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Tho second of the Dunedin series of wool sales began in tho Art (Gallery Hall this morning, when a <uial%'tt<'. of 33.533 bales was offered at auction. In January of last year the consisted of over 25.0 CC bales, and tho decrease, is a.ecomili'd for by the fact, (hat tho December sale, was hold a fortnight late, so that thei-e has been less time to i;et the wool in. 'c>>* atteudaaxto o£ buyers was as larite. as at. the December sale, and there was .such keen rompetiiion aniono- Bradford buyers for tho eroe-s-bred tlceces that a genco-al advance, of from 3d to lid per lb w;;j recorded. Indeed, some judges place, th:j advance evon higher—from Id to 2d. A lai'iyi number of bales sold a.s hiidt as 13jd. Altogether the sale wan v>ne of the mes-t saUcd'actory to growers ever held h?ro, and the foundation its .success undoubtedly lay in tho fact that the bulk of the offering consisted of the. class of wool (cross-breds) wanted at Home for the manufacture, of khaki, and to the. further fact that the best super hnlf-hreds forward from Central were in keen demand by the local mills. Al! the. indications, from northern Mies. pointed to half-breds he.ii!~ a. Jitilc. easier. And this was the case, peuaaily, though the .specially o-ood supers v> ere sn stronjdy eompeted for locally that the values were well maintained. Mcrincr. received rather better attention fr<Mii the loc;d buyers, and a frifliiiff advance ran be rc-oided. Best pieces also sold at slightly enhanced values, bur second pieces and heavier sorts were easier.

Rut it was the 1 ought, clean, ]-■)>.--- stapled cross-breds (4-2's K> 46 Vi that were in ' special demand. and as has botn staled, some place .the advaivo as. from J.l to 2d per jh. In of the licitrittm vc-iicf fund, Messrs D. Reid and Co. sold, o„ behalf .-»f Mr L. ]>■ J.isUr- (Pare.ra). ..-no_ halo of super half-bird, which realised Lii,d ; and on behalf of Mr J Scoidar iHa.-ewoodi one bale of the bvl ci-'ss-hivd. which realised 13,1 vyr lb. Sonic of the h;---i pikes obtained hi r.hc first two auctions wer<> :--Ry Stroiiac-ii, Mollis. and Co. : Four bales of siip.-r halfbred ewe. on account oi ijr? late J. Fin]av:on. 14<l ; three bales half-bred. ne'eount of Mr Hu>:h .Mackav d'oniahaka). lid. Donald Hoid and Co. .- ]5 hales of super half-bred, on account of J. ihiuerv (ICekland Stalionl, 15d : 29 bales halfhivd, on account of It. and 1\ Boyd illindon). 14i?d ; and 25 bare,; cross-bred. on account of it N. Elliott fLittlebotirno). Kd. was also obtained for half-bred. The following is the complete cataleptic

of the oi'i'-i iii.u' : — Jan.. .Ian., 1914. 1915. S!mri;irh. "Morris 1.50] 1.910 Df.nakl Ef'i.l 3.524 3.856 D.-ilgoi.v 5.294 4.950 Otago Fanner*' 1.836 2.005 Wri-hi., Stephenson ... 6.137 7.007 Aatioiuil -\l<ina'ii■,'!'. ... 3,150 5.777 X.Z. Loan ai-Kl'Mereanril-- 2.03S 1.674 23.535 25.179

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SECOND WOOL SALE, Issue 15705, 20 January 1915

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SECOND WOOL SALE Issue 15705, 20 January 1915

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