There was quite a bit of furniture and it covered different styles from mid-century modern to antique reproductions and contemporary. Also an abundance of china, porcelain and glassware. It's always interesting to try to figure out what sort of career the owner had. In this case, other than obvious signs that the man was a graduate of The Citadel in South Carolina, the interests of the owners ranged from cooking to music to art (not just the art and photography on the walls but also art supplies). Besides more mundane items that I like to search (books, DVDs), I also like to search for unusual or slightly off-the-wall items.
I ended up purchasing a James Bond DVD with Daniel Craig that I've never seen; a paperback picture book about the famous Canadian quintuplets, the Dionnes, published in 1935; two wood musical director batons (I thought these were really cool); an old set of crochet hooks; a spool of thin white ribbon for a knitting project I'm currently working on; and a fab sterling silver charm of Jefferson's Monticello. Linda didn't leave empty-handed, either. She bought a hardbound copy of The New Yorker cat cartoons, an old silverplate tea strainer (she loves hot tea), and an embroidered tea cloth with two matching napkins.
Oh, I almost forgot that this was only the third or fourth time I've ever had to stand in line to get into a sale. There were over 30 people in front of us in line before the sale started. I know this because the lady in front of us counted and gave us the total. :) I've seen her with her husband at other sales we've attended. They were very friendly and were pointing out different people in the crowd and the stuff they like to buy. Like the couple they've gotten to know who go to these sales and buy up anything with any gold or silver in it and then sell from a shop they own. They're only open one day a week because they make so much money from what they find. You really do meet some interesting people.
We hit up Panera's afterwards for iced coffee (me), hot tea (Linda) and pastry for both of us. It was a terrific sale and well worth the trip and the information about the other customers.