Doug White stepped in front of a massive steel steam table that was so big, he didn’t know what it was at first. The crowd of two dozen people who had been following him in circles stopped and got into position. Then the bidding began.“Twenty-five thirty,” he called out, in auctioneer patter. “Thirty thirty-five, thirty-five forty, forty forty-five, forty-five fifty, I have fifty, do I have a bid of fifty-five, last call … Sixty!”The bids went higher and higher until the winner came in at $260. “You paid more than you thought you would, didn’t you?” he joked, before he quickly moved onto the next item. There were 70 more things to go, and then an era would come to an end.This year’s annual Orange County surplus auction was the last to be held live and in-person at the county warehouse in south Orange. No longer will potential bidders be able to compete face-to-face to buy a truck or boat for a few thousand bucks, a couch for a … [Read more...] about Going once, going twice: Orange County holds its final live auction
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Europe Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today's Paper Advertisement Supported by ByIliana Magra Aug. 1, 2018 LONDON — Are you in the market for 1,200 rolls of toilet paper? A broken Dyson vacuum cleaner? A Sony camera in unknown working condition — which doesn’t come with a charger? If so, you’re in luck. The United States Embassy in London is holding an online auction in which you can also find a used Volvo S80, a photocopier, a printer table and 22 plastic chairs, among other items. This is far from the first auction to be held in the embassy in London, but it might be the only one to have garnered so much attention online. In January, the embassy moved from a building listed as having high architectural interest, in the upmarket Grosvenor Square in central London, to a fortified, high-tech glass construction on a redevelopment site near the River Thames. … [Read more...] about U.S. Embassy in London Puts Surplus Goods Up for Auction
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Apr 29, 9:33 AM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury National By Pritha Paul @ZiggyZina143 04/26/19 AT 6:36 AM A letter, believed to be the final message Adolf Hitler ever wrote and widely known as the German leader’s “suicide note”, will go up for auction along with a host of other World War II memorabilia at Maryland, later this month.The auction, set to take place April 30, will be hosted by Alexander Historical Auctions. The note is the only documented proof that says Hitler decided to stay back in Germany during the end of the Second World War, despite being advised by his field marshal to leave the country.In a telegram sent to Hitler by Field Marshal Ferdinand Schörner, dated April 23, 1945, the latter wrote: “I should like - as your field marshal, and on behalf of all the brave soldiers, who are fighting for you, as well as those who have laid down their lives for you … [Read more...] about Adolf Hitler’s ‘Suicide Note’ Up For Auction, Starting At $30,000