I've gotten several box lots lately and have had mixed results. By far the best buy was the one I had the least hopes for. I could see a bunch of small picture frames, a bottle or two and a Prince Albert tobacco tin.
It was early in the buying day, so I went for it. Here's what was in it:
|Lots of little liqueur bottles|
An ashtray from the old Copacabana in New York City!
Lots of little pictures and frames
|An old metronome with a white bakelite case|
The next one was a lot of barware that included a mid-century tray, some 1950s or 60s bar towels and glass stuff. I was a little disappointed in what ended up being there, but that's okay -- as my friend Bargain Hunter says, it's the thrill of the hunt.
Here's what I found inside...
|The Mr. Boston Bartender's Guide is from 1941. The towels are pretty cool and the stir-spoon has a bakelite knob. I love plastic stir sticks, because they're often from restaurants and clubs that are long gone.|
|This was in an envelope in the tray -- it's a dial-a-drink-recipe Christmas card. That's Christmas 'spirit' of a different kind!|
|This is what I thought I was buying...|
|Bottle brush wreath (it needs a different bow)|
|Felt Christmas decorations|
|I remember my mom making sequined light switch covers like this for our house -- I think I still have a few of them|
|Odds and ends of ribbon, a knee hugger elf & a santa pick|
|One of the best parts of this is the box!|