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Auctioneer The Steffen Group 260-426-0633
Auction Date Mar 31 Auction
11811 N 600 East
Ossian, IN
Time 09:00AM
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Major Personal Property Auction - Saturday, March 31st  - 9:00 AM

Estate of Sandra Houlihan - North of Ossian, Indiana

11811 N. 600 East
Ossian, IN 46777
 - (View Map)

Owner: Robert Houlihan 

Sale Manager: Brandon Steffen and Larry Martin

Contact: 260-426-0633

Huge Multi Ring Estate Auction - Plan Now to Attend

Auction Location

4 MILES NORTH OF OSSIAN INDIANA - From Ossian take Hwy 1 North of Ossian to Wells County Road 1100 North then east approximately 3 Miles to Wells County Road 600 East then North approximately 1/2 mile to auction site. FROM FORT WAYNE - Take Hwy 1 / Bluffton Road to Wells County Road 1200 North then east 3 miles to Wells County Road 600 East then South 1/2 mile to auction site. Watch for Signs


Preview all of the items on Friday, March 30th from 12:00 noon to 5:00 P.M.

Country Primitives – Glassware – Madame Alexander First Lady Doll Collection-Musical Instruments including Violin - Collections – Wedgwood – Huge Collection of Early Granite Ware – Bee Sting Salt Glaze Butter Churn -300 + Precious Moments

Madame Alexander – First Lady Doll Collection & Alexander Doll Co. Dolls; (24) Alexander-Kins Dolls, Little Women Series; Craftsmen of America Spoon Collection; Over 300 + Precious Moments, in Boxes; German Deep Bowls; Austria White Sugar Dish; Gravy & Serving Platter; (12) Hand painted German Berry Bowls; Nippon Salt Dips; Carnival Pitcher w/6 tumblers; RS Prussia Cream & Sugar; Havilland Celery Dish; John Pinches Miniature Tankard Stein Pewter Collection; Vintage Cake Plates; Vintage Bread Box;Early Children’s Bibles; Vintage Hats; Cut Glass Salt Dips; Cut Glass Serving Pieces; Fenton Hat Vase; Small Fenton Rose Vase; Early Slide Viewer; Very Early Jardinière; Homestead Snack Sets; Victorian Framed Prints; Primitive Kitchen Utensils; Cut Glass Cruets, Compotes, Serving trays, candy dishes, punch bowl set; Snowman Dinnerware Set, service for 16; Country Apple Dinnerware Set, Service for 16; Daisy Butter Churn; Early Milk Bottles; Stemware; Wedgewood Wellesley Tintern, set of 8; Sam Butcher Christmas Plate Collection; (2) Franklin Porcelain Collector Plates; Coffee Grinder; 19 Sterling Spoon Collection; Several Crocks and Field Jogs; Large Quantity of Early Granite Ware; Weimar Porcelain Germany Cream and Sugar; Victorian Cheese Dish; Hand Painted Cups and Saucers; Hand painted Bavarian Water Pitcher; Salt Glaze Butter Churn w/Bee Sting; Large quantity Cookbooks; Food Network Pots and Pans; Numerous kitchen scales; Hand Painted Chocolate Pitcher; (2) Delfts Flow Blue Plates Bock Freres La Louviere; W. Adams & Co. Flow Blue plates; Longaberger Baskets; Wooden Mixing Bowl; Theodore Haviland “Breton” China, Set of 12; Gold Trim Nippon, set of 12; Early brass bed warmer; Vintage baby scales; Amish dolls; Cabbage Patch Dolls; 50+ Precious Moments Collectors Plates; Vintage Buttons & Eyeglasses; Flow Blue Pitcher& Bowl Set; Porcelain Dolls; Chamber Pot; Early Hat Pins; Early Dry Goods; Vintage Driving Gloves; Lady Silk Scarves; 1950 Poodle Skirt; Coal Buckets; Early Perfume Bottles; Early Washboard; Early Marbles; Teachers School Bell; Vintage Service Bell; Early Family Photo Album with Stand; 33” Vinyl Records; Hand Painted Portrait Steins-USO NA Goodwin, Water Pitcher w/10 mugs; Early Wood plainer; Cobbler Shoe Last; Iron & Trivet set; Fireplace sets; Popcorn Popper for fireplace; Milk Cans, various sizes; Cast Iron Vintage Hardware Scale; Copper Boiler; Butter Crock; Large Doll House; Old Royal Typewriter; Vintage Postcards; Vintage Ice Skates in case; A.R. Seidel Violin w/case; Large Pitcher Pump; Cast Iron Rendering Kettle

Outstanding Collection of Victorian and Early American Furniture – Modern Furniture including Living Room and Bedroom Suites- Victorian Floors Lamps- Wurlitzer Piano and Organ

Maple Dining Room Suite w/Table, (6) Chairs, extra leaves, table top pads, matching Hutch; Walnut Sewing Rocker; Maple Tea Cart; Numerous Victorian Floor Lamps; 1930s Reupholstered Occasional Chair w/ Foot stool; (2) Victorian Floor lamp w/Marble Bases; Walnut Empire Style Rocker; Very Rare Early Writing Desk from Bluffton Toll Road; Oak Fern Stand; Victorian Foot Stool; Wing Back Chairs; Bulova Anniversary Clock; (2) Brass side Lamps W/Fringe Shades; Love Seat w/Floral Pattern; Oak Glass End Table; Oak End Table with Queen Ann Legs; (2) Matching Cherry Glider Rockers; Walnut Parlor Table w/Marble top; (2) Walnut Side Chairs w/Needle Point Seats; Oval Cherry Parlor Table; Large Gone w/The Wind Lamp; Early Photo Album with Holder; Oak Hall Tree; Early Victorian Set, (2) Wing Back Chairs & Love Seat, reupholstered; Walnut Victorian Coffee Table W/ Marble top; Small Walnut Side Table W/Marble top; Wonderful Walnut Oval Parlor Table w/ Marble Top; (2) St Clair Lamps w/Victorian Shades; Victorian Needle Point Foot Stool; Brass Side Table w/Marble Top; (2) Small Oak Bookcases; Dry Sink; Hoosier Cupboard; ¾ Jenny Lind Bed; Walnut side table w/Acorn hold; Early Jenny Lind Baby Bed; Ornate Cherry Victorian Side Chair; 3-Drawer Walnut Dresser, glove boxes w/Mirror; Cairo Cabinet, 4-tiers, 6-sided; Victorian Side Lamp; Nail Keg; Ladies Dresser Vanity; (2) Candle Wick Dresser Lamps; Walnut Cane Bottom Chair; Early Cedar Chest w/Queen Ann Legs; Early Trundle Sewing Machine win Cabinet; Doll High Chair; Early Walnut Baby Cradle; Wicker Baby Cradle; Pecan Bedroom Suite, Dresser, Chester Drawers, Full size Bed, Night Stand; Early Walnut Trunk; Walnut Rocker; (2) Pink Wing Back Chairs; King Size bed w/Metal Headboard; Walnut Wash Commode; Oak School Desk; Sm Painted Country Table w/side Bench; Early Oak High Chair/Stroller; Primitive; Walnut Drop Leaf Table w(4) Cane bottom Chairs; Walnut bed; Child’s Press back Rocker; Cherry Set, Love Seat & 2 side chairs; Early School Desk; Caswell Reunion Chest; Wurlitzer Piano w/Bench; Wurlitzer Organ w/Bench; Walnut Side Chair Needle Point Seat; Magazine Bucket Holder; Office Desk Set w/matching 2-drawer file cabinet & Book cases; Glider Oak Rocker; Sears Wood Cabinet Record Player w/Radio; Oak High Chair;

Modern Appliances – High End Elmira Kitchen Stove (Cost $7,900.00 New) - Electronics - Crafts and Supplies

Elmira Stove Works Reproduction Vintage Stove, Cooks Delight, Ultra Temp Cast Elements (cost $7,900.00 new); GE Microwave, white; Whirlpool Side by Side Refrigerator, white; Several Christmas Trees; Large quantity of Christmas Decorations; 4-Quart Electric Ice Cream Freezer; Roper Refrigerator/Freezer; (4) Dell Computer Screens; Folding Stool; Roasters; Holmes & Edward Flatware Set; Rogers Bros. Flatware set; Crown Crest Craving Set; Large Quantity of Flower Arrangements; DVDs; (3) Braided Rugs; Ice Tongs; Bissel Dust Buster; Suitcases; Large quantity of Loom woven rugs; Sewing Notions; Towels and Linens; Kitchen Aid Washer & Dryer; Portable Heaters; Roper Refrigerator, White; TrueTemp Electric Stove; Whirlpool Microwave; Craft Supplies & Books; Several Coffee Makers; Roaster;

2014 Dodge Grand Caravan – John Deere X320 Lawn Tractor – Lawn & Garden

2014 Dodge Grand with 3.6 LVVT V-6 Engine, White, 41,193 miles, tan interior; John Deere X320 Lawn Tractor with 54” Mower Deck, 20 HP, Kawasaki Motor with 157 hours; Misc. Shovels, Rakes, Hoes, Picks, Sledge, Garden Tools; Black & Decker Electric Leaf Blower; Ridgid 20HP, 6 gallon Shop Vac; Log Chains; Metal Shelves; 3500 lb. Floor Jack; 2-ton Bottle Jack; B&D 12 Amp Battery Charger; Toro Power Snow Shovel; Echo GT200R String Trimmer; Mail box on Stand; Hay Track Hay Fork Dolly; Hand Log Splitter; Car Ramps; (3) Galvanized Tubs; Golf Clubs, bag, & Balls; Small B&D Table Saw; Saw Horses; Alum 24’ Extension Ladder; Plastic Lawn Chairs; Outside Christmas Buggy & Horse; Chaise Lounge w/(2) Chairs; Child’s Snow Sled; Uni Flame BBQ Outdoor grill; (2) Garden carts; Garden Hose and Reel; Craftsman 5’ Pull Behind Lawn Sweeper; Wheel Barrow; Work Bench with Small Vise; Garbage Cans; B&D Electric Hedge; LP Tank: 5 & 10 Gallon Gas Cans; Remington 1.25 hp 12” Electric Chain Saw; Hand Tools, Screw Drivers, drills, hammers, levels, wrenches; WSP Pro 18Gal, 6.5 hp Shop Vac; Alum Scoop Shovel; Craftsman Hand Jig Saw; B&D Electric Drill Motor; 12’ Alum Multi-Master Articulated Ladder; (2) 2-door Metal Storage Cabinets; Staple Gun; HD Extension Cord w/3 Outlets; Several Extension Cords; Tool Wall Clock, battery; Electric Sanders & Sandpaper; Flower Pots; Free Standing Garden Sprinkler; Coolers; (2) Portable Kerosene Heaters; Small Décor Lawn Wagon;

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 and Monday, April 2nd from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon.

Amazing Northern Wells County Country Home - Saturday, March 31st - 12:00 PM

Estate of Sandra Houlihan - North of Ossian, Indiana

11811 N. 600 East
Ossian, IN 46777
 - (View Map)

Owner: Robert Houlihan 

Sale Manager: Brandon Steffen and Larry Martin

Contact: 260-426-0633

Rare Opportunity to Purchase at Auction - Plan to Attend!

Auction Location

The auction will be held on site - 11811 N. 600 East, Ossian, Indiana


Open Houses: Sunday, March 11th from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Sunday, March 18th from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Tuesday, March 27th from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Real Estate Information

County: Wells
Township: Jefferson
Parcel # 90-01-06-200-005.000-008
Section: 28
Total Acreage: 3 +/- Acres
Attached Garage 24'x 28'
Outbuildings: 24' x 22' Detached Garage 
Total Square Footage: 4,104 SF 
Above Grade Finished Square Footage: 2,288 SF
Below Grade Finished Square Footage: 1,216 SF
Below Grade Unfinished Square Footage: 2,255 SF 
Total Bedrooms # 4
Total Bathrooms # 3 1/2
Kitchens 2
Heating Geothermal
Cooling Central Air 
Water Well
Sewage Septic
Generator Entire Home 
Alarm System Yes

Room Sizes

Living Room: 14'X15'
Family Room: 14'x30'
Kitchen: 20'x21'
Dining Room: 14'x12'
Master Bedroom: 17'x18'
Bedroom #2: 12' x 22'
Bedroom #3: 11' x 13'
Bedroom #4: 11'x 15'
Rec Room: 21'x 37'
Utility Room: 9'x9'
Garage: 22' x 22'

Real Estate Description

Once in a lifetime opportunity to purchase a completely restored and renovated country home in Northern Wells County at Public Auction on Saturday, March 31st at 12:00 Noon. The first floor of the home has a new expansive kitchen with a tremendous amount of wood cabinetry, hardwood floors, stain glass window custom appliances. Directly off of the kitchen is a large dining room with hardwood floor and original pocket doors, the large living room is located off of the dining room and also feature 9' ceilings, pocket doors , period light fixtures and much more. The parlor or formal living room is located towards the front of the home and opens to the country wrap around porch. The first floor also includes a huge master bedroom with in-suite bathroom and large walk-in closets. In addition to the master bath on the first floor, a laundry room is located as you enter the home off of the garage and a 1/2 bath is also located on the first floor. Dual staircases lead the second floor which has 3 very large bedrooms, full bath and tremendous amount of closet space. The finished basement is "huge" with family room with fireplace, country kitchen with bar, craft room, office and additional storage rooms. This home has a geothermal heating system, new plumbing, new electrical, battery back up sump pump, entire home generator and much more. The property is includes 3 acres with an over sized attached 2 car garage and detached 2 car garage. This property is located minutes

Terms & Conditions

Method of Payment: A non-refundable earnest money deposit of 10% of the purchase price will be required the day of sale with the balance due the day of final closing. Closing to be within 30 days of the auction. This real estate is being sold for cash and your bidding is not contingent upon financing. Have your financing prearranged prior to auction day. 
Buyers Premium: A 2% Buyers Premium will be charged on the final bid price of the real estate. Thus, determining the final sales price. 

Acceptance of Bid: Successful bidder will be required to enter into a purchase agreement immediately following the auction at the site. The seller reserves the right to accept or reject any bids.

Title: Seller will provide the buyer with a commitment of title insurance in the amount of the purchase price insuring the transfer and marketability of the title. Seller will provide buyer with a fully executed Personal Representative deed conveying title to the buyer.

Possession: Possession will be give to the buyer the day of final closing. 

Taxes: The Real Estate taxes shall be prorated to the day of final closing. 

Survey: The Seller will not provide the Buyer with a survey. In the event that the Buyer requires a survey it will be at the sole cost of the Buyer. 

Acceptance of Bid: This real estate is being sold subject to confirmation of the seller.

Property Disclosure: This property is being sold "As-Is" and "Where-Is" with no warranty being expressed or implied. 

Disclaimer and Absence of Warranties: All information contained in this brochure and all related materials are subject to the terms and conditions outlined in the purchase agreements. Conduct of the auction and the increments of bidding are at the direction and discretion of the auctioneer. All decisions of the auctioneer are final. Announcements made day of the sale take precedence over any and all printed material.


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