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

Sunflower Seeds - Tuesday, March 11th, 2008

1. Auctioneer Notes
Auction Calendar
Consignment Corner

Auctioneer Notes:

Welcome to another edition of Sunflower Seeds.  Many of you have no doubt been wondering, what is going on with Sunflower Auction and The Online Auction Company?  Well, to bring you all up to date, The Online Auction Company is an eBay consignment business that I started in my basement nine years ago.  I put that business on the market a year or so ago, and eventually found a buyer, namely Drew Hull of DJLC Enterprises, Inc.  The business sale was completed in February, and I have been working with Drew over the last several weeks to get him off on the right foot.  As such, the two businesses are now two distinct companies.  Per our agreement, The Online Auction Company will be moving to a new location by the end of April.

The Online Auction Company will continue to conduct large auctions on eBay consisting of decorative collectibles, Longaberger Baskets, Precious Moments, Hallmark Ornaments, Hummel Figurines, Lladro Figurines, pottery, glass and all the other great items you have come to expect on eBay.  Drew will retain my previous phone and fax numbers, so please make a note of my new contact info below.  Please contact Drew at (913) 239-8622 to sell items on eBay or visit

Sunflower Auction will continue to conduct live gallery auctions and on-site auctions for real estate, estates, antiques and collectibles and business liquidations, in both live-only and live with Proxibid formats, in addition to traditional real estate listings.  We will continue to serve clients nationwide and will continue to travel for the finest collections and estates.  Our focus is currently on historical artifacts, militaria, firearms, coins, sports memorabilia, art pottery, art glass, antique dolls, antique toys and real estate.

Please make a note of our new contact information below:

Sunflower Auction
7375 West 161st Street
Overland Park, KS 66085
Phone: (913) 526-8622
Fax: (913) 904-9657

Getting back to business, we have seven live auctions scheduled from this weekend through mid-May, ranging from our standard fare of firearms, militaria and coins to four huge doll auctions in April to real estate and personal property in May.  This is a model for the new and improved Sunflower Auction that you will come to know in the years to come.  I'd like to invite you to become a part of the exciting things happening at Sunflower Auction. Please contact me for a no-obligation consultation about selling your estate or collection.

One final note, if you only want to receive emails like this from The Online Auction Company, and not from Sunflower Auction, please use the unsubscribe link at the bottom of this email to remove yourself from the Sunflower Seeds email list.  If you want to continue to receive Sunflower Seeds, then no action is required.

- Gregg Pfister, Auctioneer, Appraiser & Real Estate Agent


Auction Calendar:

March 15, 9AM (Preview Friday, 1-5PM, Saturday, 8AM) - Militaria, Firearms, Coins & Cars.  Coins: 150+ PCGS and NGC graded coins (silver dollars, silver halves, silver quarters including state proofs, cameo dimes), $10 platinum coin, Silver Eagle Set 1986-2007 PCGS PR-69 Deep Cameo, Silver Eagle Set 1986-2007 PCGS MS-69, 12 US Gold Coins including $5 Liberty, $25 Gold Cook Islands Coin, Franklin Mint Sterling Sets, Commemorative Coin Sets, Mint Sets and more. Firearms: Dozens of handguns, rifles, shotguns, revolvers and semi-auto pistols including 500 Smith & Wesson Magnum, Smith & Wesson 45 ACP Air Lite, Smith & Wesson 357 Air Lite, Colt 45 Gold Cup, Colt 38 Army Special, Pair Glock 23's 40 S&W, Spanish Mauser, Panther Arms AR-15 and more.  Also ammunition, bullets, aluminum gun cases, ammo cans and hi-cap clips. Militaria: WWII German Medals, Badges and Insignia, Nazi Daggers, HJ Knife, Army and Navy Uniforms, Military and History Books, WWI Medals, German Regimental Steins. Cars Sell at Noon: 1991 Red Mazda Miata Convertible and a 1989 Honda Civic DX Hatchback.  Other: Ronald Reagan Autographs, Fenton Glassware, Vintage GI Joes, Unopened Evel Knievel Toys and more. Please make plans to attend.  Food service will be available throughout the day.

Click Here to View the Print Catalog

Click Here to View the Proxibid Catalog

Militaria, Firearms & Coin Auction

Doll Auctions

April is Doll Month at Sunflower Auction - We will be selling the lifetime doll collection of Mrs. Virginia Dean over the four Saturdays in April.  The collection consists of over 10,000 dolls and accessories.  Mrs. Dean's dolls have been featured in Madame Alexander books by Patricia Smith.  Mrs. Dean was a member of the Madame Alexander Doll Club for many years.  The collection consists of wonderful Madame Alexander dolls from the 1950's to the present in original outfits, many with original boxes (Alexander-kins, Cissette, Cissy, Elise, Lissy, Little Genius, Maggie, Margaret and others), antique bisque dolls (German, French and Japanese), antique and vintage composition dolls, Shirley Temple dolls, vintage hard plastic dolls, doll reference books, paper dolls, tons of doll clothing and accessories, Peggy Nisbet, china heads, Nancy Ann Storybook dolls, Vogue Ginny's, Effanbee and Ideal plus the complete estate contents consisting of antique furniture, china, glassware, figurines and more.  This living estate is unlike anything we have ever seen before.  You have to see it to believe it.  We expect that it will take four long days of auctioning to settle this estate, so please be prepared to spend each day with us.

We will have three catalogued sessions, each followed by an uncatalogued session of dolls and estate items.  The final Saturday will be all uncatalogued dolls and estate items.

Session 1: April 5, 10AM - Madame Alexander Dolls plus dolls and estate items

Session 2: April 12, 10AM - Madame Alexander Dolls plus dolls and estate items

Session 3: April 19, 10AM - Antique and Vintage Bisque, Composition and Hard Plastic plus dolls and estate items

Session 4: April 26, 10AM - Remaining dolls and estate items

April Doll Auctions

May 3 at 10AM - Real Estate & Personal Property Auction to be held in Gladstone, MO.

Click Here to View the Real Estate

Personal property to include: Furniture: Pair leather recliners, red upholstered chair, coffee tables, oak table with 5 leaves, needlepoint chairs, table with 5 wicker-back chairs, glass coffee tables, green tufted chair, green upholstered recliner, lamp table, numerous lamps, Duncan Phyfe-style drum table, oak bench, tiger oak table with spindle legs, baby cradle, vintage trunks, child’s chair, granite-top table, pine cupboard, nice tiger oak buffet, antique desk, black desk with glass top, wooden high chairs, bar stools, glide rocker with footstool Household: Pots and pans, parfait glasses, woven floral rug, plant stands, entry runner, umbrellas, snack sets, linens, towels, Christmas décor and lights, vintage typewriter, luggage, oak telephone, old baskets, metal shelving, GE mantle clock, Oreck XL vacuum with bags, wheelchair, ice cream freezer, graniteware basin, oak crutches, barware items, board games, nativity display, tv trays.  Beds/Bedding: Twin bed, queen bedroom set with bed, dresser and chest, crocheted blankets, throws, bed linens Electronics: JVC television, 8-track/phonograph console, JVC turntable, Mitsubishi VCR, RCA VCR, Lexmark Z53 printer Musical Instruments: Lowry organ with bench, music cabinet Appliances: Amana 20 refrigerator/freezer, Sears Coldspot chest freezer Antiques/Collectibles: Clear glass oil lamps, Fire-King glassware, vintage Tupperware, Rhythm by Homer Laughlin china, Gone with the wind lamp, Kansas City Then and Now book, glass candy dishes, brass spittoon, books on various collectibles, Walt Disney Classic Collection Bambi, vintage Rubik’s Cube (unopened), vintage records and 8-track tapes, Precious Moments doll, collectible figurines, quilt rack, Tiffany-style lamp with large shade, hand-stitched quilts, wedding ring quilt, cranberry opalescent lamp with brass cherub, Thomas P. Otter Moving Westward print, metal wagon wheel, tin litho doll house, glass vases, vintage Coke bottles, old milk cans, vintage bicycle, old milk bottles, Schlitz beer signs, Disney Deluxe Videos Lion King, Snow White and Cinderella, vintage metal Tonka toys, vintage dolls and accessories.  Garage/Tools: Lots of hand tools, hand dolly/truck, shovel, post hole digger, wheelbarrows, scrap lumber, yard tools, lawn chairs, croquet set.

Food service and rest rooms will be available at this outdoor auction.  Please make plans to attend.

May 10, 10AM - Militaria, Firearms, Sports Cards and Coin Auction.  Featuring 1,300 lead soldiers, Civil War letters, early American land deed, antique ephemera, Sports Cards ranging from early tobacco to 1950's Topps to modern stars, many PSA graded, hundreds of PCGS and NGC coins.  Consignments Welcome.  Call Gregg at (913) 526-8622 for details.


Consignment Corner:

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.  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
Phone: (913) 526-8622
Fax: (913) 904-9657


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