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Auctioneer Tugwell Auction & Realty 252-752-8220
Auction Date Sep 28 Auction
1092 NC 118
Grifton, NC
Time 10:00AM
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Real Estate and Personal Property Auction

 Saturday, September 28, 2019 – 10:00 AM

 Dante Charles Russo

 1092 NC 118, Grifton, NC 28530 – Pitt County


 Directions:  From Grifton, NC take Hwy. 118 East for one mile.  Sale on the right. Grifton, NC is approximately 18 miles south of Greenville, NC on Hwy. 11 and approximately 12 miles north of Kinston, NC

NOTE:  Mr. Dante Russo is a unique and some might say, eccentric man. A man of many talents, he has lived his life pursuing a variety of services but his true inspiration and passion for creating has come from the depths of the sea.  He is a photographer, certified diver and found himself to be an amateur archaeologist as he explored many underwater treasures. Although his photography took him from helicopter aerial shots to the Oscars in California, his true passion was his photography and creation of art from the many artifacts he salvaged from the ocean. His creations included his many clocks made from the 200 year old live oak wood and solid brass Paul Revere foundry pins, salvaged from the USS New Hampshire, built in 1819 and caught fire and sank in 1922.

Mr. Russo’s health has recently declined, he and his family have made the decision for him to sell his real estate and personal property.  He will be moving back to his home state of Massachusetts.   


Real Estate, Home and Shop on 8.54 Acres will be sold at

12:00 NOON 

 Personal Property will be sold a 10:00 AM

Owner - Dante Charles Russo

 Home and Shop on 8.5 Acres

 1092 NC 118, Grifton, NC

 Pitt County Parcel # 61646

 Deed Book 3277, Page 858

  Well-kept 1800+ sq. ft. modular home built in 2001 with three bedrooms and two full baths.  Large carpeted master bedroom with walk-in closet and ceiling fan.  Tiled master bath with double vanity and large tub.  Recently installed handicap tub.  Two other carpeted bedrooms with walk-in closets and ceiling fans.  Full bath with tiled floor.   Large kitchen with hardwood floors, pantry, double stainless-steel sink.  Many cabinets and good counter space.  Ceiling fan.  Bosch built-in gas stove with oven, Bosch built-in microwave.  Whirlpool side by side Refrigerator, Freezer, Whirlpool dishwasher.  Laundry room off kitchen has cabinets, stainless steel double sink, LG washer and LG dryer.  Dining room with double windows looking out to front yard.  Hardwood floors with chair rail.  Large Den with hardwood floors, chair rail and two ceiling fans.  French doors leading to 10 ft. x 12 ft. screened-on back porch.  Front porch with vinyl railing.

 Home has a Trane XR15 heating and air conditioning unit and a Tankless Rinnai hot water gas heater. 

 Shop is a 25 ft. x 42 ft., three room work shop. Attic for storage and cement floor.

 Shop has two regular sized door entrances and one double door entrance.  Wired 120 and 220.

8 ft. x 10 ft. insulated well house.

 8.54 acres of land with 208 ft. of road frontage on Hwy. 118.  Approximately 1.5 acres lot fronting Hwy. 118.  Approximately seven acres cleared with approximately 1.5 acre of reseeded pines on front of property. 


 OPEN HOUSE, Sunday, September 22, 2019 

2PM – 5PM


Real Estate Terms:

10% Non-refundable deposit day of sale with balance in 30 days.

Inspections should be done prior to sale.

All property sells “as is”.

*Confirmation day of sale with no waiting periods*

Buyer will receive a General Warranty Deed at closing. 

Tugwell Auction & Realty Company reserves the right to offer the property separately, in any combination or as a whole. 

Taxes will be prorated as of closing date.

The owners are responsible for the cost of preparing the deeds and revenue stamps.  Any other closing costs such as title searches and surveys will be the responsibility of the buyers.

Tugwell Auction & Realty Co. is agent for the owners and does not have dual agency responsibilities.

Announcements day of sale take precedence over any printed matter.

Information obtained was furnished by sources deemed reliable; however, neither the owners nor the auction company guarantees this information to be correct.  We encourage buyers to inspect the properties prior to sale and bid accordingly.

 **** NO BUYERS’ Premium is charged. ****


Shop Equipment

 Smithy Granite 1324 MX Drill and Lathe

DeWalt Deluxe Power Shop

Chicago Industries 5 speed Drill Press

 Delta 8-inch Drill Press

 MSC Industries Milling and Drilling Machine

 Porter Cable (135 PSI) Shop Air Compressor

 Air Hose & Reel

 Ensley Table Band Saw

 Dayton One Inch Electric Belt Sander 

Delta Home Craft Planer

 DeWalt Table Saw on Mobile Stand

 Makita Table Rip Saw on Mobile Stand

 Central Machine 6-inch x 9-inch Disc Sander

 (2) Makita Electric Drills

 Miller Syncrowave DX Welder

 Welding Helmet

 Acetylene Cutting Torch & Tanks

 Small Cutting Torch and Tank

 (2) HD Bench Vices

 (3) Small Bench Grinders

 Electric Grinding Wheel

 Craftsman Table Drill Press

 Delta Aluminum Belt Saw

 Electric Drills and Saws


 Wood Working Tools


 Handsaws & Hacksaws

 (5) Wood Work Tables

 Metal Welding Table

 (12) Wood Cabinets with Shelves

 Several Work Table Lamps

 (4) Step Ladders

 Extension Ladder

 (2) Hand Carts

 Four Wheel Dolly

 54 drawer Metal Storage Cabinet

 22 Drawer Metal Storage Cabinet

 8 Drawer Storage Cabinet

 (2) Wood Tool Boxes

 Several Metal Tool Boxes

 Several Cabinets of Screws, Nuts, Bolts and Drill Bits

 Boxes of Miscellaneous Parts

 (2) Old Lanterns

 Shop Fan

 (2) Torch Blowers

 Drop Cords

 Small Battery Charger

 Ax, Sledge Hammer and Hand Tools

 (2) Come-a-longs

 (3) Block and Tackles

 Several Chairs and Stools

 (2) Vacuum Cleaners

 Many Other Shop Items


 Household Items

 Pots, Pans, Dishes, Kitchen Utensils

 Sanyo Toaster

 Carving Knives

 Wood Kitchen Utility Table

 Full Size Bed with Head Board and Foot Board

 (2) Bedside tables

 Small Wood Chest

 Electric Reclining Chair

 (2) Drawer Desk

 Wooden Book Case

 Many Books

 Two Drawer Chest

 (2) Vacuum Cleaners

 Four Drawer Filing Cabinet

 Four Bar Stools

 (3) Small Step Ladders

 Sony Table Model TV and Stand

 Sony DVD Player

 Toshiba Disc Player

 Intrepid Free-Standing Heater

 Pet Carrier

 Number of Framed Prints

 Many Unique Lamps Made by Mr. Dante Russo

 Clock Radio

 (2) Portable Radios

 Head Phones

 (2) Irons and Ironing Board

 Household Cleaning Products


 Miscellaneous Items

 Full Size Diving Suit

Spear Gun

 Oster Electric Muscle Vibrator

 Black Attaché Case 

 Metal Detector

 Nikonos Camera and Case

 Olympus – PEN-F Camera and Case

 Calumet 4-inch x 5-inch View Camera and Case

 Olympus Zoom Lens

 Other Camera Attachments and Cases

 Kodak Ektagraphic III A Slide Projector

 Kodak Ektagraphic Pro 9000 Slide Projector

 Hundreds of Slides

 Slide Case  

Projector Screen

 Several Camera Tripods

 Many Other Items to be sold. 



 Personal Property Terms:   Everything sells “as is” with no guarantees or warranties either expressed or implied. 

 Cash, Check or Credit Card in full day of sale. A 3.5% Surcharge will be added to all Credit Card Invoices.  

 Information obtained was furnished by sources deemed reliable; however, neither the owners nor the auction company guarantees this information to be correct.  We encourage buyers to inspect the property/items prior to sale and bid accordingly. 









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