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Mid-Century Modern & Railroad Train Signs House FULL in Litchfield

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Nov 04
9am to 3pm
Nov 05
10am to 3pm

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This is the fantastic estate of Doctor Rudolf Sommer who was a regular staple of the community as a family practitioner and world traveler.  He built an unbelievably beautiful modern home on 11 acres, and this is your chance to see it, or even purchase it.  We have spent some time with the family, and it's been a true pleasure getting to know them during this process. We are still setting up, and will have an update the week prior to sale.  


This is just a sample.  More stuff coming out of the shed and the garage and basement.  Sorry for the dark photos.  These are all preliminary, and FAMILY MAY STILL REMOVE ITEMS.  Please see the updated photos the week before the sale for confirmation on what is for sale.

Residents on premises and the road is blocked.  We will arrive at 9:30am to hand out numbers!  Do not enter before 9:30

Saturday 9-3

Sunday 10-3 HALF OFF AND A 1pm $5 fill a bag sale!!

There will be someone on hand around 9:30 to help you park.  The property will be roped off an trespassers will not be allowed on site until 9:30am that morning.  Line numbers will be handed out at that time, and then you can park on the property.  You will have to figure out where to be before that time.


We are hoping to have some of Dr. Sommer's trains in the estate sale.  Most have been removed from the property for a substantial online auction.  However, some will be available, we just do not know what exactly until the week before.


Some items:

- Danish Modern sideboard and hutch

- Real Cast Iron Railroad Train Signs and Switch (you will need to remove by Sunday at 3pm)

- Beautiful sterling silver and other older vintage costume jewelry

- Modern Side tables and headboard

- Original Train Schedule time board

- Turn of the century antique carved chairs and settee

- 1940s medical furniture and some equipment

- Mid-Century Long and low green sofa

- Danish Modern desk

- Danish Modern wall unit

- Several Books

- Framed prints

- Railroad prints framed

- Kitchen set

- Brown Jordan Patio furniture

- Teak Modern Grundig Hi-Fi in partial working order

- Pre-1960s Southwest rugs and pottery

- Indian masks and weavings

- near mint old Käthe Kruse doll

- Some Native American or African masks

- Some Native American or African tools and weapons

- Kitchen items including household, fridge, and freezer

- Washer and Dryer

- newer maytag fridge

- leather matching sofa and chair set

- house of denmark tile coffee table

- hand blacksmithed custom fireplace tools

- steinway grand piano 

- older Zeiss microscope

- LOTS of pressed steel vehicles and cars and trucks

- Some toy trains

- amazing Grundig hi-fi 

- Atlas train set in the box

- some Dansk pieces

- railroad train drinking glasses

- hand carved wood and stone animals

- Easy Bake Oven and more

- Several German language books old, antique and newer

- Large collection of railroad train books

- German language picture books with color stamps inside

- Beautiful word bookshelves

- Old medical enamel top table

- Vintage 1950s or earlier southwestern Indian rugs

- Several framed large Train Railroad prints

- Slat Wood Barstools

- Portable Bar

- Kitchenette set with table and chairs

- Railroad and Train lamps of all varieties

- Railroad Lamp electrified for indoor use

- Twin beds with headboard bookshelf

- Other Bookshelves

- Curved glass and had Curio Cabinet

- Arzberg large collections of dishes and plates and more

- Several other retro kitchenware items

- Modern fiction books

- German Medical books

- Real fur hat with a swastika Nazi insignia

- Old Fisher Price toys

- Clothing Racks


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