16. Duties in respect of goods.

Since the auctioneer1 is a bailee for reward, he must exercise ordinary care and diligence in keeping the goods entrusted to him2. He has a possession coupled with an interest in goods which he is employed to sell, and not a bare custody3, and is liable for any loss or damage which may occur through his default or negligence4. If he has contracted to store goods as a bailee he is in breach of contract if he arranges for someone else to take possession of them, as the contract is one of which his personal care is of the