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By Dena Martin
The Times 

American Pickers, Waitsburg Style

Terry Hofer and Karl Newell share a love of rust


November 2, 2017

Dena Martin

Karl Newell (l) and Terry Hofer relax at Hofer's farm, amid some of Newell's yard art.

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg's Terry Hofer and Karl Newell could be considered a slightly more laid back version of The History Channel's American Pickers, Mike and Frank. The pair spends several days a week visiting auctions and sales, then return to Hofer's farm just south of Waitsburg where they wait for just the right person to come along and find treasure in their trash.

Hofer has been buying and selling for more than 20 years and ran Classic Auctions with Karen Mohney for six years. Newell spent years scouring yard sales, looking mostly for gold and silver items. He started selling more s...

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