By Carolyn Lee
The Imperial Republican
Over 1,000 bidding cards were handed out during the 30th annual Labor Day Miscellaneous Consignment Auction in Imperial Sept. 6. Karen Fanning of Fanning Auction Service, which sponsors the event, said it was very successful.
They come from all over, she said of both bidders and sellers. Bidders came from North and South Dakota, Iowa, Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska, Texas and Idaho.
Several truckloads of items were brought in from Chicago and South Dakota. Even the tractor trailer from the Chicago shipment was sold.
Items for sale at the Chase County Fairgrounds included antiques, furniture, lots of exercise equipment, vehicles, tractors, shop items, tools and more.
Four auctioneers were in action most of the time, with a fifth added for a short while.
Fanning Auction Service hires crews from Wellfleet, Oshkosh, Palisade, Hershey and St. Francis, Kan. to help with the calling, Fanning said.
The auction began at 8 a.m. Monday and ended about 12 hours later.
Fanning said the weather cooperated. Although it was windy, it wasn’t 100 degrees as in past years. Temperatures in the low 70s made for brisk bidding.