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Auctioneer Walther & Hawkins Auctioneers 765-855-0835
Auction Date Oct 23 Auction
16923 Frank Myers Road
Cambridge City, IN
Time 10:00AM
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16923 Frank Myers Rd., CAMBRIDGE CITY, IN

True "Untouched" Country Auction 

30+ Hand Stitched Quilts-1849 Jacquard Coverlet made by Samuel Graham (1/2); Overshot Coverlet; early Rag Rugs; Wool Blankets; early Linens; Silk Kimonos;


Painted Gray Pie Safe w/(8) unusual sized Star Tins; 6-Tin Pie Safe in mustard paint; Paneled Door hanging Cabinet; Cherry 4-pane-2 dovetailed drawer Hanging Cabinet; (2) early Slab Butchering Tables; Sheraton Style Blanket Chest; Painted 4-paneled Pantry Cupboard; Painted 1-door Cupboard; early Benches; Salmon painted Dry Sink; Ash Cabinet w/nice apron; White Bench w/drawer; set of (6) Arrowback Chairs; Pr. of painted decorated Chairs; Cherry Hepplewhite 1-dwr. Stand; Cherry 5-dwr. Chest; Vict. Dresser w/mirror; Cherry Gateleg Table; Child’s Firehouse Windsor Chair & Table; Cherry Candle stand; set of (5) Eastlake Dining Chair; (2) Vict. Beds; early Rope Bed; Potty Chairs; Oak Rockers;   Early Poplar Corner cuboard; Victorian curved glass bookcase secretary; MUCH MORE!


Outstanding Blue Decorated crock w/grapes; *** EARLY Painted Wall Box, Dovetailed Case w/2-dwrs.***; (2) Carpenters Chest w/early tools; Early Drawers; 1800’s Seed Catalogs; Candle Mold; Tin Types; Child’s Drum; Leather Bound Livestock Book; Vict. Prints & Postcards; Reverse Painting; Graniteware; Edison Floor Model Victrola; Schoenhut Child’s Piano; Fruit Jars; Farm Pamphlets; Metal Dazey Churn; Leather Tools; Advertising Crates; old Spectacles; 45’s Records; Old Fan; early Bread Box; Peanut Butter Can; Blue Stenciled Blue Grass Seeder; Watering Cans; Cross Cut Saws; Several Early Wooden Barrels (several in old paint); Horse Drawn Plows; 100+ Old Feed Sacks with advertising; Enterprise lard Press; Singer Junior Miss Sewing Machine; Red Fiberware Tub; ORIGINAL Phrenology Chart HEAD; Shoefly Horse;

Advertising Signs-Square Deal Hardware, Cambridge City IN; Verkamp Service Metal sign

Weighted Clock; Slate Board; Ladies Top Hat & Derby; Early Marbles; Map of US Puzzle in orig. box; Beaded Indian Pin Cushion; 1934 Wayne County Farm Bureau Co-Op Calendar; Woodward Oil Co., Cambridge City Calendar; Cell Baby Bottle; Old RR Brochures; Iron Still Bank; 


Carnival Glass; Ironstone; Pyrex; Staffordshire Trinket Boxes; German Steins; R.S.Prussia Cream/Sugar; Red Mark; Petite Bank; early Mud Bowl; German Pig Bank;


Flat rack hay wagon; Economy Hit and Miss Engine; Several Cross-cut saws; Old petroleum reservoir; Tools, Hand-tools; Drill press; Bolens walk-behind garden tractor/power unit; 3pt. Sprayer;

SPECIAL AUCTION FEATURE:  F-84 Thunderjet Pilot Ejection seat.  Please see article below:
On June 8, 1951 in Wayne County, Indiana, the worst non-combat incident in history to date occurred. The story was reported in various papers around the country and was even highlighted in Time magazine. Eight F-84 Thunderjets from the 560th Fighter-Day Squadron, 12th Fighter Escort Group, Strategic Air Command had just refueled at Wright Patterson Air Force base and crashed to the ground within a few minutes of each other around Wayne county. Sadly, three of the eight pilots died. Various newspapers of that time reported reasons for the crashed ranging from electrical storms, contaminated fuel, icing and sabotage. After every inch of each crash was inspected to determine the cause, investigations determined that ice buildup on the intake screens was to blame. FBI, Air Force and local law enforcement personnel guarded and surveyed the wreckage. The site on Dwight Ulrich’s farm was reported to be a “big hole” with little wreckage. But, the pilot, 2nd Lt. John Bonar parachuted with his injection seat to a nearby field. Lt. Bonar was injured enough to be taken to the Henry County Hospital in neighboring New Castle, Indiana. He survived his injuries and was reportedly jumped from another F-84 on a routine mission into North Korea in 1952. His ejection seat from the 1951 accident ended up in the basement of a farm, then owned by the Grimes family near Cambridge City, Indiana. As this farm was later purchased by the Murray family, the seat has remained in the barn basement as a source of a lot of speculation and mystery. As with any crash artifact, the future of the item became a dilemma. After repeated attempts to get a return phone call from the Wright Patterson AFB, it has been decided to put the ejection seat up for auction on October 23. The provenance of this item is solid and the item comes with copies of historical documents about the incident. Please share and celebrate the lives of these brave pilots who gave their lives flew in service for this country.

Owner: Dorothy Murray


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