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SATURDAY, August 16th: HUGE Ranch Estate Auction-Orange Cove

  • Thursday, 21 August 2014 00:00
  • Written by  Fresno Estate Sales
Huge Ranch Estate Auction
Starts: 08/16/2014 08:00AM
45165 Road 140
Orange Cove, CA
United States


THIS IS TRULY ONE FOR THE AGES! We are very proud to represent the Estate of Mr. Stanton Filer, life-long Orange Cove resident and great friend to many of the local farmers and townspeople. Stan’s parents moved to the San Joaquin Valley from North Dakota in 1913, establishing what is now one of the longest-running citrus ranches in this part of the state.

This spectacular, 3-generation collection offers many rare, antique Hit-and-Miss Farm Motors, and is packed with Antiques, Farm Equipment, Rare Toys, Shop Tools, Collectibles, Memorabilia and So Much More!

PREVIEW 8:00-10:00am. AUCTION BEGINS 10:00am.

(Also pick up the latest issue of Ag Source Magazine and see our full page ad on page 121!)

DIRECTIONS: FROM HIGHWAY 99: take Manning Ave. east 14 miles through Reedley, continue east on Manning 5 miles to Hwy 63. Cross hwy 63 onto Roller Ave., then continue east on Ave. 450. Take the 3rd left onto Road 140. House is 1/2 mile on left. FROM FRESNO: head east on Hwy 180, through Centerville and south on Reed Ave., east on Adams through Orange Cove and right on Hwy 63. 2nd left onto Ave. 456, right on Road 140, house approx. 1/2 mile on right.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Do not disturb occupants of home prior to sale. No early previews or pre-sales. Security is on the premises 24 hours a day. This property is still being actively farmed on a daily basis, around the clock. Please do not drop by unannounced prior to the sale and disrupt the farm crews or homeowners during either daytime or evening hours.

THIS IS AN AUCTION: When you arrive you must first register with a bidder number in order to place bids (no charge to register). Each item/group of items will be sold to the highest bidder, with no reserve amounts or pre-set minimum bid amounts. (See also “Terms” below.)

Partial List of Items, by Category:

ANTIQUE HIT and MISS FARM ENGINES (some restored, some needing service):

  • 3 HP Novo
  • 2.5 HP Aermotor on Cart w/Fluted Hopper and Webster Tri-Puller
  • Dempster 1.5 HP
  • Fuller-Johnson 1.5 HP
  • Lauson 1 HP
  • Ottowa Log Saw Motor
  • Antique Sheep Shear
  • Aermotor with Magneto
  • 5 HP Aermotor with Fluted Hopper on Cart
  • Whittie
  • Armstrong 2.25 HP
  • International, Complete with Magneto
  • Friend BX 400 on Antique Orchard Spray Wagon
  • Also MANY Various Parts: Magnetos, Coils, etc.


  • 1965 Chevy Short Bed, Big Window Pickup w/Camper Shell
  • Ford/Brandt Heavy-Duty Fork Lift
  • Wayne 70 Gas Pump (Norwalk Gas)
  • 1920s & 1940s California License Plates
  • 1930s Plymouth Steering Wheel & Column
  • Hurri-Kleen Parts Washng Bin


  • Outstanding Group of Steam Engine & Tractor Models
  • Cast Iron Harley Davidson Police Motorcycle
  • Matchbox 48-Piece Farm Truck & Tractor Collection in Case
  • LOTS of Lionel and Other Trains: Cars, Track, Engines, Transformers
  • Large Collection of John Deere Tractors, many Still New in Box
  • 2 Working Hit-and-Miss Engine Models, Ervin & other
  • Marvin Kruse Hand-made Wooden Tractor Model
  • Tonka, Ertl and Other Trucks, Tractors
  • Old Cast Iron Tractor
  • Many RC Airplane/Car Motors
  • Pedal Cars and Tractor
  • Misc. Parts, Spare Fan Belts, etc.


  • Large Wooden Railroad Crossing Sign on Post
  • Many Antique & Newer Metal Advertising Signs, incl. McCormack Deering Dealership 
  • Huge Collection of Vintage Paper: Antique & Vintage Car Brochures, Tool & Equipment Pamphlets, Automotive Advertising, Farm-related, 1950s Advertising Calendars, Travel Brochures, Railroadiana
  • One-of-a-kind Orosi Foothill Citrus Ass’n Sunkist Hand-painted Sign
  • Antique Safe from Minkler Fruit Growers Association
  • Bushnell Telescope
  • Antique Safe from Minkler Fruit Growers Association
  • Metal Dazey Butter Churn
  • Vintage Milk Bottles for All Over
  • Military Metal Ammo Boxes
  • Singer Child’s Sewing Machine
  • Nice Group of Vintage Radios: Grundig, Zenith
  • Vintage Carbide Miner’s Lamp w/Box
  • Antique Wooden Ammo and Fruit Crates
  • Many Old Railroad Type Lanterns
  • Vintage Film Cameras in Leather Cases: Rolleiflex, Kodak, Bolex, Contaflex, Brownie
  • Old 8mm Films, Kodak Slides
  • Seth Thomas Brass Ships Clocks
  • Black-and-White Photos, Various Postcards
  • Scores of Vintage Books, Manuals, Catalogs, Pop Laval Photo Books, Railroad, Aviation, Military, Automotive, Antique Engineering
  • Series of 4 Huge Photographic Prints of Local Farming Scenes, 1920s
  • Rare 1920s Citrograph Magazines
  • Large Collection Vintage Fruit Labels


  • Huge Industrial Air Compressor on Wheels
  • Full-size Working Aermotor Windmill (buyer must disassemble)
  • Gigantic Vintage Storage Bin Rack with Thousands of Plumbing/Irrigation Pieces
  • Antique Cast Iron School/Dinner Bell w/Bracket
  • Antique Tractor Seats
  • Dozens of Assorted Truck & Tractor Parts, incl. NOS John Deere, Old Radiators, Seats, Steering Wheels, Fuel Tanks
  • Large Fuel Tank on Tall Stand
  • Lots of Old Cast Iron Cart/Wagon Wheels
  • Propane Tanks, Metal Gas Cans
  • Large Galvanized Mailbox
  • 2 Antique Platform Scales
  • Many Irrigation Hoses
  • Assorted Work Coats, Slickers
  • Old Cast Iron Water Pump
  • Large Piles Scrap Metal
  • Assorted Usable Lumber
  • Old Wooden Orchard Ladder


  • 40-foot built-in Work Bench w/Craftsman Metal Bins & Drawers
  • Several Large Rolling Tool Chests Filled with Tools
  • Air Compressors
  • Huge Craftsman Metal Lathe
  • Vintage Post Leg Vise
  • Parker P-5 Bench Vise
  • Craftsman Band Saw/Sander Combo
  • Vintage Walker-Turner Drill Press
  • Ridgid 400 Pipe Threading Machine
  • Machinist Tools & Vises
  • Continental Heavy Duty Bench Grinder
  • Brand New Makita Cut-Off Saw in Box
  • Literally Hundreds of Mechanics Tools, Wrench/Socket Sets, etc.
  • Carpenter Tools of All Kinds
  • Oxy-Acetylene Welding System, Welding Masks
  • A Dozen or More Metal Toolboxes in Various Sizes, Packed with Tools
  • Enormous Number of Power Tools: Drills, Saws
  • Old-Fashioned Oilers
  • Sawhorses, Work Tables
  • Assorted Small Appliances


  • John Deere RX95 Riding Mower
  • Pentax and Nikon Binoculars
  • Several Pellet Rifles
  • John Deere Portable Sprayer
  • Coleman Camping Items
  • Large Metal Wheelbarrow
  • Plastic Duck & Goose Decoys
  • Some Vintage Fishing, incl. Garcia 300 Spinning Reel
  • Dozens of Rakes, Shovels, Hoes, etc.
  • Large Home-made Toboggan
  • Mens & Ladies Vintage Schwinn Bicycles
  • Lawnmowers, Seed Spreader


  • Large Walnut Display Case
  • Some Costume Jewelry, Souvenir Pins
  • Brass Spaniard-style Armor Breast Plate
  • Large Maple Dresser
  • Garage Refrigerators
  • Large Set Formal China, Japan
  • Various Dishes, Pots & Pans
  • Maple 3-Section Toy Display Case
  • Closet Packed with Quality Mens Clothes & Shoes
  • Canon Scanner/Copier
  • Metal Filing Cabinets
  • King Size Bed
  • Upscale Luggage
  • Singer Futura Sewing Machine
  • Cable-Nelson Cabinet Grand Piano (requires some service)

AND MUCH MORE! Way More Stuff than what you see in the Photos or Description.

TERMS & CONDITIONS: We accept Cash, Credit Cards and Debit Cards. Buyer pays applicable sales tax plus 12.5% Buyer’s Premium (2.5% discount when paying cash). All sales final, no refunds or exchanges. All items sold as is, where is, with no guarantees stated or implied. Buyer responsible for removing all purchases by 6:00pm day of sale, unless other arrangements are made directly with our Management (such as for large equipment, etc.). Central Valley Estates & Auctions and its clients not responsible for loss, theft, damage or personal injury.

Here’s a short video of some of the items from this estate.

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