Sullivan Auctioneers, LLC is excited to announce this important “No-Reserve” 2-Day estate auction!
Raimon G. “Bud” Walters, Jr. Estate Auction • Garden City, Kansas
Bernard (Ben) E. Gerber & James R. Walters • Co-Executors
Auction Managers: Joe Sullivan (217) 242-9287 • Todd Mercer (779) 875-0204
This large 2-Day Estate Auction will be held on-site at 2 separate locations in Kearny & Finney County, Kansas (SW Kansas).
About the collection
Auction being held for the heirs of the late Raimon G. “Bud” Walters, Jr.
Mr. Walters, along with his brothers, owned and operated Walters Motor Co., which was a Chrysler, Plymouth, Dodge new car dealership. See the above circa 1950 photo of the Walters brothers. Also note, the “RARE” double sided porcelain neon Chrysler Plymouth dealer sign, along with the Chrysler Plymouth Approved Service double sided porcelain signs in the photograph. These signs & other Mopar signs from the dealership are included in the auction.
Mr. Walters was never married & spent most of his life collecting. According to those that knew Bud… “Nothing was for sale”! As stated, this auction will include over 400 collector vehicles with 200+ selling each day. The executors are holding nothing back. As this catalog goes to press, the vehicles are located at 8 Southwest Kansas locations. All the vehicles, tractors, memorabilia, etc is being transported to 2 separate locations.
This will be a live onsite auction. Live internet bidding will be available on all vehicles, antique tractors & “significant” signs & memorabilia. There will be a huge quantity of items that will only be offered to the onsite bidders.
Day 1 • Mon., September 17 @ 8 AM CDT. Selling approx. 200+ collector vehicles. Also selling several antique tractors & “most” of the antique signs. We will also be selling a large quantity of antique windmills, electric gas pump, farm implements, horse drawn buggies, vintage soda machine, farm collectibles & misc. other items. Expect 2 auction rings selling simultaneously.
Day 2 • Tues., September 18 @ 8 AM CDT. Selling approx. 200+ collector vehicles. Also selling a few antique tractors, misc. antique signs, visible gas pump, large quantity of license plates, antique farm implements, trailers, stain glass windows, antique oak ice boxes & other antique furniture, large cast iron bell, farm collectibles, etc. Expect 2 auction rings selling simultaneously.
Terms & conditions
Everything must be settled for in full at the end of each day. NO EXCEPTIONS. Bidding number will be good for both days. Buyer registration will be video taped and photo ID will be required to get a bidder number. Every item sells absolute without any minimums or reserves. No on-site buyer’s premium. Method of payment: Cash, good check, or major credit card (credit card users are subject to a 3% convenience fee). Disclaimer: Everything sells “as is.” No returns—buyers must do their due diligence. Not responsible for accidents, errors or omissions. Announcements sale day take precedence.
Presale registration & Open house
NO EARLY LOOKERS, AS THE AUCTION CREW WILL BE BUSY SETTING UP. To allow potential buyers the opportunity of inspecting the vehicles, tractors, etc., we are going to be conducting a 2-day Open House on Saturday & Sunday, September 15th & 16th from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM CDT both days. In addition to the Open House, our cashiers will also be set up issuing bid numbers. We strongly encourage all bidders to register early, as there will be a large crowd the mornings of the auction.
Auction personnel will be onsite throughout the auction assisting in load out. All items must be removed by Saturday, September 22nd, unless special arrangements have been made. Sullivan Auctioneers does not charge any fee for loading out.
This 2 day auction is being held in Southwest Kansas, approx. 45 miles east of the Colorado border & approx. 70 miles north of the Oklahoma border in Finney & Kearny County, KS.
Be watching for directional signs beginning on Saturday morning, September 15th. Signs for the day 1 auction will be located along Hwy. 25, south of Lakin, KS, along Hwy. 50, north of Deerfield, KS & in Holcomb, KS at the Junction of E. Railroad Ave. & West River Rd.
Signs for the day 2 auction will be from Garden City, KS beginning at the stoplight at the Junction of Old US 50, W. Kansas Ave. & N. Taylor Ave. (McDonald’s restaurant & “The Garden City Inn Motel”.
Garden City, KS Motels
Garden City Inn: (620) 276-7608
AmericInn: (620) 272-9860
Magnuson Hotel: (620) 275-4164
Americas Best Value Inn: (620) 275-5095
Dusty Trail Inn: (620) 805-6330
Continental Inn: (620) 276-7691
Flamingo Motel: (620) 276-7601
New Sunflower Inn & Suites: (620) 276-2387
Best Western Plus Emerald Inn & Suites: (620) 277-7100
Clarion Inn: (620) 275-7471
Holiday Inn Express & Suites: (620) 275-5900
Hampton Inn: (620) 272-0454
The Heritage Inn & Suites: (620) 277-7477
Comfort Inn: (620) 275-5800
Sleep Inn & Suites: (520) 257-4581
National 9 Inn: (620) 275-0677
TownePlace Suites: (620) 805-6717
Lakin, KS Motels
Cobblestone Inn: (620) 355-4211
Home Town Inn: (620) 355-4104
Local RV Parks
RJ’s RV Park: (620) 276-8741
Garden City RV Park: (620) 275-4404
East Garden Village: (620) 275-4722
Ball Trailer & RV Park: (620) 277-2056
Garden City is located in SW Kansas approximately…
- 1 hour North of the Oklahoma border
- 1 hour East of the Colorado border
- 5 hours NW of Oklahoma City
- 3 1/2 hours East of Pueblo, CO
- 5 hours SE of Denver, CO
- 4 1/2 hours SE of Colorado Springs
- 1 hour West of Dodge City, KS
- 3 1/2 hours SW of Wichita, KS
- 5 1/2 hours SW of Kansas City
- 3 1/2 hours North of Amarillo, TX
For those of you that are planning to “take an early look” we advise you not to drive a distance as we are not allowing anyone on either property prior to Saturday, September 15th & Sunday, September 16th.
Sullivan Auctioneers would like to thank the Finney & Kearny County Sheriffs Departments & the Garden City Police Department for their assistance.
400+ Collector Vehicles
200+ to be sold day 1 • MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17TH @ 8:00 A.M. CDT
200+ to be sold day 2 • TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18TH @ 8:00 A.M. CDT
Disclaimer: All 400+ vehicles will sell at “no reserve”, regardless of price. All vehicles will be sold as is. This vehicle list is preliminary, Due to the vehicles being stored in very tight locations. Many of the VIN tags on the vehicles have not yet been inspected, Therefore some of the model years will be approximate and will change slightly as the VIN tags and titles are matched. Watch for updates throughout the summer.
In regards to the vehicle conditions… all 400+ vehicles will be in non running condition. Most have been sitting in the southwest Kansas dry climate for decades. Some have been stored in barns, sheds & even train cars. Most are sitting in rows on the Walters ranches. These vehicles will nearly all be sunburnt with fantastic patina. All vehicles will be photographed and described for our online bidding catalog later in the summer. Stay tuned.