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The Auction of All Time? The Jim Erdle Collection


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Old 12-17-2012, 09:56:11 PM
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I haven't been to see Jim since probably the late 90's when I still had some time in the summer to go to Canadaigua.
I think Dad has been down a couple times since but I've never been able to make it. I remember the first time we went there we must have walked for 3+ hours and still hadn't even finished the buildings!!

Definitely a world class collection.

I know I shouldn't post this in the tractor forum but are there any engines left and are they going to be sold??

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casertractor, the stinson is complete and has run, just a matter of does it now? the old ag museum got a couple of pieces for theirs when Jim had some cast.
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I believe Jim had bull gears casted for the Stinson, the one in Milton has no bull gears but they are sitting there.

I don't believe that running or not running will effect the price....many of these tractors will be available only once in a person's life...

Anybody that knows Jim, Kent and Dick (Jim's mechanics) knows the quality and thoroughness of their work....don't be surprised if a lot of the tractors (the ones that have been restored) are running before or at the sale.
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casertractor, the stinson is complete and has run, just a matter of does it now? the old ag museum got a couple of pieces for theirs when Jim had some cast.

Sorry Scott i was refering to Mr Erdle's Stinson as for the one in CHP in Milton i am aware of it needing gears and i have never heard it run in all the time i have been going their.John
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So where are we all going to meet when we get to New York? I want to meet all you guys although
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So where are we all going to meet when we get to New York? I want to meet all you guys although
The Akropolis restaurant - George and I will be going for sure
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What is it every time about that waitres in the Akropolis restaurant.

Are you guys in love or something............
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So where are we all going to meet when we get to New York? I want to meet all you guys although
You might not want to go that far just yet! LOL! Especially with that Swabian; i heard he's trouble.... Which is why I want to meet him!
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Does anyone know if Jim would still show me around if I went out there in April? I got to see Oscar's before it went thanks to my dad and I would love to get out there to see these before they go away with him.

If I had the money, that N&S would come back to West Michigan with me for safe keeping, but alas, I am a poor working slob!
You can go there anytime and Jim will give the complete tour drunk or sober. He is a true gentleman as you will see when you meet him. He loves to show off his toys to anyone who stops by. Come and be blown away as so many others have been Ed B
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I want to meet all you guys.

Our dear newbie Rumely Girl cetainly is a brave one now isn't she

With world wide attendance flocking to NY for one of Kurt's big parties Rumely Girl is sure to get her moneys worth....Welcome to the toybox RG...remember you asked for it
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I go to Jim's about once, maybe more a month to visit and we have become good friends over the last five years. I have taken pictures of and documented every tractor that is indoors and that is around 200 whole tractors with a lot of parts. I have also tried to turn everyone over just a little so they don't seize. Many of them have not been run in a long time but they are so unique that it doesn't matter. I do know the Stinson is stuck.

Very sad to see this collection dispersed as it is fun to stop in and walk my dog, trip over old iron then talk shop with Jim. He is truly a blast to be around and always asks about our farm and other ventures and I will continue to stop by after the sale. We have been saving up a long time to try and preserve some of this collection down at the show grounds but for sure it will never be the same.

I hope to meet all of you at the sale and would be happy to organize a stak party of some sort at once of the local watering holes. Perhaps thursday night after the first auction day? ideas??Also they just built a brand new holiday inn express so if anyone wants modern lodging I recommend that, it's about five minutes from Jim's.
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What is it every time about that waitres in the Akropolis restaurant.

Are you guys in love or something..
I don't want to be in love i would like to be in her
Wow that's bad even for me
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Looks like I'm a month and a half late.... but

Welcome Aboard SmokStak Rumely Girl.

Interesting Biography on your profile page. I've heard that females make good crane operators due to having better depth perception at long distances, but never been in contact with one before. That good eyesight probably helps with the archery too.
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Shame on you George! Your naughty even for you! Anyway it would be great to meet all of the smokstak folks somewhere. I was going to bring my daughter she is 28 she has always wanted to go to New York but maybe not! But I think i might be able to hold my own. But I would love to see all the old iron! Since this Rumely purchase I want more!

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Yes I love my archery. I'm a target shooter only. I have been looking for an old P&H crane to keep around to play with but like the old metal they are selling them for scrape. I worked for a poured basement wall company. I set the wooden forms. At the time I was 1 of three in the US.thanks for the welcome Otto Sawyer
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Shame on you George! Your naughty even for you! Anyway it would be great to meet all of the smokstak folks somewhere. I was going to bring my daughter she is 28 she has always wanted to go to New York but maybe not! But I think i might be able to hold my own. But I would love to see all the old iron! Since this Rumely purchase I want more![
Sorry could not resist after that in love 28 Ok just a bit older than myself then
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Sorry could not resist after that in love 28 Ok just a bit older than myself then
So worldly for just a youngster
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So worldly for just a youngster
Oouch that hurts. Looking forward to that sale and to the great guys(and of course girls) i am going to meet and met again.
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Oouch that hurts. Looking forward to that sale and to the great guys(and of course girls) i am going to meet and met again.
Sorry that was mean just joking! Yes I would like to try to buy something but I think it's to rich for my blood. I am finding out you have to have money to do this hobby. I don't know how you guys do it.
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Sorry that was mean just joking! Yes I would like to try to buy something but I think it's to rich for my blood. I am finding out you have to have money to do this hobby. I don't know how you guys do it.
Don't worry nothing can really hurt me.
I am trying to sell my body on the street but no success yet
So i do what i can do best fixing Compressors. Even if i end up with nothing, that's something you have to attend, spending some time with your friend having a chat and maybe a beer and of course a steak. Looking forward to catch up with two hillbillys from Ohio
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Don't worry nothing can really hurt me.
I am trying to sell my body on the street but no success yet
So i do what i can do best fixing Compressors. Even if i end up with nothing, that's something you have to attend, spending some time with your friend having a chat and maybe a beer and of course a steak. Looking forward to catch up with two hillbillys from Ohio
send pics no worries! Be happy!
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