Going for a song

Those who have had a taste of auction or garage sales and flea markets in the old country can never quite resist the excitement of the bid, rummaging through the stalls in a noisy crowded street.

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August 23, 2017 22:35
The London office of Sotheby’s, the world-famous auction house.

The London office of Sotheby’s, the world-famous auction house.. (photo credit: Wikimedia Commons)

 
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