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COLUMBUS, Wis. — The passion was gone in an instant for Darvin Frey.

For years he has been all-in on his massive, eclectic collection.

There’s a vintage printing press that includes hundreds of metal Hamilton plates. Farm toys and beer and brewery memorabilia fill shelves. He has a Seeberg jukebox from the late 1930s, a bicycle with wooden rims built in 1899, a sleigh from the 1860s and a 1974 Arctic Cat snowmobile. There are old signs, a miniature steam locomotive he bought at a Pennsylvania car show and a fully decorated aluminum Christmas tree he got for $5 years ago when he noticed it sticking out of a box when he was buying a car from an elderly woman in Chicago.

Read more on Star Tribune:

https://m.startribune.com/a-lifetime-of-collecting-goes-up-for-auction-in-columbus/572325311/

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