I got there an hour and a half early and I was number SEVENTY EIGHT. 78! Apparently, the list had started the night before the sale around 6:00 P.M. People spent the night in their cars. The sale promised lots of antique toys, and apparently there were a ton of collectors there for those - not to mention all the other resellers/ dealers/ antique store booth owners in line (all very friendly people). After the sale started, people were taking toys out of the little bungalow by the box loads. I wish had gotten there early instead of taking my sweet time in the morning dancing around the apartment with my kitty cat.
|What a life.|
When I got in, most of the things I had scouted out were either gone already, or priced to high to buy and resell: the Easton Press sealed editions were almost $50, the McDonald's Fire King Mugs were almost what they were selling for on Ebay and the Snoopy Fire King mugs were gone.
The owner of the house had been a school teacher, so there were shelves and shelves and shelves of old little golden books, vintage activity books, flash cards, construction paper, and posters - many with charming art. I stocked up on what I could before I had to leave. I have yet to photograph all the quirky classroom art I found, which were real treats to find. I found some vintage Audubon posters that I thought were really charming...
|All are in my Etsy shop!|
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