Toy Auction

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Date(s) - 03/23/2019
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Little Lakes Communitiy Center


An auction of a thousand toys from the estate of Dick Jopson will be held on Saturday, March 23 from 10:00 to 4:00 at the Little Lakes Community Center (old school) in Hemlock. Doors open at 8:00 for previewing the collection. Dann Auctioneers from Canandaigua will conduct the auction. Featured in the auction are collectible farm toys, including John Deere International tractors and other farm implements, Manitou, CP Ward and Hess trucks, vintage cars, race cars, Dinky Toys, among other well-known toy brands. All toys are in excellent condition. Admission is free and the public is welcome. Refreshments will be available for purchase throughout the day, featuring Paul’s BBQ for lunch, who will provide hot dog, hamburger, and Italian sausage meals. Parking is available at the Center or across the road at the Hemlock Fairgrounds.

Dick Jopson, a local treasure, was well-known as a country music performer who made thousands of public appearances with his band, The Northernaires. In 2016 he was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his “outstanding contributions to country music” at the New York State Country Music Museum and Park in Cortland. Jopson had previously been awarded membership in their Country Music Wall of Honor in 2012, and was inducted into their Hall of Fame in 2013. Jopson was also honored as the very first Livingston County Legend, based on his years of service as former constable for Livonia, a Geneseo police officer, and the former Livingston County Sheriff, as well as his generous contributions to the community. He was active in the efforts of the Little Lakes Community Association, along with his wife, Donna. In addition to his other achievements, Dick was an avid toy collector.

For further information about the auction, please contact or call (585) 367-1046 and leave a message for a volunteer to return your call. Photos of items for auction are available at ID is required for a bidder number. Cash, honorable checks and credit cards are accepted.