Barness Auction

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I have decided to semi retire so will be doing only two or three specialty auctions a year. Please continue checking my website for coming auctions. Hope you enjoy our future scheduled auctions as much as we enjoy seeing you here. Thank you for your past and continued support. Wayne Barness

1 mile east of West Union Iowa
First place on the Elgin blacktop.


Wayne Barness                  Jake Meyer

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Barness Auction Barn

Specializing in antiques, collectibles, guns, fine glass ware and estates.

1 mile east of West Union Iowa
First place on the Elgin blacktop.


Wayne Barness                    Jake Meyer

Company Profile

Established in 1985.  We are available for all types of Auctions. Equipment available to assist in moving your wares to the auction barn, with locked storage facilities, for your security and convenience on the premises.



Contact Information


Postal address
10024 Golden Rd.
 West Union, Iowa 52175
Electronic mail
General Information:
Sales: Dennis Schwinefus 563-532-9336
Customer Support:

Oak curved glass china closet w-claw feet,
Walnut hankie box dresser
Oak drop front desk 
Walnut commode 
Wicker fernery; Oak dresser; Oak library table
Oak Hotel commode 
1940s cup & saucer shelf
Oak drop leaf table-needs work
Enamel white - red trim 1940s kitchen table
Old House door w-hunting dogs in glass
Walnut baby bed; Octagon parlor table
2 old parlor tables w-drawers (need work)
Oak kitchen table - needs work
Child’s wood picnic table; Nice old bucket bench
Camel back trunk; Horse Robe
18 old wooden window shutters (6” narrow style)
3-tier brass stand; A few old chairs

Cast iron flower basket doorstop
10 gal. RedWing Elephant Ear crock w-hand written #10 (nice)
20 gal. RedWing crock lg. wing + oval
Few other crocks
2 Aladdin copper bracket wall lamps
Oak kitchen clock w-grapes & oak leaves (very nice)
Oak kitchen clock-carved design
Walnut kitchen clock w/attached shelf -all in one
1930s mantle clock
Oak “Kramer” Barber clock-very unusual
Copper boilers-1 w/copper lid-exc. cond.
Tin boiler; Felco Feed egg basket
Old records; record albums; 45 records
Pictures, picture frames; Tin (1 load) breadbox
Lone wolf picture; German picture
Red Riding Hood picture
Wall mirrors; Kerosene heaters
Coffee jars; Cream-green enamel coffee pot, cov’d kettle, double boiler
G. Heileman Brewing Co. - LaCrosse, Wis. beer tray, nice
Old Heidelberg Brew-Blatz beer, Milwaukee, Wis. - beer tray (nice)

35 tobacco tins; Germany chicken; Plateau mirror
3 Jewel Tea bowls
Pressed glass celery vase+bowls+jelly dish
Cobalt 1911 Carnival Loving cup “Orange Tree”
6 Marigold 1925 goblet-style comports Rib & Holly sprig
Green “Croesus” spoon holder
Yellow Vaseline swirl basket
Many Germany-Bavaria plates (very nice)
Clear Scottie dish; Several toothpicks
Old scale-Way Rite
Clay marbles + others; Cups-saucers
Shirley Temple pitcher; Bone dishes
5 old pattern glass cherry tumblers

Austria China 
Cookbooks - catalogs - fruit jars
Tin doll head “Minerva”-Germany
8 Monax American Sweetheart plates
Lots of nice tins-tobacco, coffee, etc.
Gold trim bowl; Marigold Carnival bowls
Fostoria American-4 Cambridge Caprice 
Fostoria century 
Fostoria Century lg. salad bowl
 Pink Sharon 
Heisey Crystolite saucers, salad plates, cheese & cracker set + 6 (RARE) dinner plates
Lg. oval lead crystal etch bowl
Lg. lead crystal vase + lg. etch wine decanter
2 oriental figurines; 2 Cobalt vases
Opalescent coin spot ruffled vase

Blue enamel flowered 
Flow Blue chamber 
Fenton Vaseline opal. Hobnail 

Cobalt Blue Japan flowered sm. coffee pot-
Blue Opal. Hobnail vases
Blue Opal. oval seashell bowl
5-pc. Ardult Japan flowered dresser set  Blue Willow 
Cobalt Japan salt-pepper
Opalescent sm. 1 stem epergene- unusual
Czech portrait bowl + Ewer
Austria flowered vase + Ewer
Ruby stain mug, vase, sugars, spoon holder,
2 Royal Bayreuth dishes
Metal Occupied Japan items
Stamp collection albums
Jewelry items; Old Wood radios
Aladdin #23 amber bowl-clear base lamp
2 sets of 1847 Rogers Bros. silverplate in chests
Other silverware in chests
Thimble collection (50)
4 Soapstone vases - elephant-bookends
Briar Rose Germany set of dishes
Pink & Green Depression items
Fancy Italy “Children on Swing” figurine
7 Oriental liquor decanters
Miss America crystal plates, cups, saucers
Fenton Black Handkerchief vase
Blue Ridge bird pitcher; Enamel flower water pitcher
Milk glass salt pepper + Rooster on nest
4 Hull pottery vases; Valentines-calling cards
1950s tin bread box-mint
Granite Brown white milk jug
Rath Packing jar -Waterloo, IA.; Older Barbie dolls
Pre 1900 Fancy door hardware
Crocheted tablecloth + boxes of linens
Terry Redlin lg. picture; Negro items
Racine cast iron implement seat
Pitcher-bowl-chamber pot + stand
Brass fire extinguishers
Collection (50) lunch boxes
including Western, Adam 12, Dukes of Hazzard, Knight Rider, Annie, Pac Man, Holly Hobbie, Strawberry Shortcake + much

Special mention items:
Tall tankard water pitcher “Grapes & Leaves” Rosenthal-Bavaria-exceptional
Tall tankard water pitcher-hand painted Pickard-T-V Limoges France-flowered w/much gold decor (exceptional)
RS Prussia flowered bowl-exc.
Flow Blue “Chatsworth” covered oval veg. w/handles + lg. oval platter, exc.
Blue Opalescent “Iris& Meander” salt& pepper
Fenton Special “Poppy & Daisy marbleized lustre on opal glass Wavecrest box
Fenton special vase in Rosalene Pink satin glass “Twining Floral”
Fenton special vase ruffled top-blue w/swans & lily pads
Fenton special vase in oriental blue design on cream colored background
Art glass “Orient & Flume” special one-of-a-kind vase “Ribbed Twist:
Flowered Green Satin glass syrup pitcher w/metal lid pre 1900 era-excellent
Lutz glass piece hand blown circa 1880 excellent
“Sabino” made in France satin glass perfume bottle (mint)

Children’s items, Toys, Etc.
Arcade cast iron International Harvester truck w/man, orig. red paint; Structo toy caterpillar; Hubley toy tractor; Hercules tin
toy truck wrecker
Minneapolis Moline tractor; 2 bottom plow; Toy horn; Cast iron water pump; Cast iron McCormick Deering tractor (no front wheels); “Athearn” train set in miniature HO scale in box; American Flyer lines 2 pc. train; Tin child’s “Consul The Educated Monkey” (unusual); Clown handkerchiefs in box
Old dominos Germany - in box; Camel cast iron bank - 50˘; Cast iron “Safe” bank
Jeanette Auto Race Game; “Brownie” kick-in top game; Old “Lotto” game; Old pencil box; Child’s toy guns; Brookside art kit in orig. box
Child’s toy boat wooden w/handkerchief sails
1899 First Day in School Book (nice)
Nursery Rhymes and FairyLand books, very nice; Child’s wood blocks w/pictures
1923 Van Camp’s child’s book-Billy & Betty
2 Child’s 1923 old paint books (very nice)
Old geography books; Other children’s books
Schoenhut toy piano
Souvenir items:
Custard glass vase High School- New Hampton, IA.
Custard pitcher Public School North Freedom, Wis.
Custard cup - Blair, Wis.; Green custard-Volga City, IA. Custard berry -Hanson, SD; Custard berry - Nelson, Wis.; China cup
w/pig-Dubuque, IA
Custard toothpick - Packwaukee; Green tumbler - Dixon, Ill.; Ruby goblet- Polo, Ill.
Cobalt plate - opera house, Bloomfield, Neb.
Flag plate, Grelle Bros.-Dry Goods, etc., Prairie du Chien, Wis.; Cherry plate, Prairie City Grocery, Prairie du Chien, Wis.; Bird plate- V.C. Johnson & Co. Dry Goods, Deerfield, Wis.; W.T. Jones Matchbox, Elkport, IA.; 1936 calendar, Clayton Center & St. Olaf, IA.; Elkader, IA. bridge plate; Osterdock. IA. butterboxes; Bottles from Elkader-Guttenberg, Dubuque & McGregor
Farm Toys, Etc.COINS: