Tuesday Morning – Let's Start on Our Wish-List
The calendar says Tuesday, but it's going to seem like Monday all day long. It always takes me several days to get my inner clock readjusted after these holiday weekends like this. But then again, I have so many inner things that need readjusting that I'll never get squared away, it seems.
Last Wednesday I gave you a heads-up on an auction in Ann Arbor, Michigan, scheduled for Oct. 5, 6, and 7 that will include, among other consignments, the magnificent fire memorabilia collection of Robert and Harriet Potter. (Review the background on this upcoming sale on our Aug. 29 Lineup HERE.) The Showtime Auction Co. has now posted the listing of all the items that are currently scheduled to be sold, but be aware that there are many hundreds offerings from other sellers included.
You can view the online catalogue HERE which includes the starting bid price and "expected" (i.e. hoped for) selling price of each item. As I mentioned earlier, you can follow the auction live and bid on items from home using your computer if you are pre-registered to bid. All the instructions on how to do that are on the website. The online listings don't say which of the days they will be sold and that's important. Apparently the Friday sale will be for live attendees only and the Saturday, Sunday sales will be opened to online bidding. Perhaps they will clarify that in the upcoming weeks.
To save yourself some time from scrolling through the thousand or so listings, go over to the right sidebar where you will find their search box and use the drop-down list to refine your search to Firefighting Memorabilia and then click on the Search List button. That will bring up the 310 firefighting-related items.
I wish I was close enough to go view this preview and sale in person. Robert Potter was one of the early presidents of SPAAMFAA and his collection is considered to be top-quality. But I think I'll pass on the $4,000 leather helmet.
Let's get over to our top-quality equipment now and get it checked out. Our Bunn-O-Matic isn't for sale at any price, so I'll get that fired up and brewing another pot before we meet back in the day room shortly.
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