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I really am not that fond of auctions! I would rather go to a garage sale or estate sale any day! However, there have been a series of auctions near my home that I’ve attended. An old antique store owner died a couple of years ago, and the contents of his home and store are being auctioned off. There have been three so far, and will probably be at least 3 more!
Mr. Booker inherited the antique business from his mother, so much of the merchandise is very old! The auctioneer and his staff have said that many of the items had ‘not for sale’ signs on them. The store itself had several outbuildings that had not been used in years….and all were full of antiques.
If you would like to view some of the items that have been auctioned off, visit http://www.cookauction.com/ You will be able to see some of the treasures that have been auctioned.
Recently the third auction was held, and I got caught up in the moment! I had the ‘winning’ bid on this old iron fencing! Actually, the bid was times 4 as there was 4 pieces of the fence. I kept the one in the photos below, sold one to my daughter, and put two in the porch area of the Antique Mall! If the right buyer comes along, the two pieces will pay for the ones that I’m keeping and give me a little profit!
When I took these by the antique mall, the owner believed that they were parts of a old cemetery fence. I have no idea how Mr. Booker acquired them, but I have a receipt showing that their mine now! LOL
Right now this section is lining my front flower bed, but may eventually be moved to the back! Either way, I love it and it reminds me of all the shopping trips to Booker’s Antiques in Whynot, Ms.
Heres another link for the first auction: First Booker Auction
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