Lavonne Gregory Online Estate Auction #1

October 26, 2020 @ 6:00 pm
Lions Community Center
16 South Summit
Nora Springs Iowa
Pam Gessford


Gregory Online Estate Auction #1
from the Lavonne Gregory Estate of Plymouth

Monday, October 26th

Nora Springs Community Center
16 South Summit, Nora Springs, Iowa

(South of Nora Springs Care Center)

Auction Preview: Sunday, October 25th from 12 pm – 2 pm

This will be the first of multiple auctions to disperse of Lavonne's lifetime collection of Antiques, Collectibles, Fine Jewelry, Oriental décor, Furniture and Amusing items!

It is impossible to describe in words the enormity of this great estate collection but here is a highlight of the genres included in the first auction:

Huge collection (200+) of stone, wooden, ceramic and other elephants in all sizes and styles, 14K gold Men's and Ladies' fine jewelry and rings; costume jewelry; pocket watches; an outstanding collection of unique Tiffany-style art and slag glass lamps; all kinds of glass! (Carnival, Fenton, Ruby cut to clear, Amberina, Orange, Cranberry, Moonstone, Hobnail, Crackle, Slag, and more!); figural cast iron cat & rooster door stops; beer clocks and signs; Arctic Cat toy snowmobile in box; 1/32nd scale Big Bud tractor; pottery; Reliance copper brass fire extinguisher lamps; strawberry themed kitchen décor; Oriental Foo Dogs; Laquer Ware smoking set w/inlaid mother of pearl; Mod and Mid Century vases & decor; jeweled headdress; Geisha Girls chocolate set; “V.E. Peshak Furniture and Undertaking, Manly Iowa” calendar from 1924; Egyptian brass bust; carved wooden ducks; a large collection of Oriental décor and furniture; cast iron banks and nutcrackers; Oriental rugs; Art Glass paperweights; Wells Fargo iron stagecoach strongbox; handiwork linens; cookie jars; trench art lamp; Rock Island RR lantern; oak buggy seat; Jacobean style hall prayer chair; oak queens side chair; floral & bird theme carved wooden chest; child's roll top desk w/swivel chair; a large collection of Oriental china and dinnerware and much more!

Auctioneers Note: This is the first of multiple auctions from the Lavonne Gregory Estate of Plymouth. Lavonne was well known for her unique custom home (the “Elephant House on Highway 9”) (which she filled with her unique and amusing collections) and her notorious Halloween parties! Her extensive collection of antiques, collectibles, and furniture from her home will all be sold by online auction. The vintage automobiles, acreage equipment and tractors will be sold at a live auction on Saturday, October 31st at Fox Auction Yard in Mason City. Please allow extra time during preview and load-out dates as attendance numbers will be staggered to comply with public health directives.

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Terms: All bidding will be done online. Buyers are welcome and encouraged to attend one of the auction previews where they can thoroughly inspect all auction items. Payment by credit card only. 15% buyers premium will be applied to all invoices. Buyers are responsible to bring their own boxes, carts and labor to load purchases during the pick-up times stated in the online auction information. All items sold “as is where is” See online bidding catalog for complete payment, preview and pick up terms


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How Do Online Only Auctions Work?

Review the items in the online auction, place your bids. A few things to remember when placing your bids:

You can place your highest bid amount when entering your bid. The system will bid on your behalf. You won’t need to watch your items throughout the auction – the system takes care of your bids for you! Please note that the system bids as if you were bidding – for example: If an item has a bid of $100 and you enter your maximum bid of $300 – the system will only go up to your next bid increment and bid $110 for you. If someone else enters a bid of $120 on that item the system will then bid again for you at $130, and so on up to your highest or maximum bid. It doesn’t automatically bid your highest bid first thing.

Our auctions have a Soft Close. What does Soft Close mean? Simply put, it means that the bidding ends when all bidders have quit participating. There is no last-minute steal or bid sniping - it's like a live auction, the auctioneer holds on until everyone has their bids in and no further bids are received. An item will not officially close until no bids have been put forth for 1 or 2 minutes, depending on the auction.

Please note when the pick-up date and time are – we set that with very specific reasons in mind. Most of our online auctions are being held for people who may be moving and have a date that all items need to be removed from the house, etc. You must be able to attend the pick-up date between the times noted, be sure of those before you place bids.

If you do not pick up your items during the advertised pick up date and times, we do not hold onto your item for you. You are automatically billed through our system and your item will be disposed of.

For most of our online auctions, we will have an Open House/Preview. This is a time where you can attend the residence and touch and feel the items that you are interested in. If you are unsure of any item, please make sure to attend the Open House/Preview or contact the Auctioneers prior to the Open House/Preview to get further information on specific items. We are not at the location with the items throughout the day – so it’s very difficult for the Auctioneers to get last-minute information.

For online auctions payment will be made by credit card only. Your card on file will be charged after the close of the auction. Remember that there is a 15% buyers premium.

If you have any questions, we’re here to help! Just contact us: Phone: Julie - 641-420-5721

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