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How An Ordinary Antique Tractor Became “Famous”

Irvin Baker reminisces on the time Dan Quayle visited the California State Fair and drove his 10-20 Titan Tractor. This Titan tractor sells on the Irvin Baker Collection Online Auction on October 12, 2021 at 6pm CT.  Click HERE to learn more about the auction. A Day At The Fair With Dan Quayle This article

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Tractor Collection Creates Change for Local YMCA

Jimmy Wilson has donated a collection of 85 antique tractors that is valued at approximately $500,000 to support the continued growth of the Powdersville YMCA. The money raised from the auction will be earmarked for a future Child Development and Training Center (CDTC) in the Powdersville/Wren community. An auction of the tractors has been set

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An Auction Trip Unlike Any Other

The temperature was 88 degrees Fahrenheit when we arrived in Ripon, California, but by the time we left 5 days later it reached a blistering 108 degrees. We were in Ripon to meet with the Baker family who are selling their family collection with Aumann Auctions. The goal of the trip was to move, sort

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Not Your Average Avery Steam Engine

I recently had the pleasure to tour the Virgil and Phylis Litke Collection near Marion, Kansas. Virgil and Phyllis were married 71 years and it was as much her hobby as it was his. As their children said, it was something that brought them closer together.  Virgil and Phyllis passed away in 2019 leaving behind

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Family Passes Father’s Life-Long Collection To Others

Earlier this year I traveled to Kansas near the small town of Marion to meet siblings Glen and Brenda Litke. Both of their parents Virgil and Phyllis recently passed away leaving behind a collection that took a lifetime to accumulate.  Virgil Litke was one of the true pioneer collectors of the tractor hobby. As a

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The Top Five Most Expensive Antique Engines

The internal combustion engine had its beginning around 1860 when Lenoir created the first commercially successful model. What we know as the first modern internal combustion engine was created by Nicolaus Otto in 1876.  Over the next decades thousands of manufacturers tried to break into the engine market. The results were mixed with some rather

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Controversy Still Surrounds Rare Tractor – Sells For $194,250

A rare antique tractor built by the International Harvester Company recently sold on the 2021 Pre-30 Auction Conducted by Aumann Auctions Inc. International Harvester only built 273 of these 20 horsepower Type D Titans from 1910 to 1914. Only five complete tractors are still known to exist. The tractor was originally shipped from the factory

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The Most Traveled Antique Tractor In History!  

If there was a Guinness World Record for the most traveled antique tractor, it would go to this Emerson-Brantingham Big 4-20. The tractor is currently owned by Wilfred Mole, but soon it will change hands on the upcoming Annual Pre-30 Auction on April 24, 2021 conducted by Aumann Auctions. The tractor has traveled the world

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Massive Piece Of American History Selling At Auction

Few antique tractors have the immense scale of the Big 4 Thirty Tractor built by the Gas Traction Company. Indeed for collectors the Big 4 represents the spirit of an era when the large prairie tractors dominated the plains. They bragged in a company advertisement from 1910 that they were “the first and largest builder

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One Of The Hardest To Find Early Huber Tractors!

When it comes to Huber tractors there are two models at the top of every collectors list, the two-cylinder opposed with a Sintz-Wallin engine and the larger 30-60 with a four-cylinder, “Garver Type” engine. Only a handful of these two different styles are still known to exist. Collectors will have the chance to own one

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