I went to a farm auction this weekend. Fellow of 80+ years, moved to that farm when he was 15, they sold off all of his possession that the daughter didn't keep. They sold off his Farmall f-20 it was a 1938, he bought it brand new. Crank start deal, started up like a charm. He had 5 Farmalls of different sorts and varities. I always get mixed feelings about those auctions. It reminds me how fleeting life really is. Years from now, it could be my stuff or yours up for auction. Of course I always like when I see other farmers buying up equipment to use. The amish really bid on a lot of the items, drove up the price of the hand tools (post hole diggers, shovels, etc.). But the collectors were the worst. The amish were bidding on the gravity driven corn planters and potato planters. They won one of the corn planters (they picked the one with the steel wheels) but the collector outbid them on the potato planter. I really would have rather seen them get it. I heard the collector saying how good it would look painted up in the front yard. Bought a bunch of nuts, bolts, and that type of thing. The old fellow had about 40 one gallon cans (the same size as the white gas, lantern fuel type) and cut out one side of them and carefully bent down the lip and with the little handle on the top, basically turned it into a drawer for to sit on a shelf. I love the ingenuity of the older generation. A bunch of old cabinets went for $5.00... I should have bought them, I could kick myself. So, have you been to any auctions lately? Good deals? Anything that just floored you for how much someone was willing to pay? There was a box of lapel pins, some political... a single roosevelt politcal pin went for 240.00.