Sunday, August 12, 2012

The Preston Auction!!!

I took off....EARLY...Saturday...as the Sun was shedding it's light...over the fields... I knew parking was going to be a Big Problem...I needed to get as close as I could....because...I usually buy...Heavy Stuff!!!
I had perked some....Gut Melting Coffee...{I was soooo tired....too many irons...too many fires...} and put it in my travel mug... which...immediately....on my first left turn....flipped...and spilled all over the floor of the Ford.... I could Smell....the Wonderful Aroma...the entire...40 minute ride.. but...that was all I could do... {One of the Daughters...at the Auction said...I should have had a straw! Dang!}
{I won't tell ya...where my pack of cigarettes landed...on my visit to the porta potty...EEEEWWWW!!!} {It almost ended my smoking days...EEEEWWWW}
The Family...was Wonderful... They brought me coffee...and kept bringing it...as I sucked it down....We all visited...throughout the day... My Heart...went out to All of them....I wanted to stay upbeat... and kept telling them..to 'Chin Up'... while...knowing...in my heart... I wasn't sure...I could...if I were in their shoes...
A Very...Difficult Day....for Family....
I assured them...I wouldn't bid..on anything they wanted... 
 Mark...got a mirror...that the Granddaughter...had wanted...he let her have it...when he found out...
Family...should always..have first chance....
{I wish...at Sales...whether it is an Auction....or Tag Sale... the Families..would have a private Sale...between themselves....The money...is usually divided...or is needed for the surviving spouse...so...'Giving'...it away..may not be an option...or...simply...drawing numbers....if two or more...want the same item...I know...it may bring more money...when the public is involved...but...money...isn't everything...and...things...could be appraised...first...}
Dwight and Junell Duwa, and their Staff... did an Amazing Job....This was a Huge Sale....and...The Family...{Daughters...and Granddaughters....worked their Tails off!!!}
This Auction...was in all of the papers.... Mr. Preston, had been on Johnny Carson... many years ago...talking about his collections.... Folks came from near and far.... it was Amazing!
Prices...were...HIGH!!! and it was a Battle...All Day!!!
But...it was a Fun Day! Filled with Great Folks!!!
I had agreed to haul Signs home...for Jerry...but..asked Mark...if he would...My Truck was so loaded....and Marks Van...was a Much...safer place...for Jerry's signs....
We all helped each other load...
and...at the end of the day... the entire Bunch of us...The Auction Family...Friends...and Staff... sat down...and visited...
It was Lovely...
I have got to work... and work fast...and furiously...to get the Gold Rush Load...together...
I received a call...from a friend...yesterday...who needs help...on the Mississippi.....NOW!!!
How in the World...am I going to get Everything....done...????
I have Major Deliveries... in the Morn...the weather...isn't cooperating...and...time...is Marching on...at a Very...Fast Pace...
oh my...This Week... is going to be....CRAAAAAZY!!!!
Love to Ya...
Barb C.

I hit this old Scalder....Hard... to no Avail... it sold for 1350.00.... It was Sure...Cool! ahhh and...Heavy!
The Wheels on the Bus...Go 'Round and 'Round...oh my....I didn't see any of the Machinery...Wagons... or Model A Trucks sell.... {I hate 2 rings...}
I didn't see this sign sell...but....it was one of my Faves....Toooo Coool!
The Preston Grand Daughters....
I took this image of them...when Liz and I previewed...the Auction...Thursday... The Girls...are about Liz's age....they were so much Fun... But...during the Auction...it hit them...so hard....seeing their Beloved Grandfather's...and Great Grandfather's....treasures....walking away... We visited...throughout the Auction.... I know...all too well... how this feels.... My Heart...went out to the Girls...
Mark and I both wanted this...so...we decided to join forces...and buy it...together... To No Avail... I hit it Hard....for us... but...not hard enough...to get it bought... Yowza!!! BIG MONEY!!!
These are Old Store Coffee Grinders.... They sold.... very good....
I captured this image...before the Auction...in hopes...I could get this Clock bought... It's a Miniature O.G.
Very....Old...I so Loved the Glass...with the Children... I got it bought...
Awww....Carole...and Jerry.... I Love These Two!!! Jerry had a Great Day...at the Auction....and was so kind...to help me load...after....
We all...were sooo attracted to this old Rolling Tool Chest! It was on my 'List'...I had to pay up...for it...but...oh my...It Rocks!!!!
These two pieces...they say...are for making Brooms.... I don't know...what it is...but...it's Funky....and Primitive! I could see the larger part...in a Kitchen...as an Island... and the other...as a sign holder.... They both have Wonderful Old...Paint!!! Never seen anything like it... Tooooo Coooool!
This is a Darling Piece...that would have set atop a Barrel...it's a Sifter of sorts... it looks Great...just sitting....as found...Love the great stenciling! I was happy to get it bought!
This Old Feeder...was something...I was really going to try  and get....and did.... I had to step up... but...I have never seen one like it....and...my Booth Plan...for Heart of Country...in February....will be...{at this point} "Iowa Farm Style"...if it makes it...that long... I could see it hanging...as a Chandelier! It's....Amazing! {ooooohhhh...maybe to hold...Wine Glasses!!!}
It was a Clock Day...for me...I bought...two...out of 4 or five... Love....Old Clocks!!! : )
Don't let the empty seats...fool ya... This was Early...before the Auction...I believe...there were around 500 Bidders.... It was Awesome!

4 comments:

Tricia @ Vintage No. 35 said...

Looked like a great auction!

Anonymous said...

it was great to meet you. Thanks for all your help. Georgetta

simplyiowa said...

Tricia....
It Was...
For so many reasons...
I Love The Auctioneer...and his Lovely Wife...Junell...
Their Staff...are Great...as well...
The Family... was an Amazing Group...
I always...go on and on...about Coll Old Stuff...but...it's really...about the Amazing Folks...and...of course...'The Journey'...
Love to ya!

simplyiowa said...

Georgetta..
The Pleasure...was All Mine...
Love to You...and Your Darling Family...
{I lost your card...so please send me an e mail www.simplyiowa@yahoo.com : ) }