Army Auction at Skidmore, 1922

Ad for Army surplus sale in Skidmore, Missouri in 1922. Text of ad follows.
Advertisement for a sale by U.S. Farm Sales Co. of Army and other government items in Skidmore, Missouri in 1922. Skidmore News, November 30, 1922, page 4.

Ad reads, “25,000 worth of Army goods will be sold at auction. We have recently purchased 31,000 sets of new and used Army harness with and without breeching. Other government goods we have to sell consists of: stock saddles, riding bridles, lariats, cavalry bridles, extra team bridles, whips, collars, extra lines, halters, rain coats, slickers, blankets, shoes, shirts, breeches, coats, socks. In fact everything man or horse can wear. Just a word about blankets. We have 25,000 O D Government blankets and we can furnish you the best blanket you ever had a chance to buy for the money. Just the thing for a lap robe, camping parties, cots on sleeping porches, in fact, there are a thousand ways to use this blanket, and the handiest thing a man ever owned who owns an automobile. We will sell at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, December 2, at Skidmore, Missouri. No matter what the price is — we sell our goods. The United States Quarter Master Department has recently issued an order that all surplus Army Goods must be sold and our Government sold millions of dollars worth of goods the last 30 days, just forced them on the market and we own our goods so that you can buy them cheaper than you have ever bought merchandise of the same quality. You paid the cost — now share the profits. U. S. Farm Sales Co. Salina, Kansas. Col. Sam Landess, Auctioneer and Manager.”

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