I think it is more a problem with the size of my bank account for hobby purchases
If you don't have the money, it only takes one other bidder with a larger bank roll to keep things out of reach. Where the majority of the people at the auction will have bigger bank rolls, I'm sure I'll be a spectator.
Yesteday at work I noticed a sign someone had posted about the upcoming auction of Clyde Schurman's collection. I work in an office building with about 600 people and thought I'd know if anyone in the building was into old iron besides myself.
After checking around I found it wasn't a engine/tractor collector posting the sign, it was Clyde Schurman's niece. I had no idea that someone working in the same building was related to Clyde.