Kennedy's Auction Services

Saturday, September, 29, 2012 - 10 AM
242 North Rowlett Street, Collierville, TN

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Orville Etnier was the oldest licensed auctioneer in the State of Tennessee upon his passing at 97 years old and was involved in the auction business for over 59 years. He began his career as a co-owner of a livestock auction company in Royal Center, Indiana. Weary of Indiana winters, he moved his family to Tennessee in 1962. He was a farmer and dairyman for several years, but becoming an auctioneer was his dream. Before he became a licensed auctioneer, he worked for Don Smith Auctions and Delta Auction. After he was licensed, he began his own company, Pro Auction & Realty. He conducted several estate auctions in addition to auctions for such companies as Memphis City Schools, Shelby County Schools, South Central Bell, Town of Collierville, U-Haul and many mini storage companies to name a few. He had an extensive knowledge of antiques, farm equipment and those “one of a kind” items. He enjoyed meeting people and made many friends since to him a stranger was just someone he hadn’t met yet.

Orville’s wife Ruth had one of the largest button collections in West Tennessee, which she collected over several decades. The button collection also includes buttons from Ruth’s mother who collected buttons before her.

Partial Listing of Personal Property:

2003 Chevrolet Avalanche Z66 with 93,000 miles
1982 CX500C Honda Motor Trike
Craftsman DYT 4000 Lawnmower with 19 H.P. Kohler


Tennessee Cherry Sugar Chest, Early Four Drawer Cherry Chest, Early Walnut Breakfront with Glazed Doors above Blind Doors, Curved Glass Oak China Cabinet with Mirrored Top and Claw Feet, Victorian Renaissance Walnut High-Back Bed, 54 inch Oak S-Roll Top Desk, Huge International Time Recording Co. Regulator Clock, Oak Hall Tree, Walnut Wardrobe, Walnut Game Table, Victorian Pump Organ with Beveled Mirror, Valley Gem Mahogany Upright Piano, Victorian Marble Top Dresser, Three Drawer Walnut Spool Cabinet, Early Cobblers Bench, R.C.A. Windup Phonograph with R.C.A. Dog, Four-Stack Globe Wernicke Oak Bookcase, Mahogany Martha Washington Sewing Stand, Federal Carved Mahogany Sofa with Eagle Crest, Two Cedar Chests, Pair of Upholstered Victorian Ladies & Gents Chairs with Rose Carving, Pair of Unusual Spool Bentwood Chairs, Pair of Walnut Victorian Hip-Rest Chairs, Mixed Woods Martha Washington Washstand, Four-Drawer Walnut Chest with Fruit Carved Pulls, Walnut Wishbone Dresser with Marble Insert, Mission Drop-Front Secretary Desk, Walnut Victorian Platform Rocking Chair, Full Size Wrought Iron Bed with Brass Decoration, Victorian Walnut Center Table, 1930’s 8 Pcs. Dining Room Suite, Antique Trunks, Jacobean Oak Server, Several Assorted Antique Chairs, Stools and Rocking Chairs, Antique Oak Porch Glider, Walnut Corner What-Not Shelf, Oak Stick & Ball Music Stand, Four-Drawer Oak Sewing Cabinet, Oak Medicine Cabinet with Mirror, Oval Gold Victorian Wall Mirror, Two Cast Iron Sewing Machine Bases with Marble Tops, Mahogany Tea Cart, Antique Mahogany Coffee Table, Pair of Queen Anne Wing-Back Arm Chairs, Two Walnut One Drawer Lamp Tables, Duncan Phyfe Drop-Leaf Lamp Table, Nice Sofa & Chase Lounge, Several Upholstered Arm Chairs & Recliners, Pair of Walnut Plant Stands, Mission Oak Library Table, Drop-Leaf Mahogany Breakfast Table, Unusual Childs Rocking Chair, Maple Center Table, Walnut Dresser Base, Victorian Full Size Bed, Two Oak Hat Racks, Oak Four Shelf Mission Bookcase.

Gold & Silver Coins:

  1. Cased Liberty Gold Coin Type Set. Set Includes 1926 Saint Gaudens 20 Dollar Gold Piece, 1894 Liberty Head 10 Dollar Gold Piece, 1910 Indian Head 5 Dollar Gold Piece, 1913 Indian Head 2 ½ Dollar Gold Piece, 1873 Indian Princess Head 1 Dollar Gold Piece and 1853 Liberty 1 Dollar Gold Piece. See Photo’s for Grading. Total of 1.95 Troy Ounces Gold.

  2. 1995-W 10th Anniversary American Eagle Gold and Silver 5 Coin Proof Set. The set includes the 1 ounce 50 Dollar, 1/2 ounce 25 Dollar, 1/4 ounce 10 Dollar and 1/8 ounce 5 Dollar Fine Gold Coins, as well as the Rare “W” 1 troy ounce Silver American Eagle. This set comes complete with original red velvet box. Total of 1.85 Troy Ounces Fine .999 Fine Gold and the Silver Eagle is 1 Troy Ounce.

  3. 7 - American Eagle Gold Bullion Proof Coin Sets with Assorted Dates. Each Set Includes one ounce fifty dollar coin, one-half ounce twenty-five dollar coin, one-quarter ounce ten dollar coin, one-tenth ounce five dollar coin. 5 Sets Include original box. Total of 12.95 Troy Ounces .999 Fine Gold.

  4. 1908 Saint Gaudens 20 Dollar Gold Piece

  5. 1852 Liberty 2 ½ Dollar Gold Piece

  6. 1851 Liberty 1 Dollar Gold Piece

  7. 1993 Philadelphia Proof Set. This set was issued by the U.S. Mint to Commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the Philadelphia Mint. The set includes the 1 Ounce Fine Silver Eagle Dollar, Special Issue 1 Ounce Silver Commemorative Medal and 1 Ounce 25 Dollar, 1/2 Ounce 10 Dollar and 1/10 Ounce 5 Dollar Gold Eagles. This set comes complete with original green velvet box. Total of 0.85 Troy Ounce of Gold.

  8. 1993 United States Mint Bill of Rights Coins Proof Set. Set includes 5 Dollar Gold Coin and 2 Silver Commemorative Coins with James Madison.

  9. 1995 Civil War Battlefield Commemorative Coins Set in Wood Presentation Case. Set Includes Proof 5 dollar Gold Piece - West Point Mint, Uncirculated 5 dollar Gold Piece - West Point Mint, Proof Silver dollar - San Francisco Mint, Uncirculated Silver dollar -Philadelphia Mint, Proof Clad half dollar - San Francisco Mint, Uncirculated Clad half dollar - San Francisco Mint. Total of 0.5 Troy Ounce Gold.

  10. 1997 Gold American Eagle 4-Coin Set, Uncirculated, $50, $25, $10, $5 Gold Coins. Total of 1.85 Troy Ounces .999 Fine Gold.

  11. 1992 Gold Proof Solid 22K Full Sovereign Coin in Box with Certificate of Authenticity. No. 1945/4772. Total 0.25 Troy Ounce.

  12. 1880-CC Morgan Silver Dollar GSA with Box and Papers

  13. 1882-CC Morgan Silver Dollar GSA with Box and Papers

  14. 1885-CC Morgan Silver Dollar GSA with Box and Papers

  15. San Francisco Morgan Dollar Set. Set Includes 1878 – 1882 (5 Coins). Case has MS 63-65 Grading Sticker.

  16. 1893-CC Morgan Silver Dollar

  17. Texas Nickel .999 Fine Silver 2 Troy Ounce Texas Mint Indian Head & Buffalo Coin

  18. 1988 Walking Liberty 1 Ounce .999 Fine Silver Dollar

  19. 1831 Capped Liberty Dime

  20. 1853 Large Cent

  21. 1857 Flying Eagle One Cent Piece

  22. 1827 Netherlands 5 Gulden Gold Piece. 3.36 Grams of .900 Fine Gold.

  23. 1853 California Gold 1/4 Dollar Gold Coin

  24. 1894-O Morgan Silver Dollar

  25. 1889-O Morgan Silver Dollar

  26. 3 Rolls of Franklin Half Dollars Including 1962-D MS 63-65, 1963-P MS 63+ and 1963-D MS 63+.

  27. 5 Rolls of 1962-P MS 63-65+ Roosevelt Dimes

  28. 7 Morgan Silver Dollars Including 1879-O, 1887-O, 1879, 2-1896, 1880 and 1887.

  29. 8 Morgan Silver Dollars Including 5-1921, 1921-D and 2-1921-S

  30. 16 1964 Silver Kennedy Half Dollars

  31. Approximately 100 Silver Roosevelt Dimes

  32. 23 Clad Kennedy Half Dollars

  33. 23 Franklin Half Dollars

  34. 11 Walking Liberty Half Dollars

  35. 54 Silver Washington Quarters

  36. Approximately 134 Buffalo Nickels

  37. 17 Peace Dollars

  38. 25 Mercury Dimes

  39. Washington Quarter Book with 14 Silver Quarters

  40. Standing Liberty Quarter Book with 21 Quarters

  41. Group of Silver Memorial Half Dollars Including 3 Columbus and Booker T. Washington

  42. Mixed Lot of American Silver Coinage

  43. 1926 Standing Liberty Quarter

  44. 4 U.S. 3 Cent Pieces

  45. Indian Head Pennies

  46. Group of U.S. Half Dimes

  47. Group of 1860’s Civil War Tokens

  48. 2 Error Lincoln Cents

  49. Large Lot of Foreign Silver Coinage

  50. Large Lot of Wheat Pennies

  51. Paper Currency Including Silver Certificates and Red Seal Notes

  52. Group of Lincoln Cent Books

  53. 1934 Australian Florin

  54. 1934 New Zealand One Florin

  55. Lots of Foreign Paper Currency

Sterling Silver & Gold Jewelry:

Lot of 14K Scrap Gold, Lot of 10K and Dental Gold, 14K Gold Ring with Ruby & Diamonds, Ladies Gold Rings, Sterling, Mexican & Indian Silver Jewelry, 80 Pcs Set of Towle “Old Lace” Sterling Flatware 79+ Troy Ounces of Sterling with Weight Not Including 12 Dinner Knives and Carving Knife and Fork, 64 Pcs Set of Gorham “Sea Rose” Sterling Flatware 67+ Troy Ounces of Sterling with weight not including 8 Dinner Knives and 4 Serving Pieces, 35 Pcs Set of International “Joan of Arc” Sterling Flatware 31+ Troy Ounces of Sterling with Weight Not Including 9 Dinner Knives, Group of 6 Similar Sterling Silver Mint Julep Cups Including Gorham, Alvin and Other Makers 23+ Troy Ounces, Group of 7 Monogramed Sterling Silver Mixed Maker Mint Julep Cups 24+ Troy Ounces, 3 Sterling Silver Mint Julep Cups 11+ Troy Ounces, 4 Sterling Silver Monogramed Baby Cups 6 Troy Ounces, Set of 6 Boxed Web Sterling Silver Shot Glasses, Several Sterling Silver Weighted Candle Holders, 14 Sterling Silver Julep Stirs 4+ Troy Ounces, Mixed Lots of Sterling Silver Flatware & Serving Pieces, 9 Sterling & Crystal Coasters.

Military Memorabilia:

1864 U.S. Springfield Musket, 1863 Enfield Musket Converted to Cartridge, 1862 U.S. William Mason Taunton Rifle, Civil War Era Musket with Unknown Makers Stamp, Spanish American War Era Medals and Memorial Ribbon Collection, Framed Collection of U.S. Spanish American War Photographs, Framed 1865 Civil War Pay Voucher, Civil War Era Calvary Saber, German Bayonet with Scabbard, Civil War Era Bayonets, Large Collection of 19th Century U.S. Military Buttons Including Civil War and Militia, Collection of 20th Century U.S. Military Buttons.

Miscellaneous Antiques, Glass & Collectables:

Whiting’s Sculptoscope 1 Cent Coin Op Stereoscopic Viewer Circa 1913 with Box of Cards, Kestner J.D.K. 241 Porcelain 24 inch Doll, Kammer & Reinhardt - Simon & Halbig 24 inch Doll Marked No. 117A K*R with Star of David, 10 Pcs Limoges Fish Set with Deep Sea Scenes, “A Fair Measure” Hummel Figurine, Several Pieces of Iridescent Art Glass, Unusual Signed Moser Amethyst Vase with Insignificant Chip, Coca Cola Items, Old Advertising Thermometers, Bronze Barometer Thermometer Combination with Love Birds, 1950’s/60’s Ford Promo Cars, Vintage Fish Bowl with Vintage Marbles, Zigzag Marble Game with Marbles, Rare & Unusual Daguerreotype Photograph of Victorian Travelers on Camel, German Beer Stein, Old Chinese Hand Painted Ruby & Crystal Carved Cameo Snuff Bottle with Birds and Harbor Scene, Antique Wooden Kitchen Items, Early Glass Dark Amethyst Rolling Pin, Roseville & McCoy Pottery, Victorian Glassware, Victorian Castor Set, Group of 5 Glass Antique Paper Weights Including St. Clair, Tree of Life Glass Compote, Westward Ho Covered Glass Compote, 12 Leaded Crystal Wine Glasses, Cut Glass Liquor Bottle with Silver Cap, Pair of Candlewick Candle Holders, Victorian Floor Lamp with Hand Painted Shade, Early 20th Century Slag Glass Lamp, Hand Painted Gone with the Wind Lamp, Several Oil Lamps, Cranberry Vases, Cut Glass, Synchron Hula Girl Lamp, Collection of 1920’s Cast Iron Cars, Trucks, Etc., 3 Brass Railroad Locks, Van Vleet Mansfield Drug Co. Wooden Shipping Box, Cast Iron Including Griswold, Wagner, Etc., Antique Fluting Iron, Antique Mantle Clock, Collection of Antique Electrical Testers Including Pat. 1888 Weston, Huge 18th-20th Century Two Generation Button Collection Including Porcelain George Washington – Dwight Eisenhower Political Buttons, Hand Painted Satsuma, Art Nuevo, Military, Hand Painted Enamel and Thousands More, Collection of Political Buttons, Victorian Picture Frames, Large Maxfield Parrish Daybreak Print, 8 Drawer Hanging Spice Cabinet, Stone Jugs & Crocks, 17 Piece Rosenthal “King’s Rose” Dinnerware Set, 210 Piece Set of Wedgwood “Charnwood” Bone China, Several Pieces of Carnival Glass, Hand Painted Cups & Saucers, Set of 6 Hand Painted Occupied Japan Cups & Saucers, Antique Motor Oil Bottles, Stone Butter Crock, 10 Pieces of Tea Leaf China, Graniteware Kitchen Items, Antique Mohair Teddy Bear, Red, White and Blue Overshot Coverlet, Crazy Quilts, Several Pieces of Vintage Victorian Clothing, 1920’s Flapper Dress, Advertising Booklets & Prints, Antique Postcard Collection, Costume Jewelry, Victorian Ladies Jewelry, Elgin Hunting Case Pocket Watch, Ladies Hunting Case Pocket Watch, Coin Silver Pocket Watches, Antique Watch Fobs, Antique Stick Pins, Antique Fans, Antique Toys, Vintage Hunting Items, Books Including Recipe Books & Antique Price Guides, Hand Crocheted Items, Household & Kitchen Items, Lots of Old Fruit Jars Including Blue Jars w/ Original Zinc Lids, Appliances, Lawnmower Yard Trailer, 6 ft. Tractor Supply Tilting Utility Trailer, Yard & Hand Tools, Vintage Two Seater Pedal Cycle, Vintage Men’s Schwinn Bicycle, Adult Pedal Tricycle with Baskets, Large Bolt Cabinet, Tools, Metal Shelving, Work Bench, Baldor Bench Grinder, Hardware Items, Old Radios, Antique Straight Razors, Antique Pocket Knives, Case XX Kitchen Knives, Stamp Collection, Sewing Machine & Items, Lots of Old Bottles, Old Records, Old Dress Patterns.

Many More Items too Numerous to List.

Directions & Parking: Mr. Etniers Home is located just 5 houses from Historic Downtown Collierville on North Rowlett Street. A limited amount of Parking will be available onsite. Additional parking will be available at 125 Walnut Street. Please Watch for Signs. No Parking will be allowed on Rowlett Street as there is no shoulder and this will be strictly enforced. Please refer to photo gallery for directions to additional parking.

Terms and Conditions: Cash, pre-approved business/personal checks, with proper I.D. or all major credit cards. 13% Buyer’s Premium with 3% discount for cash or approved check resulting in a 10% Buyers Premium for those paying with cash or approved check. The bid price plus the Buyer's Premium will equal the total purchase price of each item. Complete and full payment must be made day of sale. No property will be removed until settled for. A valid Driver's License or Government issued ID are required to bid. All terms & conditions and other announcements made the day of the auction are binding and take precedence over any information found herein. All items’ sold on an “As Is Where Is” Basis. Gold & Silver coin buyers unknown to auctioneers or not paying in cash will be shipped or delivered at no charge their coins upon clearing of payment. Not responsible for accidents. Reggi’s BBQ will be onsite auction day.

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