Occupations

Sign for Marv Dorshorst, Auctioneer

Marv talks about auctioneering

Marv discusses auctioneering

Marv demonstrates auctioneering, while Mark assists

Marv Dorshorst, Auctioneer

Sign saying "Auction Today!!"

Marv discusses auctioneering

Marv demonstrates auctioneering, while Mark assists

Visit with Marv Dorshorst, Auctioneer
Deerfield, WI

Anna | Brett

Auctioneering is not often thought of as a professional job, but it is. You go to school and learn things, and you have to get a license just like any other major profession.

To learn to be an auctioneer Marvin went to a two-week school called Taylor's Worldwide Auctioneer School. People came from all over the world. Marvin had roommates from Japan, Brazil, and a couple of other countries.

At the school they were taught how to talk fast. One way they did this was by saying, "The big brown bug bit the big brown bear" as fast as they could.
--Anna

Marvin told us that a lot of things can be worth a lot of money. Someone might pay a lot of money for a very old penny, or one from a time like the Great Depression when there weren't very many pennies. One time when a guy died, they were taking stuff out of his house and found a painting by Vincent Van Gogh. They sold it for more than a million dollars.
--Brett
Our Tour by Location | Our Tour by Theme | How We Did It
Link back to the Center for the Study of Upper Midwestern Cultures

Submit an Error Report

This page last updated on October 8, 2002