Chinese auction

Pafra & Scott Catledge scplc at GS.VERIO.NET
Mon Sep 20 22:26:08 UTC 1999

I've heard of Chinese fire drills (very nutsy) and Chinese gift exchange (a
lot of fun!) but not a Chinese auction.
----- Original Message -----
From: Mike Calvert <mcalvert at>
Sent: Monday, September 20, 1999 12:51 PM
Subject: Chinese auction

> Does anyone know the provenance of the term "Chinese auction"? It's a
> common term for auctions at town fairs etc. in central PA.
> TIA,
> Michael Calvert
> Press Enterprise
> Bloomsburg, PA

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