Public Auction
From The Estate of Karl Krotz

Saturday October 02, 2010
thru Sunday October 03, 2010



The Krotz Family established the business on the 19th of  August, 1919, which has included over the years; Grocery Store, Butcher Shop, Deli, Crosley Museum, and collectibles of many varieties. The store was closed with the passing of Karl earlier this year. The contents will be sold on:


SATURDAY, OCT. 2, 2010 at 10:00 A.M. & SUNDAY OCT. 3, 2010 at 12:00 P.M.


            PREVIEW: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2010 TIME 4:00 to 8:00 P.M.




  SATURDAY, 10:00 A.M.

TOYS: 300+ Tootsie Toys; Approx. 100 Tonka Trucks; Semi-Trucks; Farm Tractors & Implements; 50 pc. Fire Truck Collection; Match Box Toys; (2) Doll Houses; “Big Bang” 60mm. Cannon in Original Box; (3) Wooden Crosley Hand Made Cars; Electric Trains & Accessories including a 37 pc. Rail Blazer Train Set, new in Box; Many Other Misc. Cars, Trucks, Etc. Several Red Wagons; Old Bicycles; Advertising Clocks; Old Kerosene Stove; 6 Lincoln High Year Books (1942, 48, 53, 54, 55, & 56); Calendars-1950’s; 100+ License Plates; Automobile Pictures; 100+ Donkey Figurines; Solid Wood Door w/Mail Slot from Logan County Court House in 1800’s; Nautical Collection including Ships, Wall Hangings, Figurines, and a Painting of the Titanic by J. Young; Chicken Collection; Hub Caps including Crosley, Packard, Chevy, Buick, Hudson, Dodge, Desoto, a new set for 1973 Cadillac (still in box), and more. Lincoln City Street Light from 1930’s; Crosley Radios; Feed Sacks including Hoblit, DeKalb, Crows, and more. 30”x 36” Butcher Block w/Knife Rack used in the Krotz Deli for years; Porcelain Top Table; Political Pictures (Some Signed); Other Political Memorabilia; Old McCaskey Grocery Register; Several Treddle Sewing Machines including a Singer Machine from the Crosley Mansion; Belt Driven Corn Sheller; Fairbanks Scales; Approx. 30 ft. Wrought Iron Fence; Ink Well Collection; Beer Can Collection; Milk & Soda Bottles; Shepard Hooks; and much more.


                                               SUNDAY, 12:00 P.M.

TRACTOR: 1952 Crosley Wide Front, Good Rubber. (RARE)

1949 Crosley Orchard Sprayer, Rare.

CAR: 1956 King Midget V#US9000 w/Title and Owner’s Manual.

1996 Flatbed Utility Trailer, 12 ft. Tandem Axel; Oliver Horse Drawn Sickle Mower. Old High Wheel Push Car from Fire Department. Montgomery Ward 3 ½’x 4’ Flat Bed (1) Wheel Cart (Bumper Held). Collectible Toys including; Oliver Model 1655, 70 Row Crop; OC 3- Crawler; Model 60; Pick-up Truck; Model 88 w/Mounted Corn Picker and Wagon; Coca Cola Truck; Tucker Car; Chryslers; 1946 Dodge Power Wagon; 1936 Dodge Panel Delivery; 1953 Buick; 1934 Duesenberg; and Much More.

SIGN COLLECTION including: Imperial and Plymouth Neon Signs; Packard Service; Kendall Motor Oil; Crosley; King Midget; Kamatsu Thermometer; Oliver; Etc.

OTHER COLLECTIBLES: Oliver Typewriter; #2 Oliver Jack dated May 20, 1890; Oliver Cast Iron Implement Seat; Homemade Wooden Oliver Wagon; (2) Old Sirens; Assorted Crosley Parts; Other Auto Parts including 40+ Wheel Hub Covers from the Teens thru the 1930’s including Essex, Packard, Whippet, Peerless, & Franklin; Oliver Hart-Parr & Model T. Radiator Guards; Old Auto Manuals, Magazines, Books; Other Auto Memorabilia; and more.


Announcements Sale Day Take Precedence Over Any Printed Material.


OWNER: Robert Krotz Ph. #217-454-0704




                                  KNOLLENBERG AUCTION SERVICE

                             MASON CITY, ILL.  Office Ph. 217-482-5351


RON KNOLLENBERG, AUCTIONEER (Ill. License #440000160) 217-341-1219

MATT SWANSON, AUCTIONER (Ill. License #041000157) 217-482-3010


AUCTIONEER’S NOTE: This will be a large auction, may run 2 rings during the day. This is only a partial listing. The Family had over 100 boxes packed before this list was written. A very interesting auction, with a lot of history. Check out the preview on Friday, Oct. 1, 2010 from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. Your attendance is always appreciated.

Ron and Matt

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