Auction Results

Over $750,000 Fundraised for Veterans!

Sold For: $177,000

1944 Dodge WC-57 Command Car

• Purpose-built military vehicle produced from 1942 to 1945
• Command Car with off-road capability with 4×4 drivetrain
• Armed with Browning .30 caliber machine gun
• Could be equipped with a radio set
• Forerunner of the famed post-war Dodge Power Wagon

Sold for: $23,600

1946 Piper J-3 Cub

• Used during World War II as the L-4 Grasshopper for reconnaissance
• Iconic paint scheme known as “Lock Haven Yellow”
• Designed and first produced during the Golden Age of Aviation, 1918 to 1939
• Used as a trainer for thousands of civilian pilots since its introduction in 1937

Sold for: $23,600

1935 Speedbird

• One-of-a-kind, experimental aircraft
• Known history since its construction in 1935
• Developed and built during the Golden Era of Aviation
• Side-by-side cockpit

 

Sold for: $21,420

1944 Cessna UC-78

• Based on the civilian T-50
• Wooden wings and tail section, contributing to its nickname the ‘Bamboo Bomber’
• Used to train bomber pilots during World War II
• Used for military light transport, liaison and communications

Sold for: $20,910

USS Tennessee Navy Battleship Movie Prop with Custom Tandem Axle Trailer

 

Sold for: $7,380

Prince Of Wales British Navy Battleship Movie Prop with Custom Tandem Axle Trailer

Sold for: $12,075

FLYING A GASOLINE DS Porcelain NEON Can Sign

Sold for: $7,995

WWII German MG131 Aircraft Heavy Machine Gun

Sold for: $6,900

6′ Marathon Running Man Gas Station SSP Porcelain Neon Can Sign

Sold for: $6,900

1961 Right Facing 9′ Mobil Pegasus Porcelain Gas Station Sign

Sold for: $5,750

Professionally Restored 1923 Fry “Mae West” Red Crown Gasoline Gas Visible Gas Pump

Sold for: $8,610

Original WWII German MG131 Heavy Machine Gun

Sold for: $7,072

1961 Left Facing 9′ Mobil Pegasus Porcelain Gas Station Sign

Sold for: $6,396

WWII and Cold War U.S. Browning M2 Machine Gun

Sold for: $6,150

DS Double Dot PEPSI COLA Porcelain Sign with Original Ornate Frame and Pole

Sold for: $5,310

General Electric J79-17 Jet Engine with Heavy Duty Trailer

For the benefit of the J. Kruse Education Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, providing career path development for students and veterans on the campus of Kruse Plaza in Auburn, Indiana

Our veterans gave us their best. Now we are giving them our best.

The J. Kruse Education Center has created an on-ramp that gives veterans a successful return to the workforce. The Education Center also provides career path development for both students and veterans on the campus of Kruse Plaza in Auburn, Indiana.

Your participation in the Americana Festival supports this effort and provides veterans as well as students, a launch pad for their future.