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 day...an auction, the Salvation Army and the Krystal......