Archive for Thursday, October 21, 2004

Auction set to start on Friday

October 21, 2004

The estate auction of a late Basehor man who was an avid collector of antiques and assorted memorabilia is scheduled to begin Friday afternoon.

The collection of Howard Jones, a long-time city resident, will be auctioned off beginning at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22 and running until 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 24, from his former residence at 20102 171st Street in Basehor. Proceeds from the sale will go to Jones' heirs.

Auction organizers are hoping to see at least 500 to 1,000 visitors to the auction throughout the weekend.

At his home today is almost every kind of rarity, from an antique clothes washer and tractors to Indian Territory maps to collector tins. Color photos of some of the items available during the auction and a copy of the auction handbill can be found at the Web site, www.kansasauctions.net/sebree.

Jones, a Basehor resident with close ties to Bonner Springs and Linwood, lost a bout with cancer and died June 26, three days shy of his 65th birthday. Outside of the numerous community-themed activities Jones participated in, he worked for 31 years as a horticulturist and greenhouse manager for Alex Masson, Inc., in Linwood and also at Moon Marble in Bonner Springs.

While he assumed those roles during business hours, in his spare time Jones scoured sales and flea markets in the Midwest for hidden treasures. Besides lending a helping hand to others, which friends say was Jones' favorite pastime, finding items of value or novelty was his favorite hobby.

Jones was a past president of the Basehor Lions Club, a former member of the Community Education organization, a member of the first-ever Basehor Community Library Board of Trustees and a staunch supporter of the Basehor Historical Society.

scoured sales and flea markets in the Midwest for hidden treasures. Besides lending a helping hand to others, which friends say was Jones' favorite pastime, finding items of value or novelty was his favorite hobby.

Jones was a past president of the Basehor Lions Club, a former member of the Community Education organization, a member of the first-ever Basehor Community Library Board of Trustees and a staunch supporter of the Basehor Historical Society.

When and where

The collection of the late Howard Jones of Basehor will be auctioned off beginning at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22 and running until 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 24 from his former residence at 20102 171st Street in Basehor. Proceeds from the sale will go to Jones' heirs.

Color photos of some of the items available during the auction and a copy of the auction handbill can be found at the Web site, www.kansasauctions.net/sebree.

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