Auction Networks TV Video – 4th Annual 4-H Christmas AUCTION

November 24, 2007

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Auction Networks TV Video – Christmas AUCTION

November 22, 2007

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Move over eBay; live auctions still have huge following

by Jerry Nunn , November 6, 2006
Special to the Times

Lest you believe eBay and other on-line auctions are cutting into the live-auction business, think again.

While folks are indeed selling individual items across the Internet, interest in the live-bid system of selling used items still has an enormous – and growing – following, according to Tricia Wiltjer, executive director of the Michigan State Auctioneer Association.

Besides, said Wiltjer, there is an excitement about selling an entire home’s contents and perhaps even the home itself in a single afternoon that no Online auction service will ever duplicate.

”There’s two ways of looking at it really,” Wiltjer said. ”Everybody can put an item up for sale on the Internet, so it is affecting availability of some items.”

”But it is also bringing auctions into the light and making people aware of the whole bidding process.”

Greg Tuttle, co-owner of Let’s Talk Auction at Auction Acres in Fairview, concurs.

”Take an estate sale,” Tuttle suggests. ”It’s a one-day event. And we’re full-service. An auctioneer comes in, sets everything up, does the promotion and at the end of the day your stuff is gone.”

High-end items often go for top dollar and even the items that hold priceless sentimental values fetch a decent price.

”It’s that old saying, ‘One man’s junk is another man’s treasure,” Tuttle said. ”At least with us we have 200 or 300 ‘experts’ waiting to buy. At least they think they are in their mind’s eye.”

So what can be sold at auction? You name it, Tuttle says.

Specialty auctions offering such things as toys, coins, old tools, glassware or even vehicles may draw a nationwide audience. One recent Oscoda County auction brought the owner of a fully restored 1931 Ford Model-A pickup truck $15,200. A Model-A sedan in less than perfect shape brought $6,800.

Fish decoys, firefighting paraphernalia and petroliana (items having to do with the petroleum industry) have all drawn crowds to Oscoda County, Tuttle said.

A few weeks ago, a pair of Tiffany-style lamps drew a purchaser from western Pennsylvania, Tuttle said.

That can make it easy for auctioneers like Donna Tuttle, Greg’s wife.

”He drove all that way, he was leaving with those lamps,” Greg Tuttle said.

But a good auctioneer can make it easy on buyers as well, Donna Tuttle said.

When Tuttle puts an item up for bids, she starts right out at what she feels is a fair price. Then, in her own ‘speed-sells style’ of auctioneering she doesn’t dawdle along – if the item attracts no immediate bidder she drops the price, sometimes substantially.

”Once I get a couple of bidders, I know the price is going right back up there anyhow,” Tuttle says.

Another suggestion the Tuttles’ offer – watch the dealers.

”People know a dealer is going to sell any item they buy for twice what they paid for it. If people beat the dealer, they figure they made a good deal,” Greg Tuttle said.

Of course it doesn’t always work. If the dealer desired the item for their own collection they’d probably bid higher than something they intended for resale. They also may have a buyer in mind who they know will pay top dollar.

Want to experience the fun of an auction and try your hand at bidding?

Attend a charity auction, Donna Tuttle suggests.
”If you start a $100 item at $1 everybody gets to bid on it,” Donna Tuttle said. ”It gets them involved and everybody has fun.”

And the building enthusiasm pays off for the charity as well. In the heat of the excitement, inexperienced bidders often spend a little more than they planned, Tuttle said.

She should know.
Aside from the live auctions she holds as her line of business, Tuttle volunteers her services for local schools and other organizations. She also calls bids at the annual Northern Michigan Relief Sale, a Mennonite fundraiser held each August at the Oscoda County Fairgrounds.

”But really, you can’t go wrong at a charity auction,” Tuttle says. ”As long as you stay in business you can’t spend too much because the money is all going to charity.

”It’s a way to make money for the charity and for every one who attends to have a whole lot of fun.

2006 MSAA Auctioneer Championship Scores

January 26, 2006
Donna Tuttle
Contestant Number 17
Advance to Final Round – Contestant Ranking 5 of 6 Total Finalists


Introduction/Initial Command/Appearance/Poise

Score 1: 19
Score 2: 17
Score 3: 15
Score 4: 14
Score 5: 17

Body Language/Eye Contact/ Surveys Crowd

Score 1: 22
Score 2: 29
Score 3: 16
Score 4: 25
Score 5: 18

Chant: Clarity, Speed, Rhythm and Timing

Score 1: 20
Score 2: 19
Score 3: 17
Score 4: 16
Score 5: 20

Judge Desires to have Auctioneer work for him/her?

Score 1: 19
Score 2: 21
Score 3: 17
Score 4: 16
Score 5: 18


Scoring Key

Below Average: 1-5 Points
Fair: 6-10 Points
Good: 11-15 Points
Very Good: 16-20 Points
Excellent: 21-25 Points

Contest Stats:

High Score: 363
Average Score: 330.7
Total Points Available: 500

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Tiffany Lamp Glows at Auction – Lets Talk Auction Company

by John Brodt, July 12, 2003 Auction

There is that something special about an auction. It is much more than hearing the auctioneers’ chant and watching all the interesting items crossing the block. It really is a social event, and I enjoy visiting with all the people I get to meet. I made a serene morning drive through the scenic countryside to visit Donna and Greg Tuttle at their Lets Talk Auction Facility in Mio, Michigan. There I had the rare opportunity to meet an extraordinary gentleman named Lynn Powers. He had decided to downsize and asked Donna and Greg to help with a wonderful selection of items that would not be going to his new home.

Talking with Mr. Powers provided a glimpse into a wonderful life. While attending Adrian College, he played football. His ability brought an invitation to join the Detroit Lions in 1941, but duty called and he served our country in the Army during World War II. After his service he continued his calling of education being involved with teaching in Southeast Michigan area for a total of 42 years. One of his classrooms was with a progressive school supported by Henry Ford. There were 15 boys and 15 girls in the class between the ninth and twelfth grades. Henry Ford even visited the school. In January 1943 Mr. Powers met Doris Dull. They married in June 1943 and had the next 58 years together. Today, some of their three sons and seven grandchildren were attending the auction.

The brightest feature of the auction was the signed L.C.T. Favrile Tiffany floor lamp with Handel base. The shade had a glowing satin gold color. Greg had carefully stored the shade and kept it carefully watched in a display case until just before the start of the auction. Several active bidders kept responding to Donna’s bid calling until the winner reached $5,500.00.

Other significant furniture items, with their winning bids, included: a Trend three-chime grandfather clock, $950.00; a very nice curly maple glass front knockdown bookcase, $800.00 and a blonde burled walnut Corinthian glass-front Heritage Furniture Company hutch, $700.00.
My favorite item was a lady’s walnut dropfront diary desk. It stood on stilt legs and had lots of pigeonholes behind the floral pattern medallion door. Also included was its chair. The winning bidder was happy with his $250.00 bid.

Other noted furniture, and successful bids, included: a Martha Washington sewing table, $27.50; a mahogany vanity chair with lyre back, $40.00; a marble-top two-drawer nightstand, $55.00; a mahogany end table with Duncan Phyfe-style legs, $60.00; a wrought iron vanity seat, $95.00; a small ladder-back chair with needlepoint seat, $100.00; a pair of Provincial-style nightstands, $110.00; an Eastlake marble plant stand, $140.00 and a cherry wood tea cart selling at $210.00.
Collectible toys offered, with their successful bids, included: a 1930-era windup monkey playing a drum, by Schuco, $55.00; the ‘Father & Daughter’ windup toy, $60.00; a Modern Toys windup donkey, $65.00; a small jointed Teddy bear, $32.50 and a Realistic die cast Greyhound bus for $60.00.

Descriptions, and high bids, on pottery were: a Gibson teapot with silhouette design, $45.00; a pair of Delft vases, $52.50; a tall brown vase with floral design around the center, $60.00; a light gray Spode pitcher, $75.00; a pair of Hull vases, pink over blue, $90.00; a Weller dark green jardiniere, $140.00; a Weller Medallion umbrella stand, $225.00 and a Roseville Sunflower vase for $260.00.

Of special significance was a very colorful Limoges Remy Delinieres 12-inch jardiniere on separate claw foot base. It was marked D&C France and sold for $675.00.
A considerable amount of activity among several bidders occurred for the Rookwood 1898 ewer. It was the 818 Cherry pattern with standard glaze and Sara Sax artist signed. After revolving between the bidders Donna announced it sold for $1,100.00.

Descriptions and winning bids, of just part of the wonderful glass available, included: an interesting design milk glass ruffled edge bowl, $20.00; a blue milk glass bride’s basket, $22.50; a pair of small Depression bowls in the Dogwood pattern $22.50; a blue stretch glass bowl, $30.00; a green Depression glass fruit bowl, $45.00; an Old Man of The Mountain early pressed glass cream and sugar set, $50.00; an opaline art glass, pink over white compote, $55.00; an early American Band glass, Westward Ho covered compote, $80.00 and a Murano double wall center bowl, light blue sold for $210.00.

A noteworthy satin quilted glass vase was available. Its three colors of light blue, red and yellow beautifully flowed into each other. It earned a winning bid of $360.00.

The art selection offered the following noted items: the framed print of Seaweed Gathers by Ritchell, $100.00; the Albert Anchor Schoolboy framed print, $120.00; an enchanting portrait of a young girl, oil on canvas, in heavy gilded frame, $350.00; the Madrigal Singers wall hanging carpet collage by the noted Hawaiian artist Walter Ramsey, its size was about 6’x4′, brought $750.00.

Decorative figurines included several Royal Doultons such as Kristy, with a stubbed toe, $45.00; Natalie, $70.00; Nanette, $115.00 and Maytime, $170.00. A Coalport Lady Betty figurine brought $45.00.

Other interesting items, that did not quite fit into any category but captured our attention, included: the first item of the day, a fairy tale book, $10.00; a pair of sterling silver candlesticks, $17.50; a really old primitive mousetrap and a pair of very decorative wall flue covers, $17.50 each; an advertising bank from Morenci, Michigan and an Ingraham pocket watch, $25.00 each; an acoustic guitar, $40.00; a Sweet Rosemary doll, still in its original box, $45.00; a 1912 edition of Sinking of the Titanic book, by Jay Henry Mowbray, $60.00; a small one-gallon crock, $70.00; a Victorian picture of a baby, in oval frame with bubble glass and an 18 Zither, $75.00 each; a marble face wall clock, marked DBI&W Columbia, may have been from a railroad station, $100.00; an Acorn 1-cent gum ball machine, $110.00 and a gilded shelf clock, Nouveau figural-style brought $115.00.

Something I have never seen before was a set of ten porcelain and china four-inch carpet balls, also called floor marbles, from the 1860s. Five were decorated with a small flower design and the other five with stripes, in a glazed finish. They earned a winning bid of $245.00.

The day kept Donna busy calling from the auction block while Greg ran the floor. Helping present all the items were Beth Bills, Reese Evans, Marie Clapp, Kirk Gusler and Oland Kaufman. Clerk Norma Lyden kept track of the bids with Matthew Tuttle running the completed sheets into Shelly Buchanan and Jo Kaufman in the Registration/Cashier office.

For more information on their services Donna and Greg can be contacted at (866) 848-5158 and (989) 848-5158. They invite you to visit their website. And, as always, watch for their future ads in The Auction Exchange and Collectors News.

Article from the Antique Week

March 8, 2003 Auction
… in Michigan

High gas prices didn’t prevent die-hard collectors from attending a petroleum collectibles auction in the northern reaches of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula on March 8. Auctioneer Donna Tuttle of Let’s Talk Auction Co. in Mio said bidders from as far away as Chicago and Ohio attended the sale.

A restored Texaco Tokheim clock face gas pump set the standard for these collectible machines when it sold for $2,700. A 6ft tall pump outfitted with Mobilgas Special ad glass and a Bennett clock face pump in unrestored condition sold for $1,300 each. A restored Bennett Dino Sinclair gas pump rang up a $2,100 winning bid, while an identical Bennett in unrestored condition and in need of a globe sold for $375. Gas pump globes selling separately included a Sinclair H-C that made $475 and a Mobilgas with Pegasus illustration that climbed to $300.

A round two-sided porcelain sign for McClanahan Gasoline sign sold for $1,250. Depicting the company’s gold seal logo, it is one of only two 4ft round McClanahan Gasoline signs known to exist, said Tuttle.

In mint condition, a bulbous Sohio motor oil jar with metal spout sold for $295.

The top price at the auction went to chest-type Coca-Cola cooler mounted on a two-wheel trailer. The consignor had the trailer custom made to tow behind a motorcycle. The unique item sold or $3,600.

A 1950 Westinghouse model WC44SK 10-cent Coca-Cola vending machine sold for $450, while a Sure Vend model P-95 10-cent Pepsi-Cola vending machine paid $275.

A life-size mechanical Santa Claus figure from the 1940s that turned at the waist and raised and lowered his arms sold for $1,000.

Tuttle said the auction progressed smoothly, crediting her husband, Greg Tuttle, for doing the cataloging and describing each lot when as it was presented at the auction block. Contact: (989) 848-5158.

2003 MSAA Auctioneer Championship Scores

January 30, 2003
Donna Tuttle
Contestant Number 18
Preliminary Round Contestant Ranking: 10 of 32 Total Contestants


Introduction/Initial Command/Appearance/Poise

Score 1: 20
Score 2: 19
Score 3: 14

Body Language/Eye Contact/ Surveys Crowd

Score 1: 18
Score 2: 19
Score 3: 15

Chant:  Clarity, Speed, Rhythm and Timing

Score 1: 16
Score 2: 19
Score 3: 13

Judge Desires to have Auctioneer work for him/her?

Score 1: 20
Score 2: 18
Score 3: 13


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Smalls Were Huge – Lets Talk Auction Company

By M.L. Lockhart
April 27, 2002 Auction

Smalls were huge at Donna and Greg Tuttle’s Lets Talk Auction in Mio, Michigan. Jeffrey and Rosemarie Mouch Raven, whose estate was being auctioned, must have been a nifty couple judging by their collections and artwork. People were particularly drawn to the sale by their toys, dolls, and military items. Donna started her usual staccato patter (when does this woman breathe?) with sewing items. A button tin made $10.00; miscellaneous sewing items, $12.50; a wood box, full, $17.50. A neat sewing cabinet sold for $35.00; a table of jewelry had boxes ranging from $10.00-$17.50. A little girl would have had a dream box full for $7.50, but it went to a woman who reuses the beads. Some nice necklace sets sold for $7.50 and $9.00. Beth Bills, Jimmy Lucas, and Greg Tuttle kept bringing up a good mix on the floor. An off-white Red Wing vase sold for $10.00; an unsigned green planter, $3.00; a glass relish with handle, $4.00. The non-working nature of a 1906 Milan Exposition tabletop Graphophone did not deter bidders and it sold for $240.00. A working floor-model Edison Victrola sold for $210.00. A box of over forty Edison Victrola records made $45.00. Two Vogue records went to one bidder for $35.00 each. Six children’s picture records sold as a group for $30.00. Another group of nursery rhyme records made $65.00. An Elvis fan needed to take a whole box of albums for $27.50 to get a few of the King’s thank ya vurra much. More for the music lovers who wanted to make their own music. Several harmonicas crossed the block starting with a Hohner in the case sold for $35.00; a small Marine band model in box, $12.50; and two Hohners, no boxes, $16.00. A Clarola harmonica sold for $70.00. For the furniture fans, a round oak table (no leaves) sold for $110.00. A Santa in the form of a rubber-face doll took $25.00; a box of Christmas ornaments, $20.00; and an interesting assortment of Halloween items, $65.00. Two wood darning eggs, those things kids today can¹t identify, sewed up $10.00 for the pair. A nice cake plate on a pedestal rose to $10.00. A box of perfumes wafted to $10.00. A Shawnee cat cookie jar had lost its torso but the head alone made $15.00. A pine gun cabinet with glass door fired up to $ 70.00. A good old ugly Cabbage Patch doll, unwrapped, sold for $20.00; a baby rattle, possibly sterling, pacified someone for $20.00; and a nifty Oriental robe sold for $25.00. Some more of the collectible items were: a U.S. Tire ashtray with amber glass insert, $22.50; a Firestone with brass insert, $25.00; a unique cast iron donkey-head bottle opener, $20.00; and a Deco twisted metal floor lamp made a nice showing at $45.00. A stack of program booklets including Detroit Tigers and a 1939 State Fair rodeo program was gone in a $15.00 flash.

With some good items, we got some humor. A lovely little wrought iron bench with original paint sold for $70.00; an interesting table lamp that could convert back to oil, $65.00; a stuffed alligator, $17.50 and a porcelain-face Dutch kitchen clock chimed in at $40.00. Some interesting boxes surfaced. A shaving assortment sold for $35.00; three compacts, $32.50; a salt and pepper box, $37.50; and cookbooks and booklets, $17.50. Then another wake-up – lightning rods. The first, with a cobalt blue ball and weather vane sparked $100.00; the other, with a milk blue ball, sold for $55.00. The dolls were generally having a bad hair day, but the doll buyers could see their potential. The first dolls sold in the ten dollar range. A three-face turnabout doll sold for $52.50; a hairless composition doll, $45.00; and the head of an Armand Marseille, $70.00. Two Schoenau and Hoffmeisters made $65.00 and $90.00; two Heubach Koppelsdorf porcelain dolls, $160.00 and $180.00; and an Effanbee sweetie with the name Sara and a family history to boot found a new home for $65.00. Then the toy people got a turn. A working Disney roller coaster wound up at $500.00. A wood Fisher-Price Donald Duck Choo-Choo from the 1940s chugged along at $85.00. A plastic Disney musical toy went to $17.00 and a box of Disney plastic fiqures, $22.50. Pluto, a 1977 plastic riding toy, sold for $10.00. Another Disney character, Dopey, graced a musical toy sweeper in need of a handle, which sold for $30.00. Walt would have been proud. More favorite characters. A box of Roy Rogers wagons, etc. sold for $65.00; a Roy and Dale coloring book, $20.00; a Western tin toy phone like Dale always used to ring up the sheriff, $30.00; and Roy and Dale paper dolls, $55.00. A whole box of movie star paper dolls and stickers made $75.00. Hopalong was represented with a single holster at $17.50. It was also Howdy Doody time – a little book and ring were $9.00 and an inflatable ring, $22.50. Tin toys did well. The old bartender making martinis shook up $17.50; a rocking chair, pipe-smoking grandpa, $25.00 and, a favorite, an old Marline jalopy, $55.00. Also for $55.00, a three-piece kitchen set. Two little Japan friction wagons revved up to $22.50. A box of Ohio Art tin buildings made $32.50. Some miscellaneous in the Toys R Us category: a Fisher-Price Timmy Turtle, $37.50; and sixty Golden Books including Little Black Sambo, $155.00. A plastic Winnebago Tonka at $65.00 beat out Barbie and Ken’s cardboard dreamhouse, $30.00 and a furnished metal dollhouse, $40.00. A unique child’s washboard went to $12.50. A cute highchair and little bed sold together for $45.00, and a cuter red chair went solo for $47.50. The militaria had me interested just to see how the German flag with swastika would be handled. Pretty well, as it turned out. Greg held it up and prefaced its sale with, “This is an important part of history.” There were a couple of boos and he said “True. But it is still an important part of history.” And that’s true. History cannot be ignored. Anyway, the flag sold for $175.00; a German uniform, $245.00; a porcelain German student pin, $25.00; and German medals, $20.00 and $35. A U.S. military compass sold for $32.50; a bayonet, $40.00; and a canteen, 35.00.

There was plenty of the unusual all during the day. DeKalb tin litho signs choiced out at $30.00. Four windmill blades that would make great trellises made $115.00; a railroad switching lantern, $140.00; a candlestick phone with electric box, $110.00. My favorite was the tin man. Seems Jeffery Raven was an artist, and besides paintings, he had started an artist’s rendition of a robot. The head stared down on us all day, and in the end brought $80.00. Not sure I’d want it in my living room, but it was cool. This was a fun auction with many surprises. It helps that Donna Tuttle keeps her auctions moving. This is done with the help of the aforementioned floor people and behind-the-scenes workers; Ruby and Dick Handrich, Jo and Oland Kaufman, Jack Pence, and Jan Reuhs. The Lets Talk Auction Company is located north of Mio, Michigan at 1491 Perry Creek Road and M-33. Call the auction barn at 989-848-5158. If you can’t get them there, try phoning home 989-848-5157.

40-cents a gallon in Mio? …

by Ellen Piquan , May 26, 2001 Auction
Published in the July 9, 2001 issue of the Auction Exchange & Collectors News

Forty cents a gallon was the price of gas on a Union 76 gas pump in Mio, Michigan on Memorial Day weekend. No, this wasn’t a working pump – it was one of two vintage models that crossed the auction block at a super nice estate sale by Greg and Donna Tuttle of Lets Talk Auction Company. The two 1950s gas pumps brought $230.00 each. Other service station items included a large lighted Sunoco sign for $340 and an eight-foot tall porcelain U.S. Tires sign for $275.00.

The variety of good antiques at this estate and consignment sale drew a large crowd to the comfortable auction facility on M-33. Auctioneer Donna Tuttle, husband Greg and a well-organized staff presented hundreds of items in an enjoyable, fast-paced sale that included furniture and other antiques, dairy and general store collectibles. A signed 1875 walnut dresser with carved pulls and hanky drawers brought $400.00 and was one of many beautiful furniture pieces offered. Another signed and dated antique was an 1887 footstool which made $150.00. A walnut, and cedar-lined chest with carving and inside tray was a good buy for $175.00. Other notable pieces were: oak three-stack bookcase, $350.00; oak lady’s bureau with mirror, $70.00; marble-top walnut chest (really nice!), $300.00; rock maple dropleaf table with six chairs, $80.00; Mission oak library table, $85.00; oak pressed-back sewing rocker, $85.00; handsome antique knock-down wardrobe, $280.00. A Philco record player/radio made $175.00. A primitive slant-top bin in great shape was a nice buy at $125.00. And what about a table that turns into a bed? This cleverly designed mahogany piece ‹called a Ta-Bed finished at $160.00. You’d never guess the library-style table had a bed folded up inside. All of the antique furniture was in beautiful condition. Children’s antiques included: a wicker baby buggy that brought $160.00 and a convertible highchair/rocker, $140.00. A child’s dropleaf table made $37.50. Two (damaged) china dolls found new homes for bids of around $25.00 to $30.00, and a tin doll trunk brought $12.50. Farm and dairy items seemed popular with the crowd. Tin lithograph cows that once were premiums of the DeLaval Company brought up to $45.00 each, while a DeLaval cream separator porcelain sign made $120.00. A floor-model bentwood butter churn sold for $150.00 and a brown and white crock churn made $75.00. A glass Dazey four-quart butter churn sold for $90.00. A crock advertising Kreem Rich cottage cheese finished at $40.00. Something interesting to see was the Friday Butter Press, an iron machine with crank handle designed to cut a whole lot of butter into many one – or two-pound blocks. This brought a winning bid of either $5.00 or $10.00 – the auction was moving fast! Glass milk bottles sold at these prices: Fairview, $15.00 to $35.00; Lupton, $52.50; Oxbow Farm of Alpena, $15.00; Harriman Dairy, $10.00; Meadow Gold (a cream-top bottle), $37.50. General store antiques were offered too. A Star cast iron tobacco cutter (with repaired handle) brought $50.00. An Arcade coffee grinder (complete with hard-to-find bottom glass piece) drew a winning bid of $105.00. A large Lincoln Coffee tin litho bin sold for $200.00 – a good-looking, colorful piece. A bid of $47.50 took the World’ Greatest Calumet Baking Powder wooden barrel from Alpena, Michigan. A store scale with weights sold for $55.00. Large advertising tins brought these prices: Fine Biscuits tin (about three feet tall), $40.00; Quality Malto Milk Biscuit tin with glass handle on top, $25.00; Better Made Potato Chips tin, $7.00. Many other antiques went up for bid. Some prices included: big gray graniteware coffeepot, $22.50; toy wooden cart marked Pet Milk, $52.50; Humpty Dumpty wooden egg crate, $25.00; Oneida Tudor silver plate service in original box, $40.00; ruby flash souvenir cups from Kneeland, Michigan, $52.50 each. Crocks and kitchenware brought these prices: Red Wing #4, $57.50; Unionware Red Wing #6 with handles, $127.50; #12 crock with handles, $70.00 – all in excellent condition. Blue swirl graniteware pieces included a washtub, $20.00; bean pot with lid, $25.00; and three pie plates, $25.00. Roseville pottery vases drew bids as follows: $75.00 for Clematis #102; $90.00 for a Ming Tree hanging planter; and $45.00 for a large Magnolia handled vase (about 18 inches tall) with repairs. Several bidders vied for a solid oak telephone booth with glass doors. Wouldn’t it be fun to have this in your house? It finished at $690.00. Lets Talk Auction Company team members were auctioneer Donna Tuttle, Greg Tuttle, sons Gregory and Matthew Tuttle, and Beth Bills, Jack Pence, Jo & Oland Kauffman, Dick Handrich & Ruby Handrich and Cliff Parent. These friendly, helpful people made sure everything was clean and attractively displayed – and if any items were sold in less than perfect condition they made sure to point this out, which is so appreciated by bidders. Donna Tuttle said she’d like to thank the auction staff for all of their help and encouragement. Thanks to everyone at Lets Talk for a fun day at the auction and for their help in putting together this information. They can be reached at 989-848-5158.

NOTE:  This was Greg & Donna Tuttle’s first Estate Auction after buying their new facility in Mio, Michigan on Sept. 17, 2000. Their auction help were the same people who helped Vern Gerber when he had owned the facility just prior. The help were big supporters of them buying and getting the Auctions going again in Mio at Auction Acres. Greg has been in a family owned Auction Business downstate for over 25 years, and Donna brings in 14 years, together they are a Great Team now owning their own business in Mio, bringing you a hands down Fantastic Auction Service with integrity.