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

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

Auctioneer's Notes

Welcome to Sunflower Seeds.  It's been a busy summer here at Sunflower Auction.  We've taken the last two months off from selling online, so I could obtained the CES (Certified Estate Specialist) designation and my real estate license.  We also took a trip to Ohio for the 2006 Dresden Days and brought back a 24-foot U-Haul and a 14-foot cargo trailer full of baskets to sell this fall! We are now ready to resume selling online with an outstanding fall auction schedule.

I am pleased to announce that our first auction this fall will be a fantastic three-day live auction event at our gallery in Overland Park, Kansas this weekend with bidding for all three sessions available through eBay Live Auctions.  We're selling CGC Photographs, Flow Blue China, Depression Glass, Hummels and much more over the course of three days.  I hope you can attend in person, but if not, enjoy browsing the auction, and I welcome your absentee bids through eBay Live Auctions.

For those of you new to eBay Live Auctions, Welcome to eBay Live Auctions is the best place to start learning about this new and exciting platform.  Using eBay Live Auctions, you can bid in real time on auctions taking place right on our gallery floor from the comfort of your home.  eBay Live Auctions transport you right to the auction floor where the action is. You can place absentee bids, bid live or just watch the auction online. Here is the Home Page for the auction this weekend.

As a company, we are now focusing on real estate, estates, large collections and eBay Live auctions.  Our emphasis is still on antiques and decorative arts, but we have also recently branched out into business liquidations.  Our goal is to handle every aspect of our clients' auction needs.  Please give me a call if there is anything I can do for you!

- Gregg Pfister, Licensed Real Estate Agent, Auctioneer & Appraiser


Auction Calendar:  Quick Links: [Aug 25-27]     [Sep 2]     [Sep 7-10]

August 25, 26 & 27 - Three-Day Live Gallery Auction           at the Sunflower Auction Gallery in Overland Park.  Three outstanding sessions featuring 600+ pieces of Flow Blue China (Royal Doulton Madras, Wedgwood Chusan, Grindley Melbourne and others), 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), 30+ pieces of Swarovski, several Limited Edition 9" Precious Moments Figurines, 600+ Vintage Hollywood Photographs from the Culver Pictures and Ken Regan Archives (all are CGC Certified) and 700+ Hummel Figurines including numerous Century Pieces and older trademarks.  Please make plans to attend this large auction.  Lots from all three sessions will be available for preview starting at 11:00am on Friday.    Please review our complete [Terms and Conditions].

We recommend the following hotels for our out-of-town guests: 1) Overland Park Marriott (913) 451-8000 ($99-159/night); 2) Courtyard by Marriott (913) 339-9900 ($79-89/night); 3) Holiday Inn Overland Park (913) 312-0900 ($69/night)

We recommend the following third-party shipper for this auction: 1) UPS Store #2924, 7111 West 151st Street, Overland Park, (913) 897-6623


Internet bidding will be available through eBay Live Auctions for all three sessions.  The official catalogs with online bidding are now posted on Live Auctioneers and eBay Live Auctions.

    Session I - Friday 1:00pm (Preview 11am) - Vintage Hollywood and Sports Photographs

            [Lot Number Listing]        [Complete Catalog with Online Bidding]

If you like the photos you see in our catalog, please check out Masterpiece Editions.  Enter the coupon code "Sunflower" at checkout and receive 10% off your order.

    Session II - Saturday, 10:00am (Preview 8am) - Flow Blue, Depression, Fiesta, Swarovski...

            [Lot Number Listing]        [Complete Catalog with Online Bidding]

    Session III - Sunday, 10:00am (Preview 8am) - 700+ Hummel Figurines, Most Mint in Box!

            [Lot Number Listing]        [Complete Catalog with Online Bidding]

September 2, 9:00am - Live Antique & Collectible Auction at the Fisher Center, 201 East Iowa Street, Hiawatha, Kansas featuring 200+ Longaberger baskets, 200+ Precious Moments figurines, hundreds of silver coins, Roseville pottery, kitchen glassware including jadeite, Pyrex and Fire-king, milk glass, black amethyst, Lenox, Ward's china, large set Avon Cape Cod, grandfather clock, sandwich glass, pressed glass, Fenton, Westmoreland, numerous sets of china, guns, vintage toys, Dept. 56, GI Joe items, Cherished Teddies, vintage matchbooks, collection of pressed steel toys inc. Tonka, Nylint, Structo, ERTL, etc., old barn lumber and doors and much more.  Also selling a 1990 Taurus SHO.  [Pictures]

September 7, 8, 9 & 10 - Four-Day Live Gallery Auction    at the Sunflower Auction Gallery in Overland Park.  Four outstanding sessions featuring 1,200+ Precious Moments Figurines from the renown Cheryl Briggs collection from Springfield, MO and 1,200+ Longaberger Baskets, Pottery and Accessories from various consignors.  Please make plans to attend this large auction. The Briggs collection is quite simply THE BEST Precious Moments collection in existence!  Lots from all three sessions will be available for preview starting at 11:00am on Thursday.  Our goal is to have the complete catalog available by August 24th.  Internet bidding will be available through eBay Live Auctions for all four sessions.

    Session I - Thursday, 1:00pm (Preview 11am) - 600+ Longaberger Baskets

    Session II - Friday, 1:00pm (Preview 11am) - 600+ Longaberger Baskets

    Session III - Saturday, 10:00am (Preview 8am) - 600+ Precious Moments Figurines

    Session IV - Sunday, 10:00am (Preview 8am) - 600+ Precious Moments Figurines


Consignment Corner

1. The 2006 Dresden Days was a huge success.  Thank you to all who participated.  We filled a 24-foot U-Haul and a 14-foot cargo trailer with baskets to sell at auction.  Look for four to five large eBay Live auctions this fall featuring Longaberger Baskets.  Since we are able to process baskets much faster through eBay Live Auctions, we are still looking for more baskets to sell.  Please contact us for all the details of selling your collection and ask about our new low commission rate!

2.  Precious Moments - We are looking for between 500 and 1,000 Precious Moments to round out an eBay Live Auction in early October.  Please contact us if you have this type of collection.

3. Consignments Wanted - We are always looking for real estate, 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 gallery, or we can do an on-site auction. We can handle every aspect of an entire estate including real estate and personal property.  Let us put our experience and reputation to work for you!


Company News

1. Real Estate - Gregg Pfister, President of Sunflower Auction, LLC is now licensed to sell real estate at auction in Kansas and Missouri.  David Schulman with Schulman and Associates, LLC is our licensed broker in Kansas and Missouri.  We have been approached by numerous clients over the years wanting to sell real estate as part of an estate or because they were moving.  In the past, we have simply referred the business to other professionals, but now we are 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 this makes Sunflower Auction a one-stop-shop for complete auction and appraisal services.  If we can assist you with the sale of real estate, please give us a call.

2.  eBay Live Auctions - Sunflower Auction, LLC is now the highest rated eBay seller on the eBay Live Auctions platform.  Our first eBay Live auction will be held on August 25th, 26th & 27th.  This auctions brings together many months of collaboration between Sunflower Auction Gallery's live auctions and The Online Auction Company's eBay auctions.  We hope you will join us is person or online for an unforgettable auction event this weekend.


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

Gregg Pfister, Licensed Real Estate Agent, Auctioneer & Appraiser
Sunflower Auction, LLC
7375 West 161st Street
Overland Park, KS 66085
toll free: (800) 440-9848
local phone: (913) 239-8624
fax: (913) 239-8623

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