The other day when I was taking pics of my watering cans, I snapped these, too, because the hoe is Carol's at May Dreams Gardens favorite tool, and if you click the link on the name of her blog, you will get to see her collection that she so lovingly posed. That made me want to show mine, too, but I was in a hurry and didn't pose them.
I don't know how auctioneers operate in other parts of the country, but in my town, they auction off yard tools at the beginning of the auction, usually in lots of several items. I used to go to auctions looking for flower frogs, and ended up taking hoes, rakes, hoses, etc home with me, partly because of the watering can I decided I had to have, and the rest came with it. I have, though bid on hoes I liked. I haven't been to auctions for awhile, because I don't have it in me to hang in there for as long as they take, and I end up paying too much for some things, or get outbid on the main thing I was staying for.
The hoes I have pictured are, as with the watering cans, the ones that happened to be where I could see them. I know that at least one, one of my favorites did not get in the pics. It's probably in my car, as I have a garden bed at church. Our daughter bought this garden tool organizer for Larry for Father's Day one year, and he promptly put some of my tools in it so they wouldn't be all over the place. Now, I need to clean the rust off of some of them.
I think I've used all of these. I like variety, and feel that a different part of dirt is moved with each type of tool.