Estate Sale Mama

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Had one of these... and a Bam Bam too!

A bit freaky.... games were sort of scary in the 20s.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Another image from last week's sales...Weebles...

and from this week.....

Then, this weekend, I only saw one or two ads in the paper that looked any good. I went, and saw what I would consider three garage sales. OK stuff, but not my usual shopping list.

Then, my last stop was one of those lucky deals. I pulled up to an older house with just tables of stuff. I glanced at the first table and saw an old Finance board game (which is, by the way, a total rip off of Monopoly!)... I asked how much and a perky little girl called her sweet (great) gramma over. Twenty five cents. Heaven!

So I started picking up anything interesting. Soon I found that she was a retired teacher, who worked during the 70s and apparently picked up any of the 50s era textbooks, library books and posters that were about to be thrown away. Every item costs -- twenty five cents!

My biggest score was a plastic bag full of posters, most were self made laminations of photos out of magazines. But the prize was a huge school poster with a "city" on one side and a "farm" on the other. It is magnificent. Cost -- twenty five cents!

I got lots of golden books, some cool old library books, teacher edition text books from the 50s. The whole box full was five bucks, and I tipped her cute perky granddaughter a dollar for telling me over and over that I was their best customer ever!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Back in the Saddle Again

Went to one Estate Sale three times.
Went to one that was the pits.
Went to one en route to the pits-one, and got 8 items for $6.... my kind of sale!

Hippie Patches..

Box is empty, but oh, so cool...

Excellent Graphic

Find of the week. This was in the pile of items I got for less than $1 each... this game can go quite high on eBay... yippee! I was afraid I'd never hit a home run again.

Another cheapie, I thought of David when I got this. He did know about this old British series, and the picture sort of looks like him!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

May Finds... just now getting to them...

A very cool sewing kit from the 50s....

An old record.
A cool composition book... Airdales and all Terriers are popular on eBay.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

paper dolls

Found a bunch of vintage paper dolls. I just wrote an ad for the Annette as a Mouseketeer set, but then pulled the ad off ebay. I want to use the clothes for an art project. It will be called "fancy/not fancy"

The elephant is a children's picture record.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

View Masters and Little Golden Books

1940s View Master. This is the "B" model which had slight improvements over the original "A" version. The best part of this one was the original box, instructions and list of available reels that came with it. Cost: $25

I think this was a model "K" version. From the 60s, it came with a cool demo reel.

And I got LOTS of reels!

And I got this Little Golden Book, staring our very own.... Joey Genet! I look for Little Golden Books all the time now. (of course)