Sherry Schaefer Contributes To 3X Award Winning Publication


Red 4WD Tractors 1957-2017 recently won national recognition after being announced the Gold Medal Winner of the 2018 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award in the category of Reference. The publication also received a Silver Medal in the History category. Regarded as one of the highest national honors for independent publishers, The Benjamin Franklin Award recognizes editorial and design excellence. In 2017, Red 4WD Tractors 1957-2017 was the Gold Medal Winner in the Transportation category at the Independent Publisher Book Awards.

Published by Octane Press in July 2017, Red 4WD Tractors 1957-2017 is considered an authoritative history of International Harvester, Steiger, J.I. Case, and Case IH tractors built from 1957-2017. Schaefer was an essential contributor on the publication’s panel of experts with her knowledge and insight into Steiger brand tractors.

Sherry Schaefer, a Bond County native and well-known Oliver expert, has authored three books, Tractor Collectibles, (MBI Publishing, 1998), Oliver Tractors, (MBI Publishing, 2001) and Classic Oliver Tractors: History, Models, Variations & Specifications 1855- 1976 (Voyageur Press, 2009), and contributed to many others. June 2018 also marks 25 years for Schaefer as the editor of several Oliver tractor publications that have been distributed worldwide; most recently being Oliver Heritage magazine, which she founded in 2004.

3-Point Ink, LLC is a publishing company based in Greenville, Illinois that specializes in two bi-monthly agricultural publications, Heritage Iron and Oliver Heritage magazines. Each publication is circulated worldwide and is sold in over 2,000 farm stores including Tractor Supply, Rural King, Farm & Fleet, and many others. For more information or to purchase a copy of Red 4WD Tractors 1957-2017, call (618) 664-1550 or visit

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