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The owner of a local auto auction, was one of the featured auctioneers Saturday, during a major antique tractor auction in Davenport, Iowa.


Lance Schmid, owner of Clinton Auto Auction, was one of many auctioneers that worked the Mecum (MEHK-um) Antique Tractor Auction at the Mississippi Valley Fair Center. Over 300 antique tractors dating back to the 1920's, were put up for sale, and sold for 5-to-20-thousand dollars. The auction was also telecast live on RFD-TV.


Here's Lance selling a tractor during the auction. Auctioneers call this "crying" because they keep the auction going and the bidders interested.


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Schmidt is an auctioneer at many auctions around the Midwest in addition to being the main auctioneer at his Clinton Auto Auction business.

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