John Kruesel's General Merchandise & Auction Company

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Welcome to John Kruesel's General Merchandise & Auction Company.

22 3rd Street Southwest
Rochester, MN. 55902-3019
Phone 507-289-8049
Fax 507-289-8602

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.




9:00 a.m., Saturday, October 18, 2014

Bldng. 35, Olmsted County Fairgrounds

Rochester MN.


Preview: 5:00-8:00 p.m., Friday, October 17, and from 8:00 a.m. on auction day. We are pleased to offer at auction several estate properties & lifetime collections. Click on the Auction Galleries link on the left menu to see many photos of this merchandise.

Antiques & Collectibles:  early 19th cent. French mahogany chiffonier; Mission style oak record/sheet music cabinet; Mission style settee marked Luxury Grand Rapids; ornate 1920's/Great Gatsby-era lobby chair from Rochester's original Chateau Theater; assorted side & occasional chairs & tables; several c. 1900 oak display cases, incl. cigar & candy cases, 12ft. free-standing counter case & beautiful card catalog case; several pcs. Fine contemporary furniture; 1970's Game #1152-E Kiss pinball machine by Bally Mfg. Corp., Chicago, advertising Rock group Kiss, operational, w/ two orig. manuals; collection of 45 still banks in cast iron, tin, ceramic, incl. animals & buildings; misc. glass, pottery & china, incl. Rookwood figurine of woman w/ dog, 16" Steuben glass bowl & Haviland china service in the Schleiger 20 Donhoff pattern, 8 place settings of 7 pcs. each; sterling flatware & hollowware; silver plate serving pcs.; costume jewelry; books; prints; rotating paper rack; sewing collectibles; orig. CDV portrait of Chief Ouray of the Utes; CDV album w/ photos; stereo viewer cards, incl. WWI scenes, comical, natural wonders; early 1900's postcards; ephemera from 1893 Columbian Exposition; collection of 88 note player piano rolls; oak counter top humidor/display case; Works of Art: 23x31 landscape oil on canvas signed G. Crider; SW Native American oil on canvas by Sara Lois Wood (American, 20th century); dunescape oil on canvas signed B. Malis; floral still life on canvas signed D. (or P.) Chenet; acrylic marine scene entitled Puget Sound Yacht Club signed Pat Wylie; portrait of man in sombrero oil signed Eamon; 12x16 landscape oil on board signed Trover.

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 and Lowell Gilbertson. 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.

Enter our antique lighting galleries by clicking on the
links in the menu on the left. We carry a wide
variety of antique lighting, including:
Art Nouveau era electric ceiling fixtures,
sconces and table lamps;
Victorian gas ceiling fixtures,
sconces and table lamps,
Art Nouveau era gas-and-electric ceiling
fixtures and sconces;
and Victorian kerosene ceiling fixtures,
sconces and table lamps.

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.

We'd like to hear from you!