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A2o—Lancaster Fanning, Saturday, May 16,1961
BYDICKANGLESTEIN auction, particularly of old
INTERCOURSE The best carriages, wagons and sleighs, is
tune to wander around an antique l° n 6 before the bidding gets
Patrick Morgan shines up the side glass on a gleaming
black hearse - one of several scheduled for sale at Martin’s
Auction. His reflection shows he's doing a good job.
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In solitary silence that almost speaks ...
started and the crowds arrive.
Unlike a livestock sale or show
where the hum and buzz of the
crowd are essential parts of the
atmosphere, the bustle of people
jostling back and forth seems to
dectract from the antiquated items
People quickly put a sale in the
But antiques, such as yester
day’s horse-drawn vehicles, belong
and should remain securely linked
to their roots in the past.
Thus, it was earlier this week, as
consignors began bringing their
buggies, carts, wagons, carriages
and sleighs to Martin’s Auction,
near Intercourse - the largest such
event of its type in the country.
When the three-day marathon of
bidding winds up today, some 9,000
items - ranging from horse-drawn
hearses to harness and whips to
wicker furniture - will have
passed under the auctioneer’s
But as the skies began to clear of
their dark clouds and drizzle a
couple days before the auction was
to open, the early-arriving con
signments still out-numbered
curious on-lookers and seriously
In their solitary silence, it was
almost as if the antique vehicles
But in reality, they couldn’t and
their voice belongs to Paul Z.
Martin Jr. who, along with brother
Larry, is observing a 10th an
niversary of being a spearhead in
the nationwide renewed interest in
horse-drawn vehicles and ac
“The interest has grown so
much, along with the demand for
vehicles, you don’t get the calls
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This field is sprouting all kinds of shafts. They come in all
colors, configurations and conditions. Each will become a part
of a restoration project that will put another horse-drawn
vehicle back on the road.
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anymore of the old can
uncovered under a pil
the bam,” Martin said.
“Ten years ago, ther
of the farm-to-farm ses
now there are so many
collectors involved, tt
much of the leg-work.”
But Martin recalls I
few years ago he can
stagecoach in the has
home in Massachusetl
had been cut off to get i
same was done to remoi
And the prices of
drawn vehicles are riv
of their antique c<
which feature the horse
Paul Z. Martin Sr.
of retirement a few
auctions. Here, the c
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