Sunday, February 26, 2012


You never know what you will find when you walk into an estate sale.  Yesterday was another Saturday, another day to see what could be found to resell. Some days are just difficult to find anything of interest at a good price.
We started Saturday out with helping to serve breakfast to the neighorhood at our church. A good way to spend a little time with those in the neighbor. Good food  and some smiling faces.
After helping to clean up it was off to go to a couple of estate sales in search for treasures.  Times are tough and hunting is tough. Either there is nothing that interests me or the prices are to high to make any money.
First sale was a bust and second sale was pretty much a bust until I spotted an old photo album. Not so old to be antique but the old kind with the metalic pages.  Within this album was over 85 photos some guys enjoying their hunting trips. Lots of pictures of deer and elk alive and dead.  Not the kind of photos I would want to have but I knew instantly that some one may be interested in.  At only a $1.00 I could not go wrong.
Tonight while watching the academy awards I got it ready for auction on eBay. Time will tell if it sells but until then I have hope and I am out only $1.00.

Tonight while watching the academy awards I got it ready for auction on eBay. Time will tell if it sells but until then I have hope and I am out only $1.00.
Tomorrow is auction night and if we are not snowed in I hope that I will find a treasure or two
Thanks for stopping by to see what treasure I have found. Grace

Sunday, February 12, 2012


I can not help myself, not only do I enjoy my own family photos and year books, I am a sucker for those that do not belong to me.
I want to look at them, wonder about the people in the picture and then pass them on to others.
Whether they are sold in my spot at the antique store or on eBay they are my precious treasures till they have moved on.  Right now I have three great auctions vintage photos for sale on eBay.

For some reason pictures of people in their caskets are popular. I do not understand it but bought some vintage photos at auction and several were this type. A older man in his casket and photos of people at cemetery. I picked two and put them up for auction. If they sell I have others to offer. Orphan photos 107 and 108 are below.

Then there is the one of a gentleman from either the 1940's or 1950's I am guessing. He is standing in front of what looks like corn and behind him is his band.  What makes this old black and white snapshot picture a treasure of history is his van.  Written on it is the bible verse John 3: 16. He is a traveling preacher spreading his belief.  Here is orphan photos 109

Last is orphan photo 110 of a darling young boy in the field with his dog and pitch fork.
No names or locations on any othese these photos I am sad to report.

Hope that you enjoy seeing these treasures and if interested grab them today. They end tomorrow evening. Grace

Friday, February 10, 2012


Almost the middle of February and I am getting antsy for garage sale season. It can not come fast for either my hubby or me. At this time of the year hubby and I limited to either thrift stores or the local auction houses.  There is estate sales every once in awhile but they are always priced higher so I have to watch myself so I do not spent too much for an item. There is one estate sale today and bargain day tomorrow so maybe I will find some treasure to resell. Hubby and I went to one of the local auctions last night. Pickings were slim. I saw one mid century round shelf I liked was considering to resell but it went to high to buy and make any money. Then there was a cute little chair mid century also, I considered it until they moved it to go with a desk that it did not match. There were boxes of books but nothing caught my eye, hubby is more patient and dug a bit and found two boxes that he thought were worth while bidding on. He did the bidding and won the two boxes. We went through them and picked the ones we wanted and the remainder will be resold at another auction. After they finished with things we were interested in we left and headed home. Got home just about 9 pm and sat at our computer to check out our books. I ended up listing four of them on Amazon for an asking price of     $75.00. The treasure of the bunch in my opinion is this 1915 copy of Duluth Central High School yearbook. I had not bothered to look in these boxes because it looked like old junk. That behavior will change from this day forward. This is my high school and they closed it for good last year. Shame on the beings that chose to close my school and then sink money into the other two high schools. That is another rant for future days. Duluth Central opened up in 1892 in down town Duluth and it is a thing of beauty. This yearbook is fantastic, after all these years it is in amazing condition. There are 266 pages plus an index of the students and the quality of the pages is outstanding. This would make a great addition to any family history collection. I will be selling this vintage year book.   But until it is sold will enjoy looking through it. There are at least two memoriam's to students who died before the class graduated. One is a female named Rae Madge Abraham who died from illness and then two boys who drowned. The boys names were James Arthur Kelly and Gerald Francis McCormack. I did not have any family members living in Duluth at this time so no chance of finding family members. Have you found anything of interest to resell lately. I would love to hear your stories of found treasures.