Yesterday's auction was crowded and busy!
This estate of a fairly well known local family who
collected clocks, historical memorabilia, figurines
coins and guns brought out a large crowd!
The George Washington signed letter ended up being
pulled from the auction, at the advise of legal counsel
handing the estate, while family members end a
disagreement over who the letter actually belongs to
and if it is indeed genuine. So, that was a little disappointing!
I wanted to see it and see how much money it brought!
But there were a lot of other interesting things to see.
Oil paintings, over 200 clocks, pretty dishes and furniture.
This group of stuff came home with me!
- While I was clerking, this lemonade set with pansies on it sold. It was going for very little money, so I bid, too! I stop bidding at $25 and when the pitcher and four cups were handed over to the lady who won, she found a chip on one of the cups. She didn't want the set any longer and the auctioneer asked me if I'd like the set for $5. Well, sure! :)
- Found a box of milk glass in the trash. This little pedestal bowl matches a tiny cake stand that I found at another auction.
- This little pitcher will make a lovely flower vase.
- A flower frog. Not sure why someone would leave it for the trash, unless they didn't know what it was.
- Two mantel clocks left for the trash. We have several old wind up clocks already. I love them! I'll let The Mister fiddle with them and see if they work. I hit a couple of bumps on the way home and they started chiming. ha. Reminded me of A Christmas Carol when Scrooge is eating his porridge and the bells and clocks start chiming on their own as the ghost of Christmas Past is on his way. haha. Quite the effect driving home in the dark alone...with the big full moon right in front of me in the sky! lol! Maybe one of our clock keys will fit these and we can get them working. Fingers crossed! They also need a good cleaning!
- A stack of pretty old plates. I like to use them for drain dishes under my indoor potted plants.
- I loved this old frame. And it's grey! ha. Perfect. It's filthy. It will have to get a bath in the kitchen sink like the cement bunny did! lol.
- More milk glass. I'm finding that this sells well in my etsy shop, so I took it from the trash, too.
We chatted with one of the daughters that was there for her parents estate. She said every inch of space in their home was covered with clocks. All the furniture, the walls, shed, even the garage had clocks. Lots of ticking and chiming. lol. I know that would drive some people crazy, but I grew up with a clock like that. I love it!
So, there you go! Fun day! Fun trash!
I'll let you know what happens with the clocks!