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On auctions, a cautionary tale

Woman says she was ‘taken in’ by dealer

Albina Saccardi of Sharon Springs learned the hard way that it's important to get a contract in writing when you sell off belongings to an auction house.
Albina Saccardi of Sharon Springs learned the hard way that it's important to get a contract in writing when you sell off belongings to an auction house.
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In 54 years of marriage, Albina Saccardi and her husband Gerard went to plenty of auctions, estate sales and antique shops. She says she should have known better. When Gerard died suddenly in January of 2013, Albina made the mistake of giving everything in their Sharon Springs home to a single auction house. She’s been mired in a dispute over the value of her “stuff” ever since. Saccardi gave the auction dealer possession of the ...


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popeye11
April 20, 2014
9:31 a.m.

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If Mrs. Saccardi has a couple of good strapping grandsons or nephews, they might go to see the auctioneer in person, and address the problem in language he will understand.

mrfixit83
April 20, 2014
9:42 a.m.

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I really think you should post the name of the Auctioneer so others don't suffer this same fate!! What a scum..

Nell
April 21, 2014
10:52 a.m.

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Please post the name of this auctioneer so others will not be taken advantage of .

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