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Definition of a tool auctioneer

Bill Tindall, E.Tn.
While at the Midwest Tool Collectors meeting in GA this week I met Martin Donnelly. He had bought a large van load of boxed tools from an estate in FL and was rummaging through it to see what was there( or maybe he was going to auction it on consignment). Martin runs three gigantic auctions each year. One is coming up in Indianapolis in March with 1800 lots of tools.

He was unwrapping boxes of transition planes, a box of saw sets, a box of this and two boxs of that, etc.. When he encountered a box of spatulas he offered in passing to me that ,

"I Deconstruct the Obsessive Compulsive" .

If you are an aged tool hoarder the shadow of Martin is hovering over your accumulations.

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