Sunday, March 14, 2010

Auction (073/365)

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“People always say congratulations. When you’re a successful bidder it means you’re willing to spend more money than anyone else. I’m not sure if that’s congratulations or condolences.”

Eli Broad (American philanthropist and art collector, b1933)

TIME:  1:56 PM
PLACE:  Auction house
SUBJECT:  Sign

I met a friend of HandsomeHusband’s and mine at an auction house this morning.  I love going to auctions and rummaging through the boxes on the flatbed trailers, you never know what you are going to find.  Even if I don’t buy anything (unlikely!), I like to watch and see what people are buying and what the stuff is going for.  Sometimes I wonder if my life is going to be reduced to being spread out on several flatbeds with people bidding on boxes of my crap – if that’s the case, I hope I have good crap for them to bid on.  I ended up buying a few things, including a tripod and an old Bell-Howard 8mm movie camera.  But my favorite lot, that I only paid $5.00 for, is a set of Oneida Twin Star flatware from 1959.  It included 11 forks, 12 spoons, 12 knives, 12 soup spoons, 4 casserole spoons, a pierced serving spoon and a pierced pie and cake server. Looking at the prices on Replacements.com, I think I did pretty good.  I ran them through the dishwasher and they are now in the silverware drawer, ready to be used.

2 comments:

Mari said...

Good for you! I like auctions too, but rarely have a chance to go to them.

bentonflocke said...

congrats to such a wonderful flatware!

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