Monday afternoon was spent pruning my hands in a kitchen sink full of water, vinegar and these...
As far as instant collecting goes, Sunday's auction was a success. A giant flat full of gorgeous glass prisms.
Loved the gray ones in particular. Don't see those as often. Did not love the creepy old guy bidding against me. Really sir, what are YOU going to do with them? I lost out on a flat of Free Order membership correspondance from the 1800s to him (oh the handwriting was divine!). Grr...
2012 remains the same as 2011 in some respects.
Folks are STILL paying WAY too much for stuff at auction.
If dealers would refrain from spending too much on the front end they wouldn't need to mark up so much in their booths.
And their inventory would sell MUCH more quickly!
It gets harder and harder for me to buy things reasonably.
But the thrill remains!