Yesterday, there was a sub sale right by where I work and my friend Bargain Hunter let me know that one of the houses had old Fisher Price. So I headed for the sub, but not with very high hopes.
As I expected, there were MANY frogs ...there were lots of sales with baby & kid stuff (I skipped those) and the rest was pretty picked over. The FP stuff that Bargain Hunter saw was actually newer than what I look for, but I did get 4 records for the record player for free (always good because the records get lost and are often missing).
I stopped at one sale, though, because I saw a HUGE 'Everything MUST Go' sign. There was a real estate SOLD sign in the front yard and the homeowner looked exhausted. I think this was the last effort before moving. On one table she had these little treasures:
|Gladding McBean ribbed butter dish (only about 6-7" long) and G-McB 'Patio' salt and pepper shakers. Gladding McBean was bought by Franciscan, who continued producing pottery in their name|
|A turquoise Franciscan footed tray. I don't know what this would have been used for, though.|
After several more froggy sales, I headed home. I hit one more sale that I passed on my way and almost didn't stop. I'm so glad that I did! Though almost everything was new, there were 3 or 4 old plates on a table. I picked one up and the owner said 'YOU know what you're looking at! YOU'RE the first person who's noticed that all day. Everyone else just wanted the Beanie Babies'. I was so afraid he'd want too much for it, but he gave me a great, tiny price. I think he was just happy that someone appreciated it as much as he did. What was it? Here it is:
|A 1927 Limoges plate commemorating Lucky Lindbergh's trans-Atlantic flight from New York to Paris.|
See? There can be a prince (or two) even when you're surrounded by frogs!