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Update APRIL 10, 2015
NEXT AUCTION -
The ROD COOPER & Charles Houzvicka Estates
Westmore, Montana (Baker)
8 John Deere Tractors -- 4 R Diesels,
2 D's, 2 A's + some other tractors.
Click on Cooper Auction in the list to the right for listing and photos. There are many items not shown in photos.
THERE are over 100 photos, be sure to look at both pages
Auction location is 20 miles west & 10 miles north of Baker, Montana.
Signs will be posted.
Inspection is officially 9 AM May 9 but we will be working there for a couple days prior to the auction during daylight hours. You are welcome to stop by during those two days if you want to take an early look. Be aware that nothing is for sale prior to the auction. Don't even ask.
As the property has been sold and there are cattle and other activities on the auction sites we request that you do not enter the auction sites prior to
Thursday & Friday, May 7th or 8th.
If the gate is closed May 7th or 8th, call Stan at 406-949-3448
to make sure we are there before entering.
If the gate is open - come on in, we are there.
Please leave the gate as you found it -- open or closed.
Concessions beginning at 9 AM or earlier by Thomas Concessions of Baker. Good Food fairly priced and they will not run out or leave early.
At the second location we will have bottled water and snacky things like chips and candy bars right up until the end of the auction.
Portable toilets on sites
Thanks, see you at the auction. Bring lots of money and somebody to bid against you. If you can't bring anybody I'll see if I can find somebody.
Please read these terms and conditions related to the Cooper/Houzvicka auction:
1. Registration is by valid ID. Please be prepared to show a drivers license or other government issued ID to register if asked.
NO buyer number will be issued without name, valid address, valid phone & signature agreeing to the terms and conditions at time of registration.
Please bear in mind that even though Stan Howe, Stan Buchholz, Bob Miller, Reba or someone else may know you personally, the cashiers probably do not. They are required to record your information and get a signature to give you a bidder number.
2. Payment is by US cash, valid personal or company check only. We do NOT take credit cards. We will accept out of state checks with valid registration.
3. Payment is due at or before the end of the auction on day of auction. No hold checks or other arrangements accepted without prior approval of Stan Howe personally.
4. Children must be under the supervision of an adult at all times.
5. Removal is at the expense of the buyer. We do not have equipment to load the tractors & other heavy iron that is there. Come prepared to load and haul your purchases. We will try to help load smaller items as much as crew can do but remember we will be moving to the second location and will be selling there. Note that we will be selling most of the machinery where it has set for many years. We will move through the "storage yard" on foot selling as we go. Most of the antiques will sell near the house at the Cooper location although there are some at the second location.
We will be at the locations Sunday, May 10th. We will be on site again Saturday, May 16th and close the gates at 6 PM. All purchases must be removed by then; only the high bidder for the final scrap will have access to the property after May 16th.
6. Ownership passes at the fall of the hammer or the auctioneer saying "Sold" and clerking it to a valid buyer number. Buyers should be prepared to mark, protect and load their merchandise as soon as they buy it. Auction company is not responsible for loss of any item after sale of that item. Protect your purchases. Any item clerked to a buyer number must be paid for whether it leaves with the buyer or somebody else.
7. We DO NOT mark buyer numbers on purchases. If you want your purchases marked be prepared to do so with Sharpies, paint or colored ribbon or tags. If you are buying scrap iron, bring a can of oddball colored paint. It saves a lot of arguments and confusion later.
8. Buyers may remove merchandise to their vehicle or hold it on person as soon as the clerk has registered the purchase to the buyer. Buyers need only pay one time; at the close of the auction or before the buyer leaves the auction site.
9. Removal is to be complete by 6 PM Saturday, May 16. ANYTHING left on the premises at that time will go to the scrappers. We will take a percentage bid from the scrappers at the end of the auction, they will agree to pay the sellers a percentage of whatever they haul that is left as of 6 PM Saturday, May 16. Only the high bidder for the remaining scrap will have access to the properties after May 16th.
10. Auction registration and payment may be photographed and videoed for security purposes as well as bidding and removal activities.
11. We have titles for many of the vehicles. They will be marked on the windshield. Titles will be given at time of payment.
If the buyer wants a bill of sale for a non-titled vehicle we will provide it upon request.
12. We will be on-site Sunday, May 10 and will be there again on Saturday, May 16th.
13. The auction company does not provide Telephone, Absentee or Internet bidding. There is, however, cell service in the area. If you want to bid absentee or via telephone, we can hook you up with someone to do that for you. This is a service they may charge you for and is not connected to the auction company. ALL PURCHASES must be paid for the day of the auction regardless of any bidding arrangements with a 3rd party bidding on your behalf. They will need to pay us IN FULL the day of the auction. All arrangements, guarantees and payments are between you and your agent, the auction company is not involved and will not take sides in any disputes. Period.
14. As there will be family members attending the auction who may want to purchase some things be aware that they are not bidding to buy any thing back or enhance the bid. They are bidding on their own behalf and will pay at the end of the auction the same as any other bidder.
15. Thank you for attending the auction. We will have excellent concessions for both locations and will have portable toilets.
16. I am nearly 500 miles away and am trying to hire help and get the auction up and running with some local help in Baker. Bear with us.
17. If you are interested in working either prior to or during the auction, call Stan 406-949-3448 We will need setup help as well as auction day help; display help, loading help, someone to run clerk sheets, probably a backup clerk, etc.
Good dates are filling, call Stan Buckholz at 406-855-5555 to get on our calendar for spring 2015. We have several auctions tentatively scheduled for spring -- call today to reserve a good date.
Stan Buchholz 406-855-5555 ND lic 844
Stan Howe 406-949-3448 ND lic 1017
Licensed in most US states.
Thanks to the approximately 100 bidders from Louisiana, Texas, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Oregon and Wisconsin who attended the auction in Zap. The Longhorn bull was the high seller at $4750, the bred cows ran up into the $3000 range, =)
Check back here often, we have several more Buffalo and cattle auctions coming up as well as several farm auctions.
COVERING 4 STATES WITH EXPERIENCE, INTEGRITY AND INNOVATION.
MONTANA, NORTH & SOUTH DAKOTA AND MINNESOTA.
STAN HOWE & ASSOCIATES
FRONT RANGE AUCTIONEERS
RANDY & BRANT ULMER
ASHLEY, NORTH DAKOTA
EXPERTISE IN EVERY AREA OF AUCTIONEERING FROM FARM EQUIPMENT, LIVESTOCK, COLLECTIBLE AUTOMOBILES - TRACTORS - HIT AND MISS ENGINES - ANTIQUES & REAL ESTATE.
A COMBINED 150 YEARS OF AUCTION EXPERIENCE
LIVE & ONLINE
ND license # 844 Licensed in nearly every state and Canada --
10,000+ auctions since 1965
ND license # 271
Telephone & Absentee bidding- contact:
Brent Ulmer, ND license # 917 at
ND license #1017 Multi state licensed
400++ auctions since 1982
Over 125 years of combined auction experience from Montana, North & South Dakota Auctioneers with experience from Minnesota to Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado & Iowa. Licensed & Bonded in most US states.
REGISTRATION TO BID REQUIRES A PHOTO ID, A VALID ADDRESS & A SIGNATURE.
REGISTRATION & THE ENTIRE AUCTION WILL BE VIDEO RECORDED & PHOTOGRAPHED FOR IDENTIFICATION & SECURITY PURPOSES.
All items sell as is-where is with no guarantee expressed or implied. Any and all warranties are between seller and buyer. Prospective bidders must avail themselves of the opportunity to inspect the merchandise prior to bidding and use their own judgement as to condition and use of any and all items. Information is obtained from sources deemed reliable, however the auction company and auctioneers make no guarantee of accuracy of that information and no recourse or return of any item will be allowed due to any statement later found to be inaccurate. The auctioneer's decision is final in the case of any dispute. It is the auctioneer's prerogative to determine bid increments and to reject any and all bids that do not meet his requested increment.
Removal is at the expense and risk of the buyer, ownership of the item passes to the bidder at the fall of the hammer or the statement of "sold" by the auctioneer whereupon it becomes the buyer's responsibility to protect their merchandise. However, possession of the merchandise may be reserved by the seller or auction company until funds are deposited with the cashier and/or verified by a bank or institution. Non-paying bidders will be prosecuted for fraud. False information for registration will be prosecuted as fraud. Theft will be prosecuted.
Security personnel, both identified and unidentified as Security will be on site. Powell County/Lewis & Clark County/Private security may be on site.
Attendance at the auction grants the auction company the right to video and photograph any and all activity on the grounds of the auction. Drunk, rude or profane attendees will be removed from the premises. While titles for many vehicles will be provided the day of the auction, we reserve the right to hold title to any vehicle without explanation until funds are cleared at which time the title will be mailed to the purchaser.
SATURDAY JUNE 15, 2013
June 19, 2013
We had a great time at the auction, we have a good crowd with bidders from South Dakota to Oregon, lots of car and truck collectors, gas pump collectors, lookers and neighbors who came to see what all was there. A few of the highlights, the two red gas pumps and the lights shown on the brochure brought $7000 -- yup, no mistake, $7000! they went to the museum in Chester, bought at the auction and donated to the museum. They were from the Lothair store. The Buick convertible brought $29,500; the Field Marshall $7000, the Model A coupe body brought $1100, lots of happy buyers got what they wanted, Leonard made some money, there were some great deals like the baler that sold for $1000, a couple of the trucks were pretty good buys, the scrappers bought a lot of the old farm machinery, we had a great lunch and were done at 4:30 in the afternoon. Thanks to all the people who came to the auction, we'll keep you on the mail ing list for the next one. By the way, I enjoyed working with Jerry & Zane. It made a fun day for all of us.
We have a couple more auctions coming up either this fall or in the spring, check back and we'll have them on this web site when we get them all booked and listed.
Thanks to the hundreds of sellers and thousands of buyers who have made this business successful. We have customers we have had as many as 4 auctions for and most of our business over the years has come from people who attended our auctions or from recommendations by people who have attended.
Since we started printing our own brochures in-house in 1999 we have printed over 250,000 brochures on our laser printers. Printing in-house is far cheaper than sending them out and allows us to do pretty short term auctions. It also allows us to update quickly and since ink is what costs the money (or toner these days) printers don't like printing a lot of pictures. I do. I like the brochure so full of pictures I can't find a spot to put anything more. I've never seen anybody come to an auction based on the white space on the brochure.
Keep in touch, let us know if we can be of service.
Donna Smith & the rest of the crew.