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Jul 20
8am to 4pm
Jul 21
8am to 4pm
Jul 22
8am to 4pm
Jul 23
8am to 4pm

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Estate of local author Kenneth and Carol Cope

Postponed due to family death until July 20th-23

Thursday, July 20 - Sunday, July 23

This sale description was copied from EstateSales.NET on 7/26/2017 (4-78-6:51:41 PM). Please check there for accurate up-to-date information (156-54).

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

No presales.  We accept sign up sheets, but we do not put one out.

We do not give out prices.



Kenneth was a civil engineer and wrote many books on gun manufacturing, lathe building, and had 100s of published pieces on vintage tools and antique firearms. Most of his original binders--which contain his drafts--are included in the estate as well as multiple books he wrote, some of which are signed. This is an unbelievable sale!  His wife Carol collected glass, antiques, vintage cameras, art, and paintings, just to name a few.


This is a sale like no other, and we are delighted to be hosting the sale for his family.  If I could make a guess to say how many individual pieces are in this sale, I would estimate close to 3,000 pieces or more.


Some of the highlights of the sale include several very rare collectables. There is no way I could name them all, but here is an idea of what treasures are included in the sale:


  • 1800s/early 1900s cigarette card collection with many actresses and some ladies of the night--100s of them are included in one album

  • 40-50 original binders with patents, advertising, gun manufacturing, lathe, heavy duty tools, Stanley, Miller Falls, unbelievable collection of first edition tool books, some from the mid and early 1800s

  • Many original first edition books all of the way from the 1700s

  • Frederick Remington first edition sketch book, 1800s

  • Solid marble Victorian baby on pillow statue, 18th century

  • Abraham Lincoln porcelain sign from the 1920s

  • Hopi Native American original blanket

  • Rare Emile Galle french art glass vase

  • Original photos from Wisconsin Circus parade with Schlitz advertising

  • Victorian IRNI Jesus on the cross, late 1800s

  • Early 1900s science and invention magazines

  • Iron age late 1800s original magazines with Remington, Colt, firearms advertising

  • Multiple original photos of WW1 & WW2 ships, carriers and battleships

  • Original freemason and WW1 & 2 photos

  • Ethan Allen wall clock

  • Doctors apothecary cabinet with plate glass

  • Original old country store glass display cabinet

  • Victorian tigerwood cabinet

  • Multiple lawyers cabinets

  • Bayonets and spikes, Remington, and very rare Torre Annunziata 1889 bayonet

  • Glassware, Roseville, Hull, Camark and early Weller pieces

  • Tables lighters, Zippos, Apollo 13 Nasa table lighter

  • Cast iron lion from early 1800s

  • Vintage antique hand sewn quilts

  • Large collection of Sebastian Miniatures

  • Over 40 vintage and antique cameras--Konica, Bell & Howell, Kodak

  • Die cast cars and trucks

  • M Winter hardware store display cabinet

  • Vintage coffee grinders

  • Vintage duck decoys

  • Vintage magazines--Colt, Winchester, original handbooks and instruction manuals and photos

  • Vintage table top Singer sewing machines and other toy Singers, some from the 1800s

  • Banjo, guitar, dulcimer and clarinet

  • Large collection of geodes, quartz and other minerals, even some fossils

  • Vintage 1980s and earlier toy robots

  • Tons of vintage and signed glass paperweights

  • Like new Frigidaire refrigerator

  • Excellent condition Maytag stove

  • Kitchenaide mixer

  • Tons of tools--Starrett, Stanley, Wilton vise, some early pieces that are in some of his books

  • Gun parts, barrels--some tools and reloading

  • Pool Tables

  • Christmas and holiday, some vintage

  • Two canoes

  • Antique sprinkler collection

  • Vintage Allen Bradley controls, new in the box

  • Austin powder advertising sign

  • Vintage copper bowl collection

  • Multiple antique copper photo negatives

  • Tons of 1800s early 1900s tool books--Stanley, Miller Falls, Starrett and more

  • Antique lathe tools

  • Toy pianos

  • Vintage records

  • Jewelry


There is way too much to list!  This will be a sale to spend a few hours digging in.  We please ask that no small children be brought to the sale.  There is too many small glass pieces and too much stuff.  Again, we do not put up a sign-up sheet, but will allow one to be left.






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