By the time they let us in, there was a HUGE crowd of 6 people (and I was first)! Most of the things were newer and not to my junkin' taste, but I did get some nice things...
|American Plastic Bricks, which were building tiles before there were Legos. I HAD to snap these up -- I had them when I was little and want to play with them|
|A campfire toaster and 3 great 'Mad Men' mid-century glasses|
|A 1960s card shuffler and another thermometer set (minus the baster). I may see if I have a baster I can add to make it complete|
|Some old books & booklets, but nothing exciting...|
|An unused scrapbook and (THIS is great!) a 1955 'Beauty in Britain' book. I HAVE to keep that -- have I ever mentioned how much I love all things British?|
|1960s metal tree-hanger candy holders, in their store box|
|A tin with a few old ornaments|
|These three 1950s Made in Japan Santas are great! |
The two on the right have stuffed 'nylon' covered faces -- we used to get lots of little novelty dolls like this in the 50s & 60s. Each of these is 9 or 10" tall and they were a real find!
The sale was 'by donation', so you took your items up to the checkout and suggested your donation. I offered what I thought was a generous donation (and the checkout lady did, too) -- until the other lady came over and was really upset that the Santas were there. She had intended to price them separately, but didn't get to it. Oh, well -- a bargain for me! Do you think it was wrong that I just smiled and agreed when she said (bitterly) "You really got a good deal there."? I don't (they had all week to price, after all)!