A find for antique hunters, this inside story of New England auctioneering, told with a grand sense of the work he has done...

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A find for antique hunters, this inside story of New England auctioneering, told with a grand sense of the work he has done so long. All the tricks of the trade, the sidelights on human nature, the luck and excitement of the bidding, the quality of the crowds and the importance of the weather, the gamble on the part of the buyer as well as the seller, -- Mr. Bean mounts the block in friendly fashion and makes you a part of his career. He gives you an idea of the fascination of unusual sales, the strange finds that turn up in an auction, the selling stunts that help move the possessions to be sold, and the never ending interest each new auction holds. Certainly a new field in occupational memoirs this should have a really appreciative and fairly wide audience.

Pub Date: Oct. 21, 1948

ISBN: 078128452X

Page Count: -

Publisher: Little, Brown

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1, 1948