Baggage Battles: Indianapolis Pictures

The auction specialists head to the Midwest to bid on bags, antiques and sports memorabilia at Indianapolis’s annual auction.

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Billy Leroy with his Atlanta auction winning
Billy Leroy with his Atlanta auction winning

Billy Leroy with his Atlanta auction winning

Billy, Mark, Laurence and Sally travel to Atlanta to compete with hundreds of buyers to take home some of the 700 pallets up for bid in the freight auction. 960 1280

  

Auction staff in Atlanta

Auction staff in Atlanta

The auction staff holds a rally before the event starts to psych themselves up for the day ahead. 960 1280

  

Billy Leroy kicking back in Atlanta

Billy Leroy kicking back in Atlanta

Billy takes a different approach and kicks back with his cigar to get ready to take on the other bidders, including Mark, Laurence and Sally, in the auction. 960 1280

  

Atlanta Auction

Atlanta Auction

Every year in the US, truckers transport approximately $671 billion worth of shipped goods. When this property gets lost in transit or undelivered, it is reclassified as "unclaimed freight" and sent to the major monthly auction in Atlanta. Items, such as bowling balls, laptops and even new cars, sell to the highest bidder. 960 1280

  

Laurence celebrates his win in Atlanta

Laurence celebrates his win in Atlanta

Laurence starts off with an early victory and doesn't hide his joy in winning one of the pallets. 960 1280

  

Billy Leroy bidding at the Atlanta Auction

Billy Leroy bidding at the Atlanta Auction

Billy is determined not to be outbid, even if it means causing a little bit of a scene. 960 1280

  

Sally and Laurence Martin in Atlanta

Sally and Laurence Martin in Atlanta

Sally and Laurence discuss whether or not they should bid on the car that is up for auction. 960 1280

  

Sally and Laurence Martin

Sally and Laurence Martin

Even when they disagree, Sally and Laurence make such a cute couple! 960 1280

  

Sally and Laurence Martin, Mark Meyer

Sally and Laurence Martin, Mark Meyer

Sally, Laurence and Mark are happy they made it through the auction. They each took home some of the pallets. Wonder if they hold any treasures? 960 1280

  

Mark Meyer at the Atlanta auction

Mark Meyer at the Atlanta auction

Mark pays for his won items and signs the paperwork so he can take his pallets home. 960 1280

  

Billy Leroy and his military case winnings

Billy Leroy and his military case winnings

Billy rolls his military cases outside for closer inspection after the Atlanta auction. 960 1280

  

Billy Leroy on a smoke break

Billy Leroy on a smoke break

Before he starts checking out his cases, Billy takes a smoke break. 960 1280

  

Mark Meyer and his tools

Mark Meyer and his tools

Mark is happy with his purchase of specialized tools. He is sure that he can sell them for double the amount he paid. Nice profit! 960 1280

  

Laurence and Sally Martin

Laurence and Sally Martin

Laurence and Sally find a box of candles in one of their winning pallets. 960 1280

  

Mark Meyer and antique tools

Mark Meyer and antique tools

Mark discovers an original fold-out model tape measure in his tool pallet. Wonder how much it is worth? 960 1280