Ahhhh.....Labor Day Weekend! The last hurrah of summer. The weekend of yard sales, swimming pools, and family cookouts. Also the weekend of auctions.
My story begins with this bad photograph. "Something", is in this shot. My hair perhaps? Anyway, this sale was off the charts. The trucks parked in this photo do not even begin to exhibit the number of people present. The road to the auction, which was only one car wide, was lined with cars/trucks and barely passable. The striped tent, in the distance, was our destination.
Many folks in attendance brought a wagon. A lot of farm machinery was up for grabs as well as a few household items.
I took notice of this crock, the old chairs, and the teapot that would hit the auction block.
There were a few quilts to take notice of as well.
I have to say that I really liked this dresser. And, if it were not for the 5,000 degree temperatures outside, I might have stayed to bid on it. The Amish ladies in attendance really had it going on. Not a drop of sweat was on their person and they were equipped with chilled watermelon and other food items to make the day more tolerable.
I really took notice of this old cook stove up for bid. It is the real deal and just not something you see everyday.
On a totally different note, we stopped by a gun auction on the same morning. It was a consignment auction and totally on the up and up. All paperwork had to be filed, etc.... Many, many firearms were on the block as well as collectible coins.
An 1868 nickel went for $5.00. I think I should have bid on that.....just to have it for the historical value alone.