John Mauger - My Early Days As An Auctioneer


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John Mauger, born in the New Forest on 4th June 1936, as a young man became an articled pupil with a firm of Auctioneers.  Here he talks about his early life, the ritual that the young auctioneer would go through and the traditions of the ways of an agricultural valuer in the New Forest from dealing with New Forest ponies and the sale thereof, to the distinct way of valuing ricks of hay and market procedure on to becoming an assistant in the large firm of Thimleby and Shorland in Reading.  He went on to increasingly spend his life on the road staying with farmers and arranging auction sales of the dispersal of Ayrshire cows across the country.  Told with a smile of anecdote after anecdote about his early life to stories of his governor selling spitfire planes after the war to be scrapped at the value of the amount of petrol that they had in their tank to taking over the farm machinery sales and then starting the internationally famous Reading Carriage Sales which will be the subject of the next two DVDs in this series.

Time:  1 hour & 10 minutes approx.  Produced:  April 2008

Product Code: NLDVD59




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