So I got up early (for me) today on a Saturday, showered and dressed in my best auction clothes, extra layers because there is very little heat in the auction house, stopped by Micky Dees for a sausage/biscuit and large black coffee.
Next I go in the auction house, get my lucky number (22), mark my chair, speak to all my friends and puruse the merchandise. The first thing that I see is this gorgeous vase. I don't act like I want it, I don't even pick it up or touch it. I figure by now the people there know me and know that I collect/love vintage glassware, in fact I love most glassware. They are always asking me if I'm a collector. So that said, I'm afraid they will start bidding against me. Judy (my auction buddy) and I sit in the back, which has it's advantages--people don't know we are bidding. I know that this vase is coming home with me.
Judy's son, Chance, helps with the auction, and since I'm getting ancy, I (stealthly) point this out to him and he brings it up front for bidding. I wait till the bidding drops to $2.50 and I jump in. Somebody bids $5.00, but it goes home with me for $7.50. When I get it in my hands I realize that it is handblown glass!!! The bottom has the place where it was cut off from the blowing thing and the flutes are not all exact, it is a lovely shade of green. It looks great in the kitchen and I plan on putting Christmas ornaments in it. This picture doesn't do it justice...it is quite large.
This is one of two pictures of state birds and flowers I bought. I didn't realize until after I bought them that one is the Magnolia and Mockingbird of Mississippi. They are very cool and look like vintage pages out of a book. They are also framed nicely. Mine for $2.50 each!! They are now hanging in my bathroom.
Then...Judy and I were talking and I wasn't paying much attention when this beauty came up for bid.
I had not seen it when I looked over the stuff......and I thougth $#^+ that looks like Monax!!! If you don't know anything about Monax depression glass google it. Nobody but me wanted it.........mine for $2.50!!! And the funny thing is, all those dealers there, with their stores didn't recognize it!! I don't really know my depression glass, but this is only the second piece I have ever seen. It is American Sweetheart Monax which was produced between 1930-1936. I don't think Monax has been reproduced, it is very beautiful and as you can see is translucent.
I think that I made some great purchases....and I had a wonderful time.
Until next time..........