from almost nothing to a full sale in two weeks!
Getting ready now to start the setup for the Friday Sept25 auction.
Start taking loads down Wednesday and then the full crew come in for the Thursday setup. I have a very busy 5 days ahead of me! (we are also doing a rug auction on Sunday)
This has been an interesting sale so far for me. I booked the hall just before our Aug 31 auction, and at that time I had a collection of Playboy magazines, the collection of framed autographs….and that was it!
I basically had just a couple of weeks to put the sale together, and during those couple of weeks I worked the entire labour day weekend and then the following weekend. This was not leaving me much time to get a sale together! It was occurring to me that for the first time in 13 years I may not have much to sell!
And then the phone started ringing…and ringing…and ringing. Merchandise was literally coming in by the truckload, and suddenly I was behind! In the course of three days I did several pickups and prepared over 150 pictures for the website. I was either picking up stuff or taking pictures of it, so it meant a few long days getting it all together.
However, obviously it did all come together, and for the last few days I have been turning down items and booking others into the Oct 24th
auction. That is the interesting thing about this business…you never know when and where the merchandise is going to come from, and it still amazes me the quality of some of the items that come our way!
There are a lot of items that interest me in this auction, but most of all, I am curious to see how the framed autographs are going to do. I have boxes of framed autographs from some of the biggest stars in the world, and for a month they have been sitting in my storage. I was amazed when I was doing the photos at the broad extent of this collection, and it all came from one private collector. It’s going to be interesting!
This is our last sale of the season in Cookstown and then back to Bond Head for Oct24th. This year we will be doing it a little differently in Bond Head. Saturday sales instead of Friday nights, and I am planning to cut back on the quantity of low end items we have. It works well in Cookstown, but we don’t have the same amount of room in Bond Head, so the focus will be on quality rather than quantity.
So I hope you can make it to our final sale of the season in Cookstown…it has been a record summer for us and I look forward now to the fall and winter months!
Have fun on the auction trail!
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