estate sale haul
worst 3 generation sale ever. ok, pretty good haul.
WW2 BRASS PLAQUE marine bombing squadron RUPTURED DUCKS- $30
First of all, right off the bat, here at the get-go, the outset, at the genesis, right up front:
This 8 ½” cast brass insignia plaque is unique in the true sense of the word. It is a one-of-a-kind. The name on the piece, in bold letters, is “S/Sgt. J. Osborne,” and “K. Boyer,” whose name appears in small, raised letters directly below the bomb, apparently did the casting.
Actually, the original “Ruptured Duck” insignia was cloth, and it featured an eagle. According to one web page, “the boys thought the eagle looked more like a duck; and, because it meant they were going home, the popular saying was, "They took off like a Ruptured Duck"...hence the nickname.”
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the "pendulum". 1769 etching
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estate sale blogging
did i forget another pic from the 2nd sale too far?
6 perfect blown GLASS TOMATOES christmas ornaments/advertising- $29
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the things i can't find at sales.
1940 ALBERA KINSEY OIL PAINTING New Orleans CINCINNATI Ohio signed- $2,050