PDC Field Trip to Martins Auction

It’s a tradition throughout the carriage driving world, it seems, to make the bi-annual trek to Lebanon, Pa. for Martin’s Auction.  The PDC is always well represented there, and this fall was no exception, with about a dozen or so members in attendance.  There are always great “finds” and I doubt any of us went home empty-handed.  Special congratulations go out to top bidders Dr. Tom Burgess, who is now the proud owner of the handsome fully restored Brewster Bronson carriage that graced the front cover of the sales flyer, and also to Club President Anne Watkins who at last has a snazzy high-backed cutter of her own, and also to Al and Vicki Baturay, who captured a beautiful wicker Phaeton.  Whether we are buying or selling or just looking, we are always learning and that is the salient feature of this auction.  Where else can one see so many different carriages on display, along with all of the requisite appointments?   PDC’s own Judy Hahn, a first timer to the auction, says she just “wanted to see what it is all about” and, yes, she’ll be back!   


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