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AUCTIONEER, contracts, commerce. A person authorized by law to sell the goods of others at public sale.
     2. He is the agent of both parties, the seller and the buyer. 2 Taunt. 38, 209 4 Greenl. R. 1; Chit. Contr. 208.
     3. His rights are, 1. to charge a commission for his services; 2. be has an interest in the goods sold coupled with the possession; 3. he has a lien for his commissions; 4. he may sue the buyer for the purchase-money.
     4. He is liable, 1. to the owner for a faithful discharge of his duties in the sale, and if he gives credit without authority, for the value of the goods; 2. he is responsible for the duties due to the government; 3. he is answerable to the purchaser when he does not disclose the name of the principal; 4. be may be sued when he sells the goods of a third person, after notice not to sell them. Peake's Rep. 120; 2 Kent, Com. 423, 4; 4 John. Ch. R. 659; 3 Burr. R. 1921;.2 Taunt. R. 38; 1, Jac. & Walk. R. 350; 3 V. & B. 57; 13 Ves. R. 472; 1 Y. & J. R. 389; 5 Barn, & Ald. 333; 1 H. Bl. 81; 7 East, R. 558; 4 B. & Adolph. R. 443; 7 Taunt. 209; 3 Chit. Com. L. 210; Story on Ag. Sec. 27 2 Liv. Ag. 335 Cowp. 395; 6 T. R. 642; 6 John. 194; Bouv. Inst. Index, h.t.

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Benefit auctions are a little bit quicker - "Those audiences usually want to hear the auctioneer let loose a little bit once in awhile," he said - and the speed picks up when it comes to vehicles and heavy equipment.
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I was once privileged to share the rostrum with him when we guest auctioneered at a sale at Stoneleigh, and I learned on that occasion that, not only was he a brilliant auctioneer, he is an absolute gentleman.
This is when the auctioneer accepts a percentage of the sale price as a commission rather than an up-front payment for the service.
Norman has been an auctioneer for 20 years, and he's learned a lot in the process.
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