Monday, March 23, 2015

2014 Small Farmers Journal Auction--Part 1

Last year, some friends and I went to the Small Farmers Journal Auction in Madras, Oregon.  What a piece of Americana!!!  Sponsored by the Small Farmers Journal, a beautifully produced publication geared towards the independent farmer, some of whom still use horses, the auction contains items from 6-team draft harness to farrier tools to hand-hitched bridles to antique tractors.  The draw at the auction is the amazing collection of carriages, sleighs, hearses, marathon carriages, wagons, chariots, and training carts that are brought in for auction.  Over the next few days, I am going to post some pictures with the winning prices for the items.

In 2015, there will be no auction since the Small Farmers Journal is considering if it makes economic sense to continue with this event.
This chuck wagon and pup wagon went for $4500.

This is only one area in which tack to be auctioned off was stored.
The highest bid for this reproduction stagecoach was $15000.  It went for no sale since the owner would not take the bid.

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