Began: 08/16/18 at 1:00 PM EDT
Location: 297 Somerlot Hoffman Rd. W, Marion, OH 43302


Located: 297 Somerlot Hoffman Rd. W. Marion, OH 43302, (Pleasant Twp.) 3½ mi. S. of Marion, 5½ mi. N. of Waldo, Oh., signs off SR 423.


Selling due to the passing of Melvin H. and Beverly J. McKnight who resided here approx. 60 yrs. Melvin retired from DCSC, formerly owned Mac’s Auto Parts and  was a US Army Veteran, Beverly was a homemaker and former Realtor with Shirley Carroza.



AUCTION ORDER: Starting with Antiques & Collectibles on tables for approx. 2hrs. Picking Kettles sell @ 3:30. Patio Mower, Lawn & Garden & parts sell @ 4:00. Partial 2 auction rings. Real Estate sells @ 5:00. Bring a Friend.

REAL ESTATE (SELLS @ 5:00): This is a 1-owner custom built country ranch home (1440 sq. ft.) consisting of 3 bedrooms, lg. living room, lg. kitchen with lots of cabinets, built in oven & range, 1½ bathrooms, hardwood floors and Knotty Pine throughout, lots of custom built ins, gas heat, central air, partioned full basement with wood burning fireplace, Kinetico water softener, rear wood deck with lg. electric awning, lg. 30’ x 54’ detached garage w/2 stalls, shop area, wood stove and lean to used for storage and former pony barn. Situated on a very spacious 1.309+/- country acres with garden, fruit trees, asparagus patch, grape arbormore. Taxes are $1,003.18 per yr. based on homestead. Terms: $5,000 down (non-refundable) with balance due in 45 days. For private tour please call office.

(10) PICKING COPPER KETTLES: Bucyrus made, never used new condition, 20 gal. Apple Butter kettle with stand & stirrer; flat btm.  kettles in asst. nesting sizes 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 quarts and 3 & 5 gallon.

APPLIANCES-HOUSEHOLD-MOBILITY CART: Whirlpool 21 cu. stainless refrig. (like new); Whirlpool s.s. microwave; Whirlpool washer and dryer; 1950’s Tappan 40” porcelain gas range; Sony 51” lg. screen TV; La-Z-Boy vibrating elect. lift chair; (4) maple Mersman end tables; occ. chairs; (3) sets of box spring & matresses in full and twin sizes; cedar chest; Brinkman gas grill; Pronto elect. mobility cart; 70’s wrought iron patio table; misc. household.

ANTIQUE FURNITURE: Eastlake dresser w/bev. mirror (nice); oak highboy dresser (nice); Singer treadle sewing machine; golden oak rocker; 57” round oak pedestal kitchen table; asst. plank btm. & other rockers and chairs; (3) metal lawn chairs; 10’ wood sliding library ladder.

FARMSTEAD PRIMITIVES-ANTIQUES-COLLECTIBLES: Mity Oak No. 117 cast iron pot belly wood/coal stove; Gladdings pat. 1858 horse power pitchfork for elevating hay (v.g.c. & rare); (2) hand crank wood washing machines, 1 w/copper tub & restored; 4-5 wood clothes dryers, 1 is Horseshoe Brand by American Wringer Co.; steel wheel wood wheelbarrow w/stenciling; wash tub rack w/wringer; egg baskets; (2) egg scales; (4) corn jobbers; sev. corn husking pegs; ice tongs; (18) milk cans, sev. w/dairy names; Blacksmith vise; single trees; wood typeset cases; metal rinse tubs w/lid; (4) wood block planes; aqua canning jars including Mason “Marion Jar”; basket of old cork bottles; sev. wood washboards; (4)  c.i. skillets; (2) c.i. dutch ovens; WWII bayonet; flat top trunks; wood pulley; Mt. Vernon Round Hill milk bottle; sev. Isaly “Milkshake Milk” milk tags; Shell Oil drum; old tire hand pumps; 30 gal. c.i. butchering kettle; (9) hog scrapers; (2) milk stools; (2) slaw cutters; buck saw; shoe hasps; horse hames; broad axe; (4) Adz; (3) Chrysler car radios; coal bkt.; Hillsboro, Oh. dinnerbell; (2) 5¢ North Western peanut vending machines;  corn knives; (2) steel wheels; Daisey glass butter churn; Bee smoker; kero. lantern; hanging scales; Toledo 3 lb. porcelain candy scales; counter beam scales; grass seeders; meat saw & meat paper holders; Thompson adv. clock (as-is); (4) wood drying racks; ship doorstop; Northwood Carnival rose bowl; Dinky Dairy wood pull toy; composition 10” Jiminy Cricket doll mkd. WD PR. KNT. CO. (foot crack); etc.

CROCKERY-SAD IRONS: approx.  (35) asst. pcs. being crocks, jugs & jars up to 20 gal.; Highlights are 4 gal. Blue décor; Bee Sting; horizontal footed chicken water  w/embossed doves; (48) asst. sad irons, highlights are ACW #14 Tailor, Ober 8, Dixie, Wapak, Blue porcelain, etc.

LONGABERGER: (28) asst. baskets and new batter bowl & cookie jar;

JD PATIO MOWER-JD MOWER PARTS: JD 110 yellow hood patio mower, 4 spd., variable spd. w/JD 42” front blade, tires chains, wheel wts., older rebuilt motor & restoration, Type T0643 s.n. 166898M; JD 110 round fender parts mower; JD 110 rear tiller; s.n. 8530 misc. JD 110 mower parts including, c.i. grill, rear impl. hitch, pulleys; HD

TILLERS-TRAILER: Troy Bilt Jr. rear tine tiller; 8 hp. rear hitch lawn tractor tiller; Sure Trac 2 wheel lawn trailer; yard roller; (2) wheelbarrow; Martin Bird Horse.

LAWN & GARDEN PARTS: older Dixon zero turn mower; sev.  asst.  lawn mower tires; approx. (20) asst. vertical & horizontal mower engines; Troy Bilt rear tine tiller (parts); misc. small eng. parts; weed whips.

LATHES-SHOP TOOLS-LUMBER: Atlas 36” x 8” precision metal lathe, misc. tooling & extra chucks; Jet 28” scroll saw; Lincoln 225 welder; 5 hp. vertical  air compressor; Crafts. 12” planer; Craft. 3 hp./10” mitre saw; Crafts. 1” belt/8” disc sander; Crafts. floor model drill press; (2) work benches, 1-w/2 wood vises, 1-w/5” lg. USA vise; Crafts. 6¹⁄₈” joiner;  floor model mortise; wood lathe; Ridgid pipe wrenches; lots of large c-clamps; wheel pullers; Crafts. band saw; Crafts. stack on stack tool chest w/lots of tools; ratchets, sockets, wrenches; sev. older power tools; furn. clamps; wet stone grinder; sand blaster; Poulan chainsaw; lots of sand paper including, 1-lg. wide roll; log chains; lots of pulleys; port. air compressor; ext. cords; sev. metal shop file cabinets w/shop items; Ben Franklin wood stove; wood chisels; sev. racks of asst.  lumber; misc. scrap metal; sev. elect. motors, etc.


OWNER: Patricia Messenger


Ben A. Higgins, Broker & Auctioneer

Ben F. Higgins, Realtor & Auctioneer

Brad Higgins, Auctioneer


TERMS: Cash, check, VISA/MasterCard w/driver’s license. 4% Buyer’s Premium waived for cash or check. Statements made day of auction take precedence over printed material. Food concessions available. Join our free email list today!



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1210 Harding Hwy W. (SR 309) Marion, OH 43302

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