About the Sale
In 1985 Bill Swets came home from a late-night Volunteer Firefighting call with energy to spare. That night, he welded a bird out of spare parts on his 35 acre property—a gorgeous acreage nestled between the ...view morePoudre River and Harmony Road. That night, the beginnings of the Swetsville Zoo were born.
Since then, the Swetsville Zoo has become a nationally known tourist attraction and a Colorado institution. The donation-based sculpture park has been a source of endless wonder for Colorado kids and adults alike. Bill Swets has many stories of talking with generations of families who experienced the park as children and are now bringing their own children to experience the magic of his creations.
He has over 180 sculptures on the property- often welded with discarded materials-reflectors, steel posts, tool parts and so much more. He is beloved for his whimsical creations- sculptural birds and wildflowers decorate the property- but has also created some truly iconic cars -some of which are featured here for sale for the first time.
Fairlight Estate Sales has been tremendously proud to collaborate with Bill and his family to liquidate this Colorado treasure. Offered for sale for the first time, include pieces from the Swets family home, as well as a curated collection of some of his most beloved sculptural work. This is truly a once-in-a-generation opportunity to own a piece of Colorado history.
SHIPPING *PLEASE READ*: We only ship via Fedex. We will take your items to FedEx but you will need to provide a FedEx account number, and they will contact you directly for packing and payment info. ...view moreTaking the items to FedEx could take up to two weeks as we are extremely busy and Fedex can take up to 3 weeks to contact you for shipping so please keep this in mind when bidding as the process takes time. We will not pack or ship your items directly. Please be advised that it will be your responsibility to arrange pickup during the allotted pickup time for items that are larger or require freight/specialty shipping (examples include, but are not limited to, all furniture, pool tables, pianos, etc). You will need to arrange pickup from the auction location, no transport will be available for larger items that cannot be shipped via FedEx. Items cannot be held or stored.
NO LOCAL SHIPPING IN THE STATE OF COLORADO!
Should you purchase furniture and forfeit or no show, there will be a $100.00 charge for removal added to your credit card to remove your items by a third party.
Winning Bidders will be required to bring help to move heavy or large items such as furniture. Packing materials will be the responsibility of the buyer.
If you are unable to move your items there will be a $50.00 per staff per item charge. Items over 100 pounds could be up to 200.00 for moving charges.
Contact Us: Due to the high volume of phone calls we receive on a daily basis, if our voicemail is full, please send us a text message for a prompt response. • Winning Bidders must bring help if required for large/ heavy items & proper packaging materials if needed for pickup. • Packing, Moving & Transporting of your items will NOT BE PROVIDED upon pickup.
All sales are final. All items are SOLD AS IS. Bidders are strongly encouraged all to ask any questions prior to bidding. Please refer to photos as part of description. All items are sold as-is, where-is. While Fairlight Estate Sales will do its best to list any damage, repairs or restorations, the absence of these descriptions or conditions must not be taken to imply that the lot is in perfect condition. Most of the items Fairlight Estate Sales sells are antique, vintage or used. You should expect signs of wear consistent with age. All sales are final. No returns, credits or exchanges.