Hi everyone! I hope your week is going well. We are experiencing a large amount of rain here in Upstate New York. Good for plant life and reading while snuggled under a blanket. Maybe you’re snuggled under a blanket right now, reading my blog. I hope you’re comfy 🙂 Today I’m sharing the second installment of the treasure trove of vintage finds I bought at a local neighborhood sale (the one that filled my van from top to bottom). I think one more post after this one should about cover it in its entirety (LOL). Meanwhile, I hope your own vintage shopping expeditions are proving fruitful and that you’ve made some fabulous discoveries along the way. Feel free to tell me about them in a comment or to ask a question about something that’s puzzling you vintage-wise.
Wheaton Glass Co., a NJ company, manufactured these 3″ miniature antique bottle commemoratives in the 1970’s (cost: 5¢ each, value: $3-5.00 each). Good sellers, they will soon be available in my shop in groups of eight for about$20-25.00 a set. I bought a tin filled with 29 of them. Wheaton also made several of these same bottles in the larger 8″ size, and they sell for about $15-18.00.
A pair of newer cobalt blue salt and pepper shakers with ill-fitting lids (cost: $1.00, value: $8-10.00).
Newer pink glass vase (cost: $1.00, value: $12-15.00).
A pair of “Rawleigh’s” milk glass jars, which once held “mustard ointment” (cost $1.00 each, value: $8-10.00).
A box of shot glasses (cost: $1.00, value: $10-12.00) marked “Made in Korea.” I’m going to use them to serve a scoop of dip with julienned veggies at my husband’s 50th birthday party.
A set of four crystal wine glasses, likely Fostoria or Cambridge brand elegant glass; I’ve not yet been able to find the pattern (cost: $1.00 for the set; value: $10.00). Glass in general, and clear glass in particular, have taken a terrible hit over the past ten years or so with values plummeting and no upturn in sight.
Here’s a closer look at the pattern; I’m calling it “Roses in Urn” until I learn otherwise.
At the same sale, I found these pretty wine glasses, also crystal with an etched decoration (cost: $1.00 for the set, value: $10.00). I may hang onto these as I like their larger size. (They may, in fact, be water glasses.)
This fruit (apples here and pears below) made an interesting find. Since they are quite heavy (10 oz. each) and cold to the touch, I suspect they are newer versions of “stone fruit.” Older pieces, carved in Italy from marble, are quite collectible and range in price from $20-100 or more for one piece.
The painting on these is realistic enough to cause a double-take (cost: 10¢ each, value: $8-12 each?). I’ve never bought or sold these before, so it will be interesting to see how they sell. I also bought two oranges, but neglected to photograph them.
Wooden fishing lure (cost: 50¢, value: $10-12.00 after cleaning).
A vintage chalk board/peg board (cost: $1.00, value: $15-20.00).
On the reverse side is the peg board; inside the box are a number of colorful pegs. Before I sell it, I plan to use it as a decoration for my daughter’s graduation party.
A set of three latched baskets (cost: 25¢ each, value: $10-12.00 each).
A hardwood cutting board (cost: $1.00, value: $8-10.00). I have a special Christmas craft in mind for this piece.
An old shelf (cost: $1.00, value: $12-15.00). I’ll use it for display in my antique booth, but with a price tag on it. I’m not sure what’s going on at the top with the “missing” shelf, but I may try to match the color on a piece of wood to insert there.
An aluminum scoop (cost: 50¢, value: $5-6.00).
An assortment of items from a “Free” box: the pull chain might make a fun, steam punky bracelet; believe it or not, people collect old razors; and the door knob and back plate will be added to my craft supplies.
A Calvert’s liquor bullet-shaped, advertising sewing kit (cost: $1.00, value: $16-20.00).
The inside rim it reads, “Made in Germany, U.S. Zone,” which dates the piece to sometime between 1945 and 1955. The brass thimble is marked “Japan,” and the brass lid on the thread holds needles.
I know this seems like a bizarre buy, but my sweet daughter loves stuff like this faux poleaxe head. She plans to attach it to a pole of some sort (cost: $1.00). I’m thinking this complimented a set of armor at one time(?).
Final Fabulous Find: I’m not sure why I’m so excited about this find, but I’m looking forward to painting it and filling it with all sorts of office supplies (cost: $2.00).
I hope you enjoyed seeing this weeks vintage finds: I’ve heard from many of you that you like reading how much I paid for each item and what I think it’s worth. I know when other bloggers mention the price they paid for something along with its approximate value, that helps me with my purchases. If I can help you guys learn more about the vintage world, that makes me happy!
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