Large Sauk Centre Estate Auction

Filed as: Past Auction, Past Personal Property Auction 
Posted on: Monday, September 8th, 2014


Ronald “Zig” Carlson



Saturday September 27th, 2014, Beginning at 9:30 am

(Photo gallery at the bottom of the page)




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Take Exit #127 of off  I-94 North into Sauk Centre on #71 to downtown, Then left on Sinclair Lewis Avenue (#17) West ¾ mile, then Right on #17 and North 2 ¾ mile (Fairy Lake Road) to 10137 County 11, Sauk Centre MN


Selling Order:

9:30  Tools & Collectables

12:00 Noon: Vehicles, Tractors & Telephony ONLINE bidding with PROXIBID

Followed by Furniture & Misc.



Ronald “Zig” Carlson grew up on a farm on the Iron Range, where he learned the value of a dollar, not to waste anything, and the love of farm tractors.  He worked for Northwestern Bell Telephone Company for 37 years in the greater Sauk Centre area, where he was well known and a forward thinker as far as repurposing and recycling was concerned.  In essence, was a gatherer for the 79 years of his full life.  With his widow Marge downsizing and moving, she & his family are offering his collection of vehicles, tractors, memorabilia from the Bell System, and all sorts of items he’s gathered over the years.


Collector  Pickup,  VW Beetle & Whizzer

1984 Ford F-150 Explorer edition 2-dr ½-ton pickup, VIN 1FTDF15F6EPA26605.

Zig purchased this truck new from John Wiese Ford of Sauk Centre in December 1983, and had kept every single piece of paper relating to the purchase and most pertaining to it’s subsequent maintenance.  302 CID V8 and Automatic Overdrive transmission, it shows 92,000 miles from new.  Factory options include the Explorer equipment group (XL trim with unique to the package tape stripes, color keyed floor mat, dual fuel tanks, power steering, tinted glass, tilt wheel, cruise control, convenience group, and light group), sliding rear window, gauge package, swing-away mirrors, & AM/FM stereo radio.  Dealer installed options include air conditioning and integral tachometer.

1974 Volkswagen Super Beetle 2-dr sedan, VIN 1342490518.

Bought in 1983, restored and  repainted  in it’s  original orange in 1988,  lightly used – driven to car shows used as Zig’s “Sunday go to church”

Set of 4 1973- 79 VW Super Beetle convertible alloy wheels with

Good P185/70 R15 tires


2000 Whizzer Classic Blue Sportsman motorbike, VIN RHAWMC184XP006288.

heavily accessorized with all Whizzer Genuine parts includes the saddle bags, larger seat, polished stainless steel gas tank, It has 135 miles from new


Collector TRACTORS

1939 Farmall model A tractor; serial number FAA 1192.

This is one of the earliest Farmall A’s still in existence, as IHC started all serial numbers with 501.  As such this is the 691’st Farmall A built.  Only three A’s in the Red Power Magazine’s serial number registry are lower, “clean cast” bell housing.  Wide front, & pulley. Cosmetically restored in the early 1990’s


1951 McCormick (International Harvester) model W-4 standard tractor, serial number WBH29071.  cosmetically restored in the mid-1990’s , Over this past winter, a new set of engine seals was installed

1948 Allis-Chalmers model G tractor, serial number G5666. Cosmetic restoration in

the mid 1990’s . It comes with the original mechanical lever lift, which is unrestored and off the tractor.


1940 Allis-Chalmers model B tractor, serial number B37943.

Wide front, pto & pulley. Amateur cosmetic restoration,

1948 Massey-Harris Pony tractor, serial number PGA1844A.

Purchased in 2006 in Arizona   paint is sun faded, the original sheet metal is very straight, and would be an easy cosmetic restoration.  The tires are in excellent condition.  It also includes the original owner’s manual.

1939 John Deere model L tractor, serial number 628429.

With Hercules sourced engine, is painted and marked indicating that it may have worked on an Army installation – project tractor


John Deere LUC stationary engine, serial number C42017

engine is complete& restoring it


& Accessories


2002 John Deere model X485 All Wheel Steer Lawn & Garden tractor,

serial number M0X485B040704.  Equipped with Hydrostatic transmission and 4-wheel steering.  Fitted with a model 54C mower deck (Edge 54 System), set up for mulching.  440 hours on it from new


JRCO Cart Bagger grass collector with power flow unit

Fits 100-200-300-400 series tractors


1960’s John Deere model 80 Lawn & Garden dump wagon, all original, good condition

Designed to fit 110 Lawn Tractor


1970 John Deere model 54 front blade for 140 series Lawn & Garden tractors.

This is a rare accessory, as it’s painted from the factory in white – not yellow – to complement the white chassis on the four special colors offered by JD only in 1970.


1970’s John Deere model 54C center blade for 140 series Lawn & Garden tractors

1970’s John Deere model 54C center blade for 140 series Lawn & Garden tractors originally purchased new by Zig



Victrola VVXI Talking Machine record player in oak cabinet

Vintage Brunswick Billiard / pocket full size pool table

Pool ball & cue wall rack

Budweiser hanging pool table light

Pink nesting bowls, Fire king dishware, American Block Fostoria

McCoy Planter, Vintage milk bottles

Brass spittoon, Kane Transport adv thermometer

30+ Belt Buckle Collection

Ford, Harley Davidson, Cummins, Packard, Chev, Victor, 1991 Farmall Aniv Colt, Handyman, Winchester, Justin Boot, John Deere, Lee, White Filed Boss, Grand Old Opry 50 years and more

Small anvil

JD wastebaskets

JD puzzle

Norman Rockwell Lineman Tray

Sid Hartman bubble head

Farmall A Cultivision Poster

JD 2006 Tractor block calendar

Winchester Super X Shell box

Small tractor collectables

Cigar boxes

Ideal School Supply Theme photos 1938 Lumber, 39 Rubber, Cotton, Fishery, Glass, Iron/Steel, Cattle

(3) Goodyear Tire ash trays

BF Goodrich 100th Anniv 1970 Ash tray

Cast Iron Hardware Hank Ash tray

Dalton Collectable brass plaques 1995, 2004

Happy Days Bank

Other collectables

Horse Hame firewood holder

Mn St Fair wooden barrel

JD Calendars 1973 – 2013

Bachmann HO Train Set

Westclox display cabinet

Shadow box


Minneapolis Moline, JD, McCormick Deering,  Rolls Royce Volkswagen,

Western Electric Indoor 2 sided illuminated TELEPHONE sign

Bell System original porcelain 2 sided flange TELEPHONE Sign


Wooden Telephone Booth-

Original Bell System wooden telephone booth 30.5 in x 30.5 in x 83 in tall with side shelf,  5-10 & 25 cent rotary dial pay phone, Indoor lighted telephone light and fan

Stromberg- Carlson wooden Wall telephone

1 set (2) boxes of Terminal pedestal marking kit

CMC Quick Chek test meter

Weston – Western electric 12A Transmission measuring set sn# 794

Bell System Western electric

6H Impulse Counter J94006H

Western Electric Level meter 75413 Volume Indicator

Group of 3

4AOPR Training Set J92903A Western Electric

Industrial Instruments mdl #OK-4 Variable resistance box

Western electric Control set for Position test CKT J64717A

Western Union test Board position

(2) Western Electric Alarm panels with vintage wooden dovetail boxes

(Box) Western Electric

(4) amp meters

(1) 100 Millliamperes D.C. meter

Western electric labeling kit

Western electric post war rotary, bakelite & rubberized  Butt Set


Western Electric 1970’s orange plastic rotary butt set

Bell System Alarm bell by Wheelock Standard Signal

Box magneto ringer

Pre 1964 In home telephone bell chime

(2) box type ringer magnetos

Older wall mount Bell System First Aid kit box (empty)

(2) Bell System First Aid Kit Boxes (1 complete, 1 partial)

Metal rack mount ticket book rack

Pair Western electric spring tension gauges

Pair Western electric tuning forks

Western electric  C wire lead crimping tool

Bell System punch out & crimp tool sets (4 pieces)

1 set Bell System line man’s canvas (3 pieces)

Bell System iron wire crimp tool

Bell System Line man lag wrench

Pair metal ticket book holders

Bell System tool case w order organizers w files

Salesman sample for splicing automotive brake brake cable w lead melting pot burner

Calculagraph /  telephone operators training desk

Wooden telephone ringer stand with box ringer and Bakelite phone

(3) Bell System high foot telephone operator chairs

(1) Bell System low foot telephone operator chair

Bell System indoor or vehicle First Aid Kit complete

Bell System Lineman splicer Umbrella with 5 ft pole

Western Electric Bakelite “French Style”  phone

Western Electric  “French Style” phone with rotary dial with First State Bank of Sauk Center advertising (gift phone)

Western electric model 302G rotary phone

Bell System Brass paddle lock

Bell System stamp pad

Bell System Stamp pad

Operator’s accessory group

2 counter, (2) 2 cord clips

Bell System documentation binders

(2) zipper binders, (1) teletypewriter binder, (1) open vinyl binder with 1964 -74 logos

American Telephone Telegraph General Check off list Index

Bell System Practices Installation & maintenance tech guide in binder

Bell System Practice for customers telephones including 500 & 2500 type phones

Bell System Practice for office equipment and customer equipment

Bell System Practice for 500 phone sets

Bell System practices for optional residential & business type phones

Bell System Practices for Telephone set wiring & schematics

Bell System practice misc business phone & features equipment & trimline phones

Bell System/AT&T set of 2 oversize training manuals

Bell System  safety practices book

Pair Bell System marked Stanley Yankee drills

Bell System marked combination wrench

Bell System marked (3) flat blade Stanley screw drivers

Bell System marked (5) Crescent & Klein needle nose pliers

Bell System marked 9 inch pliers w diagonal cutter

Bell System marked crecent pliers & snip (2 pcs)

Bell System contact brush

Bell System misc brass tokens  & ID plates

(3) Bell System Belt Buckles

Promotional ash tray

Set of (4) 1976 Bell System “Pilgrim hat” glass paper weights



1948 Wards Sea King 3-hp outboard motor.

Made for Montgomery Wards by Scott-Atwater, this outboard was bought new by Zig’s father.  Last time it was run was 30 years ago, however, you will also get the original owners manual.

David Bradley Electric Chain saw

LA IH Gas engine

Mc Cormick Deering mdl M 1 ½ hp gas engine on cart (parts missing)

IH walking plow

Mdl T pickup box fuel tank

cast iron & metal machinery seats

Ice Saw, Ice tongs, draw knives, 2 small traps, gas engine oiler,, milk cans, bottles,

wooden pulley blocks,

Allis G decal set, IH cub block

Farmall A & Allis parts
Royal Racer metal runner sled,  Wooden skis

Columbia Tourist III 26in 3 speed bicycle


100 years of Ford, JD Buyer’s Guide, Rebuilding the Indian, The Classic Indian, American Farm Tractors, JD the History of Tractors, The Complete JD Model History,

American Tractor, JD collectables, The Old Tractor, The Big book of JD Tractors

1956 The Tractor Field Book by Farm Implement News

Filed Guide to Vintage Farm Tractors, Several Roger Welsch Tractor Books

History and ID of Old Telephones

Pay Phone History

The Telephone Book

Telephone Collectors Guide

Norman Rockwell

WWII History books



Pam Oil 120 # grease barrel

Pennzoil 120# grease barrel

JD cans, Midland Oils 1 & 2 gal American White  and Co op



Beer signs and lights – Lowenbrau, Grainbelt, Blatz

Wooden beer kegs – Theo Hamms, A Gettleman Brwing – Wi, barrel spigots

Fitgers, Old Mill, Miller Iite, Cardboard beer cases

Engesser, Bloomer, & Northern wooden beer cases

Beer Steins,  Budweiser wooden beer box



(110) 1976’s 1$ Dollar coins

(200)  50 cent pieces

(13) 1964 Silver quarters

(3) 1921 & 22 Peace dollars

Silver half dollars 1893 – 1909 and 44

30 mercury dimes, 9 older dimes

12 old quarters

26 V & Buffalo nickels and 2 Indian pennies

1986 proof half dollar



Olympus SP-590uz image stabilization 12 megapixel digital camera

Nikon N5005 35 mm camera

Nikon FM2 35mm

J66 Polaroid land Camera

Brownie Box Camera

Meteor 35mm camera

Kodak Flash

Kodak 35

Kodak Kodex #1

Numerous lenses, flash & accessories

Photographic enlarger



Ertle- 1/16

JD M, (2)  Farmall A,

Scale Model Massey Harris Pony

JD Utility tractor with endloader #517

Spec Cast  JD L w Hercules engine

McCormick Deering mdl M gas Engine

Schylling Collector Series Tin Wind up Semi Tractor and Trailer

Fleer Winnebago Itasca Sunncruser

Franklin Mint 1948 Indian Motorcycle

Harley Davidson Money pouch

JD metal whim tractor

JD LA, Fordson Diecast

1970 Tin  Bell System Van

Die cast Dodge Power Wagon Line truck

Orange VW Beetle

Model G Allis Chalmers

IH, AC, Massey, Cockshut  & JD suspenders

IH ’98 Rollag Plates

’96 Allis Chalmers

1970 Ertle Dodge Bell System Van

Tonka “Crater Crawler”



Many 78 records and albums

Many 45 & LP Country Western records from 60’s & 70’s


2, 5 & 6 gal Crocks

3 gal shoulder jug,

Small crocks

Redwing souvenir pieces



Sets from 19995 to Current

Red Power, Harvest Highlights, Upper Midwest AC Collector Club



Small Oak China Hutch

Round dining table with 1extra leaf and 4 chairs

4 dining bar stools

Queen Size bed with large head board

Queen size hide a bed couch

Dresser and chest of drawers

(2) Lane cedar chests

Glider rocker

Brown recliner sofa

Lazy boy brown recliner

2 Lazy boy chairs

Occasional tables

Bookcase sewing cabinet

Zig’s 54” Oak roll top desk

Vcr / book case cabinet

Metal and wooden 2 & 3 drawer file cabinets

Small hall bench

Wooden kitchen table

Marquette refrigerator

Small upright Frigidaire freezer



Large safe 20 x 21 x 28

Small safe

Bread machine, assorted dishes and pots and pans

Lefse griddle, Coffee pot, crock pot

All year around squeeze strainer

Fireplace tools

Emerson Stereo system

Wall clock

Card table



Karcher 2400PSI Pressure washer

Brake Buddy

Homelite 20 Av Chain Saw

Craftsman electric saw chain sharpener

Long bar screw drivers, hand garden sprayer

Bernzomatic Torch set

SK combination wrenches, socket sets, many quality hand tools and wrenches

Voltmeters, SK torque wrench, Craftsman wet dry shop vac, Rigid pipe wrenches, Craftsman reciprocating saw, Microtek torque wrench, floor creeper, large amount of misc shop supplies and equipment

Campbell Hausfield battery charger

10 amp battery charger

Schumacher BT-100 Battery tester

C clamp set, small hand tools

Pipe cutter

Misc hand tools, ½ hp Sears dbl wheel bench mtd grinder

Flex head wrenches, sockets, gear 7 bearing pullers, brass torches, 40 pc Ludell tap & Die set

Hand tire pumps, electric belt sander, 6 ½ in Skill circle saw

Large tap and die set

50 amp Schumacher Battery Charger

B&D elec trimers

Homelite string trimmer

Halogen light set

Extension cords, B&D electric hedge trimmer

Chains, come along, load binders

10 in Craftsman Radial Arm saw

Car ramps

(2) 2 ton hyd floor jacks

Car Tow bar, RV electrical cords, emergency air compressor

Telephone electric tool cases

Many electrical wiring supplies

pipe wood clamps

Pipe fittings numerous fuel cans

Nuts, bolts, nails, running thread, wire

Organizer cabinets w inventory

4 section metal shelving

Large metal cabinet

Approx 50 metal drawers

Electric heaters, wooden nail kegs, shop stools, roller cabinet

Air hose and extension cord

NW Bell Corkboard decorator phone

Telephone punch out tools

External ringer

3 grey Bell System mobile power metal boxes

RV step stools, tire skirt, electric cords



4.5 hp push mower

Front Thatcher

Lawn Cart

Craftsman fert & seed spreader

Limb saw, Lawn aerator

North Star yard sprayer

Aluminum extendable flag pole

Long handle garden tools

24 ft aluminum/wooden ladder


Garden hose reels

Many lawn sprinklers

5 & 8 ft step ladders

lawn rakes, aluminum and wooden step ladders,

6 garden hose reels,

Lawn sprinkler tractor

Picnic table

Left hand golf club set and hand cart

Wheel barrows

Garden carts

Fishing rods, life vests


Ronald “Zig” Carlson estate
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