11 responses to New Wilmington Amish auction

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    Bill
    New Wilmington Amish auction (June 22nd, 2009 at 16:14)

    Once again, great photos Rick!

    I was through New Wilmington just this past Friday morning. It was raining but I did manage to find myself a blueberry pie, my favorite.

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    New Wilmington Amish auction (June 23rd, 2009 at 04:16)

    Wonderful photos!

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    Bill
    New Wilmington Amish auction (June 23rd, 2009 at 14:26)

    Hey Rick,
    Can you share with us what was for sale at this auction.

    As many times as I’ve been up that way I’ve never been there on auction day.

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    Rick
    New Wilmington Amish auction (June 23rd, 2009 at 16:08)

    Items for sale included lots of furniture, 86 quilts, farm machinery, some horses, 13 buggies + parts, misc household and outdoor goods, plants & hanging baskets, and loads of good food all sold & prepared by the Amish. Top of the line new buggies were $3400, quilts averaged $350ish, furniture was very reasonable. They started serving breakfast at 6 AM, auction started at 830, and it was winding down by 330. Auctions have to be the best chance to mingle that we’re going to get.

    New Wilmington Amish auction

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    Bill
    New Wilmington Amish auction (June 23rd, 2009 at 18:01)

    Thanks Rick,

    I don’t have a need for a horse at the moment, but the furniture and stuff will grab my interest and good food is always a bonus.

    Sounds like a nice way to spend the day. I’ll have to keep my eyes and ears open for the next auction.

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    MA
    New Wilmington Amish auction (June 23rd, 2009 at 20:43)

    Just curious, are the New Wilmington Amish an affiliation or spin-off of the Nebraska Amish?

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    Bill
    New Wilmington Amish auction (June 24th, 2009 at 14:43)

    This link gives information on the New Wilmington Amish:

    http://www.gameo.org/encyclopedia/contents/N4981.html

    The NW buggies do resemble the Nebraska white top buggies. I have no idea of how much of a connection remains with Mifflin County. Again I’m not sure but I don’t think NW is quite as conservative as the Nebraska Amish.

    Any experts on the Amish in the House?

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    MA
    New Wilmington Amish auction (June 29th, 2009 at 17:34)

    Thanks for the link, Bill. Looks like New Wilmington is in the Nebraska Amish family.

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    Samantha
    New Wilmington Amish auction (July 20th, 2010 at 10:27)

    I love these photos. I was at that sale and i have tosay their was a lot of Amish. My dad knows a few of them,but i don’t understand their beliefs. Do you know they drive buggies instead of veichals?

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    Sam
    New Wilmington Amish auction (July 20th, 2010 at 21:01)

    also i do live near New Wilmington but i never got the chance to take pictures.

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    New Wilmington Amish auction (September 2nd, 2010 at 13:18)

    This group actually originates out of Big Valley and are also referred to as ‘Byler Amish’ (and there are a lot of Amish by that name in the community). It is one of the more conservative affiliations of Amish. Karen Johnson-Weiner’s book NY Amish has a good discussion of the Byler Amish. They have a daughter settlement in W. New York.

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