Among the items for sale are a
The collection is the property of
Walsh, 67, moved away from
Now he's decided it's time to sell the contents of the sheds, which haven't been touched since he left.
"So far, we've only gone through the first shed," auctioneer
Walsh told the Press-Republican that the collection represents a lifetime of collecting art, antiques, pottery and china.
"There's a lot of stuff. There were three storage areas. I haven't even gotten to the main storage area."
He said he hopes he never reaches a point where parting with the pieces is upsetting.
"You get to a point in life where you have so much stuff. I'm paying rent on three storage areas. You have to make some hard decisions at my age. That's what I'm doing."
TALK OF THE TOWN
Harker and his wife, Michelle, operate Mountain Time Auctions on
"It's going to be a really unique auction. I think it will draw people from all over the area."
The auction house seats 120 people, and
"I just need to get two bidders on any given item to bring it to life,"
How much the auction brings in is probably dependent on bidders knowing a piece's worth, he said.
"It's a knowledge thing. It may come down to people who recognize the value of the item."
Other items are a 1939
"We have two volumes of the postcards in plastic protectors,"
Walsh said he spent 10 years collecting the postcards, many of which are rare.
He said he misses living in
"I'm really an
Walsh said he's not sure if he'll attend the auction.
"I'm a little curious (about the result). I hope the auction goes well. It was the right move for me."
Once this auction is concluded, planning and cataloging for the next one will begin.
"We still have those two sheds to go through,"
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