Auctioneer doing a straw sale locally had his son clerking for him.It’s the same at any sale not just straw... if there’s a reserve the auctioneer will take bids from fresh air too get there too try and get a sale.. if nobody is genuinely bidding though they’ll stop a couple of quid short of the reserve
First half a dozen lots sold. Sold to Mr x
Came to a lot that didn't meet reserve, auctioneer knocked it. No name, son pipes up who bought that lot?
Dad says actually no one