CARROLLTON, Ohio — Garner Auctioneers, LLC conducted an auction May 27-28 for part one of the Robert W. Lozier estate of Carrollton, Ohio. Lozier was an avid collector of items from the 1800s and in the 1970s and 1980s owned the President McKinley farm and museum in Minerva, Ohio.
The buyers came from Oklahoma, Florida, Alabama, Virginia, Maryland, New York, Illinois, Indiana and Quebec, Canada.
The auction consisted of early primitive America, wrenches, walking plows and horse-drawn equipment and carriages and was conducted using three rings selling at the same time both days. One ring sold the Winchester and Keen Kutter collections.
The following prices were received plus ten percent buyers premium: An original museum quality Prairie schooner sold for $12,500; a hearse made by Crane & Breed Co. of Cincinnati sold for $11,750; a walking plow, patent no. 9 in 1865, sold for $600; and a stationary thrasher sold for $575.
A Conestoga jack went for $360 and tar buckets for the Conestoga wagons sold for $150 each. Wagon seats with names on them sold up to $500 each. A pair of Winchester spurs sold for $450 and a set of old handcuffs brought $190.
A pair of signed Studebaker carriage lamps went for $500. Old equipment signs were in great demand, with an Oliver dealership sign selling for $700.
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