After the January 29 and 30 sale held by Garth’s Auctions in Delaware, Ohio, in which the material offered ran the gamut from Asian and Continental arts to country Americana, Garth’s president, Amelia Jeffers, noted that people didn’t bid if they had no interest in the goods. That makes sense. The same has been heard from other auction houses, and yet, that’s the deal. People have become more particular, whether at Garth’s or elsewhere. It’s a market running hot or cold. If buyers want something, they tend to be all in. There are fewer bidders these days lurking at the fringes, grabbing something just because of a low price rather than for the chest-aching desire to own something. Nowhere in
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