Auction Roundup — Auctions bring higher than expected bids

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– Charles Miller and Associates Auctioneers LLC of Shelby, Ohio, held an auction for the Larry Porter Trust in Crestline, Ohio, March 28.

The auction was loaded with small antique treasures.

An old forge topped $200; a Mason butter churn brought $170; several floor lamps neared $100; several box lots of lamp parts topped $100; boxes of books topped $100 and the old furniture sold well bringing in several hundred dollars per piece.

– Rocco’s Auction and Appraisals of McKean, Pa., held an estate auction March 28 in Erie, Pa., with 222 registered bidders.

The top-selling item on this warm, sunny day was a 2003 Ford F-250 pickup truck with 80,000 miles that sold for $10,750.

Other top sellers included a 2007 Ford Taurus sedan with 28,000 miles for $10,000 and a SKB 20 gauge shotgun o/u for $950.

According to auctioneer Tim Rocco, gun and ammo prices were higher than expected and overall prices were on the high side.

– Auctioneer Pete Howes of the Bloomfield Livestock Auction Inc. in Bloomfield, Ohio, held the spring dairy heifer auction April 1 at Bloomfield Livestock Auction Farm & Flea Market with 500 registered bidders.

There were 216 head of heifers with a range of $150 for a newborn calf to the top-selling bred Holstein heifer for $1,740.

The top open heifer sold for $1,100.

Compared to the market of dairy livestock and the milk prices, heifers sold above expectations and there was strong competition for the top open heifers, Howes said.

Auction Roundup is a free weekly feature offered by Farm and Dairy. Any auctioneer interested in submitting information from a recent farm, household, real estate or antique/collectible auction that was advertised in Farm and Dairy should e-mail aslanker@farmanddairy.com, fax 330-337-9550 or call 800-837-3419. Auction reports should be brief and are subject to editing based on available space.

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