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Sunflower Auction
1314 Hickory Street
Kansas City, MO 64102
Phone: 913.526.8622
Fax:      913.904.9657
Sunflower Seeds - Wednesday, June 21, 2006


Index:
1. Auctioneer's Notes
2. Auction Calendar
3. Consignment Corner
4. Company News

Auctioneer's Notes

Welcome to Sunflower Seeds.  I am pleased to announce that we have just finished posting one of our most outstanding auctions ever for you this week on eBay.  We have listed a number of exceptionally rare pieces including a Royal Doulton Winston Churchill Loving Cup (3 known), a rare Anchor Hocking Forest Green Sandwich Glass Pitcher and a rare Royal Bayreuth Devil and the Cards Stamp Box.  I hope you enjoy browsing the auction, and I welcome your bids.

As you have probably heard, we are rapidly moving into several new areas of opportunity, namely real estate, appraisals and eBay Live auctions.  We're planning our first eBay Live auction in July and our first real estate auction in late summer/early fall.  If we can help you in any of these new areas, please give me a call.  Of course, we are still always looking for large collections and entire estates to sell at auction.  Our focus is still on antiques and decorative arts, but we have also recently branched out into business liquidations.  It's a busy summer here at Sunflower Auction, but we're never too busy to talk with a new client.  Please call me if there is anything I can do for you!

- Gregg Pfister, Auctioneer & Appraiser

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Auction Calendar

All lots are now listed on eBay.  Click below to go to our eBay Store and start bidding.

July 9 on eBay - Flow Blue China Auction featuring 600+ pieces of Royal Doulton Madras, Wedgwood Chusan, Grindley Melbourne and many other patterns.  An outstanding single-owner collection from Oklahoma.  Included are several large turkey platters, several large tureens and other covered pieces, polychrome and advertising pieces.  Items will be posted on June 29th.

July 22 & 23 on eBay - Longaberger Basket Consignment Auction featuring 1,000+ baskets, liners, protectors, pottery, woodcrafts, wrought iron and accessories. Consignments welcome.  This is our last Longaberger auction before the 2006 Bee and Dresden Days, so if you would like your baskets sold this summer before the fall rush, please contact us today!

July 22 - Live Auction at the Sunflower Auction Gallery in Overland Park.  Two sessions featuring 600+ pieces of Depression Glass (Blue Royal Lace, Pink Mayfair, Pink and Green Strawberry and Cherry Berry, Yellow Madrid and others), 600+ pieces of Fiestaware (assorted colors and pieces), 40+ pieces of Swarovski and 500+ Vintage Hollywood Photographs from the Culver Pictures and Ken Regan Archives.

Please make plans to attend this large auction.  Absentee bidding through eBay Live Auctions.

    Session I - 10:00am - Fiestaware, Depression Glass & Swarovski

    Session II - Approx. 3:00pm - Vintage Hollywood Photographs

July 29, August 1 & 4 - Dresden Days Street Fair.  We will have a booth again this year on the streets of Dresden promoting our Longaberger auction services.  We will be traveling the state of Ohio this week picking up auction consignments.  Please give us a call today to be included.

August - Live Auction in Hiawatha, Kansas featuring kitchen glassware including jadeite, Pyrex and Fire-king, milk glass, black amethyst, Lenox, Ward's china, sandwich glass, pressed glass, Fenton, Westmoreland, numerous sets of china, guns, vintage toys, GI Joe, collection of pressed steel toys inc. Tonka, Nylint etc., teapot collection, paperweight collection and more.  Pictures coming soon...

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Consignment Corner

1.  Iowa Trip - We are going to make another trip through Iowa sometime in the next two weeks.  If you live in Iowa and have items to sell, please contact us asap, so we can put you on the list.

2. 2006 Longaberger Bee & Dresden Days - We will have a booth promoting our Longaberger auction services again this year on the streets of Dresden for the 2006 Dresden Days held on July 29th, August 1st and 4th. We will be traveling the state of Ohio that week picking up auction consignments. We are now taking reservations to determine the order in which the items we pick up will be listed in the fall. The sooner you contact us for a pick up, the sooner your baskets will be sold in the fall. Please give us a call to be included.  Our goal this year is 10,000 BASKETS! We need your help to get there, so please give us a call today to be included.

We are also happy to pick up any other types of auction consignments this week, not just baskets.

3. Consignments Wanted - We are always looking for quality estates and collections for auction consignment.  Please give us a call, and we can arrange for the shipping and/or transportation of your collection to our location. Let us put our experience and reputation to work for you!

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Company News

1.  CES - Gregg Pfister, Auctioneer and Appraiser will be traveling to the National Auctioneers Association Conference and Show in Orlando, Florida July 9-11 to obtain the Certified Estate Specialist (CES) designation.  The CES courses revolve around the legal and financial aspects and duties and relationships of the parties involved in an estate.  While Sunflower Auction has been dealing with estates for many years now, this educational seminar will further enhance our ability to serve our clients.  If we can assist you with an estate liquidation, please give us a call.

2. Real Estate - Later this summer, Sunflower Auction will begin offering real estate services through both traditional listings and real estate auctions.  We have been approached by numerous clients over the years wanting to sell real estate as part of an estate or because they are moving or downsizing.  In the past, we have simply referred the business to others, but in the near future, we will be able to handle all aspects of the real estate sale in-house.  This is a natural extension of the estate and auction services we already offer and will make Sunflower Auction a one-stop-shop for auction and appraisal services.  If we can assist you with the sale of real estate, please give us a call.

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Thanks for your continued business, and if there is anything we can do for you, please let me know.

Gregg Pfister, Auctioneer & Appraiser
Sunflower Auction, LLC
7337 West 161st Street
Overland Park, KS 66085
toll free: (800) 440-9848
local phone: (913) 239-8624
fax: (913) 239-8623
gregg@sunflowerauction.com
www.sunflowerauction.com

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Gregg Pfister, Agent