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Sunflower Auction
1314 Hickory Street
Kansas City, MO 64102
Phone: 913.526.8622
Fax:      913.904.9657

Sunflower Seeds - Thursday, July 19th, 2007

1. Auctioneer Notes
Auction Calendar
Consignment Corner

Auctioneer Notes

Welcome to another edition of Sunflower Seeds.  I hope the summer has been going well for all of you this year.  It always seems like everyone gets very busy at this time of year.  It's no exception here as we are getting ready to make our annual trip to Ohio to attend the Longaberger events and pick up auction consignments.  We are leaving Kansas City for Ohio on Thursday, July 26th.  If you live in or around the following cities, we will be available to stop and pick up your large collections at no cost (St. Louis, Effingham, Terre Haute, Indianapolis, Dayton, Columbus, Zanesville, Dresden, Akron, Canton).  We need to budget our trailer space, so if you are thinking about selling, please contact me immediately at (800) 440-9848 to schedule a pickup.  Last year, we filled a 26-foot U-Haul truck and a 14-foot cargo trailer with consignments which generated hundreds of thousands of dollars for our clients.  If you haven't worked with us before, I'd like to make you a part of the exciting things happening at Sunflower Auction.

As you scroll though this newsletter, you will see that we have put together a nice auction calendar for the rest of the year.  We're currently pursuing real estate in Kansas and Missouri, coins, firearms, militaria, historical artifacts and sports memorabilia in addition to our bread and butter collectibles like Longaberger Baskets, Precious Moments, Hummels, etc.  In our experience, the collectibles markets are usually soft during the summer, but normally rebound after Labor Day.  The items we pick up on our Ohio trip will help fill the remainder of the auction calendar for the fall and winter months when our customers traditionally have more time to spend in front of the computer and to attend our gallery auctions.  Don't forget, our availability is on a first-come first-serve basis, so please give me a call right away to discuss the sale of your collection.

For those of you who haven't been to our gallery before, we are located just off 161st Street and Metcalf Avenue in Overland Park, Kansas.  We are located in a 10,000 square foot building with two large auction signs on the front of the building.  It is very easy to find and very accessible.  We are located approximately 50 minutes from Kansas City International Airport and 25 minutes from downtown Kansas City.  I hope to see you in person at an upcoming event.

- Gregg Pfister, Auctioneer, Appraiser & Real Estate Agent


Auction Calendar

July 21, 10AM (Preview Friday 1-5PM, Saturday 8AM) - A Collector's Auction at the Sunflower Auction Gallery consisting of Ricker Pewter, Terry Redlin Prints, Precious Moments Figurines and Dolls, Walt Disney Classic Collection Figurines, Lladro Figurines, Tom Clark Gnomes, Boyds Resin Figurines, Cabbage Patch Dolls and Porcelains, Cherished Teddies, Raikes Bears, Mill Creek Animals, Country Cousins, Armani Sculptures, Boxes of Sports Cards, Comic Books including CGC Graded, GI Joe Figures, Transformer with Comics, Memories of Yesterday, Longaberger Baskets, Hummel Figurines, Original Oil Paintings, Hundreds of New Fiction and Non-Fiction Books, Hundreds of Videos and DVD's and many more nice collectibles.  A pizza lunch will be available for purchase.  This is a large auction with a nice variety of items.  We hope to see you here on Saturday.  If you can't make it, please take advantage of our absentee bidding option.  The Absentee Bid Form is linked below.

Online Catalog        Print Catalog        Absentee Bid Form

July 22 - Decorative Collectibles Auction on eBay.  Click the image below to view the auction.

Click to View Our eBay Store

August 11, 10AM - Real Estate & Personal Property Auction to be held at 6724 North Park Avenue, Gladstone, MO Fantastic opportunity, seller has relocated! Come bid your price on this beautiful 1.5 story maintenance-free Gladstone home, with stone and wood front and 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, and 2 half baths in the Northaven East subdivision. Master bedroom on main level, living room with vaulted ceilings, wood burning brick fireplace, huge eat-in kitchen, finished walk-out basement with fireplace and wet bar. Wonderfully landscaped yard with Koi pond, in-ground sprinkler system, painted textured driveway, and red brick sidewalk, all on a heavily wooded lot.  A wonderful selection of personal property including a 1936 Ford Truck will be sold immediately following the real estate.

Click here to view the real estate                            Click here to view the personal property

6724 North Park Avenue, Gladstone, MO

1936 Ford Truck


Sunflower Auction, LLC, is offering this property at live auction according to the complete Terms and Conditions of the sale in the Property Information Package (posted soon). The property will be sold in As-Is condition. An 8% Buyer's Premium will be added to the high bid to determine the total sales price. High bidder will execute an Auction Purchase and Sale Agreement and provide a Binding Non-Refundable Escrow Deposit in the amount of $7,000.00 in the form of certified funds or business/personal check with a bank letter of guarantee, at the conclusion of the auction. If paying by certified funds, please make check payable to Thomson Title Corp., our escrow agent.  In order to register to bid for this auction, prospective bidders must present a valid driver's license along with proof of the escrow deposit for the property to be bid upon. The Auction Purchase and Sale Agreement is not contingent upon financing, inspections or any due diligence. Balance of purchase price is due at closing in Thirty Days. 3% Broker Participation. Brokers/Agents, please have your broker participation form faxed to our office no later than 24 hours prior to the sale date.

Agency Disclosure: Our broker, Schulman & Associates, LLC is acting as auctioneer/agent for the Seller only. Information contained herein is believed to be correct to the best of agent's/auctioneer's knowledge but is subject to inspection and verification by all parties relying on it. Seller's, their representatives and auctioneer/agent shall not be liable for inaccuracies, errors, or omissions. This offering is subject to prior sale and may be withdrawn, modified or cancelled at any time without notice. All square footage and other dimensions are approximate.

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October 20 - Live Militaria and Firearms Auction in conjunction with Proxibid.  Now accepting consignments:  Please contact Charles Keller, Director of Research for further details.

  • Firearms - Handguns, Shotguns and Rifles, Curio or Relic Pieces, Ammunition
  • Militaria - World War I, World War II, Vietnam, Soviet, Medals, Uniforms

Militaria Wanted

November 8, 9, 10 & 11 - Sports, Historical, Political and Entertainment Memorabilia Auction.  We are pleased to announce an important auction consisting of Autographed Sports, Historical, Political and Entertainment Memorabilia from the 19th and 20th centuries.  Highlights of the auction will include a hand-written Abraham Lincoln manuscript and signed document, a Papal-blessed zucchetto, a letter signed by Mother Theresa, a NASA jumpsuit signed by Neil Armstrong, 25 years of autographed KU basketballs, autographed guitars, a 19th century French ticket kiosk, hundreds of autographed sports and personality items and many more interesting and unique items.  Click here to view some preview photos.

Signed Abraham Lincoln Commission Letter

December - American History Artifacts & Fine Art Auction.  A collection of remarkable items ranging from original oils of George Washington to Civil War artifacts to modern Presidential memorabilia.


Consignment Corner

1. 2007 Dresden Days Street Fair - July 28, 31, August 3. We will have a booth again this year on the streets of Dresden, Ohio for the annual Dresden Days. Please stop by our booth to register for Longaberger prizes and meet our auction staff.  We will be traveling the states of Missouri, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio picking up all types of auction consignments beginning on July 26th. We will have plenty of trailer space for large collections again this year.  We are currently scheduling pickups for collections of 500 or more baskets and other large collections of antiques and collectibles.  Please contact us today to schedule your pickup date and time.  We are attempting to front-load the pickup schedule this year, so we can leave for Kansas City early the week of the 30th.  If you are planning to bring baskets to our booth in Dresden that week, please contact us before you come to make sure we are still around.  You can reach Gregg on his cell phone at (913) 526-8622 during the Bee week in Ohio.

2. New Lower Commission Rates.  Commission rates on large collections and estates are negotiable based on the quantity and quality of the items being offered and the amount of work involved in preparing the items for auction.  For a limited time, we are offering 0% sellers commission on amounts over $100,000.  Please contact us for an initial consultation.  We generally charge a flat or tiered commission on each item, and the seller generally pays the advertising and moving costs.  All commissions and fees are deducted at the end of the process, so you pay nothing upfront and we provide insurance coverage on your items while they are in our possession.

Of course, fees are really only half the story.  We strongly believe that the most important factors that determine the selling price of an item are the knowledge and reputation of the seller.  We earn our commission by achieving the highest selling price possible for you!  Our research indicates that we earn most, if not all, of our commission solely from achieving higher than average selling prices

Consignments Wanted


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

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