John Kruesel's General Merchandise & Auction Company
Welcome to John Kruesel's General Merchandise & Auction Company.
22 3rd Street Southwest
Rochester, MN. 55902-3019
Our normal business hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CST, and Saturday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. CST. If you're traveling a long distance, contact us ahead of time to make sure we'll be open. The shop might close a day here and there during auction season.
ANTIQUE ESTATES AUCTION
9:00 a.m., Saturday, June 15, 2013
Olmsted County Fairgrounds
Preview: 5:00-8:00 p.m., Friday, June 14, and from 8:00 a.m. on auction day. We will be selling from two rings for much of the day. Click on the "Auction Galleries" link on the left menu to view hundreds of photos of this merchandise.
Civil War Naval Archive of Captain Joshua W. Crosby (1828-1910), of Orleans, MA., Acting Master aboard the USS Ohio, the USS Ino & the USS Dai Ching from 1862 to 1865 (see New York Times obituary); the archive includes a 14"x17" pastel-enhanced photographic portrait in a period gilt frame of Crosby in full dress uniform, his framed 1865 naval discharge certificate, his sword & scabbard, his wood sea chest, 14 War-time military documents (w/ 2 transfer orders signed by Admiral John Dahlgren), 8 post-war documents pertaining to employment applications & Masonic honors.
Tiffany Studios Zodiac desk set, incl. blotter ends, inkwell, pen tray, 2 match stands, cigarette box, letter rack, letter opener, calendar holder & picture frame, each piece numbered & marked Tiffany Studios New York.
Andirons: ornate ornamental brass andirons (attrib. to Bradley & Hubbard or Parker Bros.) from the estate of Eli Lilly (1838-1898), Indianapolis, founder of Eli Lilly and Co. (Pharmaceuticals), 26.5" height, 11.25" width, 17" depth; round ball Queen Anne brass andirons from the estate of Frederick H. Maidment (1869-1952), Long Island, NY, Vice President of Long Island Lighting, 22.75" height, 14" width, 21.75" depth.
Advertising: c. 1900 table top wood & glass display case for Winchester Knives & Winchester Guns; 1928 Remington calendar; RW miniature jug Phoenix Club Whiskey Monheimer & Co Chicago; c. 1900 print in custom frame Bonnie Bros., Distillers, Louisville, KY; painted wood butcher’s pig illustrating cuts of meat; Diadem Hair Pins oak display shelf; 1950's Coca Cola Menu Girl tin serving tray; Modern Woodmen of America axe; miniature cast iron fry pan/ashtray Atlanta Stove Works; Moyes Bros. Cutlery glass infant feeder; miniature Atlas canning jar bank; Puritan Hams/Old Dutch Cleanser bronze table medallion; bottle opener Geo. R. Newell & Co. Fine Cigars; stoneware bean pots advertising Wegdahl Co-Op Elevator Association & J.A. Estenson General Merchandise, Climax and Shelly, MN.; 1904 match case Thompson & Johnson, Minneapolis; wall mounted electric clock sign Marlboro & Philip Morris Commander cigarettes; candy bar boxes; vintage milk & butter cartons; etched tumblers August Lundquist, Kandiyohi, MN.; Northern RR R.D. Clark cast iron pipe commemorative; salesman sample copper boiler w/ lid.
Paper & Ephemera: collection of Dionne Quintuplets memorabilia, incl. books, magazines, felt pennants & Baby Ruth & Quick Mother’s Oats advertising displays picturing the quints; Disneyana, incl. many books from the ‘30's & ‘40's, toys, figurines & ceramic character salt & pepper sets; Shirley Temple books; commemorative items from the coronations of George VI (1937) & Elizabeth II (1953); World’s Fair memorabilia (esp. New York 1933-1934); Victorian photos, tin types, CDV photo album; orig. CDV portrait of Chief Ouray of the Utes (1833-1880); stereoviewer cards of WWI scenes, Rocky Mountains, Teddy Roosevelt, William McKinley, Como Park.
Miscellaneous Antiques & Collectibles: 30"x 25.25" landscape oil on canvas by Texas artist Porfirio Salinas (1910-1973); 7-1/4" Rookwood vase w/ sailboat scene, attributed to Carl Schmidt; collection of Weller pottery, incl. Baldin, Claywood, Klyro, Knifewood & Souevo vases, Baldin wall vase, 2 Flemish tubs, Klyro planter, Muscota Geese flower frog, Wood Rose tub, Woodcraft bowl; quantity of 19th cent. glass, incl. daisy-and-button in clear, amber, blue, vaseline, green, hobnail; pressed & pattern, incl. thousand eye, opalescent, cobalt; Aesthetics majolica pitcher; Robinson Clay/Akron, OH. stoneware pitcher picturing New York’s Flatiron Building; miniature crock butter churn; various antique & contemp. pottery pieces & crocks; handpainted game & portrait plates; from the Sisters of St. Francis, Assisi Heights 6 large framed tapestries: The Music Room, Madonna & Child, Mt. Vesuvius, London Bridge & St. Peter’s Square; stereoviewer & cards; inkwell collection, incl. Art Nouveau lady w/ water lillies, silverplated examples, Bradley & Hubbard cast iron desk wells, decorated glass inkwells, some cut & pressed; 2 concert roller crank organs w/ many cobs; Edison standard 4 minute cylinder phonograph; 19th & 20th cent. bitters bottles, remedies, sodas, barber & perfumes; primitive food choppers; cast-iron waffle irons, pans, Dutch ovens; jockey horse posts; standing Black boy yard sprinkler; iron turtle lawn sprinkler; cast iron stovepipe hat spittoon; floor turtle spittoon; buffalo hide scale; bear trap #6 patented 1856 w/ setting vice; varieties of cast brass bells; wall phones; mantle & wall clocks, incl. 2 Mission style mantle clocks; Enterprise double wheel store coffee grinders; 19th cent. spinning wheels; brass & small cash registers; 19th cent. cast iron kerosene heater; kitchen copperware; powder horns; candy scale; Red Wing feeders; fishing equipment; enamelware; fans; harness maker’s vise; butter churns; 19th cent. bronze bell w/ cradle by Centennial Bell Foundry; fine 19th cent. Norwegian copper nestled cheese tubs; modern works of art; wildlife prints by Francis Lee Jaques; selection of early duck decoys; antique lighting, incl. two arm brass ceiling angle lamp; Aladdin & Rayo lamps; many hanging ceiling kero lamps; dozens of glass kero table lamps of all styles & sizes; sterling flatware service for 10 in the Versailles pattern by Gorham (issued 1888); partial sterling flatware service in the Strasbourg pattern by Gorham (issued 1897).
Guns: (Note: all local, state and federal gun laws apply.) hand guns: Smith & Wesson Model 27-2 .357 mag, ser. #733213, w/ display box; Colt MK IV .45 cal ACP, ser. #FC06741; shot guns: .12 gauge 2-3/4 side by side Model The Interchangeable, ser. #44, by New Haven Arms Co.; .12 gauge Model 5100 (no serial #) by Stevens; lever action rifles: .32 caliber W.C.F. Model 1894, ser. #162714, by Marlin, manuf. in 1898; .30-30 Model 1894, ser. #2364706 (action manuf. 1958), by Winchester, built in 2002; rolling block rifles: Remington Rolling Block Action #1 1873 .25-20 W.C.F. caliber, ser. #6305; Remington Rolling Block #1 .45-70 govt., ser. #7856; bolt action rifles: Winchester Model 75 Target .22 caliber long rifle, ser. #5470, manuf. 1939; Weatherby F.N. Built Rifle .7mm Weatherby magnum, ser. #547, manuf. 1954; Springfield 03 .30-06 Remington built, ser. #4018451 (1942); Mauser 98 Action .458 caliber Winchester magnum, ser. #172514; .22 caliber Model 027 rifle by C.J. Hamilton & Son; .22 caliber Model 11 Steven’s Junior rifle by J. Stevens Arms Co.; .22 caliber Model 1904 Bolt rifle by Savage Arms Co.; .22 caliber Model Little Scout 14-1/2 rifle by J. Stevens Arms Co.; .22 caliber Model Springfield Jr. by Page-Lewis Arms Co.
Steam whistles: 2 Crosby triple notes, one 12.5"x6" diam. cylinder, 19" overall length, one 10.5"x6" cylinder, 15.75" overall length; Handcock 18.75"x6" cylinder triple note w/ 25" overall length; Crane 8.75"x5" cylinder single note, 17.75" length; 19th cent. RR link & pin stamped MR&R.
Tools: Craftsman metal lathe, 12" fwing, 36" between centers, one 3-jaw & 4-jaw chuck/ face plates; various electric shop tools, incl. drill press, vise, scroll saws, miter box, Kennedy tool chests w/ hand tools; shop hardware; 2-wheel grinder; router; ski saw; sander; jig saw.
Toys & banks: toys by Arcade, Hubley, Wyandotte, International, John Deere, Tonka, Nylint, Hough; outstanding Marklin stationary model toy steam engine w/ electric light plant; Toonerville trolley by Fontaine Fox, 1922; early Japan litho examples; Auburn rubber; Tootsie toys; Hot Wheels, Miss Miami boat/trailer/convertible; battery operated monkeys; Charlie Weaver; Arcade "T" coupe; red Patrol motorcycle; blue Arcade motorcycle cop w/ side car; six Made in Germany composition rabbit candy containers; dexterity games; approx. 3 dozen cast iron still banks -- buildings, people, animals, orig. paint; marble collection w/ various varieties of Akro, Banded, onionskin, swirls, Lutz; cast metal cap pistols; 19th cent. child’s push sleigh & child’s sleds.
Furniture: mid-19th cent. deacon’s bench; dry sink; blanket chest; harvest table; plank seat chairs; school master’s desk w/ drawer; fine 1920's 6-piece bedroom set w/ handpainted flower decorations; unique game table w/ checkerboard; ice cream chairs & tables; new hide-a-bed in blue; mid-century furniture, incl. floor standing book shelf & stereo system by Saarinen; c. 1900 parlor tables; wood rockers; Chippendale style secretary bookcase; early desk chairs; large floor standing wood & glass display case; 2-door hardwood bookcase w/ leaded glass doors; 19th cent. tip top candle stand; exceptional 19th cent. walnut swivel office chair w/ studded leather seat & back; prie-Dieu.
Jewelry: gold jewelry, incl. ladies’ 14 kt. white gold band w/ 5 diamonds, approx. 3.4 total ct. weight; 10K cameo, pins & chain; 14 kt. Aesthetics ring; approx. 30 new-old-stock (primarily) 14 kt. yellow gold wedding rings w/ 10-20 pt. diamonds; one 14 kt. wedding set w/ approx. ½ ct. diamond; assorted costume jewelry, incl. Miriam Haskell earrings & items marked Accessocraft, Dalsheim, Kramer, Lisner, Schaparelli, Tenn, Vogue & Weiss.
Auction arranged & conducted by John Kruesel's General Merchandise & Auction Co., 22 - 3rd St. SW, Rochester, MN. 55902. Phone (507) 289-8049 or fax (507) 289-8602. Auctioneers: John Kruesel, Mike Anderson, Lowell Gilbertson and John Schultz. Descriptions are subject to error. Not responsible for accidents. Statements made day of sale take precedence over printed material. Terms: Cash, Visa or Mastercard; no checks unless you are personally known to auction company -- checks must be accompanied with photo ID and current bank letter of reference stating purchasing limit (which becomes the property of the auction company). 10% buyer’s premium on all purchases. ALL ITEMS MUST BE REMOVED DAY OF AUCTION. Lunch provided by Rochester’s favorite restaurant Bilotti’s Italian Village.
Our storefront, the 1874 Williams Building, on historic Third Street Southwest, Rochester, MN.
We carry a general line of antiques, specializing in lighting, estate jewelry, historic documents and photos, and "the unusual." We provide appraisals, marketing advice, a complete auction/estate sale service and consultation on historic lighting restoration projects.