Hunyady Hosts Liquidation Auction for Tamaqua Coal
James Reece (L), president of Philip Reese Coal, Karthaus, Pa., and his assistant Fred Gains test out the merchandise.
Rows of buckets were on display.
Greg Rarick (L), vice president of Rarick Excavating & Hauling of Ringtown, Pa., came to the auction with his dad, Bruce Rarick, president of Rarick Excavating & Hauling.
Lenny Zakrewsky works for Joseph Zakrewsky Hauling, Barnesville, Pa.
John Sidary, vice president of M&J Excavation, came from Bloomsburg, Pa., for the sale.
The Hunyady flag was flying high at the sale.
Mike Hunyady got the bidding started.
Mack trucks were lined up and ready to go.
The indoor arena was packed with bidders.
The rain didn’t keep bidders from checking out the large pieces of iron up for auction.
Hunyady Auction Company held a complete liquidation auction for South Tamaqua Coal Pockets Inc. on Nov. 12, 2015. The auction was held on site in Tamaqua, Pa.
South Tamaqua Coal Pockets Inc. decided to cease operations completely after 40 plus years in the anthracite industry. All machinery, equipment, rolling stock, parts and supplies were involved in the auction.
Mike Hunyady welcomed the crowd by touting all of those who fought/fight for our freedom. After a moment spent staring at the American flag, the bidding started and did not stop until the last piece was auctioned off.