Saturday, January 2, 2010

Things I Bought At The Auction

I can't think of a better way to start the new year than by attending an auction.  As you can see here, the fun is just about to begin.  I was running late so I didn't get to look over everything as I usually do, but sometimes when they bring up the unexpected it is even more fun.

This is the first thing that I bought.  I had one just like this when I was a kid, in fact I think I got it for Christmas.  I think that it was a surprise, because I don't remember asking for it...or now that I think about it, it may have been a hand me down from a cousin.  But anyway this one is very similar, right down to the dents


This is the next thing that I bought.  I spotted it right away.  Of course I was very cool when I looked it over, you must never ever let 'em see that you are interested.   It is a very large platter and the picture is the capital.  It appears to be quite old, with crazing and cracks...but I don't care.  I love it.  The picture below is an enlargement of the scene.  And the eagle and inscription is on the back.  There is also an hallmark that I can't read.  I'm going to try to make a rubbing of it to see what it says.  Do any of you know anything about this or have seen one like it?

I also bought some plates, but they are still in my car and I didn't take a picture.  I'll post pictures later.  Oh yeah and I bought a vintage Monopoly game and a vintage Cootie game.  I'll post pictures of them later too.
After the auction my friend Judy and I went to the Salvation Army and of course the obligatory late lunch at the Krystal.  (She loves those little bitty burgers as much as I do.) 
The perfect auction, the Salvation Army and the Krystal......


a painter said...

I am green with envy! What a fun day and great finds! Your black transfer ware platter is great.

My husband won an old globe at an auction, too, and keeps it on his desk at work. People love it.

Love your New Year photo with your sweet, tiny little girls!

The Lucy and Dick Show said...

Sounds like an excellent day! Isn't it fun to see how the countries names' have changed over the years?

Mr. Flannery said...

Thats a really nice platter. The present dome on the Capitol was completed during the Civil War, so your platter predates 1861. Very cool.

Jane said...

Great auction finds. I'm jealous of the globe. I'm in the middle of a vintage travel themed guest room redo and that globe would be perfect for the room. I'm keeping my eye out for one.
The platter looks like quite a find and very old.
Sounds like a fun day.

Camellia said...

did you go to the grenada new year's day auction? I'm sooo jealous. We haven't been in years.