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Inside the October issue of
Farm Collector, on newsstands Sept. 16

 Farm Collector's October issue, with teenage boy with his 1947 John Deere tractor

Father-and-Son Duo Uncovers Little-Known Mowing Tractor – After seeing a homemade-looking antique tractor displayed in their town, two Missouri collectors decide to buy it. The tractor turns out to be a rare 1938 Topeka Hi-Way Mower Model C4 with a belt-driven John Deere mowing sickle.

Idaho Teenager Already a Seasoned Collector – A 16-year-old Idaho collector owns 11 antique tractors, including a 1949 Farmall Model C and a 1947 John Deere B that he restored.

Careful Planning Lightens the Load of Collection Disposal – The past president of the Mid-West Tool Collectors Assn. offers tips for divesting of your collection. Planning ahead and sharing your plans with family guarantees you the most options – from dealer sales to donating pieces to a club or museum – and the best outcomes.

Iowa Farmer Builds Museum of Corn Collectibles – The Barns, owned by collector J.R. Pearson, features restored John Deere corn shellers, an early-1900s J.S. Bloom corn crusher, McCormick-Deering corn binder, Superior Hay Stacker Co. corn harvester, Appleton corn slicer, and more.

Stove Nameplates, Unique but Overlooked, Make Great Collectibles – If you have little room to house a collection but you want to save rustic items, collecting nameplates off of wood- and coal-burning stoves can be fun and rewarding.

About Farm Collector
Farm Collector
( is a monthly publication celebrating vintage farm equipment. Since 1998, Farm Collector has featured unique collections, extensive renovation projects, early farm practices and related attractions. Enthusiasts also turn to Farm Collector for previews of notable shows and auctions, and extensive classified advertising.


About Ogden Publications Inc.  
Ogden Publications Inc. ( is the leading information resource serving the sustainable living, rural lifestyle, farm memorabilia and classic motorcycle communities. Key brands include Mother Earth News, Mother Earth Living, Utne Reader, Capper’s Farmer and Grit. Ogden Publications also produces environmentally friendly housewares through Natural Home Products LLC, and provides insurance and financial services through its Capper’s Insurance Service division.


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