Carrie Rengers

L.J. Pracht Co. contents to be auctioned Oct. 8

The L.J. Pracht Co. closing sale was to have been done by now, but it never started Sept. 2 as planned.

Willi Richert, executor of Jim Pracht III’s estate, says due to a lack of clerical help, the sale had to be canceled.

Now, there’s going to be an auction. Palmer Auction will auction items from the one-of-a-kind wrapping store, which also sold jewelry making supplies, at 1500 E. Douglas.

A preview of items will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. on Oct. 7, and the auction will begin at 9 a.m. on Oct. 8.

Richert says he’d hoped to hold the auction earlier, but Palmer Auction needs time to advertise it.

“I do appreciate people supporting the business all these years,” Richert says of the almost 100-year-old company.

In addition to finding something useful, Richert says he hopes auction attendees “will purchase something they can remember the business by.”

Reach Carrie Rengers at 316-268-6340 or crengers@wichitaeagle.com. Follow her on Twitter: @CarrieRengers.

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