POG Meets Western Movie LEGEND, Don Collier

POG Meets Western Movie Legend, Don Collier

It’s OFFICIAL!  Don Collier is POG’s new Spokesman!  Dan & Cheryl Todd recently had the extreme honor of meeting one of our favorite Classic Western Stars…Mr…Don…Collier!  Cheryl, Dan, and Don clicked and just knew they were a natural fit!  The new friends immediately began talking about how they could work together…and the liquidation of The Dutch Joe Ranch seemed like the perfect place to start!    Wagons, Buggies, Surries…and that rich, iconic voice of Don’s, with the slight Western drawl…MAGIC!  

POG Meets Western Movie Legend, Don Collier, the gang in Tulsa

Dinner With Friends(Don Collier, Cheryl & Dan Todd, Pastor-Speaker-Author Terry Bomar, Dan “Grizzly Adams” Haggerty & Darby “Isreal Boone” Hinton)

Don will be using that amazing, storyteller’s voice to help tell folks about Pot Of Gold Auctions as well as our sister company, AZFirearms.com!  Plus, we will be offering YOU the opportunity to meet Don LIVE and IN PERSON at the at the Crossroads Of The West Gun Show on Dec 5, 6, & 7, 2014! Come to our booth in the SAR (Small Arms Review) Building, and find us next to our sister company’s booth, AZFirearms.com!

Now a little bit about Don: “The scope of Don Collier’s career ranges widely . . . from movies and television, to commercials, spokesman, personal appearances and more. With over 200 television and feature film roles his work is well known and admired internationally.

Don’s portrayal of ranch foreman Sam Butler in the highly acclaimed television western, The High Chaparral, still stands as one of his greatest characterizations and he draws devoted fans to events from all over the world.  AND…Don and fellow High Chaparral stars host the High Chaparral Reunion every year in Tucson, AZ!  Be sure to check that out…it’s coming up in March 19-22, 2015!

Don has made over 200 credited movie and television appearances. He has performed with John Wayne, Robert Mitchum, Anthony Quinn, Dean Martin, Tom Selleck, James Arness, and even Elvis Presley. His first role was as an extra in 1948 in the western Massacre River (1949). This was followed by two more westerns — Davy Crockett, Indian Scout (1950) and Fort Apache (1948) with John Wayne. Don later appeared in three more John Wayne movies.

In 1959, Don won the leading role of U.S. Deputy Marshal Will Foreman in the NBC series, Outlaws (1960). Starring with Don was Barton MacLane and Jock Gaynor. The second season of Outlaws (1960) found Will Foreman as a full-fledged Marshal. New characters were played by Bruce Yarnell, Slim Pickens, and Judy Lewis.

Don kept busy appearing on all the other western TV shows, such as Bonanza (1959), Gunsmoke (1955), Wagon Train (1957), Branded (1965), and Death Valley Days (1952). In 1968, he was cast as the foreman of the ranch The High Chaparral (1967) in David Dortort’s latest western series of the same name. Working alongside a extremely talented and experienced cast, Don’s portrayal of Sam Butler was fundamental to the success of the highly acclaimed show, which ran until 1971.

But he wasn’t yet done with the old west. Even his commercials took advantage of his cowboy persona, when he became a 1980s icon as The Gum Fighter for Hubba Bubba Bubble Gum. More movies and TV kept him busy. Then he went further back in time when he was called on play the recurring role of William Tompkins in The Young Riders (1989) (1989-1992).

Don continued to guest star on TV in and out of the west in Little House on the Prairie (1974), two made-for-TV Gunsmoke movies (Gunsmoke: To the Last Man (1992) and Gunsmoke: One Man’s Justice (1994)), a made-for-TV Bonanza movie (Bonanza: Under Attack (1995)), Banacek (1972), The Waltons (1971), Highway to Heaven (1984) and such big-screen movies as Tombstone (1993).

He is currently working on a western radio drama series titled West of the Story and is sidekick to Fred Imus on Sirius Radio’s weekly show, Fred’s Trailer Park Bash.”
– IMDb Mini Biography By: Ginny Shook, Out West Entertainment

Click to hear Don Collier telling folks about all the great items you’ll find at Pot Of Gold!

Pot of Gold Estate Auctions Bid On Our Wagons!

Some of the Wagons, Buggies & Surries POG will be liquidating from The Dutch Joe Ranch through January 2015

Giving “It’s Complicated” A Whole New Meaning…

Consider the following scenarios: Someone approaches you and explains that they have something that you want, and they are willing to let it go for a decent price!  Generally speaking, that would be something we considered a good thing, right?

Now, take the same scenario, and add one small variable to it. Let’s pretend now that the individual approached you, and wanted to sell you something that you wanted, but this time…they describe it as very complicated. Would that deter you from the purchase? What if we told you that there is an item that frequently makes the rounds in the world of antiques, and the more complicated, the better? Would that “tick” you off? What could we be “tocking” about?

watches

Clocks and watches (if you didn’t already know) generally speaking, have a gauge of “complication”, and the more complicated the better! (more…)

POG Meets Western Movie LEGEND, Don Collier

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It’s OFFICIAL!  Don Collier is POG’s new Spokesman!  Dan & Cheryl Todd recently had the extreme honor of meeting one of our favorite Classic Western Stars…Mr…Don…Collier!  Cheryl, Dan, and Don clicked and just knew they were a natural fit!  The new friends immediately began talking about how they could work together…and the liquidation of The Dutch Joe Ranch seemed like the perfect place to start!    Wagons, Buggies, Surries…and that rich, iconic voice of Don’s, with the slight Western drawl…MAGIC!  Read on…  (more…)

Wagons, Buggies, and Surreys (With The Fringe On Top)…Oh My!

AZ Territory in the 1870s

AZ Territory in the 1870s

Two interesting entrepreneurs…one amazing ranch…a century of history…this is the story of Dutch Joe and Richard Bunger and their attempts to tame part of the truly wild west of Payson Arizona.  And, the next chapter of their story is your opportunity to own piece of History, as Pot Of Gold Auction liquidates nearly 100 wagons, buggies, surreys, stagecoaches, and other rustic and historic items from the Dutch Joe Ranch!

Nearly two decades before Arizona would become an official State, in the late 1800s, a man of German heritage came to the area of Payson, Arizona to stake his claim on the dream that would become the United States.  Joe Meyer, or “Dutch Joe” as he was known, homesteaded a section of land in the northern part of Arizona.  For some 60 years, falling somewhere in the period 1870-1928, “Dutch” Joe created history and legend on his land before he died a somewhat mysterious death at the age of 82.  (Read on…)  (more…)

Size Matters…

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When you are bidding on line, and you see something like this majestic Eagle Bolo Tie, it looks larger than life…prideful, stately bird that represents the greatest nation on earth…it’s got to be about a foot tall, right? Read on for a helpful hint…

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Auctions Are Secret To Smart Interior Designers’ Success

Before becoming part of the Pot Of Gold Team, Elspeth Killinger was in Interior Design.  Elspeth attributes her success in the field of Design to using her keen eye and skillful research to find and buy great pieces that set her projects off in clever and unique ways!  Buying at auction allows Interior Designers to stay on budget by setting the price they want to bid, saves time by offering 24/7 shopping online from the comfort of one’s office, and enhances portfolios with amazing and hard-to-find items!  Read below to hear Elspeth’s thoughts…

Old Masters Style Still Life Painting; Evelyn Conde Estate Collection. Lot #386, July 15, 2014 auction.

Old Masters Style Still Life Painting; Evelyn Conde Estate Collection. Lot #386, July 15, 2014 auction.

 

 

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Favorite Item Friday! 11.19.13 Auction

Here are a few of our favorite items in the auction next Tuesday, 11.19.13.

Check out the video! Tell us if you have a favorite item in the auction on Tuesday!

Click here to watch the Video

 

 

Remembering an awesome POG Auction Moment! A 150 year old bible is “brought home”! (VIDEO)

Bible

A family reunited with an heirloom

Ann Abbott-Stong and her family traveled all the way from Colorado in hopes of being reunited with the family bible.

This unassuming leather bound book becomes a huge blessing connecting the past with the present:

1864 Family Bible w/ Genealogy & Photos
A Holy Bible containing the Old and New Testaments which was published by John Edwin Potter in Philadelphia in 1864. In 1868 the Bible was presented to Peter V. Van Arsdale by his father. The Bible contains 768 pages, is leather bound with a metal clasp lock. The pages between the Old and New Testament contain a fascinating family genealogy and family portraits. There are several loose items in the Book as well, a couple of locks of hair, a peacock feather, news clippings, and other items. Book is well worn due to age and use, the leather cover is worn and some of the pages have foxing.

Watch this heartwarming story of how one of our bidders used her love of genealogy to track down the family of which this 150 year old Bible holds the family history.  Grab a tissue and enjoy!

Click for Video: Channel 12 News coverage

Click for Video: Channel 9 News coverage

Click for Video: Channel 12 Interviews Mary Marsh

Homeless Youth Connection

One of the organizations we support! Check them out – great people with a great mission!

Homeless Youth Connection

Larry Cervarich: founder and director Julie Rewerts: youth liaison Sheryl Driscoll: executive assistant Debbie Frangella: student services coordinator Trisha Simpson: student program coordinator Emily McCann: community relations manager

How You Can Help

donations/volunteer/speaking engagements/hold an event/tax credit

 Student Needs – Attention Donors, due to lack of onsite storage space and staffing shortages, HYC has limited the types of donations we are able to accept.  We are currently accepting, …..

  • School supplies
  • New towels and wash cloths
  • Paper towels and toilet paper
  • Laundry soap, dish soap, and multi-purpose cleaners
  • New socks and undergarments
  • New or gently used, age-appropriate clothing for teenaged students
  • New, Regular Size, Hygiene Products
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Skin Lotion
  • Toothpaste and Toothbrushes
  • Bar Soap and Body Wash
  • Shaving Cream and Razors
  • New shoes

Items Not Accepted:

  • Expired food products of any kind
  • Partly used hygiene products
  • Clothing not teen-appropriate or items teens will not use
  • Anything broken or with missing parts (e.g., TVs, computers, etd)
  • Used sheets and  bed linens, towels and wash cloths
  • Used undergarments

Items Accepted on a Case-by-Case Basis:

  • Furniture, including twin mattresses
  • Household appliances

Is now the time to buy gold, silver, US Dollar or even do some “Bitcoin Mining” ?

Is now the time to buy gold, silver, US Dollar or even do some “Bitcoin Mining” ?

gold to silver ratio

buying gold or silver dollar coins now a smart move?

There have been many thought provoking News articles in recent days as the  gold and silver spot prices change by large percentages: (gold spot price ) and (silver spot price)

  • Gold is “on sale” – With prices at a two year low…is it time to buy? (The Blaze)
  • Gold, Twinned With Bitcoin? (Wall Street Journal)
  • Bitcoin or Gold: Which is More Fiat-Proof? (Forbes)
  • Gold Losses Pale Beside Silver’s Two-Year Drop… gold to silver ratio highest since 10/2010 (Bloomberg)
  • Like 1973, Dow’s decline to bring massive gold rally? (Stockhouse)

We have seen large prices increases and posted actual prices realized over the past 7 years on the gold and silver dollar values. We have a plentiful selection of gold and silver dollar coins up for auction right now. What do you think will happen with precious metal  prices going forward.  Are we starting a long term bear market  (feels like trying to catch a falling knife) or are we ready to begin the next leg up on a decade plus bull run? Let us know your opinion in the comment field below: