Judging from the number of shoes at the front door when I arrived, there were around 30 people at this auction, all of whom were grateful to Steve Tickell for holding proceedings indoors as the rain poured down outside. Steve gave a thorough preamble and called for opening bids. A man ducked his head around the corner and offered $1,400,000, and the auction was away. Steve had a quick referral to his vendor and upon his return called for some more crowd participation. Unable to secure any more bids on the day, the property was passed in to the lone bidder for further negotiations.
It was Pauline's first conversation with Gina on Monday night that helped convince us that buying so quickly was actually possible . Hi Gina and Mal,
We just wanted to drop you a note to thank you for helping us to buy yesterday. We couldn't have managed it without you and we were very impressed with your research, support and of course, work at the auction itself.
The week was full of different emotions for us and yo...