Stanton’s Music Machine Auction

Thursday, Friday & Saturday, Jan. 14, 15 & 16, 2021

Location - The sale will be held at its original location, at the Barry Expo Center,
on the Barry County Fairgrounds, at 1350 N. M-37 Hwy., Hastings, Michigan
The facility is located 4-1/2 miles northwest of Hastings on M-37 or 20 miles southeast of Grand Rapids.

Stanton’s Music Machine Auction

Due to the present situation dealing with the Covid-19 Virus, we will be offering onsite participation (as usual) at the auction in accordance with the present mandates, as well as online bidding, phone bidding and pre-sale left bids that we will execute for the buyer competitively.

Pre-Sale Preview Dates – To parties not planning on attending the auction in person, the following days will be available for hands-on inspection, Monday, January 11th – 1:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M., Tuesday, January 12th – 1:00 – 4:00 PM, and Wednesday, January 13th – 9:00-4:00 PM. Additional Preview Dates are available by appointment following Christmas until the date of the auction.

Changes to the Catalog – We know that we will need to make some changes to the original catalog. To offer the collection in person, and through the Online Format we will need to change certain lots from choice to individual lots for the benefit of the online bidders. Also, there is a possibility that the addendum sheet lots will not be offered and depending on the mandate at the time of the auction, and ability for the crowd to attend, the parts session may or may not take place.

Bidding Procedures, Changes in Terms and Conditions –
1. The buyer’s premium to all attending the auction will remain at 10% as usual.
2. The buyer’s premium charged to all individuals participating by phone or left bids will be 10%.
a. Please note that phone bidding is only accepted on items with values of $300.00 or more.
3. The buyer’s premium charged to all individuals purchasing through the online formats will be 23%. A 3% discount will be given for cash or personal check discount.

Online Bidding: Available at: and possibly one other online auction format.
Watch our website at for information.
Be sure to register 48 hours in advance to be approved as a bidder for the auction.
All Online terms and conditions apply.

Phone Bidding: Phone bids are accepted items valued of at least $300.00. Email your phone bid list (lot number and short description) to, Steve Stanton,, or Michael C. Bleisch, by noon Tuesday, January 12th, 2021. Include your name, full address, primary phone number, a backup/secondary phone number and email address. You will receive an email or phone call to confirm receipt of your phone bids.

Terms – 1. Cash or personal check with proper identification
2. Credit cards are accepted with a 3% handling fee
3. Sale tax will be charged to all bidders unless you are reselling the items, in this case, please provide Stanton’s with a current sales tax exemption license. If a copy is not provided sales tax will be charged. The only other exemption to sales tax being charged is if an item is shipped to the purchaser, at an out-of-state location, by a Third-Party Shipper.

Shipping – Stanton’s Auctioneers does not provide packing and shipping services. We do have a list of recommended third party shippers to assist you in shipping to and from the auction. We have found that our clients have had very good relationship with Pak Mail located at 30 E. Columbia Avenue, Ste. F-1, Battle Creek, Michigan 49015. Their phone number is (269) 660-1985, Fax (269) 660-1987, Email –, Website – The contact persons at Pak Mail is David Smoot (owner), and Heather for information and quotes. Other shipping firms are available in the nearby and surrounding area to the sale site. All shipping costs will be charged to the buyer.

Post-Sale Pickup – Will be available on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, January 18, 19, and 20 from 9:00 A.M.
– 12:00 Noon each day.

Condition – All items are being sold in as-is, where is condition with no expressed or implied warranty of any kind. All descriptions and information is offered only as a guideline and is not supplied as a warranty of the item being sold. Stanton’s will be glad to do an inspection of the Items that you have an interest in bidding on however, that inspection is only our opinion, and it does not imply a warranty or change the fact that all items are being sold in as-is condition. Final determination of the condition, and other factors regarding the items being sold, is left to the buyer. All sales are final.

THANK YOU to everyone for working with us in the liquidations of these fine collections in a difficult time. This auction represents many fine collections that have been assembled by their owners after years and decades of pursuing the items that they enjoyed so much. We hope everyone plans on participating in this excellent upcoming event.

Stanton’s Auctioneers & Realtors conducting auctions throughout Michigan and across the United States since 1954.
Over 7500 sales conducted and 4,000 parcels of real estate sold at auction.
Call us to discuss your sale with a firm has the experience to properly handle the job right for you.
Steven E. Stanton, (517) 331-8150, Email –

Stanton’s Auctioneers, Appraisers, & Realtors
144 S. Main, P.O. Box 146 Vermontville, MI 49096
Phone: (517) 726-0181
Fax: (517) 726-0060

Steven E. Stanton
(517) 331-8150 cellular
(517) 852-0627 evening

Michael C. Bleisch
(517) 231-0868 cellular

Selling all types of fine collections at auction, across North America. Call to discuss the sale of your items in total confidence.
We can handle the moving, packing, insurance and sale of the items. Established in 1954. References available.