Mom and I attended a promising-looking auction on Saturday. They had lots of things that we had decided were on the must-have list for the wedding. Unfortunately many others thought these things were also must-have items. I left with only a few things, but that's just how it goes sometimes. We ended up leaving early enough that we were able to check out 2 antique stores that we have never been to. One was in Marion, Indiana, while the other was in Fairmount, Indiana (the home of James Dean).
These Hazel Atlas crinoline plates were my favorite buy of the day. The came from the antique store in Fairmount. That place was so packed full of stuff you could hardly walk around. It had tons of neat stuff. Half was the husband's. Half was the wife's. I learned quickly that you wanted to deal with the wife's stuff. She wanted to sell her things more. Nothing was priced either. So you had to ask them on everything. You never knew who's item it was going to be when you brought it to the front. Except these plates, everything else I picked out was the husband's and he had pretty high prices. This kind of surprised me considering the location of the store. I couldn't imagine that they really got that much traffic.
These were my first buy at the auction... nearly 2 hours in to it. I'd never seen the Reed's tin before. Thought it was unusual. The Kingan's lard tin is from Indianapolis, so should sell rather quickly in my booth.
These came from the antique store in Marion. They came from a booth that had 50% off. I can't seem to keep rolling pins in stock in my booth, so I had to pick these up.
All 3 of these came from the same antique store in Marion. All 3 were from different booths. The McCoy Jack and Jill piece is unmarked and the tag said "green pottery," which is my guess as to why the price was so low. I knew it was McCoy just by looking at the finish. I used my phone and Google to confirm my suspicions. This Pyrex Friendship 503 is a little dirty, but should clean up nicely. The dealer was in her booth and offered this piece to me at more than 50% off. I couldn't pass it up. The pepper shaker came from a booth with 40% off. The booth had a lot of other neat things, but even at 40% off most were still too pricey.
These were an auction buy. I'll bundle the bingo cards in sets of 5 or 10 with bakers twine or lace ribbon. I'll probably keep the bingo markers in the peanut butter jar and sell as is. The bingo spinner will be sold separately from the game. The really old monopy pieces and cards will go in a jar and be sold. The 2 card decks are older and are from the Wabash County Courthouse. I'm going to give one to my dad. He was born in Wabash.
I love chalkware! I wish the little smoking baby was in better condition, since he is a string holder. Oh well, I will see if someone wants him at a majorly discounted price.
My last auction buy was this jar of old red cost pins/buttons.
There are probably a couple hundred here. I only saw 4 different kinds.
Does anyone know the age of these?
Also, I am very happy to sell these to anyone out there in blogland who wants one. They will be $1/ea + the cost of a stamp (I'm not even sure what that is anymore!). I can probably fit quite a few in an envelope for the cost of a stamp.
I found this old office stamp in my stash. I decided to use it to get artsy/abstract, instead of my normal vintage image stamps I normally use. I stamped about 300 tags while I watched the Super Bowl.
This side I used a vintage $ dollar sign stamp from one of my several general store stamping kits.
That's all for this week, folks.
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