Fifth Annual Gone Farmin' Iowa Premier by Mecum Auctions


| 10/17/2016 1:26:00 PM


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Fifth Annual Gone Farmin' Iowa Premier

Mecum Auctions’ Gone Farmin’ will hold its 2016 auction finale with the Iowa Premier at the Mississippi Valley Fair Center in Davenport, Iowa, Nov. 10-12. A collector’s and enthusiast’s dream, the event is set to offer more than 300 tractors, 400 signs and farm relics and 400 vintage toys.

Serious machines packing quite a punch of power are set to cross the Iowa Premier auction block led by the 1972 John Deere 4320 FWD (Lot S34). This powerhouse is completely restored with 4,719 original hours. Another featured tractor that is sure to garner attention is Lot S33 – one of the cleanest, low-hour, original 1955 FWA tractors in existence – the 1971 Oliver 1955 Diesel. If you’re a Farmall fan, you’ll want to check out the 1966 Farmall 1206 (Lot S32) to be offered with no reserve.

One of the top tractors for offer at the Iowa Premier is a Rumely R 25-45 (Lot S50). If this tractor could talk, it would undoubtedly have some great stories to tell. This grand tractor is beautifully restored and is sure to be an anchor of any collection. In addition, a 1922 Waterloo Boy N (Lot F80) will be offered at no reserve.

Vintage toy enthusiasts will also have the opportunity to start their holiday shopping early with the third annual Gone Farmin’ toy auction that begins on Thursday at 1 p.m. The toy auction includes a selection of Wyandotte trucks, a Retro 123 fire truck, a custom chrome Zephyr train, pedal cars, pedal tractors and much more.

A selection of more than 400 signs and farm relics – including a Wiard Plows (Lot M81) single-sided wood sign with smalt paint, John Deere Implements (Lot M150) single-sided porcelain sign and a variety of Borden’s signs – will be offered on Friday following the tractors. In addition, an early book collection will also be offered.