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Date: Feb 21, 2017

Chuck's Auction Tip 1: Intro & History of Shipshewana Auction

Are you a new or inexperienced buyer, and want to try out the Wednesday Shipshewana Miscellaneous & Antique Auction? Watch Chuck's Tips for buying at Shipshewana Auction video series where he'll explain everything from buyer's numbers to understanding the auctioneer to loading your items. In this segment, Chuck introduces the type of auction it is and briefly explains the history. 

Watch the video here, or read the transcript below.

The auction is held every Wednesday, year-round. We have anywhere from six to ten auctioneers selling every week here.

The auction company itself started in 1922 as a livestock auction, but over the years the Miscellaneous and Antique Auction evolved and has been going on for many many many years as well as the flea market that goes on here every Tuesday and Wednesday.

Our main market thrust for that particular auction is for the antiques and I would say collectibles. However, anything and everything sells here. As Argie McDowell used to say, "We sell anything from soup to nuts."

So we encourage you to come and attend the auction. We have experienced buyers and we have many first time buyers. We hope to see you on the auction floor someday!

Learn more about buying at the auction.

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