Wednesday Night Auction

Bontrager’s Auction Center

This week includes a large collection of fireman’s memorabilia from Don Manley, a lifelong fireman in Caledonia, NY, and avid collector of fireman’s items.  Fire memorabilia will be on the auction block at approximately 5:30 p.m.

Began: 09/26/18 at 3:30 PM EDT
Location: google pin icon 8975 Wortendyke Rd., Batavia, NY 14020


Auction starts under pavilion at 3:30 p.m.


*Absentee/left bids are gladly accepted any weekday, but no later than 2:30 p.m. on auction day.  When leaving an absentee bid, you will need the picture number from our website at Absentee bids can be phoned in at 585-343-4529, or emailed by clicking here: Leave an Absentee Bid

 Fireman’s memorabilia will be on the auction block at approximately 5:30 p.m.


Fireman’s Memorabilia from Don Manley, lifelong fireman in Caledonia and avid collector of fireman’s memorabilia:

Fire extinguishers – various years & styles

Grinnell automatic sprinkler fire alarm

Fire hose valve

1936 GMC fire truck bell

Various fire hose nozzles

Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. SIG 318 fire & watch box

Fire grenades

Fire house collectibles

2 Unico Motor Oil cans in cardboard sleeves

De Grasse life rescue ring

Table lamps, floor lamps

Foreign coins, medals, tokens

Costume jewelry

Kramer acoustic guitar

Boxes of DVD’s

Outdoor rock speakers

Sweet Pea Razor battery operated scooter

Golf ball cleaner

Framed pictures & mirrors

Small RCA flat screen TV w/remote

Floral couch & matching chair

Glider rocker & ottoman

Microwave w/cart

Leather loveseat and footstool

Whirlpool Cabrio washer

Maytag electric dryer

Frigidaire frost free commercial freezer (works)

Amana bottom drawer freezer/refrigerator (works)

Boxes of books

Small box of early stereo records


Cast iron frying pans

Canning jars

Kitchenware and kitchen gadgets

Sewing & craft boxes

China and dishware including Pyrex, Corelle, Noritake


Clown collectibles

Wooden advertising crates

Vintage photos

Emesco MFG motors (4)

Box of open face fishing reels

Minolta camera w/various lenses

Vintage post cards

Savory brand copper wash boiler w/paper advertisement

Various mantle clocks

2 large cooking pots w/lids

Box of cast iron model stove, oven, vintage iron

Linens inc. chenille bedspread

2 small wooden wine racks

Manger set & other Christmas decorations & tree

Spice set

Box of 3 hand planes       

Curved glass china cupboards

Dining tables w/chairs


Various wood chairs

Side table

Hall tables


Bedroom set – dresser w/mirror, dresser & side dresser



Wooden video cabinet

Glass top tables

Kenwood stereo cabinet w/turntable, amplifier, equalizer, tuner & dual cassette deck

2 door glass cabinet

Hall loveseat wood serving cart

Rolling work bench

Various collectible fire houses


Kitchen table

Cedar chest

Desk w/6 drawers

Small roll top desk

Enamel top table circa 1930’s or ‘40’s

Large entertainment stand for flat screen TV]

3 vintage school desks

Step ladders

Crosley vintage style stereo w/turntable, tuner, CD recorder

Folding card table w/4 chairs

Recordio reel-to-reel tape player/recorder

Kodak Instamatic movie projector

Kodak carousel projector

Storage trunk

Displays of router bits

Wall clock

Modern grandfather clock

Handy Tough Test multi-tool kit

Craftsman 20” hedge trimmer

Metal file cabinets

Prizer vintage gas stove/oven

Wood work benches

Large lawn roller

King small wood stove

4 Mazda rims

Floor jacks

5 milk cans

2 – 1984 Cooper Clipper 18” power lawn mower (1 runs, 1 does not run)

McCulloch chain saw w/case

Outdoor patio table w/ 4 chairs

Husqvarna Auto Walk push mower, rear gear drive w/bagger

Pentron reel-to-reel player/recorder

3 – A. Szelagowski & Son sausage crates

Delta 16” scroll saw

Vintage Anchor brand folding bench wringer


By bidding with our auction company, you are agreeing to the following:

  • Payment is due at the close of the auction and can be made with cash, good check, Master Card or Visa. Any other payment arrangements must be made with the auctioneer prior to the close of the auction.
  • 13% buyer’s premium and NY state sales tax are added to all totals. A 3% discount is taken from the buyer’s premium if payment is made with cash or check.
  • Tax exempt buyers must present tax exempt paperwork and ID number at the time of registration.  
  • All purchased items must be removed from the premises at the close of auction.
  • Left bids will be accepted until one hour prior to the start of the auction unless otherwise posted. In order to ensure that your bids are processed, we are unable to accept bids after that time. Left bids must be picked up by the end of the auction week (close of business on Friday).  Items not picked up by the end of the week are subject to a late pick up fee. Please refer to our left bid policy ( for more information.

Bontrager’s Auction Center is located at 8975 Wortendyke Road. From Route 33 turn south on Wortendyke Road (3.5 miles west of Batavia). Our auction center is located about 1/2 mile from the intersection on the east side of the road.

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Bontrager Real Estate & Auction Services Inc.

8975 Wortendyke Rd. Batavia, NY 14020

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