Filming Collector Auction Saturday in Indiana

I know where I'll be Friday and Saturday.

At a "Pre Estate" auction for my good friend and farm equipment legend, Dennis Polk, in New Paris, IN. Dennis has traveled the country for years and amassed a simply amazingly deep collection of farm signs, memorabilia, literature, toys, pedal tractors, oil cans, clocks, calendars, plus so much more. His collection will go for absolute sale this Friday and Saturday, with Day 1 (Friday) set for: Toys, memorabilia, pedal tractors, wooden spring board wagon seats tons more. 

Day 2 of the auction (Saturday) will feature 25  vintage Tractors for sale and over 300 farm signs. Polk Auction Company ( will handle the sale. Online bidding is available and has already been quite active on quite a number of Dennis's treasures.

Now, you might note above I said "Pre Estate Auction"....huh? Well, lots of folks know that the extended Polk family has incredibly deep roots in the farm equipment biz. Dennis had 2 brothers also in the farm equipment biz, with separate businesses, but unfortunately Dennis's youngest brother, Gary Polk, of Leesburg, IN, passed away April 15, 2019 at the young age of 57.

Dennis has also battled a health issue here this past year, but still strong. Just time to pass along the lifetime of farm treasures he's accumulated over the years....his "Pre Estate Auction".

If you know Dennis love the guy. My friend would send me texts from around the country over the years..."Guess what I found Pete?"

Always something good. Very good.

We will be filming the Saturday portion of the auction for our Machinery Pete TV show (watch episodes online here: Yes, we'll feature a few of Dennis's tractors on the Saturday auction. Check these babies out:

1969 Allis Chalmers 220 FWA, < 100 built, One of 1st made, 2nd Owner


1974 JD 6030 with 5,485 Hours, 1 owner, engine overhaul, restored


1972 JD 3020 with 4,484 Hours, Syncro, 2nd owner


Pair of 1969 JD 4020 Hyd. FWA's, 1 PS, 1 Syncro


Minneapolis-Moline G1000 Vista, Original


Again, online bidding on this 2-Day "Pre Estate Auction" for Dennis Polk in New Paris, IN at There literally is something for EVERYONE who loves farm equipment at this event. Check out the web site and the sale listing. Here are a just a few pics that caught my eye:















That's just a mere sampling of the cool signs and plethora of other farm equipment related treasures that will sell absolute this Friday and Saturday at the Dennis Polk "Pre Estate Auction" in New Paris, IN. I will posting some Machinery Pete Youtube video from the Saturday portion of the sale, so stayed for that.

See you at the sale!


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that is a very nice allis chalmers with FWA