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Auctioneer The Steffen Group 260-426-0633
Auction Date Dec 10 Auction
4131 Wenonah Ln
Fort Wayne, IN
Time 09:00AM
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AuctionZip Auctioneer ID# 8683

Large Personal Property Auction - Saturday, December 10th - 9:00 AM

The Estate of Francis Madison

4131 Wenonah Ln
Fort Wayne, IN 46809
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Owner: The Estate of Francis Madison

Sale Manager: Brandon Steffen

Contact: 260-426-0633


Auction Location

On Site


Personal Property Preview: Friday, December 9th - 12:00 Noon to 5:00 PM

Modern – Victorian and Antique Furniture - Household - Appliances - Tools

Quarter Sawn Oak Gentlemen’s Chest with Mirror; Oak Wash Stand; Whicker Patio Set including Sofa, (2) Lamp Tables, Rocker, Arm Chair with Foot Stool and Table with (2) Matching Chairs; Patio End Tables; Lamps; 56” LG Flat Screen TV (like new); Oak Entertainment Center; Antique Oak Table and Chairs; Music Cabinet; Book Shelves; Maple Corner Shelf; Light Oak China Cabinet; Small Oak Study Desk; Sewing Cabinet; Small Drop Leaf Table; Bernahdt Maple Hutch; Ornate Oak Mirror; Oak Modern Dresser with Mirror; Early Walnut Platform Rocker; (2) Recliners; Small Love Seat with Sofa Bed; Small Drop Leaf Table; Oak Child's Chair; Modern Oak Bedroom Suite with Queen Size Bed, (2) Night Stands, Chest of Drawers and Dresser with Mirror; Victorian Ladies Foot Stool; Blue Upholstered Sofa; Blue Upholstered Wing Back Chair; Small Round Walnut Side Table; Victorian Parlor Table; (2) Victorian Ornate Side Chairs with Original Pulls; Early Claw Foot Glass China Cabinet; Small Oak Parlor Table; Mission Style Writing Desk; Maple Library Table; Small Wing Back Occasional Blue Plaid; Very Early Oak 6 Drawer Library Bureau with Brass Pulls; HOUSEHOLD AND APPLIANCES: Maytag Electric Dryer and Top Load Washer; Floor Fan; Drying Rack; Bird Houses; Decorative Plates; Flashlights; Cast Iron Ship Door Stop; Flatware; Silver Plate Serving Pieces; Barometer; Tupperware; Everyday Dishes; Kitchen Utensils; Vintage Toaster; Vintage Kitchen Scales; Baking Pans; Sausage Grinder; Large Quantity of Sewing Notions; 33 Records; Hoover Power Max Upright Sweeper; Craftsman Shop Vac; Index Sets; Reamers; Fractional Sets; Tool Boxes; Machinist Chests; Wood Boring Bits; Kwick Form Box Brake; 5 Speed 13mm Drill Press; Soldering Irons; Green Leaf Punch Set; Pipe Benders; Hand Tools; Black and Decker Jig Saw; 1/3 Sheet Pad Sander; Levels; Wood Clamps; Coleman Camping Lantern; Ladders; Rakes, Shovels, Lawn and Garden Equipment; Milwaukee Saw Zall; Milwaukee Cordless Drill; 16 Speed Heavy Duty Drill Press; Lawn Furniture; Trouble Lights; Hose Reel Cover; Aluminum Extension Ladder - Much Much More.


Very Rare “Head of Cat” Bronze Sculpture by Theo Alice Ruggles Kitson; Sterling Teaspoons; Very Early German Miniature Sewing Machine; Antique Spice Cabinet; Early Wolen Sak 15x40 Vari-Power Telescope; Early Hand Plated Plates; Milk Glass Vases, Compotes and Glasses; Large Quantity of Yorktown Stoneware by Pfaltzgraff Co.; Stereo Realist Viewer, Complete and in Original Case; Knowles China Set; Vinegar Cruets; 8 Copenhagen Plates; Wood Coffee Grinder; Copper Tea Kettle; Vintage Cow Creamer; 1874 Illustrated Historical Atlas of Noble County; 1883 Historical and Biographical Book of Noble and Whitley Counties; Book – Cemeteries of Orange and Wayne Townships including Kendallville; United States Army Compass; Military Patches; Military Dog Tags; WWII Medals including World War II Victory Medal, World War II Good Conduct Medal; WWII Marksmanship Metal “Rifle”; WWII Field Can Opener; WWII US Army Compass; WWII WWII War Ration Books; French Ladies Handkerchief; Very Early 1860’s letters in original envelopes with stamp and postmark; Flow Blue Bowls; B&G Copenhagen Porcelain Plates; Christmas Collectors Plates; Early Bone Handle Carving Set; German Deep Bowls; Shaving Mugs; Very Early German Dolls with Human Hair and Composition Bodies; Copenhagen Bell; Large Pitcher and Bowl Set; Large Quanity of Collector Plates; Walnut Spoon Carved Wash Commode; Cast Iron Amish Family; Dry Goods, Linens and Doilies, Hat Pins, Ornate Picture Frame with Early Water Color Painting; Victorian Chamber Pot; Ladies Mink Fur Coat; Needle Point Wall Hangings; No. 1-5 Galls Standard Churn Co, Butter Churn, Wapakoneta, Ohio; Small Cast Iron Kettle; Howard Miller Mantle Clock; Early Fam Prints in Walnut Frames; Early Cast Iron Cat; Crystal Water Goblets and Sherberts; Schumann Bavaria Rose Vase; Hand Painted Cream and Sugar; Royal Bavarian Master Berry Bowl with (6) Berry Bowls; Bavarian Celery Dish; Early Buggy Light; Beer Steins; Small Early Oil Can; Misc. Jack Knives; Advertising Memorabilia; Early Coke a Cola Bottle Opener; Early Toaster; Very Early Fort Wayne Bottles; Wood Airplane Propeller; Large Quantity of Very Early Vintage Fort Wayne Pictures; Model “A” Keys; Drink “30 Below” Metal Sign; Large Quantity of Early Photographs and Tin Types; Large Indian Tomahawk; Early Remington Express Wood Ammunition Box; Western Super Wood Ammunition Box; WWII Soldier Photographs; Vintage Wooden Fruit Crates; Remington Express Wood Ammunition Crate; Wooden Western World Champion Ammunition Crate; WWII Army Knives; WWII Ammunition Belt; WWII Compass; RAILROAD STOCKS AND BONDS - - Large Quantity of Railroad Stocks and Bonds including Erie, Continental, Consolidated, Chicago and Northwestern Bell Rail Road and Stock Yard Co., The Finlay Fort Wayne and Western, Fort Wayne, and Cincinnati Company, Grand Rapids and Indiana R.R., Gulf Mobile and Northern Rail Road, Indianapolis, Crawfordsville and Danville Electric Railway Company, Inter-Urban Railway Co. 1915, Interstate Car Trust Eqpt Company, 1908 Lehigh and Eastern Railway Company, Louisville and Northern Railways; RAILROAD PADLOCKS AND KEYS 100’s of Rail Road Lock Keys; Large Quantity of Rail Road Locks; RAILROAD MEMORIBILLA: Large Quantity of Canceled Checks from Various Rail Road’s 1883 to 1890; Very Early Carbide R.R. Light; 1950’s Pennsylvania Gold Railroad Buttons; 1905 Vandalia Rail Road Button; Rare 1940’s Missouri Pacific Lines Railroad Metal Sign Calendar; ART WORK AND ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHY Sheldon Hine “Early War in Peacetime” Signed; Sheldon Hine “The Last Strike” Signed, Sheldon Hine “Bombed Churches”, Signed; Sheldon Hine “Home Market”, Signed; Sheldon Hine “Friendly Family”, Signed; Sheldon Hine “Tropical” Signed; Photograph of Calhoun and Lewis Street 1895; Very Early Original - Much Much More. 


1926 Grebe MU-1 Syncrophase Radio Receiver; General Radio 1330 A Bridge Oscillator; Early Kennedy Radio Equipment; HP Model 200 CD Wide Range Oscillator; Simpson Model 260 Multimeter; Vernier Voltage Adjuster; HP Model 412A D.C. Vacuum Tube Voltmeter; HP Model 410B Vacuum Tube Voltmeter; Lambda, Model 425A-FM Dual Regulated Power Supply; Lambda, Model LP415 Regulated Power Supply; YAESU FT 100-D CB; Various Walkie Talkies; Communications Receiver IC-A7100; Yaesu FC-20 Automatic Antenna Tuner; Yaesu Model FP-1023 DC Power Supply; Very Early Art Deco Radio; Early Radio Equipment; Large Quantity of CB Radios Various Makes and Models; Huge Quantity of Ham and Vintage Radio Repair Parts; Vintage Industrial Radio Test Equipment; Early Spencer Microscope, Circa 1930, SN 120661; 1929 Bausch and Lomb Microscope, Model FFS-8, SN#225503; Bausch and Lomb Microscope, Model CBR-29, SN XB8809; Unitron MSF Stereo, Microscope; Leitz Univ. Standard “A Microscope, Circa 1912;Spencer/ AO, Model 5, SN#336630; Leitz Microscope #328166 with Early Brass Parallel Vertical Binocular; Bausch & Lomb AKW-1, Wide Field Binocular, Circa 1937; Bausch & Lomb “LA” Polarizing Microscope; Bausch & Lomb, Model “LA”, SN# 272919, Type “H” Stand; Leitz Microscope, SN# 413331, Model “B”; 1957 Bausch and Lomb Microscope, SN#EB4197; 1937 Bausch and Lomb, Model HA-8, SN# 261489; Leitz Microscope, SN# 29078, Model “B”; Bausch & Lomb, GGBET, SN# 289974; Bausch & Lomb Microscope, EBR / Phase Contrast, SN# ED5922; Bausch & Lomb, SN# 234315, GGDET; Leitz Microscope, Model “B” SN# 413331; Tremendous Amount of Early Lab Equipment including Early Bausch and Lomb Microscope; Huge Quantity of Early Microscope Accessories and Lenses; Early Slide Boxes and Slides including slides from New York Post Graduate Hospital,, Circa 1905; Early Slide from the University of Pennsylvania and 100’s of Others; Early Wooden Slide Boxes;


Very Early 1900’s Agfa Camera; Sunset HD 6600 Tripod; Canon F1 35mm Camera with Accessories; Various Camera Filters; 49mm Filters; Misc. Canon Camera Equipment; Pentak 135, 45, 75, 165, 165-28 Lens; Canon EOS A2E Camera with 70 EF 210 Lens; 100 / 2.8 Macro EF Lens, 28-105 Lens; Olympus OM-2 with a 50mm Lens; Canon Lens including : 70-210, Zoom Lens 80-200mm, Lens Extender, Auto Tele Converter, 50mm Lens, 35mm Lens, FD-25 Lens, 28mm, 24mm, 50mm Zoom; Canon EF Camera; (2) Canon F-1 Cameras; Soligor 200 F25, 58mm; Canon Flash Attachment; Olympus 50mm F/3.5; Olympus 75-150mm F/4 Lens; Olympus 24 MM F/2.8; Olympus 35mm F/2.8; 28mm F / 2.8; T20 Flash; Canon T90 Camera; Early TV Repairman’s Tube Caddy with Misc. Camera Accessories; Keystone 8mm Zoom Movie Camera; Canon Handy Stand F with Extension Tubes; Complete Koni Rapid Omega 200 Camera in Original Case; Carry All Tube Caddy; Tremendous Amount of Camera Accessories; Canon BW-72B; Canon 75-150 F/405; Canon 35-70 F/4; Canon 85mm; Numerous Canon 50mmLenses; Canon BT-52; Canon 80-200; Beseler Topcon Camera; Pentax ASAHI Camera; Morse 16 and 35 mm Film Developer; Hercules Model 5302 Movie Camera Tripod and Vintage Camera; Vintage Photo Lights; Vintage Movie Equipment; Polaroid 405 Film Holder and Case; Large Brass Industrial Studio Light; Graftlite BW Camera; Vintage Photography Studio Equipment and Accessories; 


1946 Fort Wayne Cavalcade 50 Years of Wolf and Dessauer “Anniversary”; The Cemeteries of Orange and Wayne Township, Noble County; 1874 Illustrated Historical Atlas of Noble County, Indiana; 1882 Historical and Biographical Data of Whitley and Noble Counties; (25) “Totem” Southside High School Year Books 1923 thru 1950’s; Approximately (45) Central Catholic High School Year Books 1904 thru 1970’s; (2) 1939 Southside Commencement Programs; Late 1800’s Fort Wayne High School Vedette Books; (14) The “Legend” Northside Year Books 1929 Thru Early 1930’s; Early 1920’s Central Catholic High School Commencement Programs; Central Union Telephone Company Advertising Brochure; J.M.E. Riedel’s 1930’s Pocket Maps of Fort Wayne; 1909 Street Guide “City of Fort Wayne”; 1858 – 1960’s Fort Wayne City Directories; Very Rare Souvenir of Centlivre’s Brewery, Fort Wayne Indiana, 1888; 1922 Home Arts and Entertainment Weekly; 1910 Improvement of Fort Wayne Book; 17” x 28” Large Book of Fort Wayne Plats and Subdivisions (late 1800’s); 1944 Atlas of Allen County; 1898 Standard Atlas of Allen County, Plat Book; Numerous Modern Pictorial History Books on Fort Wayne and Allen County; Lindenwood Cemetery Books; 100’s of Books on Microscopes Some Very Early, Large Collection of Rail Road History and Reference Books; 1907 Allen County Plat Book; Early 1900’s Fort Wayne Telephone / Telegraph Directories; 1911 Fort Wayne Indiana B.P.O Elks Book; Very Early Diamond Dye Almanac’s; Early Ephemera from Crystal Bottling Works, Fort Wayne, Indiana; (2) Illustrated Books the “History of Fort Wayne”; 1926 “Builder of Fort Wayne”; 1917 The History of Anthony Fort Wayne by B.J. Griswold; Series 1899 to 1907 Annual Reports Heads of Departments – Fort Wayne, Indiana; 1933 The Story of Fort Wayne, Water System; Very Early Marketing Piece for Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne; Large Quantity of Early Science and Microscope Books and Literature;


Plan now to attend this very large estate auction that is packed full of some of the most unique items that I have had the opportunity to auction in over 20 years. Mr. Madison was a long time collector of Camera's, Radio's and had a passion for science and microscopes. He also was an avid collector of Fort Wayne Memorabilia and has one of the most unique collections of Early Fort Wayne Year Books, Phone and Telegraph Books, Early Fort Wayne Advertising Memorabilia. Mr. Madison also was a collector rail road memorabilia and has a huge collection of rail road padlocks, keys, stocks and bonds and much more. 

We will be conducting the auction under three heated tents with three rings running most of the day. Mark your calendar and plan to attend this auction. Looking forward to seeing you at the sale. 
Brandon Steffen


Real Estate Inspections: Sunday, November 20th from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Wednesday, November 30th from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Real Estate Information

Parcel ID: 02-12-16-477-014.000-074
Lot Size: 75' x 117'
Bedrooms: 2 Possibly 3
Bathrooms: 2 full 
Garage: 1 Car Attached
Heating: GFA / Natural
Cooling: Central Air
Sewage: City
Water: City

Room Sizes

Living Room: 20' x 13'
Kitchen: 10' x 16'
Master Bedroom: 13' x 14'
Bedroom #2: 10' x 10'
Family Room: 15' x 13'
Sunroom: 23' x 23'
Den: 9' x 19'

Terms & Conditions

Registration: All bidders must register and provide proper identification the day of the auction. Bidding will be by the number system.

Method of Payment: All purchase must be paid in full day of sale by check, cash, Visa or Master card. A 10% buyer’s premium will be charged to all purchases. A 13% buyer’s premium will be charged to all purchase using visa or Master card.

Condition of Items: All items are being sold “As-Is” “Where-Is” with no warranty being expressed or implied by the Auction Company or the Seller. 

Removal: Removal will be for one hour after the conclusion of the auction. For the larger items, arrangements may be made with the Auctioneer for additional removal time.

Lunch Served: Refreshments will be available the day of the auction.

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