John Deere collection sold at auction


CADIZ, Ohio — A John Deere tractor dispersal auction held Oct. 11-12 for Henry Kenzionski, of Cadiz, Ohio. Kenzionski spent almost half his life putting together the collection of 65 John Deere two cylinder tractors for a museum.

Larry Garner Auctioneers, of Carrollton, Ohio conducted this auction of 450 lots of parts, 50 John Deere pedal tractors and 65 John Deere antique tractors and three hit and miss engines. The parts and pedal tractors were sold Oct. 11 and the tractors and engines were sold Oct. 12.

The tractors were all in original condition.

Buyers were in attendance from nine states and 244 registered.


The following are some of the prices realized: John Deere 6 hp hit and miss engine for $10,250; a J.D. will stationary engine (stuck) sold for $3,350; a J.D. 330 standard tractor brought $14,900; a J.D. 80 standard went for $13,000; a J.D. 320s and a J.D. 320u each went for $6,000; a J.D. 430 crawler w/blade brought $7,500; a J.D. 530 went for $6,500; a J.D. 830 standard sold for $7,800; a J.D. unstyled G brought $5,400 and a J.D. H with all options sold for $5,500.


Eight John Deere signs from the 1950s also sold well, as did the pedal tractors. A 1950s four-legged deer sign, farm equipment, in two sided porcelain, brought $4,000. A rare green and yellow quality farm equipment sign brought $3,000.

An original oval four-legged deer sign, repainted, brought $1,400. A lawn and garden pedal tractor sold for $1,200.


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