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Brief Description

We are selling for the Lester T McMinnis(deceased) Estate, incredible Real Estate and personal property that is the Dealer or Collector’s dream. If you collect it or want to sell it, you can probably find it at this auction.

Auction Schedule

Live On-Site Auction

Began: Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 9:45 AM EDT

Ended: Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 5:00 PM EDT

Location: 4253 Stony Mill Road, Danville, VA 24541



Lester(Buck) and Dottie McMinnis(both deceased) were avid collectors and operated the Homeland Antiques Shop for many years.The results are that we are selling for the Estate not only a magnificent home, great outbuildings, and exra lot (totaling about six(6) acres), but also one of the finest collections of antique furniture and collectibles you will find anywhere.They gathered something for almost anyone’s interests.This auction has so much to offer that we are holding a 2-day sale – Saturday the 18th from 9:45am – 5:00pm and Sunday the 19th from 9:45 am – whenever.


The first parcel includes a very nice brick ranch home with a full daylight basement.The home has 2 baths, 2 fireplaces, 4 bedrooms, 2 kitchens, 2 family rooms, hardwood floors, and a fantastic shop wired with a1/2 bath and great loft or studio, a quaint cabin, pond, fruit and nut trees, great garden spot, no Partrige that I know of, but it does have a fig tree

The second parcel is approximately an acre which joins  parcel one and has nice road frontage.

Both have a paved drive and all the features you are looking for in a home site. The school system is as good as it gets, and you are conventient to Martinsville, Danville, almost all of the northern parts of North Carolina, including Greensboro, and even Roanoke, Virginia would be feasible.

We are talking about the very best of all worlds – quiet country atmosphere, quick to schools, to shoppng, to work, and medical facilities.

The Real Estate sells at noon. Both pieces are being offered with a reasonable reserve together to achieve the highest possible value.

OPEN HOUSES: will be held at:  Sunday October 5th 2pm-5pm

                                                        Sunday October 12th 2pm-5pm

                                                        Monday October 13th 4pm-6pm

The properties can be seen at other times by appointment. Broker participation is welcomed.


There is way too much to list it all but hopefully between this listing and the photos, you will get a good appreciation of what is going to be sold. The personal property and collectibles are being sold at ABSOLUTE AUCTION with no reserve.

ANTIQUE FURNITURE:Mostly walnut pieces with some oak, maple, and pine. Several writing desks including plantation desks, 2 Canopy beds, trundle bed, gateleg dropleaf table, large very nice Victorian marble top dresser, small lamp or bedside tables(most with center drawers), assorted chest of drawers, Mission oak chair, large farmer’s table, wooden bench, 2-piece Highboy cabinet, sugar chest, rope bed, iron bed with reading light made in the headboard, “Sellers” enamel-top table with center drawer, 2-piece China cabinets, corner china cabinet, 2 punched-tin pie safe/cabinets, butcher block(24″ x24″), assorted wooden stools and foot rests, large blanket chest with key, rocking chairs, assorted wood dining chairs, child’s chairs including rockers, 2 farmer’s tables with matching chairs, large pine 2-door cabinet with lower drawer, settee, small cabinets with keys, cast iron stools and table, large walnut cabinet with single drawer over 2 doors, very old chest with hand forged latch, round top walnut table, and much more.

TOYS: Marx, Buddy L, Tonka, Ohio Art, Structo, Tootsey, Hubley, Matchbox, including Marx Union Pacific Mail Train set (no tracks only engine and 4 cars), Louis Marx & Co. No. 25000/12 Steam Type Electric Train Set, Marx monkey on a tricycle, Marx Liberty Bus, vintage baby dolls by Ideal -Black & White, Doll clothes, old editon games, metal toy phones, metal toy irons, metal banks, pull-type toys, Toy Pistols and rifles, wooden checker/chess boards, marbles from almost any era( large and small), child’s tea sets including enamel ware, Sommersaulting Puppy, large metal train locamotive, small wagon, Barbie, the Seven Dwarfs dolls minus one,

COLLECTIBLES: UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD SPITTOON, Virginia Military Academy Sweetheart compact, assorted bells, Jim Beam wall clock, Blue Jar no.13, Wooden Whirl-e-gig, Several old Chalk figurines, assorted baskets, oil lamps including miniatures, 2-drawer spool cabinet, Twinplex Sales Co. razor sharpener, Assorted Straight razor’s, “ABC of Animals printed on linen CR McLoughlin Bros, NY 1899, Lots of Enamel ware(many patterns, colors, some marked USN), KOOL’S Cigarette tin display with match holder, US Neevel Mfg. Co. dated 1951 barber tools in case never used and all there, RCA Victor 45 record player, 0ld records, wooden rolling pins, assorted Dough bowls, Tin type pictures, metal Dazey churn, glass Dazey churn, early Eastman camera, Cub Scout and Boy memorabilia, Wagner and Griswold cast iron, 1976 Repubican Presidentual Campaign Medals – Gerald Ford, Disney, cast-iron twine holders, Edison Gem Phonagraph and cylinders, quilts, coverlets, crochet, tapestry, walnut shadow-box picture frames, vintage oval frame, tins, cast lamps(table and floor), Oil Lamps including an Alladin hanging Lamp and miniatures, U.S. Postage cards dating from1893, Military memorabilia, vintage fishing lures, antique and vintage cigarette lighters, Brass Lamp marked Kennedy Shea, Co. Springfield.O., Milk bottles assorted sizes and several cities including Danville, Chatham, Swansonville, Lynchburg, and Washington DC, Adverising Tins and boxes,and much much more,

GUNS: The Winchester Repeating Arms Co. Model 1902 22 cal, The Hamilton Rifle No.27 22 cal. (2), C.J. Hamilton & Son Rifle Model 43 22 cal., Reminington Arms-Union Metallic Cartridge Co. 22 cal., J.Stevens Arms Co. 141/2 Little Scout 22 cal., Winchester Model 94 30-30 cal., StevensModel 58D 20 ga., Premium Single shot 22 cal., Paragon Model CS 12 ga., Remington Targetmaster Model 41 22 cal., OakLeaf Walden, NY 12 ga., Stevens Model 87A 22 cal., Stevens Savage ArmsModel 820 2/34″ 12 ga., Schmidt Schmidt, Germany Model 24 22 cal, some ammo, Military pouch with 2- 45 cal.1911 clips.

POTTERY: Seagrove, Roseville,Hull, McCoy, crocks, jugs, pitchers, churns, A.R. Cole, 

BOOKS: Ford and GM parts/service manuals, cook books, U. of Maryland Yearbooks, 1929 Averett College Yearbook, USN Battallion Logs, The Bluejackets Manual 1943, The Story of Danville by Jane Gray Hagan – signed by the author, Little Big books, 

COLLECTIBLE GLASS: Carnival, Depression, Jadite, Spice jars, Hall, Nippon, Occupied Japan, Limoges, Wedgewood, German US Zone, Bavarian, Yamaka China, Floral Blue, Buffalo Pottery, Scherzer, Scinde,Shenango China, Meito China, and more

LAWN/GARDEN TOOLS: Gas Blower, Ladders, 2-wheel hand truck, battery charger, battery-powered drill, line-trimmers, chains, wheelbarow, Murray 42″ cut 18 1/2 HP riding mower, Yard art, concrete benches,

MISCELLANEOUS: Badge/medal Baltmore MD Sept 1919 Sovereign Grand Lodge 150th Anniersary, Proclaim Liberty Medalian John Hart, National Spinning Company Inc. Knitting Yarns necklaus 12 kt GF, E.I. Dupont Badge The Whitehall & Hoag Company, Fine jewelry, costume jewelry,Sterling Pieces including a Parker Pen (uses lead), Silver plate items, Nichol Silver pieces, Tokens from Danville Storage Battery Co., The Palmolive-Peet Co. Myrtle Beach Apache Pier, Coins including Wheat Pennies, silver dimes, quarters, 1/2’s, Dollars, Foreign coins, 1923 $1.00 bill, Rugs of all sizes, shapes, styles

MUSIC INSTRUMENTS: Vintage instruments including banjos, guitars including Gibson (NR), Violin, Dixon Mandelin, Bruno mandelin/banjo (real nice), cases, parts, etc.

SPECIAL: Home Comfort Cook Stove used but not abused and ready to be used more! Granfather Clock made by Buck McMinnis







Auction Terms

REAL ESTATE: The sale of both parcels together is subject to meeting a reasonable reserve, set by the Sellers. The parcels will be offered together to attain the highest possible value. 

The bidder with the highest acceptible bid will be expected to make a down payment on sale day of $8,000, with the balance due at closing within 30 days or sooner if all circumstances will permit. 

The money due on sale day must be cash or guarranteed funds.


The personal property items are being sold at absolute auction to the highest bidders without reserve.

Both the REAL ESTATE and PERSONAL PROPERTY are being offered for auction for the seller “AS IS, WHERE IS, WITH ALL FAULTS”. All buyers will be charged a 10% Buyer’s Premium for all items bought including the Real Estate.


Bidder Packets for the Real Estate will be available upon request or during Open Houses or showings. 


From US Hwy 29 Danville exit onto US Hwy 58 west then onto US Hwy 58 Business to Stony Mill Road. Turn right onto Stony Mill Road, turn right onto first paved driveway after the apartments. The house is the first house on the right.

From Eden take Berryhill Road to US Hwy 58 Business and turn left at the light. Turn right onto Stony Mill Road approximately 2 1/2 – 3 miles from light. 

From Martinsville US Hwy 220 go East on US Hwy 58 Business turn left onto Stoney Mill Road.

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