McELWAIN – October 23, 2022


The following 2 story brick home and personal property will be sold on location at 1208 State Rt. 97, Gilson, IL 61458 (The house is located right along Rt. 97 6.4 miles north of Maquon, IL), on 

SUNDAY OCTOBER 23RD, 2022                      AT 12:00 NOON (R.E. sells first) 


PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: This 2 story brick home was built in 1929 and is located on 9/10th of an acre on a nice country location. Its storybook charm includes original hardwood floors throughout the home, along with intricate woodwork, partially open ornate staircase, beautiful orig. paned windows and doors, built in cabinets, closets and original woodburning fireplace with a nice mantle. The main level includes a kitchen w/nook area, nice sized dining room, living room and a glassed in sunroom/den area. The 2nd story has 4 bedrooms, all also w/original hardwood floors and woodwork, and a full bathroom. The house also has a walk up attic area and a full basement. The climate of the house in controlled with natural gas forced heat and central air that was installed in 2009. The water heater is new. The brick of the exterior is in good condition and the roof is approx. 10 yrs. old and fine. The 120’ well is drilled, water pressure is strong and a water softener is installed.  A 2 stall unattached garage is also included. This property is a must see if you are looking for a nice country family home within Knoxville Schools. An OPEN HOUSE is scheduled for Thursday October 6th, 2022 from 5-6 p.m. A non-refundable 10% down the day of auction will be collected from the buyer and a valid purchase agreement will be signed day of sale. The balance will be due upon closing in approx. 30 days. See pictures and the full ad soon at and LIKE US ON FACEBOOK for more.  

ANTIQUES: old International and BMC pedal tractors—sm. old Butcher’s block table—very nice ant. drop front oak secretary—very primitive dry sink—French white vintage table/4 chairs—enamel top table—vintage red table w/booths—nice oak rocker w/leather seat—prim. wooden child’s wagon—prim. wooden chairs—old oak desk—mission style dresser w/back mirror—nice china hutch–old white wooden toy chest—2 prim. long cedar chests—wicker pieces—lg. wooden crate—old oak 4 drawer file cab.—kitchen cabinet—3 section book shelf—old oak commode—poster twin size bed—2 BNSF RR plates—plastic Coke stand, phone, signs and misc.—Farmall MD w/loader NB—Ertl wagon—old JD 4 x 4 toy tractor—1586 , JD toy tractors—Case toy tractor—old light fixtures–marble cat bookends—Westbay Equip. and other yardsticks—1954 Franklin half dollar—1968 Kennedy—a few wheat pennies and other coins—old books—Sure Hit apple crate—old Union Brewing Co. Peoria, IBW Peoria, Golden Cream, Quaker, Dad’s rootbeer and other bottles—ant. oak corner cabinet—Queen iron toy stove—some holiday—old metal cat weather vane–album of old Fleer football cards—vintage Mirror and Maple Woolsey yearbooks—1950’s/60’s auto manuals and Chiltons—old shell casing–Fostoria and other glass, figurines and smalls—misc. antiques. HOUSEHOLD ITEMS including a nice Frigidaire Gallery gas stove, and refrigerator/freezer—Estate electric dryer and washer—dehumidifier–basic household items. 

OUTDOOR AND TOOLS: JD LA175 hydro riding mower w/54” deck, 26 HP, 530 hrs.—old Devere front mount mower—Craftsman front tine tiller w/3 hrs. use—Stihl Wood Boss O28AV 16” bar chain saw—hand, power, yard and garden tools, scoops, axes, scoops, hardware, old scythe, sm air compressor, air tank, bench grinder, handy man jack, Century 6 and 12 v charger on wheels, 2 push garden plows, sm. picnic table, Igloo dog house, 5’ alum. and other ladders, fan, 2 new live traps—Kobalt electric. Saw, weed whacker, hedge trimmer and blower–gas cans, old wrenches, scythe—Gorilla yard wagon—Agri Fab lawn sweeper, much more.  



FOLGER’S AUCTION SERVICE, INC. (JIM AND CATHIE GIBBS, OWNERS-JIM FOLGER)—WILLIAMSFIELD, IL Ph. 309-368-6314 and 309-337-2150   Email:  Attorney for seller Egan Law Office, Galesburg, IL Ph. 309-343-5010