|Typical Farm Auction in Holmes County, Ohio|
|Father and Son at Mt. Hope, Ohio|
Shown below is a favorite find, an antique hand-carved antique goose, now a part of my decor at the Millersburg, Ohio Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast.
|Antique Hand-Carved Goose Found at Auction|
If anyone out there knows the history or information on the carver who made a number of these geese, please contact me at the inn. The carver used very heavy ironwood for the base. Perhaps he was a carousel maker from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, which was an idea presented to me by an expert. I am most interested in learning who the maker was. I was told that this was one of numerous geese that were discovered in a barn in northern Ohio.
A great source for information and postings of upcoming auctions may be found in the Holmes edition of The Bargain Hunter.
Weekly auction dates are: Sugarcreek - Mondays and Fridays
Farmerstown - Tuesday
Mt. Hope Auction Barn - Wednesday
Kidron - Thursday (Thanksgiving - Moved to Friday)
Any auction that falls on an Amish holiday will be postponed to the next day. Ascension Day is one of those dates. Good Friday and Old Christmas (January 6) are two other Amish holidays. Throughout the year (during fair weather) the Amish host school auctions and other humanitarian fundraisers that the community and visitors enjoy; ie, Kidney Sale, Haiti Auction, Holmes County Home Auction, and more. An interesting antiques and collectible auction will be held on January 14, 2011 at the Kidron Auction Barn.
Submitted by Loretta Coblentz
December 25, 2011