An Indiana Auction

An Indiana Auction

Updated 2 June 1999. URL is

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Enjoy an Ellenberger Auction

One of the pleasantest things in life is attending an auction. In small towns, you see people you know and meet people from all over the United States. In May of 1999, Ellenberger Auctioneers of Bluffton (Wells County) and the Fort Wayne, Indiana area held an auction of teapots, model railroad cars, rescued architectural salvage, sad irons, furniture and accessories, with a flying pig for good measure. Enjoy these photos of an auction in Indiana. Get on Ellenberger’s mailing lists by calling (219) 824-2426.

      An old radio light, so you could see the knobs and dials.

See, you didn’t know you needed a pig on a pole until you saw it.

So many teapots, so little time…. But did you know that this was the fourth and final teapot auction for Mrs. Suman? I can’t imagine how many she must have collected over the years. It all started when Kenny Ellenberger talked her into bidding on two or three teapots at an auction long ago. How easily the collecting bug can bite you!

This historic display from the Princess Theatre in Portland, Indiana was bought by some good Portland folks who will donate it to the Jay County Historical Society. I kind of think this sold for over $2,000.

   Mr. Haab of Wells County celebrated his 91st birthday by coming to this auction and bidding quite successfully. His enjoyment perked up the whole crowd. He’s a fountain of history.

See more auction items on page two      and

railroading and more on page 3

You are encouraged to bookmark this page. Go to an auction, but remember, don’t scratch your nose or you might end up owning something you never knew existed.

Links Out

You can see other auction items on page two

and page three

You can visit a unique gun show of Winchester guns and western memorabilia, with many pages.

You can wander in the index of the Bluffton pages

You can read the cover of the magazine and pick some other topic.


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This jolly auction was written up by Sandra Weinhardt. Send all additions and corrections to me at