History under the hammer at sale

THE Cambalong Clearing Sale was conducted on Saturday, January 25, at Cambalong, Bombala.

The weather was very cool but some 350 to 400 people attended with more than 170 registering to bid.

The bidding was animated from the start with some 508 lots sold and only four lots being passed in.

Some representative sales included:

Large chaff cutter  $360, timber slabs $250, old tiling ladder $220, large meat safe $520, Texco Oil sign $500, small safe $500, lion statue $260, glass battery containers $210, cast iron mangle $750, lithographs $235 to $300, pastoral map $400, billiard table $700, chaise lounge $520, top hat and box $460, cedar drawers $320, timber book case $600, ballon backed chairs $1200, cedar wardrobe $360 and cedar church pews $560.

There were a lot of sundry items making $40 to $130.

This sale brought to a close the management of the Campbell family at Cambalong which lasted for some 181 years.

The sale was conducted by Stewart Lee & Co of Bombala and John Mooney & Co of Cooma.

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