Although Dutch nationals leaving Indonesia have taken the maximum permissible amount of personal luggage with them there is a great deal which it is either to expensive or impracticable, or both, to take away with them.
G.V. EXTERIOR OF THE AUCTION ROOM.
G.V. INTERIOR DITTO.
S.V. SHOWING MATTRESSES ETC.
S.V. SHOWING SINK UNIT.
C.U. THE AUCTIONEER GESTICULATING.
S.C.U. WOMAN LAUGHING.
S.V. MAN HOLDING UP TEAPOT AND JUG (JUST PURCHASED)
S.T.U. PEOPLE BIDDING.
G.V. " "
S.V. (EXTERIOR) TWO MEN WHEELING AWAY A WARDROBE.
S.V. TWO MEN CARRYING CHAIRS.
S.V. MAN WHEELING AWAY STUFF ON A BICYCLE.
S.V. MAN PILING UP FURNITURE.
S.V.PAN MAN RUNNING WITH FURNITURE.
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Background: Although Dutch nationals leaving Indonesia have taken the maximum permissible amount of personal luggage with them there is a great deal which it is either to expensive or impracticable, or both, to take away with them. There are no restrictions, of course, but land and bricks and mortar are not easily transportable.
While many are successful in getting reasonably fair prices for the property they are unable to take away, others are less so and are forced to put it up for suction. As may be imagined, a wide variety of goods and chattels find themselves in the hands of the sunctioneers-- crockery, perambulators, tables, chairs, in fact everything to be found in the average home.
There is keen bidding and the goods fetch fair prices. Due to the monsoon rains much property which had been stored in the open was ruined and went under the hammer at knock-down prices.
Once sold, there is great activity in transporting purchases away - cycle rickshaws, horse carriages are hired profitably to take the goods to new homes.