There was a good attendance on Saturday at the vrioui sale rooms in Ashburton, and although transactions are limited a healthier tone exists.
Messrs j. E. Buchanan and Co. report that potatoes sold freely at £4 15s to £5 per ton ; seed do, Flukes and Derwents, 8s 6d per sack. A line of good grass seed failed to fetch a bid, owing probably t to the late season, but can be dealt for privately. Good feed oats are in full aupply, and can be quitted at a low rate for cash. A large quantity of sundries were disposed of at very satisfactory rates. Mr A. Harrison reports that Saturday’s M la showed a slight improvement in tone. Potatoes were in demand, and were quitted at 6s 6d per sack. A quantity of inferior grass seed brought 2s 9d per bushel, and an extensive line in furniture was disposed of at very satisfactory prices. Tinware, of which a large assortment was offered, was also cleared out at rates which the seller was satisfied with.
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 11, 21 October 1879
COMMERCIAL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 11, 21 October 1879
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