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Sniader estate sale of vintage farm equipment exceeds $400K

1920 Avery 40-80 tractor tops the auction at $157,500


The sale of 20 lots of vintage farm equipment from the estate of David J. Sniader generated more than $400,000 in sales this past weekend at the Walworth County Fairgrounds in Elkhorn, Wisconsin. The sale was conducted by Mecum Auctions Gone Farmin’ division. 

Topping the sale was a 1920 Avery 40-80 with a Pickering governor setup that brought $157,500 (prices include buyer’s fee). 

Top-10 sales, Sniader Estate vintage farm auction 2021

  1. 1920 Avery 40-80, $157,500
  2. 1907 Avery 18 HP, $94,500
  3. 1919 Waterloo Boy N, $65,100
  4. 1924 Rumely 16-30 H, $26,250
  5. Rims – Lot of 2, $15,750
  6. 1907 Avery Plow, $12,600
  7. 1885 Sandwich Hay Press, $10,500
  8. 1951 John Deere R Diesel, $7,875
  9. 1914 Avery Separator, $3,675
  10. 1944 John Deere A, $2,100

The next sale for the Gone Farmin’ division is the Fall Premier scheduled for November 11-13 at the Quad Cities on the Mississippi River.

Larry Edsall
Larry Edsall
A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.


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