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Phone: 913.526.8622
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Sunflower Seeds - Friday, September 1, 2006

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

Auctioneer's Notes

Welcome to another edition of Sunflower Seeds.  We started the fall auction season off with a bang last weekend with our Three-Day Antique & Collectible auction.  The two tops lots were 613) Wedgwood Chusan Flow Blue Salt & Pepper Shakers which sold for $1,210 including a 10% buyer's premium and 281) 2 Depression Glass Amber Madrid Ashtrays which sold for $1,035 including a 15% buyer's premium.  Thank you to all who participated in this fun and exciting auction.


Our auction calendar is listed below.  I want to highlight the Longaberger and Precious Moments auction coming up on September 7-10 at our gallery.  The catalogs are now available for you to browse and bid.  I hope you can attend this large auction in person, but if not, please 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.

The eBay Live Auctions process works a little bit differently than the eBay core auction process with which you are already familiar.  We have explained the differences in some detail on each eBay listing.  Please review the sections that pertain to Important Terms Regarding eBay Live Auctions, Payment and Shipping.  We're working hard to grow and change with this new market, and at the same time, retain the core values that have brought us this far.  I hope you will give it a try next weekend, and please let me know what you think of it and how we can make it better for you.

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.  We all felt the power of eBay Live Auctions last weekend, and our sellers were extremely pleased with the results.  I would love to talk with you about harnessing this new tool to achieve top results for your collection.  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:   [Sep 2]   [Sep 7-10]

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.  Please make plans to join us in person for a fun day at the auction.  There will be no internet bidding.

We recommend the following hotel for our out-of-town guests: Hiawatha Inn (785) 742-7401

[Pictures(<--- Just added: Flow Blue, Depression Glass, Candlewick, China and Hummels.)

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!  Internet bidding will be available through eBay Live Auctions for all four sessions.  Please note: Due to the size of this auction, we won't be able to set up the Precious Moments for preview until Saturday morning at 8am.

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)

Packing and shipping for this auction will be handled by our local UPS Store.  Once your invoice is paid with Sunflower Auction, they will contact you to arrange for shipping.


    Session I - Thursday, 1:00pm - 600+ Longaberger Baskets [Print] [eBay]

    Session II - Friday, 1:00pm - 600+ Longaberger Baskets [Print] [eBay]

    Session III - Saturday, 10:00am - 600+ Precious Moments Figurines [Print] [eBay]

    Session IV - Sunday, 10:00am - 600+ Precious Moments Figurines [Print] [eBay]


Consignment Corner

1.  Precious Moments - We are looking for approximately 500 Precious Moments to round out the next eBay Live Auction in early October.  Please contact us if you have this type of collection.

2.  Holiday Collectibles - We are putting together a Holiday Collectibles Auction in early November.  We are looking for consignments of Hallmark Ornaments, Precious Moments, Byer's Choice dolls, Waterford ornaments, Department 56, and the like.  Please contact us if you have this type of collection to sell.

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, held on August 25th, 26th & 27th, brought 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 the next unforgettable auction event next 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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