Our second stop which was a true estate sale -- the elderly woman who had lived in the house for many years had died -- was a good one for all three of us. She had collected a lot of pressed glass, depression glass, some vintage Noritake (lucky for Linda!) and a lot of books, pottery and furniture. Duane bought a book and a beautiful Vera scarf. I bought a signed sketch from an artist on Cape Cod. I also picked up an alumni directory for the high school that I knew was my dad's alma mater. It was printed in 2007 and listed class members from 1920-1950. My father graduated in 1949 and I checked for his name and it was there. They even knew that he was deceased so they obviously keep their records up to date. The man holding the sale didn't charge me anything for it. I told him why I wanted it and he was glad that it meant something to a buyer.
Linda walked away with the 'deal of the day', though. If you follow this blog you already know that she collects Noritake china pieces. Most of the pieces she has were made in Japan in the first quarter of the 1900's. She found a lovely bowl in beautiful condition at this second sale. The price? $2.00. That never happens. She usually pays a minimum of $15 to $20 and up. Today she was 'lucky' Linda.
|Enamel cased German manicure set.|