The auction was fun, as usual, but also very, very hard work! Think about it ... I have to wander around looking at the things and deciding what to buy (if I can afford it) and how high I am willing to go. At the same time, I have the voice of John (auctioneer) behind me, and I am listening to what he’s saying and watching what he’s selling, just in case he has something I NEED that I had missed.
Also, when I am close by to make sure I get bids in on what I NEED, I have to fight with John. He knows what I like and he knows how I bid (good auctioneer, there – knows his customers). He gets eye contact and almost forces you with the power of persuasion that you really NEED this and are willing to pay any amount to get it.
So, the mental work is exhausting!
However, I did get about half of what I wanted and more than I had planned, as well.
List, everyone? Okay, you asked for it ... (disclaimer ... if you don’t want to see what I got, just click out, now and read someone else’s blog!)
I got a late birthday present from Norm...He had taken our number card and moved closer to the front while I was still in the back. All of a sudden, I noticed a neat star and thought ... should I bid without my number (John hadn’t learned it, yet) or miss it? And saw that Norm was bidding. He turned to look at me and I nodded, so he got it!! Three cheers! Then I moved up with him (better seating and better chairs) but nothing important came up.
I had my eye on some night stands or small dressers for the studio and actually got the dresser which has more room for storage! Scissors, needles, pins, bobbins, shuttles, material, etc., can go in there.
So, all-in-all, a good auction. We enjoyed watching the Precious Moments figurines going for over $50 a piece .. there were several people that were either dealers or collectors ... Although why ANYONE would collect Precious Moments is beyond me! I have never been attracted to them. But give me Hummel, any day!
We got another 4” yesterday morning – and very little wind. A lovely day and will be another lovely one today. You have a beautiful day!