Eric Grossmeyer has seen a lot of antique collections but says his friend Gordon Farmer's was world class.
"Oh yeah, this is one of the biggest we've seen in the United States. We've been to California to Florida, it's quite considerable," said Grossmeyer, of Antiques Wisconsin.
Gordon died last October, and now his collection is going up for sale...a treasure trove assembled through years of collecting.
"He wouldn't pass up a good deal. He wouldn't pass up a good item, he really collected it all," said Grossmeyer.
From vintage cars, to bicycles and old steam engines people would build by hand, Gordon had a bunch.
"A total of about twelve, which is impressive in itself. You're lucky to find one or two in a year doing this business," said Grossmeyer.
For Gordon, collecting spanned time. There's the fancy hipster Hi-Fi from the early 60's and a hutch from before the Civil War. There is this 1930's jukebox, even some old traffic signals...
Gordon was a big fan, of fans, like the one from 1904. It says GE on in, but that stands for General Electric...not George Eskola...
The fans are cool, but one machine even blows away the experts...
"An awesome ticker tape machine I've never seen, and there's probably only a handful known to exist," said Grossmeyer.
The estate sale is next week, so there's a chance for you to check out a collection that's truly is epic in scale. There's a lot of vintage scales, as well.
If you're interested in attending the estate sale, check out AntiqueWisconsin.com for details.
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