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Stan Howe & Associates

FRONT RANGE AUCTIONEERS

Helena, Montana
Since 1982--
31 years
401 Auctions and counting



THANKS TO THE OVER 600 BIDDERS FROM 5 STATES THAT ATTENDED THE RIPPINGALE CAR AUCTION.  CARS WENT TO MONTANA, IDAHO, WYOMING, UTAH AND WASHINGTON.
THURSDAY, NOV 27 --------
THE BUFFALO AUCTION HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR DECEMBER 4TH @ 10 AM.  CHECK BACK ON THIS SITE OR CALL Stan Buckholz 406-855-5555 FOR UPDATES
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WEDNESDAY, DEC 3 7 PM UPDATE:
THE AUCTION IS ON FOR TOMORROW DEC 4TH AT 10 AM.  THE LONGHORNS ARE PENNED, WE SPENT PART OF THE DAY TRYING TO GET THE BUFFALO -- THEY SHOULD BE IN BY AUCTION TIME.  SEE THE BUFFALO NORTH DAKOTA PAGE FOR DIRECTIONS!  
SEE YOU IN THE MORNING!! 

 
Thanks to the approximately 100 bidders from Louisiana, Texas, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Oregon and Wisconsin who attended the auction in Zap.  The Longhorn bull was the high seller at $4750, the bred cows ran up into the $3000 range, the bull calves brought $2200, etc.  This was a great set of Longhorns -- a good addition to any herd.  The Buffalo sold to four states, young cows and the 3-6 year cows brought top dollar and a big trailer load of the calves went to Texas.  Seller and buyers were happy, the only people who weren't happy were people who came expecting them to sell at low prices and bidders who didn't stay with us until they got something bought.  =)
Check back here often, we have several more Buffalo auctions coming up, several farm auctions including a big green line of tractors and equipment in early April, some real estate and other we are working on.
COVERING 4 STATES WITH EXPERIENCE, INTEGRITY AND INNOVATION.
MONTANA, NORTH & SOUTH DAKOTA AND MINNESOTA.

STAN HOWE & ASSOCIATES
FRONT RANGE AUCTIONEERS
HELENA, MONTANA 

BUCKHOLZ AUCTIONEERING
CUSTER, MONTANA
ED BINSTOCK BIG E
 AUCTIONS  
DICKINSON, NORTH DAKOTA
  
RANDY & BRANT ULMER
ASHLEY, NORTH DAKOTA

EXPERTISE IN EVERY AREA OF AUCTIONEERING FROM FARM EQUIPMENT, LIVESTOCK, COLLECTIBLE AUTOMOBILES - TRACTORS - HIT AND MISS ENGINES - ANTIQUES & REAL ESTATE.
A COMBINED 150 YEARS OF AUCTION EXPERIENCE
LIVE & ON LINE AUCTIONS

THANKS FROM DALE HEID
BEULAH, NORTH DAKOTA!
SELLER

 


 NEXT AUCTION 
BUFFALO -- LONGHORNS - HORSES
 FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2014
ZAP, NORTH DAKOTA 
SOUTH SIDE OF ZAP 
WATCH FOR SIGNS FROM BUELAH
75 HEAD OF BUFFALO
90 + LONGHORNS
20 +- HORSES


CLICK ON BUFFALO NORTH DAKOTA 
IN THE COLUMN TO THE RIGHT TO GO TO THE MAIN PAGE FOR THE BUFFALO AUCTION. THERE ARE THREE PAGES OF PHOTOS -- SO THEY DON'T TAKE ALL DAY TO LOAD -- FOR THE BUFFALO CLICK ON BUFFALO ND PHOTOS AT RIGHT.  MORE PHOTOS OF HORSES AND LONGHORNS AT BUFFALO ND THREE 
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TWO MORE AUCTIONS --

SATURDAY, NOV 29, ONAKA, SOUTH DAKOTA, STRAIGHT DOWN 83 SOUTH OF BISMARCK, LESS THAN 250 MILES FROM THE FRIDAY AUCTION!! LOTS OF TIME TO GET THERE! 
70 BUFFALO CALVES SELLING.    
AUCTION 1 PM


SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6TH
ROLLA, NORTH DAKOTA
COMPLETE BUFFALO HERD DISPERSAL
APPROXIMATELY 40
COWS AND CALVES
CALL STAN BUCKHOLZ
FOR MORE INFO

 AUCTIONEERS-
Stan Buckholz
ND license #  844    
406-855-5555

Randy Ulmer
 ND license # 271  
Telephone & Absentee bidding- contact:
 Brent Ulmer, ND license # 917 at
701-329-1838 
 
  
STAN HOWE 
ND license #1017)
406-949-3448

Over 125 years of combined auction experience from Montana, North & South Dakota Auctioneers with experience from Minnesota to Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado & Iowa.  Licensed & Bonded in most US states.    

Clerking & Cashiering by
Binstock's Big E Auction Service
ND license # 521
   

REGISTRATION TO BID REQUIRES A PHOTO ID, A VALID ADDRESS & A SIGNATURE.  

REGISTRATION & THE ENTIRE AUCTION WILL BE VIDEO RECORDED & PHOTOGRAPHED FOR IDENTIFICATION & SECURITY PURPOSES. 
 

 All items sell as is-where is with no guarantee expressed or implied.  Any and all warranties are between seller and buyer.  Prospective bidders must avail themselves of the opportunity to inspect the merchandise prior to bidding and use their own judgement as to condition and use of any and all items.  Information is obtained from sources deemed reliable, however the auction company and auctioneers make no guarantee of accuracy of that information and no recourse or return of any item will be allowed due to any statement later found to be inaccurate.  The auctioneer's decision is final in the case of any dispute.  It is the auctioneer's prerogative to determine bid increments and to reject any and all bids that do not meet his requested increment.  

Removal is at the expense and risk of the buyer, ownership of the item passes to the bidder at the fall of the hammer or the statement of "sold" by the auctioneer whereupon it becomes the buyer's responsibility to protect their merchandise. However, possession of the merchandise may be reserved by the seller or auction company until funds are deposited with the cashier and/or verified by a bank or institution.  Non-paying bidders will be prosecuted for fraud.  False information for registration will be prosecuted as fraud.  Theft will be prosecuted.  

Security personnel, both identified and unidentified as Security will be on site.  Powell County/Lewis & Clark County/Private security may be on site.  

Attendance at the auction grants the auction company the right to video and photograph any and all activity on the grounds of the auction. Drunk, rude or profane attendees will be removed from the premises.  While titles for many vehicles will be provided the day of the auction, we reserve the right to hold title to any vehicle without explanation until funds are cleared at which time the title will be mailed to the purchaser.   

 
SATURDAY JUNE 15, 2013
LEONARD MATTESON 
GALATA, MONTANA
June 19, 2013
We had a great time at the auction, we have a good crowd with bidders from South Dakota to Oregon, lots of car and truck collectors, gas pump collectors, lookers and neighbors who came to see what all was there.  A few of the highlights, the two red gas pumps and the lights shown on the brochure brought $7000 -- yup, no mistake, $7000! they went to the museum in Chester, bought at the auction and donated to the museum. They were from the Lothair store.  The Buick convertible brought $29,500; the Field Marshall $7000, the Model A coupe body brought $1100, lots of happy buyers got what they wanted, Leonard made some money, there were some great deals like the baler that sold for $1000, a couple of the trucks were pretty good buys, the scrappers bought a lot of the old farm machinery, we had a great lunch and were done at 4:30 in the afternoon.  Thanks to all the people who came to the auction, we'll keep you on the mail ing list for the next one. By the way, I enjoyed working with Jerry & Zane.  It made a fun day for all of us.  


We have a couple more auctions coming up either this fall or in the spring, check back and we'll have them on this web site when we get them all booked and listed. 

Thanks to the hundreds of sellers and thousands of buyers who have made this business successful.  We have customers we have had as many as 4 auctions for and most of our business over the years has come from people who attended our auctions or from recommendations by people who have attended. 

Since we started printing our own brochures in-house in 1999 we have printed over 250,000 brochures on our laser printers.  Printing in-house is far cheaper than sending them out and allows us to do pretty short term auctions.  It also allows us to update quickly and since ink is what costs the money (or toner these days) printers don't like printing a lot of pictures.  I do.  I like the brochure so full of pictures I can't find a spot to put anything more.  I've never seen anybody come to an auction based on the white space on the brochure. 

Keep in touch, let us know if we can be of service. 

Thanks,
Stan Howe
Bob Miller
Donna Smith & the rest of the crew. 
Welcome to the main Web Site for Stan Howe & Associates, Front Range Auctioneers based out of Helena, Montana.  We try to keep this web site updated every few days.  The list up of upcoming auctions is below the link list at the right.  Click on the links to go to the auction and photo pages as well as other information.  If you have any questions, our phone numbers and email are listed on the "Contact Us" page.
 
Thanks for visiting, we'll look for you at our next auction. 

Stan Howe


Note that on all the photo pages we load them at a fairly small size in order to allow people with slower connections to view the web site, as there is a ton and a half of material on here.  We also do not load color background pages and panels that repeat information from page to page so the photos and information load faster. 

DUE TO PROBLEMS WITH VIEWERS WITH SLOWER CONNECTIONS HAVING TROUBLE LOADING THE PAGES, WE HAVE HAD TO REMOVE SOME OF THE PAGES OF RECENT AUCTIONS AS WELL AS SOME SHOWING SOME OF THE GORGEOUS CARS WE HAVE SOLD IN THE PAST FEW YEARS.  If you would like to see some of those pictures I can email them to you along with prices realized. 

Also, I had a page up with a list of most of the auctions we have done in the last 30 years.  It also got pulled trying to get the web site to load faster.  I'll try to get it up again later. 

We have conducted most of the major collector car auctions and many of the high end antique auctions in Montana in the last 30 years.  Many of them were before digital photography and web sites, cell phones and wireless sound systems.  Some day when I get time I'd like to add some photos of those early auctions we did for David Burnham, the Marguerite Revear Collection, The Eva Brooks Estate, the Crane Mansion, The I G Baker decendency, Tony the Traders, The Maxine King Collection, etc., etc.  We did most of the big ones. 

It's fun to look back after 30 years at this and see how young I was and how much fun we've had in the auction business.  Sometimes not a lot of profit, but almost always a lot of fun. 

To enlarge any photo, hold down the CTRL key and roll the wheel in your mouse  or hold down the CTRL key and press the + key on the keyboard.  (the one above the equal sign


Here is a picture of our new little sound and sale truck.  I had this built up by the Call Brothers in Helena and the Missoula auction was the first time we used it.  We've used it in Miles City, at the car auction in Laurel and a couple other sales. My Dodge 4 x 4 is too high off the ground to get in and out of easily so I had this low flatbed built.  We really like it.  I also bought a new Megavox sound system with two wireless mics and capacity for 3,000 people out doors that we used in Laurel for the first use. I don't know abut 3,000 people but it handles 500++++ easily.  No dropped signal on the wireless and clear as a brass bell.  My old sound system was getting old enough that I was getting worried about reliability so I bought the best of the best for a new one. 



The cashiers registering some early bidders in Missoula on Sept 25, 2010.
 We all have these matching jackets and caps. 



This is the registration line at the Redensek Auction last year. 





Here we are selling the last few cars at the Redensek Auction




Look good in all those red and black jackets, don't we? 
Easy to tell who is working for the auction company. 
No greasy bums on my crew!



One of my favorite pictures of a car we sold at that auction




A gorgeous girl who helped us with some advertising modeling taking the Auburn out for a little spin up and down the streets of Denton.





Stan Howe & Associates
Front Range Auctioneers

4433 Red Fox Dr.
Helena, Montana USA 59602


Since 1982--Properly Organized--Widely Advertised--Honestly Sold-Promptly Settled.



contact info:

Stan Howe 406-949-3448 cell

stanhowemt@aol.com

We are on Mountain time, USA

We have other auctions we are working on for this fall and next spring.  If you are thinking about having an auction, why not call us for a no obligation evaluation of your property.  We have a combined total of well over 100 years in the auction business.  Stan Howe, Bob Miller & Stan Buckholz have sold millions of dollars in assets and combined have sold thousands of auctions.  In the past three years we have held auctions from Missoula, Montana to Steamboat Springs, Colorado as well as Helena, Lincoln,  Havre, Billings, Great Falls, Laurel, Miles City & other towns in Montana.  We have held most of the major car collection auctions in Montana in the past few years ~~ the Bill Garrett collection, the Joe Redensek Estate & others.  We organized and sold the largest gas & oil collection auction ever  sold in Montana in 2009 in Havre.  We have sold artwork, tractors and machinery, machine shops, antiques & Real Estate across the west.  Give us a call and we will see what we can do for you. 

Cheapest ??  Nope

Best?? Yup

State of the art sound equipment?? Yup

Experienced Cashiers?? Yup

All auctioneers have years of experience??  Yup

Best web site in the business??  Probably

406-949-3448

THANKS TO THE HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE WHO ATTENDED THE REDENSEK AUCTION IN GREAT FALLS in October of 2009.  

SELLING prices are posted on the Redensek Auction car list as well as with many of the pictures from that auction.  In order to keep the pages at reasonable size so they will load fairly quickly, we have deleted many of the pictures from past auctions that were on the site but the main pictures of the cars will remain up for a while.

This was one of the most successful and fun auctions we have ever had, lots of people went home with the car of their dreams and a good time was had by all!!  We had about 300 registered bidders from all the surrounding states and two Canadian provinces as well as Florida and California.  Cars went to Minnesota; Idaho, Florida & Wyoming but most stayed in Montana. The Studebakers--both the Hawk and the Speedster, stayed in Great Falls; the Auburn went to Havre, the MGTD to Joliet & the Huppmobile to Judith Gap.