"$450,000," called the auctioneer, pointing to a bidder in the crowd at Christie's.
So when Chicago auctioneer Gabe Fajuri first got a cold call from Collins describing the box, he was skeptical.
The auctioneer talks about knowing and employing royalty, and celebrity big spenders.
"We'll have your triumphal chariot waiting outside to bring you back to your hotel tonight," the auctioneer joked.
"In truth, you are so wrapped up that I must take your word for it," replied the auctioneer.
To my great relief, she was interrupted by the auctioneer, and the sound of his hammer.
You shall find a man of letters sharing diggings with an auctioneer, and a medical student pigging with a stockbroker's clerk.
The auctioneer disappeared through the door, and Angelelli put on his hat.
Nor must the teacher be in a hurry, hastening from verse to verse with the nervous dispatch of an auctioneer.
He might have been very good as an actor; he would have been glorious as an auctioneer.