Estate Sale

of Fred Hicks

1108 W. Park Avenue
Champaign, IL

April 13 - 15, 2018

Friday 10 AM - 2 PM           
Saturday 9 AM - 1 PM
Half- Price Sunday 1 - 3 PM                                          


Tools! Tools! And more Tools! Fred was an accomplished woodworker, clockmaker and overall craftsman. This sale includes an incredible quantity of hand and power tools, including several vintage items. We also have a PACKED household full of furniture, décor, household items and so much more. Please note the special times for this sale and the parking instructions at the bottom. Also, there will be two sale entrances for the sale – one into the house and one into the garage and sheds. There are some tools inside the house, along with most of the clock-making supplies. 

We have two sheds for sale, including a newer Tuff-Shed, please note that the sheds must be removed in a manner acceptable to the owners. We also have a 4’ x 8’ Foldable Trailer w/ spare tire and sides. 

There is a large collection of clocks including a Seth Thomas Mantle Clock, Schneider Cuckoo Clock, Ethan Allen, Howard Miller and several handmade clocks and a large collection of clockmaking supplies. 

Furniture includes Lexington bedroom set: queen bed, dresser & mirror, chest and side table, cedar chest, china cabinets, glass display cabinets, tables, chests, double bed, two dining room tables & chairs, console table, loveseat, coffee table, gliders, side tables, desks, glider bench, Singer sewing table, rocker, table & chairs, arm chair, heavy-duty metal cabinets, filing cabinets, hall trees, multiple rolling tool & utility carts. 

This sale features several collections, including brass padlocks, pewter, reproduction cast iron banks, pocket knives, German bottle stoppers, belt buckles and more. Original oil & watercolor paintings, including several by Indiana artist Pauline Van Antwerp

We have three gold rings and an assortment of costume jewelry, WWII Army uniform and bayonet, Samsung 40” flat-screen TV, books, DVDs, VHS, CDs, LPs and cassettes, Panasonic turntable, Thruster speakers, office, two desktop computers, Steiffs, toys, including several unopened toys, cameras and photography equipment, fishing lures and rods, office, Illini items, quilts, linens, clothes, sewing, New Home sewing machine, china, kitchen & serving ware, Christmas, Easter & Halloween decorations, Frankoma and Precious Moments.

Sale also includes a Hotpoint refrigerator, Holiday chest freezer, Shop-vacs, vacuums, portable heaters and huge collection of plastic storage totes. 

Just some of the power tools we have for sale -  
Vintage Craftsman Metal Lathe
Craftsman Wood Lathe
Multiple Jointer/Planers, including Ryobi & Craftsman
Ryobi & Black & Decker Radial Arm Saws
Craftsman, Black & Decker & Dremel Jigsaws
Acme & Dake Drill Presses
Black & Decker Table Saw
Craftsman, Wen & Porter Cable Grinder/Buffers
Several Routers, including Bosch, Craftsman, Mykita & Shopsmith
Grizzly 14” Band Saw w/ extra blades
Cal Hawk Metal Cutting Band Saw
Table-top Belt Disc Sander
Combo Grinder/Belt Sander
8” & 9” Sanders
Milwaukee Hammer Drill
Drill Sharpener
Craftsman, Dewalt & Skil Routers
6’’ Portable Cutoff Saw
Mykita Grinder
Electric Drills
Black & Decker, Mall, Craftsman & Skil Belt Sanders
Brand new Dovetail Guide
Multiple Circular & Reciprocal Saws
5’ Router Guide
Black & Decker Buffer/ Polisher
Wissota Buffer
3 ¾ HP Pressure Washer
Portable Air Compressor
60-gallon Upright Air Compressor
Craftsman 6-drawer Tool Box & Cabinet
Jet Dust Collector
Several pneumatic tools including an Air Field 16-gauge Nailer, Campbell Hausfield Sander and more.
Additional items include car & trailer parts including hydraulic jack, paint sprayers, air hoses, acetylene torch, 1-ton chain hoist, electric cable hoists, electric testing supplies, electric motors, fuse boxes, 2.5-gallon sand blaster, HellermanTyton system, pop riveter, air chuck, air tools, kerosene & propane heaters. 

A large collection of clamps, including Jorgenson wood clamps and pipe clamps from 2 – 6’ feet in length, a wide assortment of hand tools, hardware and much more. 

Yard tools including MTD Gold 42” 19HP Riding Mower, Toro Professional 8-32 Riding Mower, Troy-Bilt 21” Mower (As Is), New 6-speed Remington 24’’ 2-stage Snow Thrower, Earthquake 5-ton Electric Log Splitter, weed eaters, gas blowers, trimmers, mulchers, chain saws, tillers, pole saw, extension & step ladders and much more. 

Half-Price Sale: All items priced $1 or less will be free during our Half-Price Sale on Sunday afternoon. 

Parking instructions for Friday, April 13: We have pushed back the start time of the sale on Friday due to the traffic restrictions for Dr. Howard Elementary School, located across the street from the sale house. From 7 – 9 AM and 1 – 3 PM, Park Avenue becomes one way (east bound). Parking is only allowed on the north side of the street on school days and we recommend parking in the 1000 block on Park Avenue, a block east of the sale house. Please obey the street signs at either end of Park Avenue during these school pick-up times. 

We hope to see you this weekend.

Katie & Mary



 10 AM - 2 PM - Full Price Sale

saturday, april 14

9 AM - 1 PM - Full Price Sale

12:30 PM - Bidding 

SundAY, april 15 

1 PM - 3 PM Half Price Sale

MONDAY, april 16

6 PM - 7 PM - Furniture Pick-Up


Sale Policies:

No early sales. All items are priced as marked. We do not negotiate on prices. We accept bids on items that are priced $100 or more. The bid must be at least 60% of the original price and bids are finalized 30 minutes before the half-price sale begins. We accept cash, checks and credit cards (for purchases over $10). Please bring help to load large items. Not responsible for accidents.