|Coolest guy in the county|
My Full Haul Today:
2 Covington sweaters
|The Haul = $20|
1 blue teeshirt
1 solid brass and beveled glass light
1 box of misc legos
Stephen King's Misery
4 romantic CDs
2 Old Books (Silas Marner, 1898, Eight Cousins)
1 Blue Glass
1 Pretty Basket
1 Pair Purple Heels
Total spent : $20
I was insanely excited about the old books...The Eight Cousins has a signature page with a message written and autographed by Louisa May Alcott. HOLY CRAAAAAP!! Did I just spend .50 and get an autographed Louisa Freakin May Alcott???
Nope. I don't think I did since this book was printed in 1903 and Alcott died in 1888 (Thanks, Roe!), however the same book seems to be selling for between $60-250 online, so it's still a pretty good buy at fifty cents. Also, adding to the general awesomeness of this find is the front page
|AWESOME old books|
To Miss Katharine Gault, July 8, 1913, from your Father, Painesville, Ohio
To Miss Laura Keith, July 30, 1941 from Ant Katherine
|Hard to autograph things when you're dead.|
The other old book was Silas Marner, apparently published in 1898 by Allyn and Bacon. It also has really cool writing in the front. My research on this one tells me it's worth about $8-15...still not a bad buy at fifty cents.
My other great find was a light, solid brass per the sticker still on it, and beveled glass...The owner said she got them out of a mansion in Louisiana and I had to snag it, especially when she quoted $5 for it. She had three others, which I directed a friend to go snag (Helloooo
|$5 office find!|
They're apparently considered 'bronze hanging pendant' style lights and, although I've not yet dug up my exact one yet, look like they're worth a couple hundred bucks each. Not a bad $5 find at ALL.
Aside from finding treasures, I got to hang out with Ma, who is always a joy, and Jfab and eat seafood on the breakwall at Lake Erie while seagulls danced on the breeze around us.
Have any of you gone junking?
|Um, do I NEED a caption?|
|Things I found at yard sales...|
|Lake Erie Breakwall, aka greatest lunch spot in the county|