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Auctioneer Ottie Opperman Auctioneer 740 385 7195
Auction Date Nov 18 Auction
21045 State Route 278-SW
Nelsonville, OH
Time 10:00AM
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  • 1958 John Deere 420

    1958 John Deere 420

  • engine has been rebuilt

    engine has been rebuilt

  • good tires

    good tires

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AuctionZip Auctioneer ID# 12726


At the picturesque Hocking County Farm of GARY & MAE CHESSER.

The Chesser Family has inhabited this charming & pristine hilltop farm since 1942.  Due to retirement, Gary & Mae have made the decision to downsize and relocate.  Extremely brief listing follows.

21045 State Route 278-SW, NELSONVILLE, OH 45764

Directions:  From U.S. 33 Nelsonville bypass take Nelsonville Business District.  At northwest end of Nelsonville, take State Route 278-South, travel 6 miles to the Chesser Farm. 

Situated between Nelsonville & Lake Hope near Athens & Hocking County Line. Easily located. 

The Athens Messenger incorrectly listed Auction Date as November 11.  Correct date is November 18.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2017 @ 10:00AM

   FARM TRACTOR: 1958 JOHN DEERE 420 Farm Tractor, engine has been rebuilt, excellent tires, original tractor literature and extra parts will accompany tractor.  Primary function of this tractor has been for the mowing of the farms grasslands! 

    EQUIPMENT:  5’ King Kutter 3pt Rotary Mower,  3PT Post Auger with 9” & 6” bits, 3pt Fertilizer Spreader,  3pt Tractor Scoop.

   SWISHER TRAIL CUTTER:  Excellent 2007 Swisher Tow Behind 44” Rugged-Cut Trail Cutter w/ electric start 14.5hp gasoline engine.

    2-RIDING  MOWERS:  Craftsman DYS 4500  Riding Mower with Kohler 26hp V-Twin Engine-54” Cut on Turf Tires with Wheel Weights…..Craftsman YT3000 21hp Riding Mower46”Cut-about 4 years old!  

   YARD & GARDEN: Nearly New White 18” side Rear Tine Garden Tiller, Craftsman 22” 6.75 Wheeled String Trimmer-used little.  Huskee Yard/Garden Push Cart.

   TOOLS & SUPPLIES:  Delta Industrial Compound Miter Saw-used little,  Hitachi P13 Surface Planer, Ram 14” Band Saw on frame,  6” Jointer on cabinet base,  homemade trailer type Log Splitter,  small Electric Welder-never used,  Campbell Hausfeld Portable Air Compressor, tcs Diamond Plate Cross-over Truck Tool Box, 6-sections of Walk-Thru Scaffolding with 2”x12’ Boards,  28’ Aluminum Extension Ladder with stand-off, 16’ Keller Aluminum  Extension Ladder, Stihl 034AV Super Chain Saw, 1” Bench Belt Sander, Electric Sanders,  High Tensile  Wire Decoiler, new roll of 3’ Welded Fence, new 18” Interior Door, new Storm Door, Electrical Supplies, 2-15gal  Garden Sprayers, Gas Cans, Drill Bits, Sockets, Open/Box Wrenches, Cement Tools, 2-18’ Log Chains, 2-Stihl Weed Trimmers (need carb work), Long Handle Tools, lots more.

   LUMBER & BRICK:  Assorted Lumber including barn siding, lots of 16’ molding……100+ Star BRICK.   


Winchester 1897 12ga Shotgun.  Heavily engraved Otis A, Smith 32cal Rim fire Pistol. Stevens 59B 410ga Bolt Tube Fed Shotgun.  Marlin Lever Action 22cal Rifle. Mossberg 500 Camo 12ga (turkey/deer combo) Shotgun. S&W 32cal Safety Hammerless Pistol.  FIE .22cal  Western Style Revolver.  Replica of an engraved 1851 Navy Cap & Ball Pistol.  Guns will not be on premise until morning of auction!

SADDLE:  Very Nice Stubben English Ridding Saddle.


Excellent GIBSON MANDOLIN-believed to be a model “A”, 1937-39, with case.

“Tater Bug” Mandolin with multiple inlays, Ammoon Mandolin w/electric hook-up, like new Oscar Schmidt 15 Chord Autoharp. 

2-PIANOS:  Very Nice Walnut Case EVERETT STUDIO PIANO with bench.  Nice LOWERY SPINET PIANO with bench.


   FURNITURE:  Unusual Mahogany 1850s EMPIRE/FEDERAL 2-PART SECRETARY resting on a Bureau Base with a fold out writing surface and surmounted by a cupboard top concealing 3-dovedtailed drawers, also features flame mahogany accents and drawer fronts..  Nice OAK DOUBLE BOOKCASE SECRETARY with Center North Wind Head above center mirror and pigeon hole desk.  Depression Era Flat-wall Cupboard with original factory paint and stenciling,  woven seat Ladder Back Rocking Chair, mahogany Gate-leg Table & 4-Chairs,  large and fancy Bulbous Leg Coffee Table, mahogany Inlayed Splat Rocking Chair, mahog swivel Office Chair,  upholstered Rocking Chair,  two drawer Cupboard Base in green paint,  primitive red paint Single Door Milk Cupboard (needs back boards),  red Table w/drawer,  set of 4-Half Rod Back Country Chairs.

  ASSORTED ANTIQUES:  Antique Heller & Brightly Transit/Level with original wooden case  & tripod (cracked lens),  Fruit Press on tripod stand,  Fort Steuben Steel Industrial Stand-up Desk, 2-Carpenter Tool Chests, Ox Yoke,  over 12 Stone Jugs & Wax Sealers, 1989 DelMotto Art Glass Vase, Market Basket on wheels, Stained Glass Lamp Shade, Street & Barn Lanterns,  tin Comb & Brush Case,  Currier & Ives  Evening Prayer  & Tree of Life Framed Lithographs, Cherry Pitter, Dinner Bell & bracket, cast iron Bath Tub,  Wooden Clothes Wringer, Hand Grindstone, leather Horse Saddle Ladies Purse, Iron Fireplace Surround, Lath Hatchet, old Wood Screw Vise,  Corn Jobber, 1989 Woven “Indian Pots” Wall Hanging, Nemadji Indian Pottery 10” Wedding Vase,  woven Indian Basket,  more.


Nordjee Victorian Style Shallow Well Pump, Smoke Hollow Propane Wood Smoker-never used.  Rainbow Sweeper-only 3 years old,   Picture Framing Equipment, Tall Chest with 6-drawer and mirror, 3-Live Traps, large 9-drawer Dresser w/mirror,  Bedside Stand, Life-Styler 8hp Treadmill, Pet-Safe In Ground Fence, Automatic Dog Feeder, Shingled Roof Dog House, 2-Tree Stands, 2-Oak Pedestal Stands, Stainless Dormeyer Mixer,  Dehydrator,   VCR Tapes including Civil War, Sherlock Holmes and others, lots not mentioned.

NOTE:  Barns and Buildings Hold Many Unmentioned Items….Most everything with the very best of care.  Extra nice country auction.

Terms:  Cash or good check auction day. NO Buyers Fee, You Pay What You Bid.    Positive Id required.  Food available.


Ottie:  P.O. Box 504, Logan, OH 43138.   Telephone 740-385-7195.  Email:

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