Two-day auction in Cedar Rapids will benefit Camp Courageous Print
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Thursday, 18 October 2012 07:59
A huge two-day auction will be held on Oct 27 & 28 that will benefit Camp Courageous, thanks to the generosity of Virgil Crofter of Mt. Vernon. Over the years Vergil Crofter collected some unique item, and upon his death, his personal processions have gone to Camp Courageous, a year round camp for those with special needs, run on donations.  Here are some of the details of both days:

Day 1 Antiques & Collectibles. Wide variety of items!
Sat. Oct 27 @ 10 AM. Cady Auction Gallery, 833 Shaver Rd. NE Cedar Rapids, IA
Preview Fri. 10/26, 12 noon – 4 PM & 8:30 morning of auction.

Cady Auction will be selling the estate of Virgil Crofter. Virgil requested that proceeds go to Camp Courageous. Virgil was an avid collector of celebrity apparel plus autographed photos & books, including Marlyn Monroe, Liz Taylor, Willie Nelson, Cher, Eva Gabor, etc. Also being sold will be a 1987 5th Ave with 64K one owner orig mis, excellent condition.

Over 100 pieces of Royal Haeger plus other pottery will be auctioned.

Featured item: Just in time for Halloween! 1880′s Odd Fellow’s ceremonial authentic human skeleton & coffin!

4 Asian black lacquer room divider / dressing screens, 2 matching 4 ft. hand-carved marble pedestals,  antique furniture including walnut hall tree and 2 Etageres are just some of the items.

General store items: Stand alone weight / fortune telling machines + 1 cent Shooting gallery & test your strength machines.Coin counters. Floor candy cabinet. 3 National cash registers.

Beaver top hats in orig case. Victorian umbrellas (silver, mop, gold) & bakelite umbrellas. Philco radio / phonograph. Antique prints & engravings. Original movie posters: 1983 return of the Jedi & 1978 The Lord of the Rings. Handmade museum quality model ship Kate Cory & whaler.

Plus: 1987 Bayliner Capri boat w/ 85 Yamaha 1990 motor (lower unit rebuilt June 2012) with galvanized trailor w/ new tires & axle.

Complete catalog with sale order, descriptions & 1000′s of photos and Live Internet bidding via available 1 week prior to auction. Absentee and phone bids accepted. Go to for more information. or call 319 364 4143


Auction to be held in Cady Auction Gallery warehouse
Sunday, Oct 28 @ 12 Noon. Doors open at 11 AM.

This will include the rest of Virgil Crofter’s estate, proceeds going to Camp Courageous. Auction will be held in our warehouse: NO catalog, NO Internet bidding, NO absentee bids, NO buyer’s premium.

Furniture, household items, 50+ diecast cars in orig boxes, 100′s of vintage albums, console stereos, big screen TV, glassware, lamps, bookcases, vintage & antique office equipment, tools, lawn mower, race car t-shirts, celebrity photo prints, lots of dolls, antique hair salon equip, comic books, books, etc. etc. etc………still unpacking!

Updates as photos will be added to website,

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