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Slice of local history goes to highest bidder

Slice of local history goes to highest bidder

Hundreds attend an auction Saturday at a historical home on East 73rd Avenue in Merrillville.

June 29, 2013 3:33 pm
Slice of local history goes to highest bidder

Slice of local history goes to highest bidder

Conrad Kraft, of Kraft Auction Services, auctions old merchandise at a historical home in Merrillville. Paul Yurkas bought the house in 1979 and filled it with his beloved collections of vintage advertising signs, antique clocks, old toys and numerous other items. Yurkas died earlier this year.

June 29, 2013 3:33 pm
Slice of local history goes to highest bidder

Slice of local history goes to highest bidder

Jonathan Kraft, of Kraft Auction Services, auctions items from a historical home in Merrillville. The home also was auctioned off during Saturday's event.

June 29, 2013 3:34 pm
Slice of local history goes to highest bidder

Slice of local history goes to highest bidder

Larry Chupp, of Kraft Auction Services, holds up a pair of kettles Saturday at the auction at a historical home on 73rd Avenue in Merrillville. The two-story, red brick home topped with a cupola was built in 1877 for a Chicago lumber dealer.

June 29, 2013 3:33 pm
Slice of local history goes to highest bidder

Slice of local history goes to highest bidder

Visitor peruse items up for auction Saturday at a historical home in Merrillville.

June 29, 2013 3:34 pm
Slice of local history goes to highest bidder

Slice of local history goes to highest bidder

Hundreds attend an auction Saturday at a historical home on East 73rd Avenue in Merrillville. A Munster man bought the home built in 1877 for $128,000, and its contents were sold in a separate auction.

June 29, 2013 3:32 pm
Slice of local history goes to highest bidder

Slice of local history goes to highest bidder

Dan Marjanovic, of Schererville, guards a flag pole hat his nephew purchased Saturday during an auction at a historical home in Merrillville.

June 29, 2013 3:32 pm
Slice of local history goes to highest bidder

Slice of local history goes to highest bidder

Mim Pace, of Crown Point, places a bid on some merchandise Saturday during an auction at a historical Merrillville farmhouse.

June 29, 2013 3:32 pm
Slice of local history goes to highest bidder

Slice of local history goes to highest bidder

Stan Kowalewski looks at a 1920s-era Brunswick hand crank phonograph Saturday during an auction at a historical Merrillville home.

June 29, 2013 3:31 pm
Slice of local history goes to highest bidder

Slice of local history goes to highest bidder

Robert Walsh, of DeMotte, checks out a 1920s-era Brunswick hand crank phonograph Satuday during an auction at a historical Merrillville home.

June 29, 2013 3:32 pm
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