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Since 1982 -
Properly Organized -
Widely Advertised -
Honestly Sold -
Promptly Settled
 

Stan Howe & Associates
FRONT RANGE AUCTIONEERS


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auction info in the subject line

Great auction!!!150 bidders from 5 states. The stove brought $2600, the 820 John Deere $2000, the trip hammer 1250, the model t coupe $1900, 47 GMC $1400, the weather cleared up and warmed up, only a few drops of rain & about 45 degrees by 12:30.

Thanks to everybody who came!!!


Update may 9 6 AM. Weather at the Cooper location is 40 with no rain although we will expect some rain and possibly some snow during the day.

The auction is ON for today, May 9.
  
  Dress for the weather.  We have heat in the kitchen and the concessions will be open.  

Call 406 949 3448 if you need to talk to stan.

B ring a jacket, it will be cool and windy. We lost a day of set up time today outside but got the shops clraned out.  Ther are always a few finds!! Today we found a Litening cream separator can in near mint condition behind a box of "Stuff" in the shop.  We also uncovered an old flat belt drive post drill. There is also one on the wall of the shop.  We also dug the line shaft for the trip hammer out of the brush.  
Heads up that we found out that what we thought was petrified wood is probably a unique eastern montana rock. Still pretty.

The litning can is litening cream separator oil.  

We will have a huge loader at the auction from 2 pm to 5pm that can load anything you buy!!!!. Thanks to Griffith excavating of Baker for jumping in at the last minute to bring their loader out. They will take care of you at the cooper location but probably wont be at the second location. 

I finally figured out how to upload the Cooper video to youtube.  This just shows some of the older machinery for the most part but you can watch it at. 
https://youtu.be/bbYd3_9-gOg
NOTE THAT IF YOU WATCH THE VIDEO IT SAYS THE AUCTION IS ON THE 16TH.  IT WAS ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED FOR THE 16TH BUT WE CHANGED THE DATE TO AVOID CONFLICT WITH THE BUCKING HORSE SALE IN MILES CITY.

Nice addition to this auction.  
1996 Chevy Pickup.
Part of the estate, not a consignment.  
WE ARE WORKING ON GETTING A BIGGER LOADER AT THE AUCTION TO LOAD SOME OF THE HEAVIER ITEMS.  I BELIEVE IT WILL BE THERE.  CHECK BACK HERE IN A DAY OR TWO TO KNOW FOR SURE. 


NEXT AUCTION -
The ROD COOPER & Charles Houzvicka Estates 

Westmore, Montana (Baker) 
Baker is between Bowman, North Dakota and Miles City, Montana on Highway 12.  From the Interstate at Miles City, take HWY 12 about 60 miles east to Westmore Road.  From Baker it is about 20 miles west to Westmore Road.  This link should show exactly where it is.  http://www.mapquest.com/us/mt/ismay
The auction is about 10 miles north on Westmore road.  There will be signs.  

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 a
ctivities 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
HELENA, MONTANA
406-949-3448 

BUCKHOLZ AUCTIONEERING
CUSTER, MONTANA
406-855-5555
 
RANDY & BRANT ULMER
ASHLEY, NORTH DAKOTA
701-329-1838

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

 

 AUCTIONEERS-
Stan Buckholz
ND license #  844 Licensed in nearly every state and Canada --
10,000+ auctions since 1965  
406-855-5555

Randy Ulmer
 ND license # 271  
Telephone & Absentee bidding- contact:
 Brent Ulmer, ND license # 917 at
701-329-1838 
 
  
STAN HOWE 
ND license #1017 Multi state licensed
400++ auctions since 1982
406-949-3448

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
LEONARD MATTESON 
GALATA, MONTANA
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. 

Thanks,
Stan Howe
Bob Miller
Donna Smith & the rest of the crew. 
Welcome to the main Web Site for Stan Howe & Associates, Front Range Auctioneers based out of Helena, Montana.  We try to keep this web site updated every few days.  The list up of upcoming auctions is below the link list at the right.  Click on the links to go to the auction and photo pages as well as other information.  If you have any questions, our phone numbers and email are listed on the "Contact Us" page.
 
Thanks for visiting, we'll look for you at our next auction. 

Stan Howe


Note that on all the photo pages we load them at a fairly small size in order to allow people with slower connections to view the web site, as there is a ton and a half of material on here.  We also do not load color background pages and panels that repeat information from page to page so the photos and information load faster. 

DUE TO PROBLEMS WITH VIEWERS WITH SLOWER CONNECTIONS HAVING TROUBLE LOADING THE PAGES, WE HAVE HAD TO REMOVE SOME OF THE PAGES OF RECENT AUCTIONS AS WELL AS SOME SHOWING SOME OF THE GORGEOUS CARS WE HAVE SOLD IN THE PAST FEW YEARS.  If you would like to see some of those pictures I can email them to you along with prices realized. 

Also, I had a page up with a list of most of the auctions we have done in the last 30 years.  It also got pulled trying to get the web site to load faster.  I'll try to get it up again later. 

We have conducted most of the major collector car auctions and many of the high end antique auctions in Montana in the last 30 years.  Many of them were before digital photography and web sites, cell phones and wireless sound systems.  Some day when I get time I'd like to add some photos of those early auctions we did for David Burnham, the Marguerite Revear Collection, The Eva Brooks Estate, the Crane Mansion, The I G Baker decendency, Tony the Traders, The Maxine King Collection, etc., etc.  We did most of the big ones. 

It's fun to look back after 30 years at this and see how young I was and how much fun we've had in the auction business.  Sometimes not a lot of profit, but almost always a lot of fun. 

To enlarge any photo, hold down the CTRL key and roll the wheel in your mouse  or hold down the CTRL key and press the + key on the keyboard.  (the one above the equal sign


Here is a picture of our new little sound and sale truck.  I had this built up by the Call Brothers in Helena and the Missoula auction was the first time we used it.  We've used it in Miles City, at the car auction in Laurel and a couple other sales. My Dodge 4 x 4 is too high off the ground to get in and out of easily so I had this low flatbed built.  We really like it.  I also bought a new Megavox sound system with two wireless mics and capacity for 3,000 people out doors that we used in Laurel for the first use. I don't know abut 3,000 people but it handles 500++++ easily.  No dropped signal on the wireless and clear as a brass bell.  My old sound system was getting old enough that I was getting worried about reliability so I bought the best of the best for a new one. 



The cashiers registering some early bidders in Missoula on Sept 25, 2010.
 We all have these matching jackets and caps. 



This is the registration line at the Redensek Auction last year. 





Here we are selling the last few cars at the Redensek Auction




Look good in all those red and black jackets, don't we? 
Easy to tell who is working for the auction company. 
No greasy bums on my crew!



One of my favorite pictures of a car we sold at that auction




A gorgeous girl who helped us with some advertising modeling taking the Auburn out for a little spin up and down the streets of Denton.





Stan Howe & Associates
Front Range Auctioneers

4433 Red Fox Dr.
Helena, Montana USA 59602


Since 1982--Properly Organized--Widely Advertised--Honestly Sold-Promptly Settled.



contact info:

Stan Howe 406-949-3448 cell

stanhowemt@aol.com

We are on Mountain time, USA

We have other auctions we are working on for this fall and next spring.  If you are thinking about having an auction, why not call us for a no obligation evaluation of your property.  We have a combined total of well over 100 years in the auction business.  Stan Howe, Bob Miller & Stan Buckholz have sold millions of dollars in assets and combined have sold thousands of auctions.  In the past three years we have held auctions from Missoula, Montana to Steamboat Springs, Colorado as well as Helena, Lincoln,  Havre, Billings, Great Falls, Laurel, Miles City & other towns in Montana.  We have held most of the major car collection auctions in Montana in the past few years ~~ the Bill Garrett collection, the Joe Redensek Estate & others.  We organized and sold the largest gas & oil collection auction ever  sold in Montana in 2009 in Havre.  We have sold artwork, tractors and machinery, machine shops, antiques & Real Estate across the west.  Give us a call and we will see what we can do for you. 

Cheapest ??  Nope

Best?? Yup

State of the art sound equipment?? Yup

Experienced Cashiers?? Yup

All auctioneers have years of experience??  Yup

Best web site in the business??  Probably

406-949-3448

THANKS TO THE HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE WHO ATTENDED THE REDENSEK AUCTION IN GREAT FALLS in October of 2009.  

SELLING prices are posted on the Redensek Auction car list as well as with many of the pictures from that auction.  In order to keep the pages at reasonable size so they will load fairly quickly, we have deleted many of the pictures from past auctions that were on the site but the main pictures of the cars will remain up for a while.

This was one of the most successful and fun auctions we have ever had, lots of people went home with the car of their dreams and a good time was had by all!!  We had about 300 registered bidders from all the surrounding states and two Canadian provinces as well as Florida and California.  Cars went to Minnesota; Idaho, Florida & Wyoming but most stayed in Montana. The Studebakers--both the Hawk and the Speedster, stayed in Great Falls; the Auburn went to Havre, the MGTD to Joliet & the Huppmobile to Judith Gap.