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Date: Saturday, October 17, 2020
Time:10:00 am Eastern ( P
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James Summers Estate Auction
Saturday October 17th 10:00 am ( Preview 9 am)
Hawkins County Tennessee Airport
675 Main Street
Surgoinsville, Tennessee 37873
Aircraft update: log books are in the hands of the mechanic doing annuals. He begins Oct. 1st.

This is the estate of James Summers. A local flying legend to many ,who was killed when he crashed his Ercoupe 415-CD on May 15 ,2020 ( you can google his name the crash and find the details) by clipping some trees near the runway at Hawkins County airport at the age of 83. There is no reserve of all items belonging to the estate. They will sell to the highest bidder.This auction will consist of three of his planes. A 1941 L-3 Aeronca painted with Army green and insignias, A 1940 Piper Cub Coupe J4-A and a 1946 Aeronca 7ac Champ , (The estate executor is now doing annuals on the planes and we expect to have those done by sale day), 1957 Studerbaker Silver Hawk( this car will need some work however it will start), 1973 Volvo 1800, and two other usable vehicles, large group of tools and aeronautical parts and pieces, shop equipment, tool boxes and tools , desk, airplane prints, propellers and place parts for restaurant decoration, A pair of Mid-Century Style molded hand chairs, fans, mowers and much more.

Plane Buyers- These planes are being sold to the highest bidder the morning of the auction. The three planes have been in three hangers for the past three years being not flown. We are getting annuals done on each plane. High bidder can take their plane with them if they trust them to fly or the Hawkins County airport offers tie downs ( and maybe hanger space- feel free to contact them). All paperwork that we have found in the estate will be available on the Friday preview. You are buying the planes as is where is with no warranty. Fly at your own risk. In some of the photos the tires are flat. We will air those up before the auction. For the plane buyers we will have a private preview Friday from 11 am till 3. If you would like to drive in or fly in feel free. We will have the planes out for you to see and investigate with all the paperwork that we have. Mr. Summers flew his Arcoupe the last three years of his life and the other planes sit in the hangers. If the annuals check out we hope to have a pilot fly the planes the day of the auction. Nothing else will be previewed the Friday before the auction. Only planes. We are not airplane dealers but auctioneers. I know you would expect more from a private seller but we are doing what we cane do. These planes are going to sell and I m sure it would be worth a trip to Tennessee if you are looking for a plane.

The Rat Rod and 2007 42' Gulfstream Tourmaster are not part of the estate.

Cash or check 10% buyers fee. No sale tax on smaller items due to the Tennessee one time sale law. Rain or shine this auction will take place. Phone and absentee bidding available. Must call at least 24 hours before the auction. 423-773-4073.
If we can answer any questions for you please email us

Also to be sold the same day and not part of the estate is the following two items which will be sold with reserve. But very very motivated sellers.
1929 Ford model A four door Rat Rod or Street Rod, fiberglass fenders. small Chevy 327( the owner thinks) Turbo 350 trans with a 3.71 rear end, Crager mags,trunk rack, front power disc brakes and rear drums. Very nice condition kept in the hanger next to Mr. Summers by the owner. Paint is great and this car is ready for the street.

2007 Gulfstream Tourmaster 40-a- RV.This home is like the Ritz Carlton and has less than 60k miles, king size suit in the rear with full bath, regular size refrigerator, new washer and dryer, solid surface counters, lots of storage, 330 Mercedes engine, Allison transmission, three slide outs, plenty of under storage, custom paint and much more. Two leather sofas that fold out for beds, custom blinds etc.

Fly in Info-

Rogersville Tennessee would be the closest place to stay. ( about 10 Minutes from sale)
Comfort Inn & Suites
2-star hotel
128 James Richardson Ln, Rogersville, TN 37857•(423) 272-8700

There are however many motels in Kingsport, Tennessee which is about 25 minutes away

Date: Saturday, October 10, 2020
Time:11 am Eastern

Below is a link to the online catalog:

Single Owner World Class Cane auction
Live Internet, phone and absentee bidding.
Saturday October 10th 11am Eastern
This is a great collection. Everything in this sale is in superb condition. You can "go to the bank" with anything in this auction.
Fine jewelry canes, swords and dagger, many fine gold examples, folk art and much more.

Kimball Sterling 423-773-4073 or

Cash or check 23%buyers fee. Check catalogue link for a. Details.

Time:Main Sale 6 pm Box
Monday Night Auctions are started back( Face Mask required)
Weekly General Monday Night Auctions
125 West Market Street
Johnson City, Tennessee

Sale every Monday night at 6:00

The 5:00 box lot sale will be

Photos are posted on Sterling Sisters Auction on their Facebook page a few days before the auction. If you see something you like and cannot attend the auction you can leave absentee bids
Here are your contacts:
Elizabeth Sterling- phone-423-833-1278
Emma Sterling- phone- 423-773-4071

Cash or check. No buyers fee

Bobbie and Emma manage our
general Monday Night
Auctions. They happen each
Monday night at 6 pm with
great estate box lots at 5.
Antiques, Small
estates, coins, toys,
household, china and glass.
You never know what
shows up on sale day. Stop in
all day and see what we have.

Finally something to do on
Monday night. Consignments
always accepted.
Cash or check no buyers fee.

If you have items to sell
please contact us at at the about numbers or emails.

Kimball M Sterling Inc TFL-

One piece or an entire collection of outsider or folk-art for future
Please give us a call 423 773 4073 and email us
if you have items to sell.

We are now accepting African American items for a future auction. Toys, paperwork, books, political , historical, musical, slavery,civil war, advertising, quilts, art, canes, and most anything related to this field.
Please contact us at if you have items to consign

Accepting Jewelry, Coin Collections, Silver and Gold Coins for upcoming Auction.

One piece or a complete estate. Call for a free evaluation

Please email us at or by phone 423-928-1471

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We are in the tent rental business and have been for about 15 years here in Johnson City, We service a pretty wide area. Our sizes go from 20 x 20 to 40 by 80. Most of our tents are made by Eureka. We rent to business's, church's,Johsnon City Country Club, The Range. Lowes of johnson City, Elizabethton Chamber of Commerce, Covered bridge Festival, Girls Inc. of Johnson City, fireworks stands, Walmarts, TNT Fireworks, weddings, partys, and much more. We do not charge estra for delivery or set-up

Our tents can come with sides or without sides. We do keep a few tables also to rent but not many. We do mostly tents. You can see out tents setup at most of the Walmarts in SW Va during the Fourth of July. We have done those tents for about 8 years. All of our tents are up to fire code and most are pole tents. all of our tents are clean.

Give us an email or a call for a price. Our tents are high peeked and we also have some Capris (Looks like a big geometric butterfly has landed). Take a look at the Eureka Tents web site and you will see most of what we have. Wedding tents, party Tents,

Trade works as good as cash. Give us a chance to quote you.
Kimball M. Sterling Inc.
125 West Market St.
Johnson City, Tennessee 37604


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Ask for our special rate for Sterling Auction but sometimes your rate is
better than ours. Always check. This is a very nice hotel and very close to
the auction gallery. Nice people ,good food, and quality rooms and service.
Here is a link:

Contact Information

Carnegie Hotel & Spa
1216 W. State of Franklin Road
Johnson City, TN 37604

Toll-free reservations: 866.757.8277
Tel. 423.979.6400
Fax. 423.979.6424


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