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Auctioneer Mound City Auctions 314-680-8599
Auction Date Sep 08 Auction
Highway DD
O'fallon, MO
Time 10:00AM
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Mound City Auctions

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Absolute Auction No Reserves Either Day

Where: 8963 DD O'fallon, MO. 63368

Directions: Highway 40 to south on DD (Winghaven exit) to auction site on right of road.

Auctioneers Note: Huge 2 day auction loaded with tons of Rail Road items from a 40 year collection, and a very nice collection of Shirley Temple (and other dolls too) Collection. We will update this site on Wednesday (we did an auction today and have an auction tomarrow and the next day). We have tried to keep the pictures and descriptions straight as this is a two day sale, but please be aware that as always announcements made the day of the sale take precedence over anything in writing. 

Living Estate Sale of Lyle and Jeannette Irwin

As we are moving to a smaller place we will be selling our collections at auction.

Lyle worked as a mechanic for the Gulf Mobile and Ohio Rail Road and over the last 40 years has an built an extensive collection of rail road items of all types. Jeannette has been very busy in her own way and collected a very impressive amount of Shirley Temple items, Lefton angels.

Date: Sept 8th and 9th, 2007

Sale Time: Preview at 9AM, sale at 10AM

Furniture: Selling the 2nd day

Tools: Riding lawn mower, push mower, split rim tool, various hand tools

Antiques & Collectibles:  We will be updating this list and the pictures as we set up.

Lyle has a file cabinet full of Amtrak time tables and another of mixed railroad time tables. He has a seat from a Pullman car that collapses and goes under the berth. Here are some of the highlight of his collection: railroad locks and keys, Railroad Conductor Tables from Union Station in St. Louis from Gulf Mobile and Ohio R. R. and Alton Railroad CO. , railroad maps from all over, letters from the Terminal Rail Line to the Louisiana Exposition regarding fees owed to the rail road, fantastic railroad china from Milwaukee R. R. Baltimore and Ohio, Pennsylvania R.R. , Southern Pacific, Union Pacific, Santa Fe, GM&O, Seal Presses from Wabash R.R., and Central Belt Railway, whistles from TRRA, and other signal whistles, pin backs from various rail lines, rail road buttons from various lines, hundreds of rail road books, silver from rail lines including MO PAC, Rock Island, Seaboard, BR, Milwaukee, ACL silver water pitcher, Australian Boomerang Plate from a rail road down there, playing cards from various line, R. R. buttons and pins of all types, matches of all types, Edwin B. Meissner Wallet (from the St. Louis Car Company, a collection of R.R. oil cans, rail road tools, lamps, post cards, pictures, watches, R.R. pencils and pens, R.R. tools (spike puller, chisels etc. most marked), cynder guard for mail bag collector, the arrival and departure signs from Unicn Station, R.R. Art, clocks, signs and on and on and on. This is the best collection of railroad items we have ever seen.                 This is the real deal.  

We will be setting up more on Saturday please check back then for more descriptions.

Day 1

Railroad Items

Bell from GM&O Locomative 101, Porter Call box (Central Electric Co.), Amtrak items, RR Matchbook Covers: GM&O Matchbooks, Large stack of canceled checks from St. Louis Bridge and Tunnel RR Wabash 1889, Signal Lamp, Huge collection of RR Time Tables from all different lines, Assorted RR gauges Pullman (air),Westinghouse Machine Co. (boiler pressure), Westinghouse Air Brake, Grinnell (water pressure).

Railroad China: Baltimore & Ohio RR Blue and White pattern 26 piece var. manufacturer, GM&O RR pink and white pattern 25pc. Syracuse, 7 Unmarked “Milwaukee” Pattern, 4 Unmarked Wabash Pattern, 3 B&O Gold and White pattern, 5 MOPAC “Eagle” pattern, ACL 3pc, 2pc Pullman, 6 Unmarked Pullman plates, Wabash cup and saucer (chipped), Alben Pattern 5pc, Pennsylvania pattern 12pc, Pennsylvania Laurel Pattern 5pc, New York Central 6pc, Burlington 3pc, Union Pacific 13pc, Union Pacific Demitasse cup 1pc, AMTRAC (large collection) and other misc. pieces.

Railroad Locks and Keys: With Keys Adlake ICG Amtrak, MOPAC (GM&O key), TRAA IC, Yale M.P. Signal, Unmarked with home made key, RC Signal Service, WRR&CO,IC, Illinois Central System No Key Wabash, L&N, MOPAC, NYCS, TRAA, GMNO, CRIP, KCT, Wabash, BN, RDG, N&W, PRRSD, M&O, MI, B&O, C&A, BA, PC-DCD, Illinois Central, NYCS, CC&S, dozens R.R Keys without locks.

Railroad Oil Cans: 1CRR, Eagle Made USA, UPRR, PRR, STLSFRR, Handlan St Louis, Wabash RY, TRRA of STL, RR

RR Lamps: Carbide Railroad Lamp, English RR kerosene lamp (red), assored RR lamps, US&S signal switch, towel holders (coach and Pullman), addressograph, cinder guards, various RR hats, RR cloathing,  RR insulators Amtrak china, message holder, various RR lenses,

RR Crossing bell,RR pinbacks, RR buttons, Danbury Mint plate collection, RR Linens, Lots of RR Paper both days.

Railroad Paper Goods: GM&O paper cups, large collection of AMTRAC paper goods, Railroad Menus: GM&O Menu, shelf of RR Books

R.R. Ashtrays: Nice GM&O Parlor Car Smoking Stand (Heavy!), Illinois Central, Union Pacific, PRR, Northern Pacific (glass, ceramic),Western Pacific, L&N, Missouri Pacific, Atlantic Coastline, Black Hills Central, Penn Central (glass and metal), Union Pacific Sun Valley Idaho (blue and amber), B&O, Santa Fe (green, white and etched), Erie 100th anniversary, Columbus and Greenville Delta Route, TRRA, Wabash, Cotton Belt Route, Clinchfield, Denver & Rio Grande, TP&W, National Malleable Steel Co., Monticello & Sangamon, SNCF (metal very nice),South Shore Line, Alaska, Frisco 5000 miles, Nickel Plate Road, City of Brentwood (the dinky), Super Chief (Turquoise Room), BLE, Standard Railroad, L&N (composite), C&O Ceramic,

Paper Ashtrays (Gulf, Mobile and Ohio, Milwaukee road, Northern Pacific, GM&O), Amtrak (metal)

2 Toy train sets

Bagatelle State Fair game, Sewing items, Sheet Music, Vegas Purse made from Panties marked Hotel Royal Nevada,  banks, Kentucky Fried Chicken Col. Sanders bank, Yogi bear bank, Panda  bear bank, pig bank, as well as other , Mickey Mouse hat, Collection of steins, toys including two old Chinese Checkers Games.,  Assorted Sheet music

Terms: All items are being sold “AS IS, WHERE IS”. Mound City Auctions makes no representation or warranties (expressed or implied or arising from usage of trade, as to the merchantability or fitness for any general or particular purpose of any item of inventory. All items must be paid for before they are removed from the auction site. All items are to be removed on the day of the sale unless arrangements are made with the owners of the estate. Once he auctioneer says sold the item becomes the winning bidders property and that bidder is responsible for his or her property once the auctioneer says sold. Payment will be by cash or check (only if known to the auctioneer, or in conjunction with a credit card authorization.) Bidders will be photographed. Any announcement the day of the sale will take precedence over any printed or Internet material. For the complete terms applying to this auction see our terms at:


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