Wednesday, January 19, 2011

the Auction

Tomorrow night is the first auction, I'm so excited.

There will be a preview tomorrow afternoon, then it starts at 6pm. Of course we're planning on going.

We stopped by today to put a bulb in the 1960s lava lamp we're selling. We figure it might bring more than a buck or two if someone could see that it actually works. We got a preliminary catalogue and we were pleased to see that we have about forty lots entered in the live auction (out of a total of 284 lots). The rest will be lotted out in the silent auction which is fine with us.

We already have a couple more carloads ready to take down, but they will have to wait until at least Friday (possibly Saturday) before we can take anymore in. That place is jam packed full!

We don't really think we'll be making much money out of this, but it's just so darned convenient to be able to pack up all this detritus and actually have someone else take care of it, I love it. No yard sales, no flea markets, just cart it away (just like you would for the Goodwill) but this way there's a chance to make a little money.

And it's gone, that's the very best part.

If you're at all interested, you can take a look at the auction website here, and if you'd like to take a gander at the catalogue, it can be found here.

I'll let you know how we did on Friday (after we take another load down for the next auction)


Donna K said...

Holy Miscellany, Batman, that's quite an eclectic collection!! I saw some of your things that I recognized from your posts. Good luck with the auction. I still have not heard back from the local auction house here. My preferred method of communication is email but I may have to break down and actually call them.

Me and My Dog said...

This is very exciting - I can't wait to see how you do. I'm thinking about having an estate sale when I move. Good Luck!

ThE MidLiFe CrUiSeR said...

Good riddance o excess baggage! I'm excied for ou gus! Le us know how i goes!

Teri said...

Thanks for the link to the auction site. I found the price list from the last auction very helpful, I'm taking some items to a local collector and similar items were on that list... now I have some price points to bargain with.