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The Auction
Season 02, Episode 13
Air Date January 9, 1986
Writer Gary Kott
Director Jay Sandrich
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The Auction is the thirteenth episode of The Cosby Show's second season which was first broadcast on January 9, 1986.


While leafing through a catalog, Clair sees that a painting by her great uncle is for sale at an auction. She remembers her childhood when the painting hung in her grandmother's house, but was later sold to pay mechanical bills. Although the estimated price for the painting is very high, Clair is determined to bring it back into the family.