STK-ID 33312

Front MS of people at auction, woman looking over program. CU of woman's hands opening jewellery box, tying out diamond engagement ring. LACS of auctioneer speaking into microphone. HAS of customers in seats at auction. Front MCSs of women and man bidding at auction. Shots of lots up for bid on table, including bicycle wheels and skiis. Various shots of post office officials at auction, opening parcels, placing unreclaimed objects on table for customers to bid on, including handkerchiefs, tablemat and two-piece suit. CU of other lots, box-full of fountain pens, of glasses. CU of official. MCS of official taking out kitchen sink from mail bag, showing it off for customers. Front HAMSs of customers at auction. CU of hands exchanging money over table. MS of boy in audience being delivered ski set. Shot of women looking over umbrellas at table.


Excerpt from
Business in the Mail Bag
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 35 mm, Digital Video Disk, Digital Bétacam
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
720 x 486