Received a really interesting Auction poster from Sullivan Auctioneers. Have not heard of these folks. A little research shows a lot of farm equipment and land sale auctions. BUT…. look at all these really GREAT lightning rod balls, pendents and vanes. WOW! Now we are talking! From their Auction Listing
Outstanding Antique & Collectible Auction !
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Selling an extremely impressive, very large collection of weather vanes, lightning rods, lightning balls and finials. Also selling advertising signs, guns, vintage Coke machine and many other neat & unusual items. Complete collection being moved from Ft. Madison, IA to Sullivan Auction Site, Hwy. 136 East, Hamilton, IL for this sit-down style catalogued auction. Live internet bidding will be offered! The “Baier” Collection, Jim & Linda Baier – Sellers.
Fantastic offering of weathervanes to include: Several styles and sizes of cows; several styles and sizes of pigs; several styles and sizes of trotting, prancing, walking and circus horses; other weathervanes such as antique cars, sheep, chickens, donkey, corn and others. Hundreds of lightning rod glass balls including various Mercury in numerous colors, also cobalt and other blue colors, sun color Amethyst SCA, amber, milk glass, ruby red, white, red, other various shades; nice selection of hanging tear drop pendant style glass balls with colors such as cobalt blue, gold Mercury, red, silver Mercury, blue milk glass and others (some of these appear to be NOS); other weathervanes with colored glass inserts, many of which have advertising such as Black Swan Co., Barnett, Kretzer, Miller, James, Electra, other glass inserted kite tails such as red hearts and balls, shooting stars, yellow slag, ball and arrow and many, many others; other lightning rod related items will include SCA sharp pleat pumpkin 5″ ball, SCA sharp pleat 5 1/2″ ball, chestnut balls, caramel slag doorknob ball, green milk glass ball, amber & clear green ribbed grape 4 1/2″ ball, Barnett 4 1/2″ balls in green and cobalt colors, ribbed grape ball, Barnett “round ribbed” blue balls, SCA raised quilt and sharp pleat balls, flat quilt Mercury balls in several colors, D&S balls in slag, cobalt blue, silver, gold and amber mercury, other milk glass swirl balls in white and blue, several Hawkeye lightning balls; large quantity of other related items such as finials, lightning rod stands, brackets, related advertising signs, etc.