Auction Day Facts and Photos Archive

There were over 250 registered bidders at the auction. There were over 3000 separate item lots sold between 10:00AM and 6PM. There were 3 auctioneers, with two continuous auctions running all day.

Below are some pictures of auction day. Each is titled and has a short accompanying text description. These pictures don't begin to show all the stuff that was sold ... a truly amazing house-cleaning event! I plan to leave this page up as an archive to document this special auction event.

Click on an image in the auction-day gallery for more information.

Auction Information

The auction will be held in the Martinsville Illinois Fairgrounds enclosed Arts Hall Pavillion, on Saturday October 7th, starting at 10AM, rain or shine.

Bidders may preview items October 6th from 2-6PM, and October 7th after 8:30AM. There are on site restrooms, food vendors, and ample parking. There are no admission fees.

This is a non-reserve auction targeted towards dealers and knowledgeable collectors. Phil Hurt has been an active collector for over 30 years and is holding this one time sale to reduce top-line inventory.

Directions to Auction Site                 Auctioneer's Sale Bill

For Sale

  • Antique Furniture:
    Oak, High Back, Rolling Pin Styled Bed with Matching Dresser; Beautiful Antique, Bowed Front Display Cases; Drexel Heritage Dining Set with Duncan Fife Table; Mission Syled Furniture; Working Victrolas; Oak Antique Dressers; Hoosier Cabinet; Church Pew; Marble Topped Tables; Victorian Couch and Chair; Many Rugs, Karastan, Oriental; Ladies' Parlor Sets; Ornate Picture Frames; Gentlemens Dresser; Chiforobes and Much, Much More!! Too much to list. See Sale Bill for more info.
  • Collectibles:
    Art Deco items, Clocks, Smoke Stands, etc; Thermometers; Antique Wall Telephones and Parts; Lamps and Lamp Parts; Brewerama; Gerlach Barklow and Bessie Pease Gutman Prints; National Geographic Magazines 1890-1948; Wall, Mantle and Anniversary Clocks; Planes; Old Ford Hand Tools; Butchering Kettles, with Stands; Antique Farm Tools. Again, Too Much To List - Something for Everyone!!
  • Household Miscellaneous
    Buick Sedan, Chevy Van, Snow Blower, Yard Equipment, Mowers, etc.; Horse Trailer.

    Questions about the items for sale? Don't see exactly what you are seeking? Call Phil Hurt at home: 217-382-5207, and he will be happy to answer your questions. Unable to reach Phil? E-mail his daughter at

Special Items

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These are highly marketable heirlooms and collectible items -- no reproductions or imitations!