On Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 5:16:38 AM UTC-5, J. Clarke wrote:
I suspect the bidding will reach $500, maybe, before the sale ends.
I'm considering two otions:
1) Bid on it. Should I win the bid, I have relatives, in that area, that could pick up the items, for me.... they are coming down, the week following the sale, for a family reunion.
2) Contact Morgans (Jim, near/in High Point, NC), a poster, here. I recall he once *commented, here, about his "cluttered shop". He might be interested in this Lot. I wouldn't want to wait until the last minute to contact Jim. The sale ends tomorrow.
*Took me about 10 minutes to find his posting, on 7-3-14:
full of parts and tools of every description. Then there are the number 10
cans full of nails and screws and such. Plus I made some bigger boxes for
bigger tools. Then there are the shelves equal to more than 200 square
years, and keep buying duplicate stuff because you can't find what you know
you have somewhere, then you organize and clean it all up. Plus the fact
that my dad (engineer) had a pretty complete wood and metal shop when he
passed, and his dad was a machinist by trade. I got three generations of
stuff. I have a tap holder that is home-made, and grandpa stamped his name
on it and the year he made it, which was 1911. It's the best tap holder I
to not get in too much of a hurry, if you know what I mean!
Unless you intend to resell some of it, it's worth remembering that any
of the stuff you don't end up using was worth $0.00. Bid at an amount
that represents a good deal on only the stuff you will definitely use.
My Dad was always frugal, but also generous. He'd find a "steal"
somewhere; something sold at perhaps 25% of the original price. But then
he'd buy eight of them. We'd keep one; the other seven would go to
friends and neighbors, netting him the item at only 200% of the original
Yes indeed. That puts me in mind of another story:
My Dad used to bake bread at irregular intervals. He did it the way his
mother had: without a mixing bowl. We got flour in 50 and 100 lb. sacks
courtesy of an uncle in the food business. My Dad would pour out a small
mountain of flour on the formica countertop and hollow out a recess in
the center, forming a volcano shape. Into the middle would go the water,
yeast etc. He'd then slowly mix the flour into the center, scooping in
handfuls from the side of the volcano, until it was all mixed.
Needless to say, no measurements were involved. But he knew the
consistency he was looking for. As he went along he'd decide it was a
little too wet, and add flour. Then perhaps a little too dry, and add
water. Sometimes he did this repeatedly. The intended amount of dough,
already "calculated" to be in excess of what was needed, would grow;
sometimes a good bit.
On one particular occasion he must have miscalculated more than usual. I
remember that batch yielding 48 separate items. Many of those were
full-size loaves; some were midway between small loaves of bread and
overlarge dinner rolls. The oven was going well into the night.
The neighbors ate well those next few days. :)
Well, somebody got themselves a deal. It appears the lot went for $425
plus the 10% premium. Let's call it $475 and shipping/or pickup.
From what I saw in a brief glance it was a helluva deal for somebody
even if they can only use some of it.
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