310 Sorensen Drive
PO Box 498
Chamberlain, SD 57325
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Office 605.234.4214
Mobile 605.730.4214

310 Sorensen Drive
PO Box 498
Chamberlain, SD 57325

Old West Museum of South Dakota - Two Day Auction!


Friday, May 11, 2018 - 4 pm; Saturday, May 12 - 10 am

Gene & Alice Olson opened the “Old West Museum” in 1969 and was a South Dakota tourist destination for nearly 30-years! While the bulk of the museum has already been sold, their son Greg, had retained a large portion of some of the best and rarest pieces from the museum, now will be offering it all at public auction.  Peterson Land & Auction is excited to work with Girard Auction to bring you the Old West Museum's collection of unusual & very rare antiques, signs and artifacts.  Full listing and more photos will be added as we get closer to the auction. Make plans now to attend this once-in-a lifetime Auction Event!  Check out the photo gallery for a sneak peak of the cataloged items.  Feel free to watch www.girardauction.com for updates also!  Plan on spending the weekend with us in Oacoma-Chamberlain, SD

Auction Location:  Former Old West Museum Location off I-90, Exit 260, Chamberlain/Oacoma, SD.  Follow the large orange billboards!


Friday, May 11 Auction - 4 pm 

Traditional, Outdoor auction with no Internet Bidding.  This will be a fairly short auction and will include an assortment of Coins (50 Silver Dollars including 4 Carson City, $5 and $10 Gold Coins and more).  Also Massey-Ferguson 65 gas w/ Loader, 2 Salvage Vehicles, portable Garden/Tool Shed, vintage Keloland TV Equipment, wood well pump, Buggy Steps, Several box lots and flats of smalls & general antiques, Pens/Pencils, Paper items, Books, Price Guides, Reference Books & more.  More to find as the Olson’s continue to find & clean!

1916 D Dime
1911 Ten Dollar Gold Piece
1901 Five Dollar Gold Piece
1878, 1879, 1882, 1883, and 1891 Carson City Dollars
20 other Morgan Dollars
26 Peace Dollars
1866, 1867, and 1873 3 cent Nickels
1864, 1865, 1866 2 cent pieces
1828, 1849, 1850, 1854 Large Cents
50 Steel Pennies
46 Indian Head Pennies
22 V Nickels
22 Silver Certificate Dollars
35 Buffalo Nickels
Jar of 1940’s Jefferson Nickels
Jar of 1950’s Jefferson Nickels

NOS Harness parts by the box
Tools from the Harness and Blacksmith shops
Keen Kutter salesman case
Oil Cans
Jacks of all kinds
Brass Fire Extinquisher
Vintage Veterinary Books
Beer and Pop cans
Monkey Wrenches
Ford Wrenches
Cobbler set
Paper Roller holder for country store
Car Horns
Wood Hand Planter
Antique tools of all kinds
Some tools we don’t know what they are used for...
Expect more surprises as we clean out the corners and rafters of the buildings

Wood Shilouettes that were on the fence including

Horse and Wagon
Cowboy and Cowgirl (2) 
Cowboy Boots (2)
Wagon Wheels
End of Trail (2 different)
Pair of Deer
Bucking Bronco
Horses by Fence
Running Horse


Saturday, May 12 Auction - 10 am—Fully Cataloged with Live Internet Bidding!

This is absolutely some of the best antiques and rarities in the state of South Dakota!  Most of this was collected in this state and has never been available for sale until now!  A once-in-a lifetime chance to buy remarkable antiques with South Dakota History!


1931 Cadillac V-8 4-door Sedan, older restoration, dual side mounts, runs.  Car will sell at 1:00 p.m.

Rare Coin-operated Amusement Machines, Gambling Devices, and Trade Stimulators

 25c Player Piano Horse Racing Game!

 Early 1900’s “Punch-o-Bag” Game

 Remarkable 5c Cigar Vending Machine!

 3 Piece Department Store Automaton Display—works!

Amazing Salesman Samples!  John Deere 1b Sulky Plow, Jenkins Hay Rake with original cut-out seat, JB Wood Road Scraper, Puffer-Hubbard Wood Silo with Case, Several unique Fences & Gates, Stoves, & more!

Super Signs & Advertising Items! 

Rare White Eagle Milk Glass Gas Globe

Winchester Tools Window Display with original frame

Livestock Yard & Veterinary advertising!

Complete Collection of Blacksmith & Harness Shop Equipment!  Trip Hammer, Unusual anvils, Swedge Block, Cone Anvil, Buggy Whip Holders, Buggy Steps, Cutters, Tools, Accessories, Forages, Sewing Machines, Eureka Harness Oiler, Rivet Machines, Horse Shoeing Vises, Bellows, & more

Large Collection of South Dakota License Plates including LEATHER Plate!

Beautiful Furniture and Country Store Fixtures

Barber Shop Back bar and metal barber pole

Former SD Governor Merell Q. Sharpe’s Office Desk, Chair & File Cabinets!

Beautiful Working Player Piano!

Remarkable 17’ Old West Bank Window 5-panel Set with fancy glass and bar windows, originally from Oacoma, SD—awesome!

Large Railroad Depot or Bank Desks and Bench

Beautiful Brass Bed from Mussman Hotel—Chamberlain, SD

Jeweler’s Bench & Tools

Stunning White Marble Soda Fountain from the Pukwana Drug Store

Exquisite Mission Oak Back Bar with Marble Top and Stained Glass Sides from the Pukwana Drug Store

Huge Country Store Wood Counter

Large Walnut Cabinet full of fossils and artifacts

Several large antique and modern showcases

Church and School Bell Collection—includes 3 Large Brass Church bells and small brass ship’s bell!

Original “Old West” Antiques—Windmill Weights, Horse Tether, Boot Jacks, horse hair rope and other unique pieces

Country Store Antiques—Scales, Displays, Brass National Cash Registers,

Farm Antiques—Cream Separators, Hand Operated Brass Milking Machine, Hammer Mill, hand cart with built-in scale, Fanning Mills, Seed Graders, Brass Steam Whistles, Ferrier’s Tools,

Stunning Original “Eclipse” Wood Windmill Tail

Original Wood Post Office Wood & Brass front—unique!

”ICY BALL” Early Wood Cooler—unique!

Winchester Shipping Crate for 1887 Shotguns!

Round Oak Butcher Block

Immigrants Hand-painted Trunks

Beautiful Blue Porcelain Penny Scale

1800’s Dakota Territory All Wood JAIL!  Originally from the Sioux Falls Area

Ultra-Rare Cast Iron Horse Water Tank—used in front of Saloon’s & Country Stores!

Rare Kitchen set used in a covered wagon—complete!

Hand Operated Wheel Chair!

Copper Whiskey Still

Civil War Sibley Tent Stove

Winchester Pocket Knife Showcase

1871 Sewing Machine from Fort Bennett, Dakota Territory

”Bone Shaker” Wood Bicycle

2 Edison Epiphone’s!

600+ Piece Spark Plug Collection—sold as a single lot!

Live Internet Bidding available through www.GirardBid.com! Bid without being there! Catalog will be posted approximately 2-weeks prior to the auction. 

Pickup & Load-out:  Please make plans to load the day of the auction!  There will be a skid loader onsite on auction day to help load.  All items must be picked up within 30-days unless other arrangements with the owners have been made.  Please bring plenty of help to load!

Terms:  Cash, Bankable Check, Visa, MasterCard.  Sales tax applies.  10% Buyer’s Premium on Internet, Absentee & Phone Bids only.  No onsite buyer’s premium.  Please submit all absentee & phone bids by Wednesday May 9th, 4:00 p.m.  Food onsite by Platte Locker. 

Sale Day Phones:  Chisum Peterson (605) 730-4214 or (605) 661-7073 or (605) 661-7167


Hotels: Ask for Auction Rate and book ASAP!

Lee’s Best Western: (605) 734-5575

Bridge View Inn (605) 234-5566

Econo Lodge (605) 734-4100