JIM ERDLE TRACTOR AUCTION, CANANDAIGUA, NY - 9/21/13
Last week I had antique cars - this week I have the Jim Erdle tractor auction in Canandaigua, NY that was held yesterday (9/21) and is still going on today (9/22), if you live in the area and want to take a run over there. The auction starts at 10:00 AM today, if you are interested. Mr. Erdle started collecting back in the 1950's. He studied and researched tractors before he purchased them. Some of the tractors in his collection are the rarest in the world. Getting older, Mr. Erdle decided to sell his collection. There were over 150 tractors there to be auctioned off along with tractor parts. The tractors shown here are just a few that I have pictures of. I will be putting more tractor posts on later. There were Englishers, Amish and Mennonites at this auction. In fact David, Michael, Edward, Bishop Joseph, Kevin and Elmer with his wife Anna, were there. In the Amish picture is Elmer's Bishop. If you wanted to bid, you went into one tent to sign up and got a number. All the outside tractors had a number. The auction was inside the large tent. The picture of the tractor would show along with the number on the screen and people would bid inside. The auction people were on stage. Outside were some venders selling food, soft drinks, crafts, etc. People could bid on the tractors at the auction, by telephone or on ebay. People came to this auction from all around the United States and some foreign countries. They said this was a once in a life time auction and I had to be there. When I entered I asked if I could take pictures and was told sure - so I took them - lots of them.
ANOTHER POST OF JIM ERDLE TRACTOR AUCTION WILL BE ON THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26TH. THE REST OF THE POSTS ARE: SEPTEMBER 28th, OCTOBER 3rd AND THE FINAL ON OCTOBER 4th.