Mecum’s Gone Farmin’ auction hits 95 percent sell-through


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This vintage Chevrolet 4×4 pickup truck was among the high-dollar sales at Mecum’s Gone Farmin’ event in Iowa | Mecum Auctions photos

With a 95 percent sell-through rate, Mecum Auctions 2020 Gone Farmin’ Spring Classic sale in Davenport, Iowa, exceeded $5 million in transactions June 17-20 for more than 1,300 lots of vintage tractors, trucks, signs and “farm relics.”

The high-dollar sale was $129,150 for a 1938 Minneapolis-Moline UDLX Comfortractor. Second place went to a 1969 John Deer 4520 at $78,750 (prices include buyer’s fee).

Also topping the $75,000 plateau were a 1951 Chevrolet Napco ¾ ton pickup truck at $75,900 and a 1911 Case 30 Horsepower steam traction-engine tractor at $75,600.

Among the “Road Art” consignments, a 1950s New Idea Farm Equipment double-sided porcelain neon sign brought $29,500.





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