On Sunday, Chris and I went to an estate auction at the fairgrounds. It was a first for both of us, and I can definitely say that we now have the itch to go to another!
The auction was run by Another Addison Auction, a family-run business that’s local to our town. I’ve seen plenty of auction scenes on TV (anyone else out there watch Market Warriors on PBS?), but it’s so impressive listening to the auctioneer sell the items in-person. The family that runs the auctions acts like such a well-oiled machine, and they were able to get through item after item really quickly.
I took this video so you all can hear the auctioneer. The guy who’s keeping track of the bidders on the butter churn kills me!
At the auction, we were lucky number 188. After you won an item, you simply raised up your number card, and they had ladies on computers keeping track of how much each bidder purchased.
It was chilly on auction day, so coffee was a must!
And by the way, I wore a vintage barrette, Forever 21 Cardigan, Lime Striped Top C/O OASAP, Madewell Jeans, Converse All Star Shoes
Chris and I made out like bandits! Here’s what I got:
A pretty cake stand.
These goblets with hobnail bases.
Cut glass cups. I didn’t really want these, but they came in a box with the hobnail cups above.
Two of these mail sorters.
Chris got some nice tools for himself, and our grand total for the day was $40. A steal considering one of Chris’ tools alone is probably worth $40. Others at the auction were getting awesome deals on furniture and farm equipment. They actually paid a guy a dollar to take a super 70s-looking sofa set. Ha! If any of the furniture had been “our style,” we could have gotten quite the deal!
Have you ever been to an auction? If not, maybe check out your local newspaper and see if there are any coming up in your area!