Richard A. Olson
Richard A. Olson & Associates


Richard A. Olson & Associates has bought and sold millions of dollars worth of farm machinery, real estate and personal property. Richard has been an auctioneer since 1968 and has sold numerous farms, equipment, livestock, antiques, household items, estates and business liquidations. He is a graduate of the Reppert School of Auctioneering. Erik, a third generation graduate of Reppert, works with his father Richard to represent their clients and their property in a professional manner. You can also find us on Facebook (

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Past Auctions

Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

Location: Jennifer's Garden Banquet Center, 555 Gore Rd, Morris, IL 60450
Directions: Located on the Frontage Rd (Gore Rd) across from Menards and West of the Movie Theater.

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Tickets: $35/person
$25/child under 14
Sponsorship Tables Available

Dinner @ 6:30 p.m.

Live Auction - Silent Auction - Ladies Table - Kid's Table - Gun Raffles - Bucket Raffles

Tickets are available on the website at or at B & S Firearms in Morris. Tickets purchased on the website can be picked up at the Will Call table when you arrive.

All proceeds raised stay in the community to fund outdoor activities and to provide scholarships for local youth.

T.E.A.C.H. Outdoors, Inc is a recognized Illinois 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.

Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.

Auction Location: Brookfield Township Hall, 2099 E 27th Rd, Seneca, IL 61360
Directions: 5½ miles North of Ransom at the corner of N 21st Rd (Grand Ridge Rd) & E 27th Rd.

Farm Locations:
Located 2 miles South of Ransom on IL-170, then 1 mile West on N 13th Rd.
Tract 1 is on the on the NE corner of N 13th & E 26th Rd.
Tract 2 is on the on the SE corner of N 13th & E 26th Rd.

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TRACT 1 - 80 Acres

Tract 1 Information:
- 80 Acres
- Legal Description: W 1/2 of the SW 1/4 of Sec 28
- Offered as “Choice” of Tract 1 or 2
- PIN# 35-28-300-000
- 2017 Taxes = $1,426.06 ($17.83/acre)
- All Tillable
- Farm Lease Open for 2019
- Property is subject to a Wind Farm Lease with Avangrid.

Soil Descriptions:
- Bryce Silty Clay - 34.15 Acres (PI 121, Corn 162, Soybeans 54, Wheat 64)
- Swygert Silty Clay Loam - 32.66 Acres (PI 118, Corn 158, Soybeans 52, Wheat 63)
- Rutland Silty Clay Loam - 11.57 Acres (PI 133, Corn 180, Soybeans 58, Wheat 71)

- Estimated Crop Yields Bu/A: Corn 161.7, Soybeans 53.1, Wheat 64.0

Overall Crop Productivity Index = 120.7

Download the following for Tract 1:
Flyer - Aerial Map - Soil Map - Topography Map - FSA Info - Tax Map - Tax Info

TRACT 2 - 115.04 Acres

Tract 2 Information:
-115.04 Acres
-Legal Description: W 115 Acres of the NW 1/4 of Sec 33
-Offered as “Choice” of Tract 1 or 2
-PIN# 35-33-102-000
-2017 Taxes = $2,325.00 ($20.21/acre)
-All Tillable
-Farm Lease Open for 2019
-Property is subject to a Wind Farm Lease with Avangrid.

Soil Descriptions:
- Swygert Silty Clay Loam - 49.07 Acres (PI 118, Corn 158, Soybeans 52, Wheat 63)
- Rutland Silty Clay Loam - 41.18 Acres (PI 133, Corn 180, Soybeans 58, Wheat 71)
- Bryce Silty Clay - 11.54 Acres (PI 121, Corn 162, Soybeans 54, Wheat 64)
- Streator Silty Clay Loam - 11.24 Acres (PI 131, Corn 177, Soybeans 58, Wheat 69)
- Estimated Crop Yields Bu/A: Corn 166.7, Soybeans 54.3, Wheat 65.9

Overall Crop Productivity Index = 124.0

Download the following for Tract 2:
Flyer - Aerial Map - Soil Map - Topography Map - FSA Info - Tax Map - Tax Info

Owner: Phyllis Short Trust

Seller’s Attorney: Darrell L. Hartweg
Hartweg, Turner, Wood & DeVary, P.C.
207 W Jefferson St Ste 400, Bloomington, IL 61701
Phone: (309) 827-0044

AUCTION TERMS: The Seller shall provide a clear title & survey to the Real Estate subject to any and all easements recorded at time of sale. Seller reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids. The successful bidder will be required to enter into a sales contract on day of sale and deposit $50,000 earnest money (per tract) to be held by Seller’s Attorney in an escrow account and will be applied to the purchase price. Buyer will receive a credit at closing for the 2018 taxes due in 2019. The farm lease will be open for the 2019 crop year. Closing on or before March 29, 2019.

Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.

Location: Jennifer's Garden Banquet Center, 555 Gore Rd, Morris, IL 60450
Directions: Located on the Frontage Rd (Gore Rd) across from Menards and West of the Movie Theater.

Tickets: $35/person

For Tickets Contact:
Jake Cooper 630-546-5456
Billie Joe Rix 630-816-8977
Kent Bateman 630-918-2823
Craig Borneman 630-973-8685

Social @ 5:30 p.m.
Dinner @ 6:00 p.m.

Live Auction by Richard A. Olson & Associates after Dinner.
Live and Silent Auction Items Available.

Advance Tickets Required. No Tickets Sold At Door.

Sunday, March 3, 2019 at 8:00 a.m.

Location: 16119 Chicago Rd, Sandwich, IL 60548
Directions: Rt-34 to Sandwich, IL to Latham St (stop light), then 5 miles North to Chicago Road, then West 1 mile. Trailers welcome.

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Tools & Misc Items will begin at 8 a.m.

Lumber will begin at 10:30 a.m.

Doors & Windows will begin around 1 p.m.

Restrooms/Food/Weather Shelter provided.


Contact the owner - Greg Gavin - for more info:


Gavin Auction Terms: Cash or Good Check. Visa, MC & Discover. 5% Buyers Premium. 5% Deducted with Cash or Check. 6-¼% sales tax must be applied. Items not removed after 7 days revert back to Gavin.

2-Story Farm House on 2 Acres with Buildings – 1962 Corvette Convertible – 1974 Volkswagen Beetle – 2002 Cadillac Deville – 1994 Dodge Dakota – Ford 601 Workmaster Loader Tractor – Large Antique & Collectible Collection – Household Items – 1000s of Record Albums in Good Condition
Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.

Location: 501 W Merchants St, Essex, IL 60935
Directions: From the I-55 (Exit 227) in Gardner, IL head East to the 4-way stop, then turn right after the Subway Restaurant onto IL-53 and continue 1/2 mi around to Campus Rd (East Rd), turn right and head South 3/4 mile to Rice Rd, then East 5-3/4 miles (Rice turns into Merchants) to farm on the northside of road (westside of Essex, IL).

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1962 Chevy Corvette Convertible, 327 V8, 4-spd manual, 83,872 mi, Ermine White exterior with Black interior & White Soft Top, Last production year of the 1st Generation Corvettes, external trunk, exposed headlights, garage kept & covered, title-in-hand, VIN #20867S102974.
1974 Volkswagen Beetle, Orange, 1600cc Dual Port engine (last production year for carbureted engine), Barn kept since 1990 (Florida Plates), as-is, no title at press time, VIN #1142791593.
2002 Cadillac Deville, 4-dr, RWD, V8 Northstar, full power, leather seats, title-in-hand, VIN #1G6KD54Y42U228849.
1994 Dodge Dakota SLT, Extended Cab, Auto, V6, 152k mi, running boards, red, title-in-hand, VIN #1B7GL23X6RW129042.

Ford 601 Workmaster Tractor w/loader, diesel, 3-pt, fenders; JD 318 Mower; Troy-Bilt 5000-watt Generator; Vintage Yazoo Master Mower, Zero Turn, Wisconsin Engine; DR Weed Trimmer; 20-gal Air Compressor; Craftsman Rear Roto-Tiller; Hay Trolley; Yamaha 340 Enticer Snowmobile (’94 sticker), as-is; Yamaha Phazer Special Edition Snowmobile (’92 sticker), as-is; 6x10 Snowmobile Trailer (with title); 5x8 Homemade Trailer (no title); Hayrack & Gear, spoke wheel; Many Electric Hand Tools including Skil Saws, Drills, Grinders and more; +10 Oilers; Assorted Hand Tools; York Bench Vise; Bench Grinder; Buffalo #4 Vise; Yard Tools; Battery Charger; Metal Cabinets; Wood Pigeon Hole Bin Cabinet.

MUSICAL ITEMS: Over 1000 Record Albums 33s & 45s, most albums are in plastic sleeves in good condition; Many CDs; PD264 Luxman Turntable; Klipsch Floor & Surround Sound Speakers; Integra DVD/CD Player; Onkyo TX-RZ900 7.2 Ch Receiver; Onkyo TA-RW303 Dual Tape Deck; 1978 Seeburg Jukebox, 45-RPM Model "Disco", 160 selections, as-is condition; Set of 4 Beatles Forever Dolls; George Harrison Autographed Photo; Cornish Company Pump Organ, early 20th century, nice condition, ornate wood carvings; Wurlitzer Upright Piano, nice condition; Various Concert Posters including: Beatles, Frank Zappa, Alice Cooper, Janis Joplin, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Who, Black Sabbath, Rolling Stones, Jethro Tull and more.

HOUSEHOLD: Budweiser Bowtie Neon Beer Sign; Various Flat Screen HD TVs; Maytag Bravos Washer & Gas Dryer; Upright Freezer; Kitchen Table & Chairs; China Cabinet; Various Curio Cabinets; Wicker Top Tables & Chest; Wood Knee-hole Desk; Maple Rocker, sturdy; 3-pc 1950s Bedroom Set; (3) Trunks; Large Assortment of Glassware & Figurines; Crystal Stemware; Hull Swan Planter & Asst Hull Pottery; Cast Iron Novelty Items & Coin Banks (some are reproduction); 4 drawer vertical File Cabinet; Peacock Feathers; Black Americana Collection; Jewelry Cabinet; Costume Jewelry; Men’s Gold & Sterling Rings; Harley Davidson Leather Coat, size 58; Stamp Collection; Vintage Cubs Memorabilia; WWII Uniform; Bayonet Dagger; 1960s-70s Marvel Comics, approx. 50-100; GI Joe Collector Set; GI Joe Motorized Tank; Lots of Knick Knack Items; Religious Figurines; (2) Concrete Fishing Boy Statues; Small Park Bench; Pots/Pans/Dishes; Foldable Wheelchair; Deer & Pheasant Mounts.

ANTIQUES & PRIMITIVES: Antique Pulleys; Antique High Wheel Cultivator; Primitive Tools; Antique Corn Sheller; Antique Cast Iron American Grinding Mill; Antique Wooden Well Cistern w/wooden Hand; Steel Spoke Wheels; Cast Iron Cistern Hand Pump; Galvanized Tubs; Antique Copper Boiler; Antique Wringer Washer; Antique Wood Doors; Milk Cans; Antique Wardrobe; Oak Dresser & Mirror; Oak Dresser; Hope Chest; Oak Phonograph; Large Oak Pedestal Round Table; Antique Side by Side Secretary Curio Cabinet; Brass Bed; Iron Parlor Stove; Seth Thomas Mantle Clock; Arcade Crystal #3 Coffee Grinder; Dazey Glass Butter Churn; Many Kerosene Oil Lamps; Various Antique Wash Basin & Pitchers; Vintage Toys Trucks; Various Hurricane Table Lamps; Cobalt Blue Glassware; Carnival Glass; Depression Glass; Italy Cobalt Blue Vase w/lid, believed to be Norleans; Large Tea Pot/Cup/Saucer Collection; Shirley Temple Cobalt Blue Pitcher; Many Crocks, Jugs & Stoneware.



REAL ESTATE DESCRIPTION: 2 Story Farm House — 4 Bedroom — 2 Bath

Master Bedroom, 12x20, 1st floor, walk-in closet; Utility Room; Kitchen, 12x15; Dining Room, 12x15, Built-in Dining Room Cabinets; Living Room, 12x15; Sitting Room, 12x15; Office 6x12; 3 Bedrooms on 2nd Floor, 12x12, 12x15 and 12x18; Attic 14x16 with Floor; ½ Basement; Boiler Heat; Vinyl Siding; Replacement Windows; Whole House Generator.

• FBI Pole Building, 45x56, dirt flooring
• 4-Car Detached Garage, 24x48, concrete flooring
• Chicken House, 20x30 • 2017 Taxes = $1,667.48
(Owner Occupied/Senior Citizen)
• PIN: 09-06-09-300-020
• Located within Essex Village Limits

• OPEN HOUSE Sun, March 10th from 10am-12pm

Real Estate Terms: Financing is not a contingency of sale in this offering. Therefore, it is strongly recommended that potential bidders ensure in advance that they are able to obtain the necessary financing to close the transaction. 10% Deposit on day of sale in the form of cash or check and be capable of closing by May 10, 2019. Survey and Clear Title will be provided. The property is being sold as-is, where-is condition with no contingencies, guarantees, warranties expressed, implied, or subject to financing. Seller makes no representations or warranties concerning the property to be sold. Included in this sale and purchase price are all existing items permanently installed in the Property, free from liens, including plumbing; heating; HVAC equipment; lighting fixtures; water treatment systems; garage door openers and transmitters; television antennas; shrubbery, plantings; wall to wall carpeting; shades, blinds, window covering hardware, built-in air conditioners; and built-in appliances. No buyers premium.

Owners: Estates of Curt Kurtenbach and Shirley Kurtenbach

Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.

Location: 11206 Helmar Rd, Newark, IL 60541
Directions: From the IL-47 & IL-71 intersection on the South side of Yorkville, head South on IL-47 for 5-1/4 miles to Helmar Rd, then West 1-3/4 mile to the auction on the left.

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Autos, Tools, Antiques, Collectibles, Antique Furniture, Lawn & Garden, Glassware, Box Truck Storage Unit

Autos & Specialty Items: 1995 Fleetwood Brougham Cadillac - Color: Tan with 66,000 Original Miles - New Starter, New Tires, Garage Kept - Clean!; 1995 Fleetwood Brougham Cadillac - Color: Black - 82,000 Original Miles - Garage Kept - Clean!; Trailered 2-year old Hydraulic Log Splitter - Like New! - MTD Gold 27 Ton Splitter with 208cc Gas Engine; 24’ Box Truck Storage Container – 8-foot wide with Rear Garage Door & Side Door.

Antiques & Collectibles: Wood Tool Box, Ornate Oak Clock Shelf built by Howard Christianson, Old Pine Bench, 4 Door China Cabinet, Bamboo Patio Set Table & 4 Chairs, [Motobecane Bike made in France, Schwinn Suburban Bike, Schwinn Airdyne Bike], Set of 6 Arrow Back Chairs, Old Stop Sign, Wire Shelf, Coolers, Floor Fans, Small Refrigerator, 6 Patio Chairs, Double Wringer Beer Cooler, Ringer Washer, Wingback Chair, 4 Door Steel Athletic Locker Set, Round Oak Table, Twist Iron Marble Floor Lamp, Store Display Case, Cedar Chest, Pink & Green Dep Stemware, Pine 2 piece 1800s Kitchen Cupboard - 2 Glass Doors - Top with 2 Drawers & 2 Doors, Bell Ringer - Pin Ball Machine - Made by Gottlieb, 4 Drawer Chest, Mahogany Corner Shelf with 2 Drawers, [Very Ornate Game Table with Ornate Inlay Carving with Craps Table - Checkers - Parcheesi - Chess - Card Table], Tin Parakeet, Grandma & Grandpa Dolls, Cranberry Style Lamp, Oak Machinist Tool Chest, Sleepy Eye Pitcher, Pair of Dove Statues, Crockery owl, heavy Green, Life Size Poster of Ronald Regan, Old Second Car Bank, Pistol Lighter, Bass Pullman Train Car Ash Tray, Carved Bone style Piece, Cranberry Cruet Set, [Cast Iron Bull Elk/Gun Rack - Rare!], Mobile Oil Co. AF Gargoyle Fuel Can, Oak Wall Clock, 5 piece Aluminum Patio Set, Iron Wire 2 Chairs & Table, Thomas Radio, Pine Work Bench Table, Drop Front Desk, Platform Rocker, Oak Dresser with Mirror, Electrolux Vac, Meat Cleavers, Captain Chairs, 3 Station Food Warmer, industrial Cummins Shredder - Paper, Chilton Auto Books, Patio Set Table, Art Deco Mirror, Marble Lamp Table - 1800s, Trunk, Oak Machinists Chest, Oak 2 Glass Door Empire China Cabinet, Walnut 5 Tier Ornate Shelf, Kangaroo Leather Sofa, Kick Knacks, Figurines, Walnut Baby Crib, 2 piece Pine Drop Front Desk/Cupboard, Scrub Board, Thunderbird Muffler In Box, Assortment Sawzall Blades, Yard Sticks, Cat Precision 795F Quarry Truck - Toy, Rogers Silverware, Wagner Cast Iron Pan with Lid, Top 76 Gas Truck with Dolly Tanker in Display Case, 4 Oriental Art Panels, 1933 Crosley Radio, Bull Durham Adv. Picture, H. Hargrove, Love Seat, Large Currier & Ives Book, Casio Piano, Galvanized Double Wash Tub, Early 1800s Large Cobbler Pine Work Bench, Copper boiler, Pink Dep. Glass, Costume Jewelry, Folding Massage Table, Copper Picture, Horse Shoe Rocker, (2) Captain Chairs, Karastan Rug - 4.3’x6’, Paper Cutter, Walnut Box, Doll Buggy, Fold Out Sewing Case, Set Mash TV Series, Precision Army Jeeps - Toy, 1914 Child Kitchen Cupboard, 1800s Walnut Chest of Drawers with Marble Insert & Hankie Drawers, Horse Weather Vane, Oil Lamp, John Deere Print - National Turkey Federation, Eastlake Carved 4 Drawer Chest, French Provincial Server Chest, White Tail Deer - On the Run - Turkey Federation, Mission Style Oak Drop Front Desk, Elgin Regulator Clock, Oak Large Machinist Tool Chest, [Cannon Ball], (2) Steel File Cabinets, [Richard Wilcox Cobblers Work Bench with Vise Drawers - Very Good Shape, Electric Frigidaire HD Dryer, Class Coffee Table, Samsung Flat Screen TV, Collection of Playboy Books, Western Crock, Wood Rack, [Antique Porcelain Crown Stove Works - Chicago - Very Good Shape], Barn Beam Drill, Cast Iron Depot Stove, State Farm Piggy Bank, ABC Banks, Old New Aurora Adv. City Drawing, 4 Gallon Western Crock, Jug, 1930s 4 piece bedroom Set, High Boy - Vanity - Stool - Bed, Western Art Work - Wagner 83, (2) Green Upholstered Chairs, Wallace Nutting Print, 1800s Very large Cobblers Work Bench.

Tools: Craftsman Wrenches & Tools, 40 Fence Posts, Large Sump Pump for Pond, (2) Multi Drawer Metal Cabinets, Tool Cabinet, Work Cart, Craftsman Stacking Tool Chest - Ball Bering Drawers on Wheels, (2) Chrome Wore Rack Shelving, 2007 Chevy Malibu Rear Shroud, 4 Drawer Work Bench with Vise, Shovels, Post Hole Digger, Suhner - German Large Dremel Grinder/Polisher, Wrenches, Pliers, Snips, Screw Drivers, Files, Assortment of Hand Tools, Solvents Sprays, Bosch Bulldog Drill in Case, 3.5 Ton Floor Jack, [Jazzy Electric Select HD Motorized Chair with charger], Stack Tool Chest, Rockwell Floor Model Drill Press, 2 Door Steel Storage Cabinet, Electric Power Tools, Sawzalls, Milwaukee Hand Grinder, Craftsman 10” Drill Press, Troybilt Model MS 42 - 16” Chainsaw, Poulan Model P38 16” Chainsaw, New Windows - Several Vinyl Clad, Craftsman Jointer New in Box, Large Hemp Rope, (4) Porch Columns, Large Industrial Cart, (2) File Cabinets, Galvanized Water Tank, 4,000 lbs Engine Puller On Wheels, Log Chains, Lawn & Garden Tools, Acetylene Tank Cart, Electric Water Heater, Porter Cable 4500 Watt Generator on Wheels, 2 Door Storage Cabinet.

The Estate of Robert Pessina
Owner: Sandra Pessina

Note: Bob and Sandy collected for many years. They took very good care of their collectibles. Many items of interest!

Content Terms: Cash or good check w/ proper ID. Everything sold as is. Everything paid for day of sale. Not responsible for accidents or items after sold. All Equipment and Material Sells AS IS Condition Day of Sale. No buyer premium! No Reserve! Everything Sells. Announcements day of sale supersede printed materials.

Phone: 630-552-4247

Brian DeBolt, Plano IL Lic#440.000595
Richard Olson, Morris IL Lic#440.000585
Erik Olson, Morris IL Lic#441.001909

We provide the highest level of Professional Auctioneering Service.

Richard A. Olson Associates
531 W. Bedford Road, Suite A, Morris IL 60450
PH (815) 942-4266

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