Saturday, February 12, 2011
RANDOM 341 OBJECT
SWEET Little ANTIQUE Graniteware BERRY BUCKET w TIN LID-$127
At 3” tall, not counting either the knob or the bail, I used the word “sweet” for good reason. That’s exactly what it is, and I haven’t even dusted it since discovering it in an estate over in Bartholomew County, Indiana last week.
It is 3 ¾” in diameter, and the height to the top of the knob is 4”. Put the original bail handle all the way upright, and it is 6” tall in toto.
It isn’t absolutely pristine, but who amongst us is? There is some minor roughness around the upper lip, and . . .
. . . and there is a ding on one side – the side that goes toward the wall if it bothers you. I find it odd that the bottom has remained so beautiful, yet someone managed to ding it. There is also a minor ding see above at the bottom rim, but that’s no big deal. (See my red arrows)
RANDOM ESTATE SALE
FINALLY. no sales for 3 weeks! as i said to the woman going in as i left. i was jonesing for a sale. once hooked on them, you are hooked. i do not normally do many prestige sales. high priced. disorganized, but this one was advertised for 2 weeks. google earth showed a eastside little bungalow in s 12th. it was too cold for barefeet, so i had slippers on. as i walk into the sale a 3oish black man walks out, 'are you wearing house shoes?!?' yes. and if 10 degrees warmer i'd be barefoot. climb the stair + open the front door. lordy. couch full of stuff and a crammed table. nice early 1900 pastel, but i can't buy that. snall little table and some books. al franken? really? i don't have that 1. put in my bag. coat rack full of stuff and a wood/lucite umbrella! into my bag, check it later. very nice arts + crafts fireplace + stained glass windows.very nice east lake love seat full of shit. will look at box of post cards/photos later. OMGthe dinningroom full of stuff. hard to see the buffet. nothing, must go to kitchen. to look for old old goodies. no old kitchen stuff!!! so bummed. maybe too late. not enen a smoosher. nothing in the kitchen. maybe the basement! walk down. well lit, but what a mess. badly crumbling linoleum. must have put it over concrete badly. interesting under my barefeet. 2 bucket w/ garden tool, i pull out a short claw/hoe. very nice, but loose. leave it. oh, did i mention the old kerosene heater? as i was looking thru the photos upstairs an man asked about it wondering what kind of fuel and i said kerosene, but it may have been coal.i am walking on the south side of the split basement. old toolbench + big big store scale. nothing. make my way to the other side. chares, tables. east lake mirror frame and dresser. rockers and a east lake pump organ. take pics. oh, dead mouse. nice. go to the bar area. lots of bottles. nothing good. seems basement bars are universal in milw, tho my grandpa didn't. OOH, i want that east lake bench. nothing but photos. attic had nothing but clothes + a dresser. back to the livingroom. chatted a bit with the black guy working, NO shoes? trust me, better than falling. while goingthru the postcards + photos, somebody brings up bush and i add my own bits. 3 lefties. shame prestige dude runs his sales stupid. i picked our 6 postcards. mostly french posts from nevers.oops, i shoplifted one. i thought i dropped one of the ones i got. so, for a bad sale, it was pretty good. and i had a good chatting w/ the black guy.
RANDOM 341 OBJECT
Antique STERLING Silver MATCH SAFE w NUDE WOMAN Dancing-$204
From an estate in Ohio, this sterling silver Art Nouveau match safe has remained in excellent condition, and it hasn’t been touched or used in many, many years. The striker on the bottom still has old timey match residue in the grooves.
Some folks like to polish old silver – either shiny as a new dollar or just enough the clean it a little. This one is ready to do however you choose, and there’ll be absolutely no disappointments.