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Auctioneers ‘Sold’ on National Auctioneers Day Saturday, April 16, 2011

Overland Park, Kan., April 8, 2011 – The third Saturday in April is an important day in the lives of auctioneers every year, ‘National Auctioneers Day.’ This special day is recognized by auctioneers across the world as a day to reflect back on one of history’s oldest professions and celebrate the profession’s rich history and traditions, as well as its future.

“For over 2,000 years, auctioneers have played a critical role in commerce,” said NAA President Mark Rogers, CAI, AARE. “The public, businesses and nations have depended on the professional services of auctioneers for centuries. They have entrusted us with their most valued and prized possessions to sell. We celebrate National Auctioneers Day to commemorate our great profession’s history and celebrate the work for our forefathers who built the foundation for our industry’s future.”

The last bastion of the competitive free enterprise system, auctions and the age-old profession of auctioneering continues to grow every year. It is estimated that approximately a quarter-trillion dollars in goods and services are sold by live auction every year in the United States. Online or on the lawn, auctions continue to grow in popularity with consumers. Bidders enjoy the thrill of competition with an auction and the rush that comes with the chase for treasures. Auctions are one of the most effective and efficient means of turning assets into cash quickly. Most importantly, consumers come back to auctions time and time again because of the fun and entertainment.

Overland Park, Kan., April 8, 2011 – The third Saturday in April is an important day in the lives of auctioneers every year, ‘National Auctioneers Day.’ This special day is recognized by auctioneers across the world as a day to reflect back on one of history’s oldest professions and celebrate the profession’s rich history and traditions, as well as its future.

“For over 2,000 years, auctioneers have played a critical role in commerce,” said NAA President Mark Rogers, CAI, AARE. “The public, businesses and nations have depended on the professional services of auctioneers for centuries. They have entrusted us with their most valued and prized possessions to sell. We celebrate National Auctioneers Day to commemorate our great profession’s history and celebrate the work for our forefathers who built the foundation for our industry’s future.”

The last bastion of the competitive free enterprise system, auctions and the age-old profession of auctioneering continues to grow every year. It is estimated that approximately a quarter-trillion dollars in goods and services are sold by live auction every year in the United States. Online or on the lawn, auctions continue to grow in popularity with consumers. Bidders enjoy the thrill of competition with an auction and the rush that comes with the chase for treasures. Auctions are one of the most effective and efficient means of turning assets into cash quickly. Most importantly, consumers come back to auctions time and time again because of the fun and entertainment.