Auction Events

Huge Auction 6-1-2017



Tools – Toys – Collectibles – Longaberger – Home Furnishings

Thursday Afternoon       June 1       3:30 p.m.

Wilson Auction Center        420 Main Str.        Colo, Iowa

Huge amount of tools from the late Rex Nicholson – Fernald, Ia.

NOTE: Early Starting Time!

We will be selling tools only 3:30 – 5:30. We will be selling from 2 Rings the rest of the evening. Our regular Early Bird boxline will start at 5:30!   Note: At 3:30 app. 200 box lots of shop supplies-screwdrivers, tools, tape measures, pipe fittings, electrical. Great opportunity for buyers of new-old stock for resale.     Longaberger Baskets & Pottery – approx. 120 pcs.

Tools: Most of tools are new or used very little! DeWalt 12½” HD port. planer; Milwaukee port. elec. model 6230 deep cut band saw; Lincoln Weld-Pak 100 welder; Craftsman 6⅛” twin cutter saw; Chicago 1″ Rotary Hammer drill; Chicago ¾” elec. Impact; Milwaukee HD elec. sawzall; Chicago ½” right angle drill; CP coil roofing nailer; Central Hydraulics 10 Ton port. puller; Campbell HausFeld 6000W port. generator; Craftsman 12″ wood lathe w/cabinet; US General toolbox; parts washer; Oxy Acetylene complete torch set; 12 Ton Hydr. pipe bender; DeWalt orbit palm sander; DeWalt belt sander; DeWalt 18 volt sawzall; Snap-On torque wrench; Snap-On MT 406 volt OHM meter; AM Porta power; Biscuit joiner; Roto Zip; 2000 elec. utility winch; B&D metal chopsaw-many cutting discs; DeWalt 18 volt drill; 16″ laser level w/tripod; Tap & Die sets; bending brakes; elec. chainsaw sharpener; many angle grinders; pipe threaders; spot welder; floor jacks; many drill bits; 4″ bench tablesaw; 6″ cut off saw; many wrenches; many socket sets; Impact sockets; ¾ socket sets; 1″ Impact sockets; Marquette 180 amp. arc welder; more than 60 pneumatic tools of all kinds; heavy 220 ext. cords; alum. folding load ramps; new 110 lb. anvil w/stand; many specialty tools; 12 volt Jump Start system; manual tire changer; bead breaker; HD jack stands; many levels; many pipe wrenches- 48- 36″ & more! Puller sets & pullers; spray gun kits; woodworking tools; clamps-various; toolboxes; Strut spring compressor.

HD Hyd. press; 1 HP metal cut bandsaw w/liquid attach.; Delta stand drill press; ¾ HP pedestal grinder; 8″ pedestal grinder/buffer; Craftsman 10″ tablesaw & 10″ radial arm saw & planer; Menards & Buffalo metal cutting bandsaws; Ryobi Oscillating spindle sander; sand blaster; engine stand; older-maybe collectible pcs. include: Snap-On MT1552-12 volt starting-charging tester; Robinair mod. 17200 refrig. Recovery/Recycling station; FluoroTech CP3 charging modules- much more!!   Mower: Snapper 9HP elec. start riding mower.

Old Champion outbd. motor   –   Schwinn Jaguar Ladies bike

Toys: JD ⅛ scale 1939 model D w/box in glass case; Precision: 650 H Dozer; JD model A; JD 4020 w/237 picker; JD 720 diesel. Ertl: Millennium Case Steam Traction Engine & Froelich gasoline tractor & many other pcs.  

Toys will sell approx. 7:00 p.m.

Household & More: Oak claw-foot curved glass china; exc. queen bed; nice dining table/2 leaves & 8 chairs- matching hutch; Baker’s rack; oak dressers & oak chests; couch & loveseat; Howard Miller wall clock; oak glider rockers; oak drop-leaf lamp tables; rockers; gas grill; pictures; exc. solid oak computer desk; Kitchen Aid mixer; Sharp 46″ flat-screen TV; 3 pc. patio set; port. stainless outdoor kitchen pc.; nice lamps; wooden picnic table & benches; leather recliner; couch & matching chair; King size oak bed frame; entry pcs; Frigidaire app. 9 cu.ft. chest freezer; sm. oak trunk; pine handmade pcs.; Canon T50 camera w/extra lens; 4 pc. nested bowl set; Lenox birds; glassware; primitives; sev. good recliners; old carpenter’s trunks; 2 elec. port. fireplace units w/remote; coffee tables; wildlife figurines; Waterfall chest & vanity; 1940’s dining table & chairs- matching buffet & more!

Early Preview Tuesday evening: 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Lunch served by “Country House”          Doors open Thursday at 1:00 p.m.


Auctioned conducted by:


Home Office: 641-377-2755     Auction Center (by chance) 641-377-2200

Bob Wilson, Auctioneer


Payments: Cash or Good Check-We do not accept Credit Cards.

Estate-Combined Moving 5-18-2017



Thursday Evening     May 18    5:45 p.m.

Wilson Auction Center      420 Main Str.      Colo, Iowa

Early Bird Boxes sell 5:15 pm.

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Cub Cadet 3235 60″ deck hydro.-vg cond.- app. 80 hrs. on new short block!    

8HP elec. start Spirit snowblower

Household: 2 exc. leather recliners; couches; oak hutches; oak corner hutch; end tables; twin bed; oak jewelry cabinet; wood shelves; metal storage cabinets; glider rocker; roller chairs; dinette sets; Weber gas grill; DP Air Geometer; much more!

2 elec. Scooters very clean – need batteries

14′ alum. fishing boat – no trailer or license

Collectibles: Pressback oak highchair; oak arm chairs; sev. painted pcs.; Lionel train set; old Spartan console radio; beer lights; old license plates; good selection glassware; oak wall phone; treadle sewing machine; wood folding chairs; 8′ oak glass display case; wrought iron 3 pc. ice cream set; paper weights; iron beds; primitives; wire chicken cage; Dale Earnhardt items; 1940’s Ia. Highway-RR map. We still have unpacking to do. Precious Moments; set 4 bobsled runners.

Port. air comp.; Troybilt gas trimmer; elec. edger; and related items.


Lunch served by “Country House”          Doors open Thursday at 4:00 p.m.


Auctioned conducted by:


Home Office: 641-377-2755     Auction Center (by chance) 641-377-2200

Bob Wilson, Auctioneer


Payments: Cash or Good Check-We do not accept Credit Cards.

Collectors Auction 5-11-2017



Thursday Evening        May 11      5:45 p.m.

Wilson Auction Center       420 Main Street       Colo, Iowa

Early Bird Boxes sell 5:15 p.m.

Boxline will include toys-comics-books-paper items and misc. items.

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Listing: Exc. 5′ & 8′ oak glass display cases on rollers; 10 dr. & 12 dr. wooden card files ; old wooden wringer washer w/elec. motor; New Perfection 273 stove; old cast water meter; parlor table; rockers; area rugs; 3-48 star US flags; 1918 Hardin Co. Iowa atlas; old cylinder music box; cast iron receipt printer; graniteware; steel pulleys; typewriter; primitives; Hoppy guitar; 5 gal. Western crock; Miller Beer lights; Sessions mantel clock; old Zenith radio; Batwomen full body mannequin; dictaphone; Pepsi Collectibles; Star Wars Collectibles; comics; old books; adv pcs.

Toys: Pedal fire truck; Batman elec. Batmobile-never ridden; dump track wagon; Radio Flyer wagon; foot scooter; Army train & others; Lenox adv pcs.; Farm toys include: Int., JD, Case, MF, AC & more; many fire trucks; Tootsie & Matchbox, 1st Gear, Ertl, die cast cars, airplanes!

Lunch served by “Country House”             Doors open Thursday at 4:00 p.m.


Auctioned conducted by:


Home Office: 641-377-2755     Auction Center (by chance) 641-377-2200

Bob Wilson, Auctioneer


 Payments: Cash or Good Check-We do not accept Credit Cards.

Combined-Moving 5-4-2017



Thursday Evening       May 4      5:45 p.m.

Wilson Auction Center    420 Main Street    Colo, Iowa

Early Bird Boxes sell 5:15 p.m.

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Antiques-Collectibles: Heywood-Wakefield drop-leaf dining table and chairs-2 leaves; Heywood-Wakefield vanity w/bench; oak secretary; oak chest; Waterfall cedar chest; oak press-back swivel office chair; painted pcs.; trunks; old flat-bed kids wagon; old German bible; toys; old games; Barbies; glassware; Pyrex nesting bowls; Retro lamps; primitives; Eight-day clock; wringer wash machine; rinse tubs; port. Type F Watt hour meter; old military electronic pcs.; much more!                                          

Large Peavey Speakers   – Several Stereo sets

Household: 14 cu.ft. refrig.-exc.; chest freezer; KitchenAid mixer; George Foreman pedestal elec. grill; exc. oak desk; dark oak dining table & chairs-matching hutch; modern Morris chair; lg. flat-screen TV; oak roll-top desk; double bed w/; many chests & dressers; maple & pine dining tables w/chairs; wood shelves; curio cabinets; recliners; couches; standing dressing mirror; swivel rockers; rockers; glider rocker w/foot; wingback chair; patio sets; end tables; lamps; wood stools; like new dehumidifier; much more!

Outdoor-Tools: Toro 6HP mower w/bagger; Craftsman 4HP edger; LawnBoy push mower; Weber gas grill; deck box; Solar 400 battery charger; Duracraft HD bench grinder; 20 Ton hydr. jack; HD ext. cords; golf clubs; Huffy & RoadMaster Mt. bikes and more!

Lunch served by “Country House”          Doors open Thursday at 4:00 p.m.


Auctioned conducted by:


Home Office: 641-377-2755         Auction Center (by chance) 641-377-2200

Bob Wilson, Auctioneer


Payments: Cash or Good Check-We do not accept Credit Cards.

On-Site Moving Auction 5-6-2017



SATURDAY  May 6   10:30 a.m.

375 North   7th Street     McCallsburg, Iowa

Owners: Harlan and Yvonne Borton

 Early Bird Boxline will start app. 10:10 a.m.

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 Mower: JD 140 hydro 48″ deck riding mower 110 hrs.- exc. cond.; Craftsman DyT4000 24HP hydro w/ 48″ snowblower- exc. cond- has mower deck but it will need some work. Craftsman pull lawn sweep; push mower; hose reel; yard wagon.

Generator:   Troybilt 5500 watts 14½ HP motor used 3 hrs.; Scotts elec. power washer.

Tools:   Elec. pole saw; bench grinder; Workhorse battery set; chopsaw; power tools; port. air comp; tools; ladders; garden tools; coolers; tent.

Household:   Samsung lg. screen TV; suede couch w/end recliners; 2 matching recliners; oak end tables; lg. wood desk; dark pine chest & dresser; dining table & chairs; maple desk; day bed; lg. recliner; 2 dorm. refrigs.; smaller upright freezer; Martha Stewart patio set; Amana elec. heater; nat. gas cast iron heater; Kirby vac w/attach.; Grandmother’s clock; household misc.; Health Master mixer; nice oak elec. fireplace; Bissell carpet cleaner; nice oak jewelry cabinet; sev. yard art pcs.- wishing well, concrete benches and more!

Collectibles:   Hamms 4 side hanging light; Grain Belt sign; related bar items; Precious Moments; Barbies; golf ball collection; jewelry; records; toys; wooden military locker; scrapbooking items; Longaberger baskets; games.

             Lunch on Grounds                


 Auction Conducted by:

Wilson Auction Service     Colo, Iowa

Auctioneer – Bob Wilson  

Bob’s cell# 515-290-4789    


Terms: Cash or Good Check – We do not accept Credit Cards.  

Not responsible for theft or accidents.

Estate-Moving Auction 4-27-2017




Thursday Evening        April 27       5:45 p.m.

Wilson Auction Center     420 Main Street     Colo, Iowa

Early Bird Boxes sell 5:15 or before!     Large run of boxes!

     Selling from 2 Rings!

Huge amount of smaller scale electric trains & accessories!

Most pcs. will be in boxline.

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Yamaha gas powered golf cart- very good condition; 1990 Hawkeye Eagle golf cart trailer.

Boat-Motors:   1973 16′ Alumacraft boat & trailer w/65HP Evinrude motor; Evinrude

9.9 HP outboard motor exc.; Johnson SeaHorse 10 HP outboard; Johnson SeaHorse 5½ HP outboard.

Guns:   Winchester mod. 1200 12 ga.; Stevens mod. 94 12 ga.; Westernfield mod. 15K 12 ga.; NewHaven mod. 185KA 20 ga.; Bangor single shot 12 ga.

Good amount of fishing poles & tackle.

Dump Trac kids trailer –  Nustep 3000 exerciser

Mowers-Tools & More: JD STX38 riding mower; JD 50 lawn trailer; Craftsman LT1000 riding mowers- one is hydro- one is gear drive; Yard Machine 3½ HP pushmower; older Ariens snowblower; alum ext. ladders; wheelbarrows; many garden tools; live trap; power tools; shop supplies & related.

Adv. Signs: Pioneer- Dekalb – 4-H Member and Others.

Antiques: Oak curved glass china; painted cabinets; National cash register; old trombone; Sterling silver; Waterfall cedar chest; sm. 4 dr. wood file cabinet; metal lawn chairs; floor lamps; globes; glassware; old fans; Primitives; walnut chest; many odd chairs; Duncan Phyfe dresser; sev 2 dr. metal card files; 20 gal. Macomb Pottery Co. crock; 15 gal. RedWing crock w/crack; 2 gal. salt glaze Monmouth crock & others; and more Collectibles.

Household: Tell City table & chairs; pine table & chairs; recliners; nice couch & matching chair; very nice small roll-top oak desk; corner curio cabinet; 2 china hutches; double & queen beds; pine storage cabinets; wood shelves; chest freezer; sev. chests & dressers; many smaller pcs. also.

Lunch served by “Country House”         Doors open Thursday at 4:00 p.m.


Auctioned conducted by:


Home Office: 641-377-2755     Auction Center (by chance) 641-377-2200

Bob Wilson, Auctioneer


Payments: Cash or Good Check-We do not accept Credit Cards.

Combined-Moving 4-13-17


Thursday Evening     April 13      5:45 p.m.

Wilson Auction Center     420 Main Street     Colo, Iowa

Early Bird Boxes sell app. 5:15 p.m.    

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Tanning Bed

Antiques-Collectibles:   Nice oak sideboard; oak parlor tables; drop-leaf table; writing desk; record cabinet; stoneware-Marshalltown pcs.; crocks; jugs; cooler; churn; ammo boxes; Petroleum adv. pcs.;  RR sign; many other pcs.; Masonic Presidents pic.; old tools; license plates; Hull pcs.; old radios; plastic Conoco sign; many primitives.

Toys:   Precision; Prestige; SpecCast; large 3 pc. train; many fire trucks; metal Greyhound bus; Batman pcs.; ET and school bus lunch boxes; other toys; lots of unpacking to do!

– Scott Atwater outbd. motor –

Household: Oak dining table w/press-back chairs; rattan group w/cushion; recliner; painted table & chairs; roll-top desk; refrig.; sofas; daybed; pine desk; shelves and more!

Lunch served by “Country House” Doors open Thursday at 4:00 p.m.


Auctioned conducted by:


Home Office: 641-377-2755     Auction Center (by chance) 641-377-2200

Bob Wilson, Auctioneer


Payments: Cash or Good Check-We do not accept Credit Cards.

Moving Auction 4-6-17


Thursday Evening      April 6     4:45 p.m.

Wilson Auction Center     420 Main Street     Colo, Iowa

Early Bird Boxes sell app. 5:00 p.m.     Exc. large run of boxes

with sewing-linens-towels & clean items! (350-400 box lots)

4:45 p.m.-Good selection of Jewelry will sell!  App. 100 Precious Moments will sell 5:45!

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Listing:   Exc. oak double bed w/dresser-chest-armoire & 2 night stands; pine chest-over-chest; oak bookcase; exc. walnut hutch; 2 couches; sev. chests & dressers; nice oak TV stand; wood & chrome shelf units; recliner; sev. nice cedar chests; vacuums; card table & chairs; lamps; elec. oak fireplace; wire mesh patio table & chairs; Weber gas grill; Sony flat-screen TV’s; stereos; Schwinn exc. bike; end tables; misc. tools; garden tools and more!

Lots of new merchandise – NIB

8 Place setting Sterling Silverware

Spongeware bowl – Templeton’s Grocery Panora, Iowa

Collectibles: Writing desk; oak drop-front desk; sofa table; child’s press-back rocker; oak fern stand; Duncan Phyfe table & chairs-matching buffet; yard art; Stoneware; old violin-coronet; old games; Fisher Price toys; collection of chickens; glassware; pocket knives; old radios.

Selling from 2 Rings part of Evening!

Lunch served by “Country House”           Doors open Thursday at 3:00 p.m.


Auctioned conducted by:


Home Office: 641-377-2755     Auction Center (by chance) 641-377-2200

Bob Wilson, Auctioneer


Payments: Cash or Good Check-We do not accept Credit Cards.

On-Site Farm Machinery 4-7-2017

Large Modern Farm Machinery

Grain Handling & Truck AUCTION

Friday  April 7     10:30 a.m.

Southeast Corner of Cambridge, Iowa

 The Auction Site is 1 mile North of the Junction of County Road R-70 & Hwy 210

Go North on R-70 to 320th Street, then East ½ mile

This will be an excellent line of modern equipment. We will have many more details on our websites. This billing contains the overall highlights. For more information contact the Auctioneers.


Trucks & Trailers: 2011 Ford F-350 Super Duty Crew Cab Diesel 4×4 77,000 miles, excellent condition; 2000 International Pro Sleeper 9900 I 10 spd. with 346 CAT engine; 2006 Sterling Semi Truck Day Cab, Detroit engine; 1996 Merritt 42′ two hopper Grain Trailer tandem axle; Shurco-Shur-Lok Pace Setter two hopper Grain Trailer, tandem axle; Transcraft Eagle Super-Beam 48′ flatbed trailer; DooLittle 18′ flatbed tandem axle trailer with fold down ramps, ball hitch; Strobel 4 box seed tender with programmable scale, like new; 2013 Titan Gooseneck triple axle Livestock trailer; Kiefer 1000 Series 30′ Gooseneck tandem axle flatbed trailer with fold down ramps; E-Z Haul Hay Handler trailer.

Tractors, Combine, Heads & Grain Cart:   Kubota 135GX tractor 1200 hours with LA 2254 loader & bale spear; CAT Lexion 590 R combine; CLAAS C512-30 corn head & trailer; F5-40 Max Flex grain head on a Stud-King 42″ trailer; Brent Avalanche 1084 grain cart, excellent cond.; CAT.MT 765 Challenger Track tractor; IH Farmall 806 Turbo Diesel; Farmall Super M.

Field Equipment: John Deere 4710 Self-Propelled sprayer in excellent cond.; John Deere Mega Wide 567 round baler; Landoll 6230-29 disk harrow; New Holland Pro Cart 1225 wheel rake; Case IH 4300 field cultivator; John Deere HX15 batwing mower; Kinze 2700 24 row planter; Hiniker 4836 air seeder; Great Plains seed drill; Vermeer 7020 disc mower; Blue Jet Land Walker NH3 applicator; New Holland 1475 mower conditioner; Sunflower 4310 5 shank disc, pull type.

Special Mention: Kubota SVL 75 Compact Track Loader with quick attach bale spear, forks, bucket & brush cutter.

AWD’s & Misc. Equipment:   Westfield MK 100 81′ auger; Westfield 210 31′ auger; H&S 650 manure spreader; New Holland 355 grinder-mixer; REM 2500 HD Grain VAC; Henke Kwikmixer feed wagon; two older smaller Gravity Flow wagons; Polaris Ranger 800 Crew AWD camouflaged; John Deere 825 Gator, also camouflaged; Polaris Sportsman 800; Arctic Cat 650-won’t start.

Plus- Other misc. Farm Related Equipment & Accessories still being added.

Keep checking our Websites for Updates, Photos & Details right up to sale day!

This is a clean excellent line of Modern Equipment & will be sold to the highest bidders! There are Restrooms & Concessions on site inside a large modern metal building in which we will sell smaller equipment out of as well as provide shelter from the rain.


Auction conducted by:

Van Metre Auction Co.                         Wilson Auction Service

 Fred Van Metre, Auctioneer               Bob Wilson, Auctioneer


641-752-8753                                            515-290-4789

Combined-Moving 3-23-2017


Thursday Evening   March 23   5:45 p.m.

Wilson Auction Center    420 Main Street     Colo, Iowa

Early Bird Boxes sell app. 5:15 p.m.     Selling from 2 Rings!

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Knives:   App. 100 knives- Buck, Winchester, Schrade, Smith & Wesson, Gerber, adv. pocket knives.

Toys:   App. 100 toys- toy trucks, fire engines & tractors – Tonka, Structo, Buddy L, Wyandotte, Hubley, many Army trucks; semis; Hubley cast iron Army motorcycle w/side car.

Lynks Hybrids metal signs; US Post Office Beaman, Ia. double wooden sign! Cambridge Lumber Co. mixing bowl; glassware; primitives; wildlife pics; other pics; kerosene lamps.

–   Motorcycle Trailer –

– Schwinn Corvette bike – old trike – Radios -Dexter wringer washers –   Maxima 3 wheel elec. scooter – Story & Clark piano   –

Antique Furniture: Exc. rd. oak table & 4 chairs; stepback cupbd.; 3 dr. chest; dome trunk; sm. blind cupbd.; oak rocker; Radiola console radio; painted chairs; cedar chest; primitive work tables; chrome leg tables & more!

Household: Whirlpool stack washer/dryer; couch & loveseat w/recliners; 2 pc. hutch; lighted china hutch; wood desks; burled walnut type queen poster bed frame-armoire-night stand; oak armoire; dressers; chests; exc. walnut server; drop-leaf tables & chairs; bed frames; Sony stereo system; oak bed frame w/towers; end tables and more!         Large deck box.

Tools: Craftsman 2000PSI 5HP gas powered port. pressure washer; Karchar 620 M elec. power washer; 110 volt port. air comp.; Performa chopsaw; garden tools; wheelbarrow; metal shelves; chrome rolling shelf; chrome 4 wheel cart; elec. chainsaw and more!

Lunch served by “Country House”          Doors open Thursday at 4:00 p.m.


Auctioned conducted by:


Home Office: 641-377-2755     Auction Center (by chance) 641-377-2200

Bob Wilson, Auctioneer


Payments: Cash or Good Check-We do not accept Credit Card