Auction-Packed Place

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    David Cox of English looked through the stacks of antiques and collectibles yet to be auctioned off at the annual fall machinery, antique, carriage and horse auction at DinkyÕs Auction House in Daviess County on Tuesday. The auction draws thousands of antique dealers, horse breeders and curious people from across the United States over three days. Cox owns Midwest Antiques and Collectibles in English and was looking for items for his store. Ariana van den Akker/The Herald

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    Auctioneer Leroy Yoder of Shipshewana pointed to a bidder while auctioning wagons from the back of a pickup truck. Yoder has been an auctioneer since 1971 and often gets asked to travel to auctions like the one at DinkyÕs. Farm equipment, wagons and carriages were all auctioned outside, and the truck carrying the auctioneer and the bidders moved down the rows until everything was sold. Ariana van den Akker/The Herald

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    A ringman held up the lot number of farm equipment about to be auctioned so that the auctioneer and his assistants could keep track of who owned the items. Ariana van den Akker/The Herald

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    From a balcony above the bleachers, Neil Winn of Kokomo, left, and his father, Paul, of Culver, pointed at some of the antiques being auctioned. Paul is an auctioneer and he and Neil made the trip from northern Indiana to Òsee all of the stuff.Ó Ariana van den Akker/The Herald

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    Randall Decker of Clarkson, Ky., left, and Trent Dorsey of Big Clifty, Ky., lounged in the wagon that Decker brought to sell at the auction. Decker customized the wagon to have car seats in the front for a more comfortable ride. Ariana van den Akker/The Herald

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    An Amish family walked toward the horse barn to look at carriages. The carriages werenÕt auctioned until the next day, but many people came to look at them Tuesday. By Wednesday afternoon, the barn was filled with horses to be auctioned Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Ariana van den Akker/The Herald

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    Metal sculptures awaited buyers outside before the auction. People from all over brought items to sell. Ariana van den Akker/The Herald

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    One ringman pointed to another one who shouted to the auctioneer that there was a bidder. Since DinkyÕs is in the heart of Amish country in Daviess County, many of the auctioneers and ringmen are Amish and many Amish come to the auctions to buy and sell goods as well as to socialize. Ariana van den Akker/The Herald

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    David Sollman of Velpen looked at some of the wagon wheels up for auction. Sollman brought several wheels from old wagons on his property to the auction and wanted to see what they sold for. Ariana van den Akker/The Herald