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4 . The seoond series of wool sales for the leaaon, by the Ashbnrton wool brokers, ook place yesterday. There was not a *ood attendance of buyers, several who .re osaally good,cus*.on_6rfl being absent, -/hlle the three or four nayoomers operand very lightly. The catalogues of Messrs Miles and 0 > , Frledlander Bros., .nd D, Thomas cimprisad a total of i nearly 2000 b^lts, including some of the largest and beat clips of the district', but bhe farmers' wool oa the whole w»7 soiraely equal ln condition to tbat offered _t the previous sale. The result of toe sale was extremely disa- piloting. Vendors were prepared, by the reports of the Oorlatohuroh Bales, which had Intervened since the last sales held here, for some weakness lv prioes, but it was not anticipated tbat any serious drop would be Buff -rel, However, the sale throughout was entirely destitute of animation — In this respect presenting » marked contrast to its predtO-aaor. Prioes of good crossbred wools were very irregular, a few lota bringing prices equivalent to those obtained at laet sales, but tbe general run abowing a decline vary Ins, from jjl to |d par lb. Some of 'h-* station lines of merino wool sold fairly up to laat sales' values, but farm lots, whioh oons'sted ohlefly of ewe wool, badly got up, and more or less dingy and earthy, met with very llmitsd competition and suffered an average fall of £i per Ib. Good clean pieoes sold at hrm rates, but heavy and stained and looks were considerably lower. It was stated that the prioes obtained were generally quite equal to those now ourrent ln Ghristohuroh, but several owners were not iuolined to accept the reduced values, and more than the '.usual proportion of tho wool was passed m The Bale took place, aa ususl, In the Orange Hall, bat the luncheon was at the Somer- ! set Hotel. The following are th auctioneers' reports, with the exception of that of Mr Thomas, which has not oome to hand : — MILES AND CO. Baleß— OJH, 28, merino pieoes, 7Jd; 2, merino pieces, stained, 6_d ; 9, merino looks, 4£d ; 17, halfbred pieoes, 7Jd. BOS, 2, halfbred pieoeß, 7£d ; 63, merino wethers, lst , oombing, 10 Jd; 3, merino wethers, 2nd comb. 1 ing, BJd ; 20, merino pieoes, 7£d ; 5, merino looka, 4| ; 37, 1, balfbred hogget and ewe, 8d; 17, 1, merino, 7f _ ; X, 1, merino and halfbred, B|d ; X, 1, oroasbred, 8d ; ÜB, 2, crossbred hogget and ewe, 7|d ; ÜB, 2, crossbred ewe and wether, 7£ ; ÜB, 1, merino, 7£d ; BM, 1, rams wool, 7±d ; AX, 2, merino ewes, 7jd ; WL, 1, erosabred wether, 7_d ; TO, 1, merino, 7jd ; X, 1, crossbred hogget and ram, 7_d ; X, 1, orosabred, Bs d ; TH oonjoined, 3, merino ewea, 5 fleeoes oroasbred, 8d ; L with dot, 1, halfbred ewe, Bjd ; BW, 1, merino ewe, 8d ; GT, 3, merino ewe, 7|d ; D over S, 2, crossbred ewe, 7Jd; MV, 1 threequarter bred hogget, 8| ; MV, 1, halfbred hogget, 8J ; MV, 3 halfbred ewe, 9£d ; Bin double diamond, 11, second croaa, 9ij O m triangle, 37, merino B_d ; MM, 10, merino, Bgd; 17, 16, first olaes ewe, 8f; E with double daah, 4, first cross, 8f i ; ND, 1, Lincoln, 7_d; L under L, 1, Lincoln, 7Ad : SM, 1, rams wool, 7d; MY, 4, crossbred ewes, B_d; BP, 3, three quarter bred, 7fd; RP, 5, crossbred ewe, 16 SD ram fleeoes, Bjd; BP, l\ crossbred ewe, 9d; BP, 6, crossbred ewe, 9d • BP, 2, crossbred ewe, 9d; Bl\ 2, oroasbred ewe, 7_d; RP, 1, blaok, 6fc NI, 2,oroasbred ewe, 1 ram fleece m, BJd; 44 conjoined, 6, halfbred ewe, B_d ; yB, 2, quarter back, B£d; yR, 2, merino, 7fd ; WL oonjoined, 5, merino 7Jd; L under L, 3, 7§d; L, under L, 1, merino and oroßßbred, 7|d;L under L, 2, halfbred ewe, B|d; L and L, 1, threequarter ewe, 8d; B/O, 4, oroasbred bellies, 6f.d; R/O, 1, rams, B*d; E/O, 1, pieceß, 3^d; V over half circle, 2, first', crosa wether, 9d; V over half circle, l; firat cross ewes, BJd; V over half circle, 1, first and Bscond orosß, B|d; V over half oirole, 10, merino ewes, 7£d; W over J, 7, halfbred ewea 8d; EH conjoined, 4, crossbred, BJd; T, 4, halfbred ewe, B|d; T, 2, merino, 7|d; T, 2, crossbred ewe," B^-d; SM, 9, merino ewe, 7|d; SM, 4, crossbred ewe, 8i; V, 1, merino 71d; H, 1, halfbred ewe, 9£; H, 3, crossbred ewe, B£d; Avooa, 4, Leicester, 1 bale part hogget, 8d; Avooa, 2, Leicester hoggett, 8d; double diamond with B m the oentre, 1, looks, 2|d; double diamond with B m centre, 3, pieoes, sd; H, 2, pieces, 6£d; MoA, 1, pieoes, lAd; 44 oonjoined, 1, beliie, and pieoes, with 5 white and 2 black fleeoes. 6_d; 17, 2, bellies, 6_; T, 2 pieoes, 6Jd; RP, 3, bellies and pieoes, 6|d; V, 1, merino pieoes, s£d; V, 1, merino looks, 4£; L under L, 9, bellies and pieoes, s£d; WL, 1 fadge, pieces, 3|d; SM, 1, pieoes. l^d; and a quantity of bag wool.

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ASHBURTON WOOL SALES, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2037, 15 January 1889

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ASHBURTON WOOL SALES Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2037, 15 January 1889