• Short Summary

    THERE WAS THE USUAL KEEN COMPETITION AMONG BUYERS AT THE REV RECENT OPENING OF THE GREAT TOBACCO AUCTIONS IN SALISBURY, SOUTHERN RHODESIA.

  • Description

    THERE WAS THE USUAL KEEN COMPETITION AMONG BUYERS AT THE REV RECENT OPENING OF THE GREAT TOBACCO AUCTIONS IN SALISBURY, SOUTHERN RHODESIA. OVER THE HUBBUB OF THE CROWDS AS THEY JOSTLED TO BUY THE BEST QUALITY CAME THE 'YODELLING' VOICES OF THE AUCTIONEERS (SOF) AS THEY RAISED THE BIDDING AT THE PACE OF A MACHINE-GUN.

    MANY OF THESE AUCTIONEER, WITH THEIR SPECIAL WAY OF SELLING TOBACCO, ARE AMERICANS. THEY COVER THREE AUCTION FLOORS IN SALISBURY - ABOUT TEN ACRES OF FLOOR SPACE AND THE LARGEST OF THEIR TYPE IN THE WORLD-RUN ON A SYSTEM THAT IS SAID TO BE FAR FAR SUPERIOR TO THAT OF AMERICA - FAR QUICKER, AND DIFFERENT IN ALMOST EVERY WAY.

    TOTAL CASH INCOME FROM TOBACCO SOLD IN THE FIRST TWO DAYS OF THE SEASON WAS JUST OVER GBP200,000.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1HQE8OS6T8T0PU4N1W689WA5V
    Media URN:
    VLVA1HQE8OS6T8T0PU4N1W689WA5V
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/03/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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