Following is the text of the ads that are running in various papers.  That's why it invites you to go to the web site, where you obviously already are.


About us..............

Located in Helena, Montana; conducting auctions in Montana, Wyoming, Minnesota, Colorado,  North & South Dakota. 


Started by Stan Howe in 1982, joined by auctioneer Bob Miller in 1985, cashier Donna Smith in 1990 and by Doug White from Harlem as our northern representative in 2005, we have conducted auctions from the far eastern Montana towns of Baker & Fairview to the far western town of Kalispell and most places in between. We have been to Highwood, Fort Shaw, Shelby, Fairview, Missoula, Bozeman, White Sulphur Springs, Choteau, Great Falls, Butte, Anaconda, Philipsburg, Billings, Three Forks, Polson, Whitehall, Wolf Creek, Cascade and nearly every other town in Montana. 

We have recently been joined by Stan Buckholz of Custer, Montana as ringman and auctioneer.  He has conducted hundreds of auctions in nearly every state & is an excellent auctioneer and ringman.  His daughter, Reba Hofer, has also recently joined up and is working as cashier and clerk.   

We are full time professional auctioneers.  Want it done right?  Contact Stan Howe and let's get started.  You only get one chance to have a successful auction. 

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

Since 1982 we have conducted 394 successful commercial auctions.  We have sold everything from Doll Collections to Water Well Drilling operations, machine shops to farm and ranch equipment.  One area of our expertise is in Collector Cars & related items and in the last 28 years we have conducted most of the successful collector car collection auctions; notably the Bill Garrett Collection in Great Falls & the Lanny Christman collection in Dutton, Montana.  We sold the Bernie Heiser Estate in Baker, down on the North Dakota border, the Tom Kellar collection of automobilia in Havre in 2009 and the Bill Giese collection of Model T's and A's in Fairview.  In the fall of 2009 we sold the Joe Redensek collection of cars in Great Falls that brought world record prices including $65,500 for a 1953 Buick Skylark project car.  In October of 2010 we conducted the Doug Ballard estate auction in Laurel, Montana with record prices on 20+ cars. Some of the pics of those auctions are up on the website so you can see the cars. 

We are the auctioneers that sold the famous Tony the Trader collection in Butte, 4 days, 3500 lots, 1500 + registered bidders.  We sold the Marguerite Revear glassware collection that drew buyers from all over the US, we sold the David Byrd Burnham collection that featured many items now in the Gene Autry Museum; we sold the Maxine King collection, we sold Pioneer Machining in Belgrade; we sold the - you name it and we've been there. 

We have the experience, the people and the equipment to do it right.  We welcome your inquiry into your prospective auction.  It costs nothing to have us come and look.  We will give you an honest evaluation of what you have and what we think it will bring at auction.  We will also tell you if the auction method of marketing is not right for your merchandise or property. 

Thanks to the thousands and thousands of people who have attended our auctions over the past 28 years.  We would not be in business without you. 

Stan Howe
Bob & Mary Miller
Donna Smith 
Stan Buckholtz
Reba Hofer 
Doug White
Laurel White
Earl Damon
& the rest of our staff ........