Monday, February 20, 2012

Another Craigslist sale... two, actually

 Cliff put the two little Olivers on Craigslist Saturday morning.  Within two hours they were sold, and I removed the ads.  Normally we won't do that until the money is in hand, but this man is practically royalty:  He's the vice-president of Central States Oliver Collectors, so Cliff knew he was good for the money.  He has about fifty Hart-Parr and Oliver tractors, but he didn't have a 550, and it's the featured tractor in this year's show.  He will send us pictures of it when he has it all prettied up.


What are they doing over there at the bench?  Can you read the words on his jacket?  If you can't, click on the picture to make it larger.


 Oh, it's a pile of money!  I love piles of money!


 He took the obligatory look at Cliff's prize 1855.


He told Cliff he has any kind of parts we might need for any Oliver tractor, at a much cheaper price than what the dealers ask.   


Goodbye, little tractors.  I really wanted to keep the 550, but I bet we'll run onto another one before long.  

8 comments:

Tipper said...

Congrats on the sells : )

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Who would have thought that tractors could be so valuable. Without reading your blog I'd never know that they are collectables. I bet Cliff was smiling a whole lot when they took those two away. More money for his tractor fund!

Ora said...

I am with Ma...never knew there were so many kinds...and collectibles...hubby's Dad had one on the farm...my kids loved it when he would take them for a ride LOL...it was a McCormick??? I think...anyway...glad you could sell two...now we just have to wait to see the next "episode" of Cliff's new treasure....love and hugs

Steiner Tractor Customer Service said...

Very cool you sold them so quick! You are lucky to have such an awesome Oliver organization near you. I can't wait to see what Cliff's next project is going to be. Looks like the tractor fund is getting pretty full, so it must be time for a new machine right?

Midlife Mom said...

I have a few things around here that could go like the extra pounds that I seem to have gained over the winter...... Congrats on such a quick sale!

We continue on here. Slow progress but I guess that is the way it's going to be until the bleeds absorb. Nurses still coming in. Tired of so many people in the house but they mean well.

Can't wait for spring and to get out on my John Deere doing a little bush hogging! Great therapy! ha!

TARYTERRE said...

Tractors are sexy, aren't they? Never would have known that without your blog. LOL Congrats on the sales. Enjoy the extra money. It's sure to come in handy when another tractor comes along to add to the collection. Take care.

NERVES05 (NANCY) said...

CONGRATS ON THE SALE. CLIFF DOES SUCH A WONDERFUL JOB ON THESE TRACTORS. ITS ALMOST LIKE A LITTLE BUSINESS IN IT'S SELF.. AND HE LOVES DOING IT. WOW WHAT A BLESSING..
AND HE'S MAKING QUITE A NAME FOR HIM SELF. :-)

NERVES05 (NANCY) said...

CONGRATS ON THE SALE. CLIFF DOES SUCH A WONDERFUL JOB ON THESE TRACTORS. ITS ALMOST LIKE A LITTLE BUSINESS IN IT'S SELF.. AND HE LOVES DOING IT. WOW WHAT A BLESSING..
AND HE'S MAKING QUITE A NAME FOR HIM SELF. :-)