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Arts-Culture #35 (Sun Feb 24, 2013) Auctioneering. All Around Champion Doug Johnson

This week we look at a well-established tradition in North America. 

While it is a business, it has both an artistic aspect to it and a bit of culture and tradition too…indeed  amercian country singer Leroy van dyke had a big hit back in 1956 with his song about …the auctioneer.

Auctioneering is a skill and talent that involves linguistic clarity combined with speed,  personality, a bit of psychology and a little humour also can help.

On this editions, we’ll meet the owner of Doug Johnson Auction Service Litd.  Mr. Johnson works out of the town of Camrose Alberta in western Canada.

His work involves mostly farm auctions selling equipment. But this year, he entered the All-around Auctioneering championships for the first time…and won 

So on today's edition, we meet the All-around auction champ, and also get to hear a little bit of him in action as we learn about the art of auctineering.

Website : Doug Johnson Auction Service Ltd

theme: M Montgomery
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A bigger photo showing Ron Victor (L) competition rep, with Doug Johnson (Centre), and a championship assitant (R), each holding one of Doug's trophies


Above and below: photos of auctioneer Doug Johnson at work at farm sales. It's important to try to get the most value for the farmer to recoup his lifetime of hard work


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