Friday, December 30, 2011

Auctions Finds Last Night To Resell Tom Swift Books Red Wagon and Wicker Bassinet

Fun night at one of the local auctions. It was their antique auction between Christmas and New Years.
We have decided to expand our space at antique store #2. Business has been good and feel it will only increase.
We sell alot of small items that cost around the $10.00 price range. Last night I hoped to find a couple items that would bring in a little more money.
I was able to buy this vintage red Radio Chief wagon. I paid $25.00 for it and hope to sell it for around $60 to $75.
Friends of ours wanted a vintage wood play pen included was a white wicker bassinet. They did not want it so passed it on to us. I looked it up on eBay and they sell for around $50.00 to $75.00 plus shipping.

What a great freebie. I will treat them to pizza once it sells to celebrate.
Books found were several older ones with the ones we wanted being Tom Swift several from the series. All the others in the lot of books bought will just be a bonus.
Was a fun night at the auction house. Time spent with friends visiting and looking for treasures.
Do you go to auctions to find treasures for yourself or to resell. I would love to hear what you have found.
Thanks for stopping by hope that you will take a minute and look at some of my other finds. Grace

Tuesday, December 27, 2011


Orphan Photo # 104 is of four young children. Two are boys and two are darling little girls. The girls are wearing matching dresses.
This is a cabinet photo with photographer name looking like SD Hirst. On back is written in pencil Gust Johnson . Written in pen is Harvey Bozell first row which leads me to believe is the boy in the back. Under that is written Mamie Echerson, Dewey Bozell and Alpha Bozell.
Being that the girls are in matching dresses and have different last names makes me believe that she may have lived with them with her parents passing away or some other tragedy.
I have found a Harvey Bozell on ancestry living in Indiania. I do not know if this is same Harvey but if so would love to share this picture with them.

I am sharing this at Nifty Thrifty Tuesday.
Thanks for stopping by and viewing this photo.Hope that you will take a minute and search some of my other vintage photos. Grace

Friday, December 23, 2011


Here is another vintage photo I bought at a local auction. Cabinet style photo of woman in her work dress, large apron and huge mop bucket in hand.
No names or photographer listed so we can not identify her or where she lived.
This will be offered for sale on eBay for the collector to buy

Thanks for stopping to view. Take a moment and look at some of my other photos and interesting items we have found in the past.. Grace

Saturday, December 17, 2011


I recently rescued several photos from an auction a couple of weeks ago.  This is the one I wanted among the pile. Sadly it has no names or even the photographer listed on it.
It is of a young couple who are what we consider little people today in the political correct world.
This cabinet photo is from the late 1890s to early 1900's and they are probably a married couple. It very well could be their wedding photo.  It has faded over time.
These are rare photos to find and the first I have been able to purchase. I will pass it on to a collector at some time in the future. I feel it has a value of between $20.00 to $40.00. If we had their names it would be priceless to their family.
Thank you for stopping by to view one of my found treasures. Take a moment and look at past postings if you like.. Grace