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Noon at the Krause Jeep Auction

Big band music is stirring in the covered seated area at the Krause Jeep Auction. This is one class act. As each bidder registers, Aumann Auctions gives him or her a great collector's book with a die-cut Jeep design that lists each of 37 lots with a photo and descriptions. In addition, an addendum is included that corrects a few details in the booklet and adds two items that were not in the original listing:

Lot 36 M825 Recoilless Rifle 106mm wheel barrow mount

Lot 37 1941 1/2-ton Dodge VC-17 Carryall

Talking with Aumann employees, there are currently 107 registered bidders, 45 of which are online.

Getting back to the auction operation itself, the 37 lots are lined up on a blacktop surface for inspection and where they will remain during the bidding.

Rather than drive each vehicle "across the block", Aumann has set up a huge screen and will project a photo of each lot as it goes up for bid. Bidders have a nice covered, enclosed tent in which to sit.

Raining currently, but sun breaking through and temperature is comfortable. Tension is building as potential bidders keep one eye on a vehicle and the other on potential rivals. Just a few hours and the bidding will begin.

More to come....


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