The auctioneers were selling.
I did buy some great books for almost nothing, including a 5 box, 100 volume set of leather bound books for $2. A 4 piece set of vintage leather bound luggage. And a resin mold of the interior chambers of an ant hill or termite nest. So I have books to process, leather to treat with saddlesoap and then conditioner and a pair of brightly painted vintage rockers (one red and the second yellow). I got home, emptied the truck before the rain and then showered to cool down to only about 89*.
UPDATE: One of the boxes in the $2 lot of books contained a 3 volume set of out-of-print genealogy books. They just sold for $149 on eBay. YIPPIE!!