Americans at Work--The Auctioneer

9:30-10:00 PM

This interview is part of a series: sort of a string of Career Days. This evening five auctioneers tell us about their work. Unfortunately they do not actually demonstrate their auctioneering skill and acumen. We meet each auctioneer in this introduction.

The art auctioneer has a couple of interesting anecdotes. One features William Randolph Hurst. Another describes the difficult situation of two bidders willing to pay whatever price is necessary.