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Auction #164664

Over 280 Cataloged Lots of Books, Magazines, Manuals, and Other Items from a Private Collection

Ended Mon, Apr, 27th 04:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Populating lots for archived auction...




Bidding Begins: April 17 ♦ 3:00 PM

Bidding Ends: April 27 ♦ 5:00 PM


280+ Cataloged Lots

 For Online Bidding Link Click HERE


Featuring Volumes on . . .


 Agriculture ♦ Tools

Firearms ♦ Historical

Biography ♦ Black History


Auctioneer's Note: The Donges name has been synonymous with Xenia, OH, for well over a century. Join us for this online only offering of the best from Mr. Donges’ personal book and catalog collection assembled over his 50+ years of collecting—truly a destination auction for the collector, the historian, and anyone interested in visiting America’s rich past. All personal inspections via video and photographs—due to Ohio’s current COVID-19 public gathering restrictions, no personal inspections permitted.



Debrah K. Quirk, Exec

S. Brewster Randall, II, Atty

Greene Co. Probate No. 47275E



Bidding Dates
Apr '20
03:00 PM
Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Apr '20
05:00 PM
Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Preview Dates
Pre-bidding Dates
Checkout Dates


Online Bidding



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Buyer Premium: A Buyer Premium of 23% is added to the high bid. Please take this into consideration when bidding. Bid price + buyer premium = sale price.

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Inspections: Due to the current COVID-19 public gathering restrictions, we regret that we will be unable to allow any onsite personal inspections of the items. We will be available to facilitate video inspections. All items sold AS IS, WHERE IS with all faults and without warranty expressed or implied. Sheridan is not responsible for any missing or incorrect listing information. We have attempted to provide accurate descriptions; however, it is the bidder's responsibility to ask questions and conduct any video or photographic inspections to determine the condition of each item. Descriptions that are provided by the Auction Company are provided in good faith and may be matters of opinion. It is automatically acknowledged by registering that you have inspected the items being sold to your satisfaction. By placing a bid, this creates a contractual agreement to purchase the items being sold at the high bid price plus Buyers Premium and any additional fees.

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