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Uncle toy visit

This weekend the Uncle visited. It was a whirlwind of misadventures, few needing to be retold here but the most pertainent of the events was a trip to a local, backwoods auction. I saw this thing advertised in the local paper last week, bragging that it was an 'all toy auction' to be held by "Sarge" at his auction house apparently not far from where we live. The auction claimed that it would feature both the old Tin toys that I know little about and don't collect, as well as some "star wars, and GI Joe" figures. The fact that the Uncle was going to happen to be in town on that day just seemed like a strong omen that we had to go.

We got up far too early on saturday morning, and set out for the event. The place was about as out-there as we expected, with the attendees we could only have hoped for. We had little time before the start of the auction to look over the items, but we did quickly learn that "Grandma" and her kitchen which were right in the same room as Sarge, the whole auction, and all the merchandise, sold amazingly tasty bratwursts for $1.50 each, complete with toasted roll. We went through the whole auction, and only managed to score a handful of GI Joes, a bag of Micronauts and KISS dolls from 1977, but honestly that wasn't a bad haul all things considering.

What truly pissed us off is that Sarge ended the auction early, when he arbitrarilly felt that too many people had left and prices were too low. That's the whole point of sitting through the first 2 hours of an auction! There were a few lots coming up that we were actually going to bid on and were majorly upset that we didn't get the chance. Sarge assured me that those lots would be sold during his next auction, on March 30th, which I now plan to attend, and I'm sure I'll have to sit through a few hours of cattle and tractors, but I aim to get those last few Joes!
Posted by charlie on March 11th 2006
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