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History Barn find or Hoarding!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by CRUZN60, Sep 8, 2011.

  1. studematt
    Joined: Feb 12, 2008
    Posts: 432


    Thats right. Its never been about the money for me. I hope the market falls out of all this stuff tomorrow so I can go buy more.
  2. a-fordable
    Joined: Jan 2, 2010
    Posts: 47


  3. toolz1175
    Joined: Jun 6, 2011
    Posts: 101

    from IL

    Simply amazing. There seems to be hundreds of thousands of items there. If a person lives to an old age, their adult life is around 20-25,000 days long. How many items did he bring home EVERY DAY? It would take 3 days to sell off the toys alone. Seems they would have to sell in lots, as in "you're bidding on this wall of license plates" or "you're bidding on this row of bicycles". How else could this volume be sold in 3 days? Looks more like a month of 12 hour auction days to get through it all individually, unless there will be many auction rings going at the same time. About 3 hours from me- would sure like to go.
  4. autobilly
    Joined: May 23, 2007
    Posts: 3,094


    My sentiments exactly. A superb collection that I suspect cost Mr Hartung more time than money.
  5. wetatt4u
    Joined: Nov 4, 2006
    Posts: 2,147


    ANY updates OR the out come on the auction ?

    Any comments on how it turned out .

    Did everything go smooth ?

    Did anyone see the faimly, are they doing O.K.?
  6. Larry W
    Joined: Oct 12, 2009
    Posts: 729

    Larry W
    from kansas

    this is awesome! I wish I had the money and passion to own this gold. And it looks like it's all inside. Now is the time for all the whiners to step up and put your money where your mouth is. Lets see how many make a bid.
  7. 40FordGuy
    Joined: Mar 24, 2008
    Posts: 2,907


    While it would be nice to have some of these items....let's look at the positive side; NONE of it went to the crusher !!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 27,232


    STILL TIME! It is next month!:D
  9. Bib Overalls
    Joined: Aug 3, 2001
    Posts: 4,071

    Bib Overalls

  10. Incredible!, but like they say, you never see a U-haul trailer behind a hearse.

  11. i guess if the guy got some fun out of it and he could afford it good for him
  12. ZZ-IRON
    Joined: Feb 28, 2007
    Posts: 1,964

    from Minnesota

  13. jipp
    Joined: Jun 20, 2011
    Posts: 1,113


  14. Jay Tyrrell
    Joined: Dec 9, 2007
    Posts: 1,631

    Jay Tyrrell

    Like flies to shit! This place will be crazy the day of the auction! Good luck to the Hamb members who venture to this auction. Post what you bought :)
  15. ricktard
    Joined: Dec 10, 2010
    Posts: 152

    from spokane

  16. slammed
    Joined: Jun 10, 2004
    Posts: 8,161


    Exactly! So much stuff was crushed/scrapped the last 5 years, saving it comes first. Hoarding? Because someone else has something you WANT.
  17. He who dies with the most toys wins...So I guess the game is over...Lee wins
  18. Sucks that the guy who had all of that passed away...amazing collection!
  19. magoozi
    Joined: May 20, 2009
    Posts: 1,722

    from san diego

    what a great collection, if it were not for people like him, our hobby would have died years ago, Good cars like that are better than money in the bank, and I am shure he enjoyed showing his collection to other people. The stuff has been well taken care of and treated with respect, whether we drive our cars or not , at the end, we are just care takers of our stuff and this gives the oportunity for others to enjoy our hobby.
  20. hellsgaterods
    Joined: Dec 8, 2010
    Posts: 534


    It is truely excessive. Also it is incredible! thanks god for guys like Lee that had enough brains to set all of those jewels aside. yes it is a bit much and one man could never get to all of them, but now we all have a chance to own something because of his "hoarding". Personally i dont think id do it myself. id rather see them getting something done with them. i have a small hoard, but usually if im not doing anything but looking at the gems i like to pass them on. thanks Lee for saving all that "junk" for us car lovers! have a grand final ride uptown!
  21. Peterson32
    Joined: Jul 14, 2011
    Posts: 104


    Amazing....thank you lee!!!!!
  22. ka-zoo
    Joined: Oct 20, 2004
    Posts: 509


    you can look at the lots up for aution here-

    wait till you get to the "NOS 30's ford parts" section...

    Also, I see alot of questions about the "twin nose Zephyr".
    Apparently it was a conversion sold by the Pines Winterfont company.
    In that link I posted, there is a nice little "newspaper" PDF that details some of the highlight items.

    Also the thing that blows my mind is Lee Roy was apparently a Scrap/junk man who was actually PAID to remove much of his finds by unknowing people. amazing.

    Time to hit the lottery, just over a week away... lol
  23. billylo
    Joined: May 20, 2007
    Posts: 542


    Holy crap.....I knew there was alot of cool stuff, but dang.
  24. Chrisbcritter
    Joined: Sep 11, 2011
    Posts: 1,847


    Good news (I hope) - working a deal with the estate to buy back my uncle's old license plate for a fair price. Knock wood.

    One thing I should mention about Lee - he could be generous when you least expect it; he gave me a couple boxes of models once, and he also offered me - free! - a '29 Model A roadster pickup, really a running shortened chassis and cowl that had been used to pull a mower around a golf course, but rods have been built starting with less. I had to respectfully decline because there was no way my folks were going to let me keep it in the driveway, especially with the steel lawn tractor wheels on the rear... So who's in the area and going to the auction?
  25. AntiBling
    Joined: Jul 25, 2004
    Posts: 612


    Exactly, I know a lot of "hoarders" I prefer to call them collectors, they like showing off what they got, but these people who immediately have jealousy for people who have something they want and won't sell it, I just don't get. This isn't a hobby for a lot of people, it's a lifestyle. You need to make friends with people, and be genuine, do things to help others into this lifestyle without expecting anything in return, and someday you may find your golden ticket to the chocolate factory.

    Not everyone can be bought with money.
  26. hudson48
    Joined: Oct 16, 2007
    Posts: 2,600


  27. Model A Mark
    Joined: Apr 30, 2008
    Posts: 1,265

    Model A Mark
    from dallas
    1. Holley 94 Group

    wow, talk abought mixed emotions.
    makes me wanna sell something and buy something different.
  28. superprojoe
    Joined: Feb 4, 2010
    Posts: 352

    from Illinois

  29. Pistnbroke
    Joined: Jan 30, 2008
    Posts: 476


    I went to the preview today was a good size crowd there. So much stuff it was impossible to see everything. I liked that they put a bunch of related stuff together. I don't think I will be a bidder, the prices will get out of control I am sure. I did love the pedal car junk yard.

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