The Late Preston Williams Estate Auction

Live Auction w/Simultaneous Online Bidding

A fine and varied offering includes a selection of furniture, antiques, collectibles, vintage 1950’s toys, hunting & sporting collectibles, tools, & Ducks Unlimited.

Select items to be sold with simultaneous online bidding.


Began: 09/22/13 at 11:00 AM CDT
Location: 12 NE Normandy Lane, Kansas City, MO 64116

Antique, Vintage & Retro Furniture

Marquetry 4 seasons table 1966 from Heidelberg Germany by Bauschmid-Gretaux; Walnut finish easel; hard maple 2 tired mid century table (2); maple wall comb holder; mid century table lamp; mid century toile lamp; shabby chic painted water bench; T.F.I hard maple 8 drawer chest of drawers; painted 2 drawer mahogany lamp table; pair Authentic Furniture Products pine tavern chair; hard maple 2 tier round swivel lamp table; 1940’s mahogany bookcase; 1950’s maple twin bookcase headboard w/mattress & box springs; Singer model 15 in a cherry cabinet & bench w/attachment; hard maple & upholstered rocker; mid century valet; mid century high back bar stool; Davis Cabinet solid walnut kneehole executive desk-nice size; cane back upholstered seat chair; maple 10 rifle gun cabinet; Stanley oak & smoked glass insert dining table w/leafs & 8 chairs; Stanley 4 drawer 4 door buffet; unusual hexagon tiered end table; Davis Cabinet Co. oak buffet; carved panel oak consol table; mid century modern wire & wicker coffee table; upholstered French prudential side chair; Lane wrought iron & walnut finished hinged buffet table; oak lamp desk

Modern Furniture

Hammered copper “look” beveled glass insert coffee table; Highland House of Hickory upholstered sofa; pair upholstered lounge chairs; painted & maple finish & rectangle dinette table w/4 bent wood chairs; wicker Bombay lamp table; round maple coffee table; adjustable drafting table; metal folding picnic table; bakers rack


Pair of military footlocker-1 wooden, 1 metal; large amount vintage Christmas; 45, 33 & 78 speed albums-Jazz, Big Band, Pop, etc.; TOYS: Wyandotte Hook & Ladder #10 Tin litho truck, Gilbert #10051 erector set, Phillips 66 power yacht-original box, Remco Mighty Matilda Aircraft Model, vintage board games, Smokey Joe, Wyatt Earp & Stallion 38 cap guns, cap gun holsters, marionettes-4+, Spear Products Inc. phonograph tin litho w/needle & instructions, Kenner’s Motorizing kit #10, Kenner’s battery operated Give A Show Projector in box, Lite-Brite, Marx tin litho pioneer cabins & figurines, Zimphone 2 phone set model 600 in box by Vantage products, Stellar Jr. Microscope in box, Hubley Golferino set, TV Pal Uke, Eldon 12 Volt Top Eliminator Drag Strip Set (slot car) in original box; Opening Game KC Athletics 1955 photo B/W; 1960’s NFL & college pendants-1968 St. Louis Cardinals Pendant; Boy Scout mess kits; Woman’s day Chart Presidents of the United States; Len Dawson photograph; permanent pigment paint painters kit case; costume jewelry-broaches, necklaces, earrings, tortoise shell comb, pair of celluloid hand mirrors, etc.; copper and irons & fire place screen; misc. art glass; Redwing Stoneware 100th anniversary boot bank; Slingerland Drum w/pedal; Italian sculptures by A. Santini-David & the Pieta; copper boiler w/lid; London commoners prints; Towle pewter casserole; misc. silver plate; lots of small home décor items & accessories; Galileo thermometer; vintage Kodak, Polaroid, Pentax cameras & accessories; Marquetry tray & ice bucket; Ducks unlimited, Remington, Wells Fargo, Missouri belt buckles; 100+ Ducks Unlimited convention pins & medallions; beautiful ornate brass ink well pin set; English brass mantle fire place set- Lincoln Imp; Rockwell souvenir plates by Knowles The Lafayette Legacy Plate Collection; Shroom “walking” stick; pair of teak wood ivory tooth hand carved tigers; cast iron & wheel cut glass wine dispenser; English bone china ashtrays; cut glass biscuit jar; covered cheese, etched trifle bowl; unusual molded serving forks, spoons & demitasse spoons; champagne bucket; Lesco brand nickel silver carving set; Italian marble & maple set: round coffee table & pair of end tables; Goebel Hummel’s (3); David Winter village; silver plate silent butler; painted ponies & cow parade figurines; Carmel slag glass covered candy by Imperial; wheel cut tumblers (5); wheel cut handled basket; Hermle 400 day anniversary clock; Gramo old horn type gramophone transistors; brass umbrella stand; musical jewelry box; Nippon salt dips (6); Delft cream & sugar; German brass Furst-pless hunting horn; pair ducks unlimited bookends; Johnson Bro. Pheasant game bird plates & cups (4 ea.); Danberry mint water bird plates; ducks Unlimited Pat Ford stoneware pitcher; Tom Taber big sky carvers decoy & Tom Taber phone; hand carved pine decoy; taxidermy: ruffed grouse, pheasant, Spanish red legged partridge & quail table lamp; 6 gallon Marshall stoneware crock & 2 gallon water cooler; worldwide collection cups & sauces includes Queen Elizabeth’s coronation & silver jubilee; transistor six fleet wood globe radio; Parker Magnetix pen set; Don Tomas Ducks Unlimited carved cigar humidor; Better Homes & Garden true to life lighted globe; 7up portable cooler-late 40’s-excellent; Sears sled; picnic basket; oil lamps; enamel ware washbasin & dipper; bass pro graphite 96 fly rod


Holiday; lots of carry on & roller luggage & briefcases; BAR ACCESSORIES: insta-pull & manual wine openers, measures, pourers, stoppers, swizzle sticks, Delft sterling wine pourers, hand blown Italian cordial sets (2), stem ware, martini shakers, ice crushers, high ball glasses, portable bar, beer mugs, sherry glasses, etc.; Radio shack automatic turn table; pair of crackle glass & brass lamps; large Asian jardinière/fish bowl on stand; BRASS: tall candleabra, hanging hurricane candle, folding Indian motif fireplace screen, figural camel, 1920’s bird cage, ewer, Bells,; linens- matching table runners, placemats, table cloths, etc.; Hoover canister vac; pots; pans; corning ware; Corelle ware; Pyrex; cookbooks; stoneware cookware; egg plates; maple towel/apron rack; retro picnic set; retro fondue set; small kitchen appliances; Magnisight Explorer custom focus low vision reader; Smith Corona manual typewriter w/accessories; folding card tables & chairs; Westinghouse upright 20 amp vac; Sony CD boom box; leather portfolio & easel ; airline style wire kennel; oscillating fans


Custom carved duck & bird calls; pocket hand warmers; shooting glasses; 12 gauge cleaning kits; custom filet knife; 30 cal. & 45 cal., 22 cal. & 12 gauge cartridges & shells some military; Run for Your Life Jogging Stick-sterling tipped; pair deep sea Penn Senator reels on Daiwa TTW rods; ladies Patty Berg vintage irons in pink leather bag; Diawa canvas & leather golf bag; Mans set of Lynx irons-right handed; Joe Powell & Wilson woods, etc. (16+ clubs); pair of leather shag bags; misc. Titleist balls in sleeves; cup digger; concrete lawn urn, jardinières, pillars, etc.; Leatherman wave utility tool; hard & soft side rifle & pistol cases


Werner 6 ft. aluminum step ladder; misc. lawn & garden tools; canvas bag full of gardening tools; saw horses; electric hedge trimmer (3); misc. lawn chemicals; Weed eater 4ph push lawn mower; Craftsman electric edger; Craftsman gas powered blower; car ramps; extension limb saw; B&D shopmate; misc. hand tools; Skil saw vintage belt sander; droplight; nut & bolt bins; Craftsman 11 pc. Metric wrenches; Craftsman portable mechanics tool box; 1/3 HP grinder; Craftsman gas blower; B&D 18 volt cordless blower; B&D cordless weed eater; Black & Decker portable jump pack-NIB; B&D 12 volt cordless drill; Rockwell miter box



All items are sold as is, where is.  All property is open for public inspection and it is the sole responsibility of the bidder to determine condition prior to bidding.

Purchaser assumes all responsibility for items at the time of purchase.  When the auctioneer sells the item to you, title passes and you have entered into contract to buy said property at your bid.  Cates Auction & Realty Co., Inc. and the Seller assume no responsibility for items after this point. 

Payment may be made be cash, approved check with proper identification, MasterCard or Visa.  Items must be paid for day of sale and said items cannot be removed from premises without payment in full. Items paid for with a MasterCard or Visa will be accessed a 3% convenience fee.  Returned checks or funds that are not honored for any reason will be turned over to the appropriate government authorities for prosecution and collection and a report shall be made to the proper credit bureau.

The purchaser also agrees to pay all reasonable attorney fees and costs incurred by the auctioneer in the collection of funds.  The purchaser further agrees to pay for any other costs or losses incurred buy their failure to adhere to these conditions of sale.  In the case of a possible “tie bid”, (when the auctioneer and or ringmen have the same bid in two different places) we apologize.  The bid may be opened back up between the two tie bidders only at the auctioneers discretion.

The auctioneer has the sole discretion to advance the bidding and my reject a nominal advance, should it, in his estimation prove injurious to the sale.  It is not the intention of the auctioneer to overlook or miss any bid, but he will not be held responsible for said action.  When the auctioneer says “sold”, no further advances will be considered. 

You must have a bidding number to participate in the auction.  When you make a purchase, please show your bid card to the clerk for accurate record keeping.

A bid by any person shall be conclusive proof that the person agrees to the terms and conditions of the sale and has agreed to be bound by them. 

All announcements sale day take precedence over all prior printed material.

We hope that you enjoy this auction and the services we provide.                            

South bound I-29 to N. Oak Trfway (1C exit), south 1/2 block to Normandy, west to the address OR North bound I-29 to Vivion Rd (1E exit), east to N. Oak Trfway, south 1/2 block to Normandy, west to address. 

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