I don't take my camera to auctions because I'm afraid of misplacing it. If I'd taken it, though, you'd see a photo of a lovely old farm stretched out across gentle hills on a country road, with a series of Burma Shave signs posted along the way. The couple who lived at the farm collected Burma Shave signs.
Most of the stuff that was for sale was farm equipment, so there were lots of nice old farm guys there, several of whom reminded me of my Uncle Don, who's a retired farmer.
The auction was exceptionally well organized and moved right along.
There was fun stuff to look at, like an enormous collection of tractor seats.
It was a little far away, but it was a nice day for a drive, and I was there in a little more than an hour.
I'm bringing out the aprons to rate this auction, and right now we're up to five.
And another one, because I love, love, love midweek auctions.
Besides tractor seats and Burma Shave signs, the couple collected grain sacks and feedsacks. I've never seen so many grain sacks in my life. There were thousands, some flax, some muslin, some burlap. Rice sacks, corn sacks, horse feed sacks, grass seed sacks. Most of them were purchased by a man who flew in from California just to buy the grain sacks. But he wasn't interested in the feedsacks.
Lack of formidable competition is always a plus.
But a perfect auction is a ten-apron auction, and we're lacking three.
Also, I forgot to award an apron for the really cute feedsacks.
That just leaves us one apron short.
That's a ten. A great auction. I can't imagine going to one that's better. And I can't wait to show you some of these feedsacks. They're amazing.