Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Town Hall Trinkets, LLC - Auction Time

I am self-employed.  My business name is Town Hall Trinkets, LLC.   When people ask me what I do, I usually say, "I'm a junk dealer and folk artist."  This really is only a part of what I love doing.  

I consider myself to be a "Jacky' of all Trades..."  I specialize in helping people decided what to do with their personal property.  Sometimes this is just one or two items, other times a whole estate.  I give them advice on value, what to keep, what to donate and what to toss.  

This usually leads to my purchasing an item or buying out the whole estate.  I then bring it back to my farm, store it in one of my buildings and sell it.  I've been doing this for over 22 years.  

Over the years, I worked with 2 friends who were auctioneers.  I did go to auctioneer school, but life threw me a few curve balls and I was unable to pursue that to the fullest.  Now that I am an empty nester, I want to.

Last Summer while attending an auction, the auctioneer had to take a break and asked if anyone wanted to sell.  I suddenly heard "I will" and it was me!  So, I conquered my fears, jumped up on the hay wagon and sold the rest of the items on the wagon.  This developed into a relationship with this auctioneer where he has hired me to help him from time to time.  

Which leads me to this post.  My friend, Mary Jo's aunt passed on and she wanted me to come over and help her figure out what to do with her estate.  I was prepared to either do an estate sale there or do a buy out.  After discussing all the options with Mary Jo and her cousins, we came to the decision that the best option for them would be an auction.  They want to sell the house and 3 cars too.  This way, it will hopefully all be "gone" in one day.  

So, this week, I will be busy setting up this sale.  Saturday is the auction.  There is so much stuff, that we will have 2 rings that day.  What that means is there will be 2 auctioneers selling at the same time.  I will be clerking for one of them and hopefully get to sell a few things.

Here is the link to the auction sale bill:  http://www.alangeauctionrealty.com/auctions.cfm?az_feed_pos=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.auctionzip.com%2Fcgi-bin%2Fauctionview.cgi%3Flid%3D2236323%26feed%3D129%26group%3D0%26state%3D%26kwd%3D%26zip%3D%26category%3D0%26nojava%3D0

I worked yesterday and found so many cute things.  For me, it is fun just to "find" them.  I don't plan to bid or buy anything as I am working on a commission.  So the more money we get for the items - the more money I make.  Believe me, I like it all!  Unfortunately, we just paid for 2 weddings in 8 months and my buildings are full - I don't have room!  LOL

If you happen to come, come up to me and say HI.  

Blessings from Ringle, Wisconsin. 

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