Hodgins Auctioneers Reports on the Results of their Ear Falls Auction in Northern Ontario

    MELFORT, SK, June 17 /CNW/ - Hodgins Auctioneers Inc. (HA:TSX-V)
("Hodgins" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that buyers from five
Canadian provinces and three US states registered at Hodgins' Northern Ontario
Heavy Construction and Forestry Equipment Auction held on June 10, 2009 in Ear
Falls, Ontario.
    A large selection of construction and forestry equipment, heavy trucks
and trailers from a close-out of a northern Ontario construction contracting
company was up for auction. More than 1,976 lots were included in the auction,
which interested 517 registered live and online bidders. The bidders were
registered from Ontario, Quebec, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, Michigan,
Minnesota and Wisconsin.
    Barrie Jung, President of Hodgins, stated "We were very pleased with the
success of this auction. Having a successful auction in spite of difficulties
in the forestry sector is good news for everyone. Gross sales exceeded $2
million, with a strong online presence at the auction. This auction was a very
good example that the Company's strategies to diversify market segments,
expand geographically and emphasize our online services are working."

    About Hodgins Auctioneers Inc.

    Headquartered in Melfort, Saskatchewan for more than 50 years, Hodgins is
a provider of professional auction services. Hodgins is renowned for its
experienced auctioneers, award-winning promotions, dependable results and
commitment to providing the ultimate marketplace for the sale of assets by

    Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as
    that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts
    responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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For further information:

For further information: Barrie Jung, President and CEO, Hodgins
Auctioneers Inc., Tel: 1-800-667-2075, Fax: (306) 752-5702, Email:
barrie@hodginsauctioneers.com, Website: www.hodginsauctioneers.com

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