Weekly Photo Challenge: The Auction

I had to add this post to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Nostaglic because I really like the theme. Auctions are in my blood, although I am now retired and have not been to one in the past 8 years.  

As an antique dealer, I travelled to auctions, with my red Ram van (no storage wars for me) ……I had a number of locations where I had rented store space or had booths that needed to be filled each week. Antique markets and shows were always fun but exhausting.

 I eventually purchased the contents of a rare print store and framed for stores and special clients who were collectors.

So today, there was an outside estate sale close by and we had to go and check it out for old times sake. I thought I might see one of my old sale buddies, fellow vendors… and I did.  It was great to chat with several old friends. 

This time, armed with my camera and not a bidding card, I took photos……and antiqued them. (what else?)

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                     CHECKING OUT THE GOOD STUFF!

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VIKING WAS ONE OF EATONS BRANDS

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THE OLD JOHN DEERE WAITING IN THE WINGS…

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a7050109 - Version 2 copyA DECORATORS DREAM……NICE SET.

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A MAINSTAY OF ANY HOUSE FROM THE TWENTIES…

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NICE OLD FRAME…I COULD BUY THAT!

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THIS STAYS WITH THE HOUSE. WHAT A BEAUTY!

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PARKING ON THE ROAD ONLY!

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One of the things I love about country estate sales is that they are so casual. You can sit under the trees in the shade, and visit with friends. I am sure half the folks there are just lookers. The food is usually made by the church women, so it is good. And you never know what unexpected treasure is going to come out of these farm houses and barns. 

Thanks for visiting!

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9 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: The Auction

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