Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Wearing the Storekeeper's Hat: Auction Finds

I am still working on storytelling today, planning my programs for next week. But I'm also working on my auction buys and getting totes filled to take to my booths this afternoon.

What was in the auction boxes?  I've sorted out the stuff that will return to the consignment auction, the stuff that will bring me about $2 a box--but that's better than tossing it out. As for the good things I'm keeping for resale:

Amethyst glass always seems to sell well, and I added these three pieces to my inventory.

 A set of enamel pans with lids, a pretty vase, measuring cups, a Maxwell House cup,
 Ransburg cookie jar, Earl Grey tea tins, a set of red and glass salt and pepper shakers and a set of Wexford salt and pepper, mid-century teapot,
coffee urn with matching cream and sugar (it works, I tried it), a pretty round tin, aluminum cream can, pattern glass pitcher and spooner and two tall matching crystal decanters,
 A cut-to-clear blue bowl, funny littlecompote with 4 square indents for candy, I guess, lace-edged crystal bowl,
 a stack of 12 silverplated plates, 4 green Depression glass bowls, an amberina footed Fenton bowl and a blue cobalt vase along with a crystal tray with embossed roses and a wicker basket divided in 4 with 4 flowered china inserts,
 and a basket full of embroidered, crocheted, and appliqued items, and a half dozen hankies.
 This amethyst Fenton ring holder is already listed on eBay.
A closer look at the decanters.

 A few pretty framed prints,
a cast iron corn stick pan and two muffin pans along with a #6  trap, a little amber heart, a beautifully painted bowl from Bavaria and a pretty painted plate (on the stand),
 a Guardian Service chicken fryer with its lid (the lids, I find, are hard to come by). This is already on eBay,
and this little Raymor pitcher that I listed last night was sold by this morning.

There was a lot more, including that beautiful dresser I showed in my post the other day, another mirror, small folding stool, Sunbeam percolator, more linens, a box of vintage Christmas items, and a huge bunch of Avon car bottles that I did not want but got thrown into a lot I was bidding on! Such is an auction :)

Now I must go to the kitchen and begin pricing and packing.

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Michelle said...

You gotta love those "mystery" boxes at auctions!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Your finds are so wonderful, what a fun job you have!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Me again - I've just been over to your ebay store and bought my husband a Father's Day present for his baseball room. Love your store.

Sue said...

I love amethyst glass...and somehow, I missed that you have an eBay store. I'm going to go check it out!


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