Welcome back everyone to our Lancaster PA road trip part 9 and picking up where we left off last.
While continuing our journey around Lancaster, PA traveling the country roads we decided to take a moment to walk a bit and play some Frisbee with Emma. As we were playing we could hear off in the distance the rolling sounds of a voice that almost sounded like a concert being held in the nearby park. As we got closer the words were still non-distinguishable but had a beautiful, melodic tone that was peaceful to our ears. Suddenly it became obvious to us, we had spontaneously stumbled upon a rare opportunity to observe a good ole fashioned auction being conducted. What a hoot this was to mill around the different boxes packed with goodies that you just had to have but really didn’t need. Remember the old adage, “one persons junk is another’s treasure”. Well one thing for sure was there was a lot of treasures being sold to some happy folks.
In researching the topic of Auctions we stumbled upon an awesome WordPress site called The Mike Brandly, Auctioneer Blog. On his site he has wrote a post called the History of Auctions. He cites the National Auctioneers Association for a comprehensive history on auctions. Excerpts include tidbits such as auctions have touched just about every century for as far back as 500 BC when women were auctioned off as wives… In Rome, Italy, around the time of Christ, auctions were popular and it is recorded Roman Emperor and philosopher Marcus Aurelius sold family furniture at auctions to satisfy debts. American auctions date back to the Pilgrims arrival on Americas Eastern Shores in the 1600s and continued in popularity during colonization. The first auction school is believed to have been started in the early 1900s by auctioneer Carey M. Jones in Davenport, Iowa called the Jones National School of Auctioneering and Oratory. If you click on the before noted link you will discover Auctions are alive and well in the USA and there are a lot of legalities surrounding them.
We felt tickled to have stumbled upon this moment and hope you enjoy the photos and sounds of this spontaneous moment.
Well this is it for today. If you by chance didn’t see a previous part please click on one of the links below and be whisked directly there,
- Lancaster PA Road Trip – 1 of 14
- Lancaster PA Road Trip – 2 of 14
- Lancaster PA Road Trip – 3 of 14
- Lancaster PA Road Trip – 4 of 14
- Lancaster PA Road Trip – 5 of 14
- Lancaster PA Road Trip – 6 of 14
- Lancaster PA Road Trip – 7 of 14
- Lancaster PA Road Trip – 8 of 14
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Well, we hope to see you again and until then have a great day and keep looking up.