A Close Call in London
London could not been more the polar opposite of Miami. The auctioneer ruled with an iron fist. The crowd was reserved and they were not crazy about cameras being there. My favorite moment was when I opened one of the bags I bid on. One of the things you have to get used to in London after a long trip is to remember is that the cars drive on the left side of the road; I had a close call when I was leaving Greasby’s. It was almost the final curtain call. Greasby’s really has that Old London feeling to it, like 1950′s English Gangster films. The characters that handle the auction, the porters, are a tough lot but they have a keen eye for swindlers. But like all auctions, once the action starts it’s all business. The quality of the merchandise was better than Miami, but so was the competition. Another important thing was getting used to the heavy East End accent of our Auctioneer.
– Billy Leroy