21 responses to Jamesport, MO School Auction
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    Juanita Cook
    Comment on Jamesport, MO School Auction (June 27th, 2014 at 06:12)

    I’d love to be able to go to this Auction. It must be very guge if it lasts for two days.

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    Comment on Jamesport, MO School Auction (June 27th, 2014 at 06:52)

    Thank you Erik for providing this opportunity to share some of my pictures. It’s always an honor.

    Juanita, the auction is huge. At the auction I spoke with an older Amish gentleman (Joe Gingrich, I think) whose son owned the property which the auction was held on. He told me how many acres that the auction required, but I;m afraid I have forgotten.

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    Comment on Fun (June 27th, 2014 at 07:18)


    It would be so much fun to go to that auction! I enjoyed the one Amish auction I went to last year..

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    Comment on Jamesport, MO School Auction (June 27th, 2014 at 07:43)

    Which day do they sell quilts? Is a quilt a small item or a large item?

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      Comment on Jamesport, MO School Auction (June 27th, 2014 at 23:13)

      Linda, I’m afraid I do not know the answer to that question. I don’t know if they even assign items to certain days, or just start at one end of a row of stuff and go as long as they can, then pick up there the next day.

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      Comment on My apologies... (June 29th, 2014 at 09:51)

      My apologies...

      Linda, my response to you was at the end of a long day of traveling, and I had forgotten that Erik had included information on the dates — and scheduled activities — of the auction. So, there apparently are times assigned to the different items…, but sadly I still do not know the answer to your question about when quilts are sold. Sorry.

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    Alice M Aber
    Comment on Jamesport, MO School Auction (June 27th, 2014 at 08:21)

    Great pictures! Thanks for sharing!! Looks like something I would enjoy going to.


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    Comment on Jamesport, MO School Auction (June 27th, 2014 at 08:45)

    I have friends that live very near Jamesport. I’m going to tell them to go to it, and we might even make the trip, too. Thanks for this post!

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    Comment on Jamesport School Auction (June 27th, 2014 at 09:40)

    Jamesport School Auction

    That looked like a lot of fun. It was interesting looking at all of the different styles of dress for the men and women.

    Thank you for sharing.


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    Comment on Thanks (June 27th, 2014 at 09:57)


    I’m from Iowa and will definitely be taking a trip down there. Thanks so much for sharing. Moved to the Midwest about 5 years ago from New Jersey and really miss visiting the Amish in Lancaster, Pa. Been to 3 settlements here — Jamesport, Missouri, Pawnee City, Nebraska and Goldring County, Iowa. Nothing compares to Lancaster 🙂 Thanks for sharing the pictures from last years auction. Maybe I’ll see you there.


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      Nita Beck
      Comment on Another and larger community (October 24th, 2014 at 14:04)

      Another and larger community

      Try going to Holmes County OH…the largest of all the Amish Communities.

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    Comment on Jamesport, MO School Auction (June 27th, 2014 at 11:03)

    thanks so much for sharing the photos….I am amazed at what those people do for each other… Bless Them

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    Comment on Jamesport, MO School Auction (June 27th, 2014 at 11:56)

    Why is it that one can take pictures of Amish faces of men and boys but not of women and girls?

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      Comment on Jamesport, MO School Auction (June 27th, 2014 at 23:19)

      George, this is not difference between photographing one gender or the other. In the 250-ish pictures that I worked up from the auction, there were faces of both male and female. Such a small representation as given here sometimes makes things like that look skewed.

      The truth is, when I first walked up to this auction I met an older (70’s?) Amish gentleman that I talked to for some time. (He was a long-time resident of the community, and father of the man who owned the property the auction was held on — so, he should know what he’s talking about.) Eventually I asked him about taking pictures of the Amish at the auction. He response was that it shouldn’t be a problem as long as I wasn’t up in anyone face or making a production of it. Just some quietly taken pictures from a distance (usually with my 80-400mm telephoto), and it should be okay.

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    Comment on Jamesport, MO School Auction (June 27th, 2014 at 13:55)

    Great pictures Don! Thanks for sharing.

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    Comment on Thanks (June 27th, 2014 at 23:20)


    Thanks everyone for your compliments and your kind words.

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    Alice Mary
    Comment on Jamesport, MO School Auction (June 28th, 2014 at 16:09)

    Those wringer washers brought back memories of my Grandma’s wringer washer. My Mom used it for a while until she got a “spin dryer”. I think she was afraid I’d get my hand crushed in the wringer (probably true), but I sure loved to watch HER use it! We never had a dryer—hung clothes outdoors or in the basement…which led to mounds of never-ending ironing!

    I enjoyed the pictures & captions, and hope I get to an Amish auction one of these days (although I don’t know how much I’d be able to haul home in my little Corolla!) Thanks, Don!

    Alice Mary

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    Comment on Jamesport, MO School Auction (June 29th, 2014 at 14:45)

    Susan, did you mean Ringgold County, IA? Goldring County is not a county we have. 🙂 I’m not quite sure where all the Amish settlements in the southern counties are, but I do know that.

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    Comment on Amish Auctions (June 29th, 2014 at 17:10)

    Amish Auctions

    This spring I hit several mud sales in Central Pa. Gap, Gratz, Beaver Run, Port Treverton, Jack’s Mountain, Belleville, Buffalo Valley and this past Friday/Saturday I went to Lebanon. They had nine auctioneers at once for a couple of hours and always ran six. The Perry County one is coming up July 12, 2014 and that’s it for a while.
    Great food, good bargins and excellent people watching. Amish communities vary greatly.

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    Tom Geist
    Comment on Jamesport, MO School Auction (July 2nd, 2014 at 23:11)

    All the Amish I’ve talked to in Jamesport today say this is the most items they have had for sale in years…maybe ever.
    Tomorrow are the farm equipment items and bigger items…

    If you go…hit the bakerys!

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    Comment on Jamesport, MO School Auction (July 3rd, 2014 at 00:09)

    Oh, you’re making me sick, Tom. Would love to be there; would love to get to meet you.

    And yes, the bakeries are a must-stop for a Jamesport trip — esp. the on on Hwy 190 south of town. And there’s the creamery…, and the Farmhouse Collectibles (tell Linda I said Hi)…, and …. 😉

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