Monday, January 24, 2011

"SOLD, to bidder #144"

Well, Anne and I took off again this past Saturday, and drove to Iowa for another auction.  The auction house was packed, so we were a little skeptical about how it would turn out for us.  However, we managed to fill the car again! 

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This is at the front of the room, looking back at the crowd.  Anne and I stayed up here all day so we could see what we were bidding on really well.

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Crates, Crates, Crates.  We love them, and can't get enough of them.  This auction had a ton of really cool ones.

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See what I mean?  These Ball jar crates were so cool, and unfortunately, out of our price range.  Being that they are hard to find, everyone wanted them, and that drove the price up. 

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This auction even had the Ball jars to go with the crates.  There were tons of the blue colored jars.

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There were a lot of old food containers.  I wonder why people saved such things.  Can you imagine saving a Cheerios box for 40 or 50 years?   They were really cute though.  I believe one bidder bought most of them.  I can see why people collect them, the old graphics on them are very cool. 

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There were bottles of all kinds at this auction.

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I loved this box of old bottles so much, I bid on them and won.

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This orange glazed Red Wing pottery crock sold for $800.  It was very exciting to watch.  After it sold I remembered I had picked it up early on in the day.  Had I  known, I would of stayed clear of it. 

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You can get everything at an auction.  Even art work.  There were quite a few really nice paintings that were very reasonably priced.  

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There were tons of vintage feed sacks at this auction.  Not in the best shape, but really cute.  No one showed any interest in them all day, until Anne and I wanted them.  They must have known we had good taste.  Anne walked away with two of the cuter ones!  This being one of them. 

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See all that stuff under the tables?  That's our stuff a quarter of the way through the auction.  We filled up two 6 foot tables underneath!  It may look like junk now, but just wait. 

 If you have never been to an auction, you should give it a try.  They are a lot of fun. 






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