Tuesday, May 19, 2009

First Auction of the Season..... and It Was FUN...!!!!



Saturday we were still out celebrating graduations in nearby towns, Kelly Konken was at one of those celebrations, who happens to be an auctioneer, and he had informed me that he was having an auction on Sunday that he knew I would love. This is the Johnson Auctioneer Service crew, look how many people it takes to run a sale this big.




It was even in one of our favorite towns in northeast Nebraska.... Lynch .... population 269. Now you may think that this little town wouldn't have all the amenities that the city would have but you would be wrong, for this little town has a swimming pool, a theatre, a school, a hospital, and a gas station! Now that's what I call service!




Lynch is on the Lewis and Clark Trail too. This was one of the places Lewis and Clark stopped and camped during their expeditions.


Ahhhh, here we are, the auction. Yeah Haw!!! My heart started racing as soon as I saw ALL the junk!!!


First order of business, get a number, so I can start bidding!


That's me, Number 96!


The garage was full of old advert sing, this lady never threw anything away, they went clear back to the 1920's.....


Oh la la..... all kinds of junk......


Check out the old military jackets, who did they belong to? If they could tell their stories......


Ape hanger handle bars, remember those and a trike in turq....


Fobots.......??????? Now there must have been 30 Butternut cans......


Chairs lined up along the lawn........


Springs, springs and more springs!!! I paid a dollar for one and one lady gave me one. Whew, now that's a deal...



Tractor seats attached to old cream separator bases. They were comfy too, I tried one out!


A garden gate, with the little topper thingy.....


Ohhh, my favorite find of the day was this old grocery store cart with BOTH the baskets, now isn't that the cutest thing you ever seen?


Wagon wheels.........


Milk cans........


Two cool old mission style doors, bet they came out of the house.....


When I came around the corner of the trailer and saw this, it scared me at first because I thought there really was a lady in the scooter cart, after a second look I could see she was a model.... she came with the scooter!?!?!


The auctioneers worked off of 5 flat beds first before moving to the tables and yard.


Meet Kelly, he is my neighbor and the great guy who told me about this auction.......


More silver stuff.......


Ki, here are some more of those white vases you need for that project!



A chandelier........


How old do you think these bottles are? The color of the stuff in it is still pretty are all these years......



One of the 100's of old manuals, the graphics on these were great.........


Cigar boxes, there must have been 40 of them......



A blond dining room set, I think it sold for $10.......


This big garden cart was cute too..........


Three of those old webbing chairs, cute colors....



Check out this old nuts and bolts organizer, there's a handle and it turns so you can work from each side. What can this be re purposed into?


Here is an old organ, a friend of mine bought it for $25. I will be getting some of those knobs for Ki.....



Love the lettering on the front.......



The truck after we loaded it up........




As we leave Lynch we see the sign for Sunshine Bottom, so we decide to take a look.


We saw a turkey and.......


Pelicans, there were hundreds of them.


Jack wanted to stop at the Chief Standing Bear bridge at Niobrara, Nebraska. This is the area that was flooded after the Gavins Point Dam was built. The area around the Missouri River, up stream from the dam, is kind of like a bog. After the dam was built the water table rose causing many land owners properties to become submerged. The town of Niobrara even had to be moved to a new location. The bridge is new, it has only been in place for around 5 years.


The mighty Missouri River.........


These folks were out for a Sunday drive, they stopped at the bridge also. This is a Rambler Classic convertable, 1960's. Pretty cool huh?


This reminds me of one of those old commercials advertising the cars of the 60's........






The cliffs along the river are really spectacular......


After you leave Niobrara and head up the hill, then all you see are rolling lush green hills, it too is really beautiful.....


Oh, and Monowi, population 1, where you can get a burger, check a book out of the library, and roller skate in the the bar, now there's another story for another day.



We had a grand day at the auction as well as a nice drive through some of Nebraska's most scenic areas. It was well worth the trip, thanks Kelly.



Check back to see the stash I got from the sale. I have to sort it out then I'll share with you all the treasures I got at the sale!



Cammie(:

9 comments:

  1. Looks like you did a great job junkin'! Can't wait to see what is inside all the boxes in your truck. That bed is gorgeous!

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  2. I am so jealous!!! Wish I could have been there with you! What great junk...hope it's all coming to the Bonanza! Nebraska is such a beatiful state...I will just have to settle for visiting your blog! Miss you.
    Peace,
    Ki

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  3. Cammie, did you get the double basket shopping cart? if so are you selling it? how much.
    And I like organ knobs too ;)

    Great stuff at this auction.
    Margo

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  4. Hi Cammie,
    Just had to check out your blog after meeting you at the auction. Great pics!I don't think Frank ever threw anything away. Love those kind of auctions.
    Did you know Johny Johnston from Yankton? If so, I think he may have mentioned you to me a few years back.
    Anyway, if you're in need of any old "junk" give me a call.I'm moving and have a shed and basement full of stuff that I have no room for right now.
    Jan (exchanged phone #'s at the auction)

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  5. I am drooling! What a fabulous auction! I can't wait to see more pictures of everything you brought home.

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  6. Drooling and just downright jealous. Not just all the junk but an outdoor auction. Those are my favorite and I've only been to one in the last 9 years. Usually where I go is indoors which is nice but confining.

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  7. I have eye strain from trying to see everything in the back of your pickup! Can hardly wait to see all the goodies you got. And I enjoyed the trip you brought us along on - Nebraska is beautiful. We visited the Pioneer Village Museum in Minden a few years back - too bad none of it was for sale :)

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  8. i've had a wonderful time looking at all your great finds! lucky you:) i need to keep a closer eye on your garage sale posts, for sure...

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