Pennsylvania auctioneer explains mysteries of an old trade

Pennsylvania auctioneer explains mysteries of an old trade

The auctioneer sat by a chainsaw and a painting of a raccoon, scanning the crowd for familiar faces, buyers he knew couldn’t pass up old postcards or dusty books about long-forgotten places. At 5 p.m. — sharp — he opened his mouth and began to chant, the sound...

You Know You’re From…Aniwa

By Dale Ryman ANIWA, Wis. (WSAW) – “Hit ‘em again now. 20 dollar make you holler,” the auctioneer belts over the PA. “The first auction I did I didn’t sleep all night. Really nerve racking,” said Duke Packard. “You never get bored,” Kathy Packard said. “I love...

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