Saturday, May 28, 2011
RANDOM 341 OBJECTS
1910 Encyclopedia Britannica 11th Handy Edition 29 Vol.=$33
Some say the llth edition (29 volumes, including index) of the Encyclopedia Britannica is their best. The Encylopaedia Britannica A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information Handy Edition is the full name.
Summer’s almost here & you’ll need beach-reading material; Or you might want to save your encyclopedias for those dark, frigid days of winter when they’ll be able to educate & entertain you. Summer can still be for Augusten Burroughs or Jack Handey.
CONDITION: About 5 on a 1-10 scale--far from perfect…some hunks missing from cover spines. Expect many other flaws (smudging, foxing & short tears, spine separation on a few). I noticed at least one map has come disbound & is just sitting quietly in its place waiting for a touch of glue. No marks of any sort, so we’re lucky there.
There’s information galore on this 11th edition printing of the Encyclopedia Britannica—rave reviews—if you care to Google.
Some people actually take the books apart for their own purposes—hey, maps & colored plates to frame, scrapbooking to do. I don’t advocate…I’m just saying.
One hundred years ago there was a lot of information jam-packed into 29 volumes. Take a peek back in time. It’ll be fun. You can learn a thing a day and store up smarts, as an elderly Tennessee gent from Elk Mills, Tennessee once advised me to do.
RANDOM ESTATE SALE BLOGGING
luckily my madison epal and he had a furlough day and he sort of enjoys estate sales. it's almost a weird amusement. both house post WW2 blah. 1st was tiny. first spotted an old 1936 hydrant. walking up. has set up a sewer grate on a table base. could put a fire pit or flowers in it. had a nice little love seat in the driveway. very comfortable. lots of chairs and a podium in the garage. no place for a cheap settee tho. went inside the back door. basement 1st. OOH, a MIGHTY WURLITZER! NFS buried in the corner. AND a player piano. no good tool or anything. OOH, what's that? and old entertainment center. nice case. open. no teevee. a record player(looked broken and a radio. took forever to see the GENERAL ELECTRIC. wait? where are those staytions? WORLD BAND! PARIS! up stairs 1st the kitchen. my ebay money spot. found the 'greek' plate for a present. a chip, but $1 is good. and a complete horn hand meat carving set! EBAY! i guesses catholic in the basement, had some saint figures on the work bench. going to the bedrooms, linoleum! CATHOLIC! more crap, but i spotted soome photos in a box. went thru them. found a few interesting moments. shame the 2 nuns isn't in focus.
well. lunchtime. 1st we spottes steve's on blumound's bar & grill. saw my barefeet 1st. no entrance there. their loss. got on 60th/hawley, did i mention his new navigator thingy? very insistent that we went the wrong way. we got past main st and construction by the old torn up sam's club/CBS/58. gravel turned into dead end. no exit. go back. fooey. but went east on main to the cool little loop on the edge of the veterans cemetery. went back west on main street. not far we spotted another bar + grill. ugly mug. sign said the BEST hamburger in milwaukee. well, we have to try THAT place. at first she said no barefeet, but could set up the patio, then changed her mind. later a big german shepherd came in shedding. but gorgeous dog. they had a 3/4 hamburger! yikes. i figured i can't eat a whole one. i had fries. ryan got the cheeseburger. he gave me 2 bite size no cheese piece. i must say it was very good! fries only so-so and not heintz ketchup. had a pleasant chat w/ an older guy at the bar.
the 2nd one in brookfield, but easy to get to. the gamin(?) thing told us what i said we should take. tho the sale road did not go to greenfield. found the sale. 1st day. lots of cars. nearly got run over by a van backing out of the driveway. but they were slow. went in the garage. nothing wanted there, went in the side door. basemen 1si. treadmill, nice area rugs. 1 older red/blue/black turkish? lots of psychiatry books on a shelf. oh, clue to jewish in the garage-driedle(sp). nothing in the basement. back to the room between kitchen + garage. the back wall which continued into a hall was painted a deep cobalt blue. very nice. i grabbed the african carved head. painted paints meh. nice glass piggie bank. nah. had to go thru a box of postcards. look like photos. artsy french ones. i got 10@ 50¢ea. off to back bedroom. 1 nothing much ,but had to check out a domino. tightly wedged into the box. the made in china label on the bottom vintage. finally got one out. pretty sure dyed wood stamped on both sides. maybe hand painted dots. $1? take! other bedroom blah, but corner table had goodies. i wanted a mosaic wood box, but $3. got the bird straw box. i have a collection. left the pretty mosaic box. next room a office. OOH, a kohlkoma spoon + bowl! EBAY! lots of ties. nice suit coats. ryan did not like the weaves. bah, that's a nice hounds tooth! and a nice wool plaid. off to the kitchen. box of silver and such. OOOOH, i don't have any of those! i forgot what it was. i thought seafood. no, butter or nut pick. go thru the dinning room. the furniture sold. the dinning chair was very comfy. nice wood. 80's. and open plan sort of to living room. jewelry table. blah HEY! KOHLKOMA PIN! i snagged that. oh, i forgot about the little early 1900 or older little bookcase for $45. found a book on abnormal psych stuff. looks amusing. paid more than usual, but selling the russian stuff + the dominoes should make it free shopping! i will have to blog the postcards + photos soon.
RANDOM 341 OBJECTS
7 Old NICKEL CANDY BOXES - Hershey’s - CHUCKLES & MORE-$9
Candy makers can’t put the price right on the box nowadays because the price is likely to go up in a week. And about the only thing you can buy for five cents today is a nickel.