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Rich Penn Auctions presents a brand new TV show! Watch Bid America on Hulu

Get a look at some of the great collector stories behind the fabulous collections being sold by Rich Penn Auctions. Learn about the history behind the pieces and the great collectable brand names. But the magic is in the stories about these special people that collect. This is a show any auction goer will love!!

Watch the 1917 Harley-Davidson Survivor!
Watch the 1917 Harley-Davidson Survivor

Watch the 1913 Sears Dreadnaught Survivor!
Watch the 1913 Sears Dreadnaught Survivor

Featuring wonderful collections from
Alabama, California, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
Among them;
the Larry and Cathy Woodruff Country store collection, the Late Chuck Hardy’s Coca-Cola collection, the Black Americana collection of Greg & Anne Rosenak, the late Steve Keesey’s billiard collection and the massive Petroliana collection of John Zimmer.
November 1 – 3, 2013

Three days with over 2,000 lots. All without reserve! Most of these unusual items have been stored away for decades. Many Country Store items, Spool Cabinets, Display Cases and Counters, Soda and Coca-Cola Advertising Signs, a rare Heart shaped Ice Cream Dipper, Syrup Dispensers, Candy & Soda Fountain items, 100’s of Advertising Smalls, Billiard Tables, Cue Racks and Ball Holders, a 1917 Harley Davidson and1914 Sears motorcycles, 1910 & 1912 Model T Fords, a 1941 Ford Delivery van, Gas pumps and signs, Coin operated Scales, Slot and Vending machines, Great Oak furniture, ornate brass & cast Iron Lighting and hundreds of other unusual and rare items.

Held in Des Moines, IA. at the
Elwell Family Food Center Bldg.,
Iowa State Fairgrounds

Iowa State Fairgrounds: Main Entrance
3000 E. Grand Ave. Des Moines, IA.
The Elwell Family Food Center Building
To the Immediate Right

This Rich Penn Auction Event Starts at:
9 a.m. (CST) - Friday, Nov. 1 - (Lots 0001- 0700)

9 a.m. (CST) - Saturday, Nov. 2 - (Lots 0701 - 1400)

9 a.m. (CST) - Sunday, Nov. 3 - (Lots 1401 - end)

Thursday October 31 - 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Fri., Sat. & Sun. at 8 a.m. until auction start.

"Once again we’ve been given a huge variety of unbelievable things to sell. Some of which we excavated from barns and storage buildings ourselves. That will make this the largest Fall Auction event we’ve had in a number of years. You’ll find it jammed packed from beginning to end. Each day will be a bit different in selection and we expect you’ll be dazzled for three days straight. Don’t miss this one."

Interested participants can send an e-mail to either Rich @ to be included on both postal and E-mail lists as updates become available.

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Shipping Information (PDF)

  • Cover
  • Advertising
  • Automobiles
  • Billiard
  • Black Americana
  • Breweriana
  • Coca-Cola
  • Coin Op
  • Country Store
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Native American
  • Petroliana
  • Presidential
  • Soda Fountain
  • Soda Signs
  • Toys
  • Western
  • Other Great Stuff!

May 2014 Auction Preview

May 2014 Auction Preview

Prices Realized Nov 2013

November 2013 Auction Prices Realized - Download the PDF

November 2013 Auction Prices Realized - Download the PDF

November 2013 Auction Prices Realized - Download the PDF

November 2013 Auction Prices Realized - Download the PDF