Saturday, January 10, 2009

TO MARKET, TO MARKET TO BUY A ...........

I love going to estate auctions. I especially like the one that is held every month or two in Rehoboth Beach. Today I went although I didn't get there until mid afternoon. I was in no rush because I had no intention of buying anything. I like to go and eat a hot dog from the concession and watch the action and if there is anything I can get for a good, low price, well that is even better.


Today the highlight for me was the bean and ham soup -- homemade by the people who run the food concession and just about the best I have ever had. There was one lot of things that came on that my friend and I split - $5.00 each. Can't beat that. She ended up with two martini glasses, a pair of very nice pewter candle sticks and two copper pans. I got a copper tea kettle and a copper pan.
Another lot contained about eight miscellaneous items which included a little toy furniture puzzle kit made in 1926. Someone bid against me on that and got the lot for $17.50. The woman asked me if I wanted some of it and to make her an offer. I offered her $7.00 and got a "breakfast in bed tray", a vintage Lenox cigarette box, a Universal Studios California cobalt blue cup and plate, an Italian pottery ash tray and a vintage glass sugar bowl. I went on E-bay and found the cigarette/dresser box going for $64.95. Not bad for the lot for only $7.00. So my grand total today was $15.00 including the $3.00 bean soup!

A great day. Anyone need a china cigarette box?


8 comments:

Lynne said...

Good deals!

Donna and I went to a couple of auctions. She wound up with some really good buys. I want to go to another one, but most of the ones around here are too rich for my taste.

violetlady said...

I know - some of the things at this auction are expensive. Like the Delaware license tag that went for $35,000 yesterday. Most things, though, are reasonable. There was a gorgeous huge old Oriental rug that went for only $400.

Willow said...

I'll pass on the china cigarette box, but those pewter candlesticks sound fantastic!

Jess said...

Don't think I need one...but thank you. Hope you have a geat week ahead, and you got some gret deals!

Love, Jess

Literary Feline said...

I have never been to an estate auction. It sounds like you walked away with some good deals!

Mary said...

Violetlady,

I absolutely love auction sales and have got some good deals over the years. I worked for an auction business as their cashier for a number of years and have seen many beautiful items.

Congratulations on the great buys.
Blessings,
Mary

Linda said...

What a fun afternoon. Treasures and yummy soup...sounds great to me...hugs, Linda

BClark said...

You had what is my idea of a great day. Good food and fun! and with a friend yet.