#5511840 - 03/10/1212:13 AMRe: SA Feb Heritage Auction -- Curators, etc.
I was posting here when you were in diapers.
Originally Posted By: adamstrange
Having been to a few of them live I gotta say it is a pretty boring event, with periods of great adrenalin rushes when you actually are bidding. But the time spent watching item after item go by that you have no involvement in is a snoozefest. It is cool to examine the lots in hand before the bidding starts. You can't do that online. But with the technology they have incorporated into their online auction package I'd much rather go through the bidding process at home and have the ability to mute the auctioneer.
With the heirs in attendance, there was a certain amount of excitement because of the Billy Wright books, but it definitely became fatiguing towards the end. It was so warm in the room i took a break and didn't come back until it was too late to bid on a book I was interested in.
Heritage did a great job conducting the auction in a pleasant setting with helpful support staff for those wanting to inspect the lots in person. Their food has been better in the past but the fresh fruit selections were uniformly outstanding.
It was a fun day trip, and I would do it again, but there are definitely advantages to bidding from home.
Have the scanner up and running again. My FAV recent purchase and 1st Pedigree. :). Love holding it in hand every night. The colors look way better in person than the HA scan or my scanner. Very pleased.