Labor Day sale one of biggest ever
By Jan Schultz
The Imperial Republican
Reports from Fanning Auction Service indicate Monday’s annual Labor Day miscellaneous sale was one of the biggest ever.
The Chase County Fairgrounds was lined with items inside and out during a warm day.
Karen Fanning said Tuesday that the sale included, for the first time, four auctioneers because of the huge amount of items to sell.
“Usually we just have two or three rings going,” she said.
More than 2,000 buyers’ numbers were distributed for the sale, which ran from 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Flashlights were required as the auctioneers completed some of the selling outdoors.
Fanning said the quality of the antiques and some of the furniture was “really high” this year. That was helped, she said, by the fact four complete estate sales were included, along with several households that were selling due to moves from the area.
Sellers checked in items on Saturday and Sunday and came from several states, as did the buyers.