jacket

WWII Army helmet with liner

WWII Army shirts,  hat & leggings

WWII Army gas mask in canvas bag

“The Thompson Know How Manual” WWII issue

WWII hard cover book

WWII black & white photos with Albert

WWII Army patches

“Remember Pearl Harbor” framed

WWII Army personal photo, framed with Albert in photo

Military canteen & copper cup


Nice group of approx. 12 mantel clocks:

Ginger bread, pillar, marble, wood, banjo etc. etc.


Love seat

Chest freezer


Floor fans

Table fans

Several collector plate price guides

Hard cover tractor books

File cabinet

Sewing machine in cabinet

Sewing items & patterns & material


Modern standing closet with bottom drawers

Single bed

Office chair

Wood “milk can” stand, made by Albert

Clothes hamper

Elect. heater


Love seat

Microwave stand


Everyday dishes

Folding chairs

Tread mill

Pots & pans

Wash tubs

Youth bike

Small kitchen appliances

Aluminum crutches

Aluminum walker

Power wheel chair

Basement post/jack

Aluminum storm windows

4 dr. legal file cabinet

Wood pillar

Horse bridle

Buggy harness

Horse hames with brass nobs

(2) Mobile home axels

Mobile home tires

Other tires

Window awning

New mail box

3pt. cultivator

Allis Chalmers 3pt. converter

Fuel tank on stand

24’ 4X4 treated post

(2) MM tractor wheel weight

Mobile home steps

Bathroom vanity & sink

Etc. etc.