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Boise Main Auction

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Where does one go to score stacks of lumber, rusted bicycles, John Wayne collectible plates and boxes full of Beanie Babies? The Main Auction, of course. It's been passed down through the Wesely family since it opened in 1938; and, for more than 75 years, the Main Auction has sat on the corner of what is now Whitewater Park Boulevard and Main Street. Every Saturday from 10 a.m. to well past midnight, the auction offers the very best in oddities and people watching. With several experienced, cattle-rattling auctioneers, it's more than the neighborhood junk auction--selling close to 3,000 items in a day. That's 100 items an hour. That's some fast talking.

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