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Thompson Estate – Antiques/Collectibles/Fishing Reels/Knives – Reedsburg

August 2, 2019 @ 9:00 am America/Chicago Timezone


Robert & Ruth Thompson Estate

Karol Tomlinson P.R.

E7429 Highway 23/33, Reedsburg, WI   53959

Date:  Friday, August 2                                       Time:  9:00 AM

Location:  1 mile East of Reedsburg on Hwy 23/33 at the Gavin Bros Auction facility. 

Note:  Bob Thompson was a 4-term Wisconsin Assemblyman. Wisconsin Senate Sergeant-at-arms.  He also was a U.S. Marshall for the Western district of Wisconsin.Bob & Ruth resided in Poynette Area.   He collected Cannons, Knives, Fishing Reels as well as many other things.  A Very large and interesting auction.  We will be selling in 2 rings.  



ANTIQUES and COLLECTIBLES:  Wooden Bowls; butter paddles; cow creamer collection; teapots; silver-plate flatware; McCoy Vase; Sweet Cuba tobacco tin; B.J. Dodge, Poynette & Carey’s Variety  Spongueware bowls; RW mixing bowls; Copper water cans; Hummels; Westmoreland Mary Gregory; 1939 composition Easter piece; Carnival berry set; old collectible poker chips; quilts; fancy work; handmade baskets; candle sticks; 1990’s duck stamps; duck prints; needlepoint framed ducks; Carter/Mondale pin; 6 pcs miniature Gries Reproducer corp; Kerosene lamp; small commemorative cask; teacups; Noritake China; cookbooks; bedding; sewing items; Indian blankets (purchased from Winnebago sellers); pillow cases; other fancy work; American, Elgin Waltham, Westclox “Scotty, Waterbury w/gutta percha case pocket watches; costume jewelry; post cards; Composition books & other vintage paper goods; Cast Alum airplane plaques; Zeiss Ikon Camera; brass bugle; jugs; Holiday décor; wooden combs; 2- Art Halls Std Oil Poynette calendars; lots of other good collectible items.

FURNITURE:  Pressback high chair; Oak curved glass china cabinet; Mission Style china cabinet;  drop front desk;  oak rocker; maple living room furniture; drop side table; oak framed sofa & rocker; chest w/hankie drawers; 3-oak commodes; bed; oak hat box end stand; piano stool; tin dome top trunk; Lowery “Micro Genie” keyboard; New Home sewing machine; other items. 

TOYS:  Big Bang cast gunner boat; “ Rabbit Target” dart gun/box; Tom Thumb Typewriter/case; Paper items including Tom Mix, Mickey Mouse, The Three Bears, Mother Goose, paint books, more; tin tank; Dial Marx typewriter; Hubley, cast & other air planes; Cast Iron Toys including Allis Chalmers Tractor, General steam shovel, Oliver Row Crop Tractor, Arcade trailer, team & wagon, doll furniture; tin semi truck; Marx Charlie McCarthy/Edgar Bergen car; Saf-Power Unit #2 steam engine; mini balance scale; Popeye Big Little Book; Popeye The Champion tin boxing ring, incomplete; lead soldiers; more.

CANNON COLLECTION:  29 Cannons including 8 Big Bang, homemade, others. Many are shootable. 

Cannon List 

  1. Big Bang 16”
  2. 8” Brass Steel Wheels
  3. 12” Brass Steel Wheels
  4. 13” Brass Wood Stand
  5. 11” Big Bang
  6. 10” Black on 4 Wheels
  7. 7” Tip
  8. 12” Black on Steel Wheels
  9. 12” Black on Steel Wheels
  10. 14” Brass on Wood Stand
  11. 27” Brass on Wood Stand
  12. 11” Big Bang
  13. 11” Big Bang
  14. 11” Big Bang w/Box
  15. 7” Big Bang ?
  16. 7” Big Bang ?
  17. 7” Big Bang ?
  18. 5 ½” Tin
  19. 5 ½” Tin
  20. 9” Wooden
  21. 5 ½” Brass
  22. 4” Metal
  23. 3” Metal
  24. 3 ½” Brass
  25. 7” Dual Barrel
  26. 3” Boat w/Wheels
  27. 6”
  28. 5 ½”
  29. 10 ½” Brass Steel
  30. 3” Cast
  31. 2 ½” Brass

 GUN/AMMO, U.S. MARSHALL ITEMS, ETCSpecial Edition Winchester 30-30-1879-1979 commemorative Winchester Wisconsin Conservation Warden rifle, #368 out of 500, documentation; Muzzle loaders including 1852 Harpers Ferry, 1861 Colt-parts; 1862 .577 cal English made Enfield Tower; 1863 .58 Cal US Bridesburg ;  14-Ammo boxes; 30 cal carbine ammo (900 rounds); 16- 15 round magazines 30 cal; Ammo boxes; other collectible items; wooden ammo boxes; Smith & Wesson handcuffs; other handcuffs; Saber nite stick; 30 cal carbine ammo; reloading presses; rare ammo;  DuPont gun powder tins; Wi Sherriff belt buckle; various badges & patches; match safe; other items.

FISHING REEL COLLECTION:  175 + fishing reels including Winchester (1), Penn, Pfluger; Ocean City, Langley, Shakespeare, Bronson, South Bend and others.   


KNIVE COLLECTION:  120 + knives

OUTDOOR/GARAGE:  Stihl 031 chain saw; Stihl weedeater; 4.5HKP mower/mulcher; decoys; fishing creel; lanterns; cow bell; more.

TERMS:  Cash/good check.  Visa/MasterCard w/convenience fee. Sales Tax Applies.

WISCONSIN REGISTERED AUCTIONEERS:  Jim Gavin (#2387), Matt Gavin (#2389)  & Bob Gavin (#185).

CLERKS & CASHIER:   Robin Craker, Reedsburg, Bruce Shivley, Oxford & GAVIN BROS AUCTIONEERS LLC (WRAC # 274).  Reedsburg  & Baraboo.  (608)-524-6416.