Mrs. Minnie Coston Holds a Sale, 1926

Here are two sale opportunities, if you happen to find yourself in 1926 tomorrow.  From the February 4, 1926 Skidmore News (Skidmore, Missouri), page 8 (click for full size):

Ad for a 1926 sale by Minnie Coston. Text of ad follows at end of page.
Sale, Mrs. Minnie Coston, Skidmore News, February 4, 1926, page 8.

Here’s the ad for the Holsclaw sale:

Ad for a sale by F. L. Holsclaw in 1926. Text of ad at bottom of page.
From the Skidmore News (Skidmore, Missouri), February 4, 1926, page 8.

Text of first ad (Coston) reads, “Closing-Out Sale. I will sell at public auction, 1 1/2 miles south of Skidmore, the following described property beginning at 1:30 o’clock, or immediately after the Holsclaw sale, on Monday, Feb. 8, 1926. 9 head livestock. Implements, etc. Horses – one span of gray horses, 1 eight years old and the other smooth mouth, weight about 2,600 pounds. 1 Blue Roan Horse, 9 years old. 1 Brown Mare, smooth mouth, weight about 1200 pounds. 1 Roan Horse, smooth mouth, weight about 1100 pounds. 1 Blue Mare, smooth mouth, in foal. Cattle – 1 Jersey cow, nine years old, will be fresh by day of sale. 1 Jersey Cow, six years old, fresh last February. 1 part Jersey Heifer, 1 year old. The cows are extra good milkers. Implements – 1 high wheel wagon. 1 low wheel wagon. 2 sets harness. 1 spring wagon. 1 disk. 1 walking cultivator. 1 riding cultivator. 1 disk cultivator. 1 riding lister. 1 wheat drill. 1 hay rake. 1 3-section harrow. Corn – 300 to 500 bushels. Terms: cash, or see your banker. Mrs. Minnie Coston. R. P. Hosmer, Auctioneer. Bank of Skidmore, Clerk.”

Text of second ad (Holsclaw) reads, “Closing-out sale. I will sell at public auction at my farm 1 mile south and 1 1/2 miles west of Skidmore, 1/2 mile west of the Scrub Oak School site, the following described property, beginning at 10 o’clock, a.m., sharp, on Monday, Feb. 8, 1926. 12 head livestock, implements, etc. 5 head horses and one mule – 1 pair brown mares, coming nine years old. 1 gray pair mares coming 7 and 8 years old. 1 mule, coming 6 years old. 1 spotted kid’s pony, smooth mouth. 6 cows and heifers – 1 3/4-blook Jersey, 2 years old, fresh, calf by side (giving about 3 gallons of milk a day). 1 3-year-old heifer, will be fresh about the 12th or 15th of February. 1 cow, 8 ears old, will be fresh about the 12th or 15th of February. 1 cow 3 years old, will be fresh the 15th of February. 2 coming yearling heifers. 1 white brood sow, to farrow 1st half of March. Implements – 1 John Deere Go-devil, 2-row. 1 John Deere Corn Planter. 1 Good Mowing Machine. 1 Badger Cultivator. 1 New Century cultivator. 1 walking lister. 1 1-row stalk cutter. 1 Walker cultivator. 2 sets of work harness. 1 cream separator, Golden Harvest. 1 Bell City incubator, 140-egg. Feed – 30 shocks of fodder with corn on it. Between 800 and 900 bushels Corn. Between 20 and 30 bushels of good Seed Corn, and other articles too numerous to mention. Terms: Cash, or see your Banker. On account of Mrs. Coston’s sale at 1:30 o’clock, this sale will begin at 10 o’clock, prompt. F. L. Holsclaw. R. P. Hosmer, Auctioneer. Bank of Skidmore, Clerk.”

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