Martin's Carriage Auction
Did anyone else attend? We got the chance at the last minute, so off we went for the weekend.
There was a great variety of vehicles in the cataloged section, with some amazing appointments being sold. The field session was also quite interesting, with a good amount of vehicles, and "stuff" to be found.
I think prices were way down, even on the good quality things. There were a few times when two people both "needed" this item, so it went for a good price. Just that overall, prices were pretty low.
We got a carriage, which I would call a Dogcart, 4-wheeled with slats under the back seat. Rolls VERY nicely, has what looks a remodeled under carriage with wider wheels and an adjustable pole, though not sprung like modern vehicles. Nice paint on it, ready to go driving.
Our friends also got some carriages, so we had quite the load going home. All of us are excited to try out the "new stuff".
Weather was perfect, sunny, warm, so there was a good amount of folks attending. Lots of happy faces hauling the "loot" home. We did get a fair amount of the loot! Found some things I had been searching for, iron mangers for our tie stalls. You never find that at home. Got a HUGE tack trunk, which should (after cleaning) hold ALL my wool saddle blankets. Those blankets were taking over my closets!! Just can't resist buying them at tack sales. Got some nice whips to remodel into 4-in-Hand whips, so I will have more than one on hand if husband decides this is a good year for Tandem! Need that length of lash to touch the Leader with. And the puppy spent a lot of time happily meeting folks, getting petted, working on his leash manners, though he sometimes needed to look stuff over twice, before going forward. He was an excellent traveler, mostly sleeping in the truck going down the road. Good qualities in a dog!