I went to my first farm/estate auction today. It was brutally hot, and I didn't get the rocking chair I wanted, but I did get some great stuff. Vented gas cans, never used... USMC Jerry cans, never used... a wonderful Columbian vise... some garden tools... a cowbell... and a few other things.
My best finds were a $5 box that had an old coal miners acetylene torch hat, that looks like it may still be functional, and a 110 lb Columbian anvil that is in great shape. Near as I can tell, I think it was made sometime before 1925. I've been wanting to try blacksmithing, and now I have a great way to start. It only cost me $75, and it would probably have sold for closer to $200 with the right crowd.
Anyway, I'm posting a YouTube video about my auction finds. I'll come back tomorrow with the link.