Hi there! I hope you had a great weekend. I enjoyed what I would call the season’s first day of garage saling–yippee! My sweet husband and I hit five garage sales, two estate sales, and one church sale. We whisked the largest purchase, a serpentine front, Federal style secretary, up to my antique booth, even though I just been there to restock the previous day.
I didn’t want to carry it around in the van for two weeks until my next restocking trip, so off we went. The style is not hugely popular right at the moment, but the glass fronted shelves will be perfect for displaying jewelry and valuable smalls because miracle of miracles, it came with a key. The drawers are equally perfect for displaying linens. I’ll have to take a photo next time I’m over there (cost: $45, value: $150-175).
Today I thought I share some of the vintage goodness that a sweet reader from Texas, named Frieda, sent to me over the winter. The box arrived, with perfect timing, on a day when I felt a little down about something or other. Her kind note and vintage trinkets went a long way toward cheering me up.
This winking fellow (a large pinback) definitely brightened my day.
The Breakfast Club (1933-1968) was a popular radio program featuring comedian Don McNeill, one of America’s first “talk show hosts,” who filled his program with humor, music, and audience participation (wikipedia). This yearbook contains highlights of the show from 1947.
Airline “souvenirs,” especially those from defunct companies, are quite collectible. These playing cards, new in package, might sell for up to $10 each on Ebay.
I have had very good luck the past few months selling groupings (lots) of vintage notions. I always like to include one or more needle cases like this one.
On their own, they are slow sellers, even for just a couple of bucks.
Mr. Piggly Wiggly only sells for about $4 on Ebay. A mixed lot, with ten or so items in it, will sell for $15-40.00 on Ebay, depending on the exact contents.
My sweet friend Debbi, who also gave me a number of vintage finds a while back, gifted me a cookie tin filled with post cards. I’ll add this cute Disney one to the pile, which I hope to research soon. Figaro the cat, a character in Pinocchio (1940), is popular with collectors.
In my special gift box, I discovered this scrapbook, filled with interesting old newspaper articles.
It also held the front page from two old newspapers. This one announcing the end of WWII and…
…this one from a Texas newspaper reporting the assassination of Lee Harvey Oswald. People saved so many copies of these sorts of newspapers that they don’t tend to have a lot of value, but they make for fascinating reading, especially for this JFK buff.
Final Fabulous Find: A mini pink princess phone, which I’m sure at one time decorated a key chain. It’s just a cute as can be.
Thank you again Frieda, my vintage-loving friend, for your kindness to me, both in words and gifts–they both mean so much!
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