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!
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"
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)