A camera and coins were the goal a few Sunday's ago. We went to our first auction to look for old cameras for Mr B's collection and coins. What we came home with was far more fascinating.
We found a framed picture of our elusive Aunt Betty. I know there are a few scratching their head right now trying to recall who the heck Aunt Betty is. You know……the crazy Aunt……the one people rarely talk about…..remember her? She lived in that house? Remember? On that street? You know who I’m talking about! She was the Crazy Aunt on our mother’s side? Remember? Needless to say to find a framed art rendition was quite a find.
Xman picked out a 4 foot framed picture of the sea. 4 feet wide. Wide!
When we thought it couldn’t get better low and behold we found even more treasures! Right there on a table in a tidy pink box was the most adorable navy blue vintage 1950 turban style hat. It’s gorgeous and screams 1950’s cool. Now I know what you are thinking, where will she wear such an awesome hat? I have no freaking clue! I don’t own any 1950 throwback garb that also happens to match a navy blue hat. This is what you do at an auction, buy strange shit you don’t really need. UPDATE: I have since tried on the hat and with my ears it doesn't look as 1950's cool as I thought it would. It looks like I need an ear job...desperately.
We also purchased a brass 1970’s sullen sounding gong. Yes I said gong.
Not to be overlooked is the five pound quartz replica of a whale pen holder. That is quite a find! Not often do you find a pen holder that IS ALSO a replica of a whale. Even if you do it's never five pounds. I can feel your envy even from here.
We aren’t done yet people. We also found a brass incense holder (at least we think that’s what it is) from India, a Mickey & Minnie mouse figurine, two Chinese dragon sculptures, some kind of reel to reel recorder and the last rare find was a brown velvet koala bank. I can’t make this stuff up! Check the pictures for proof.
By the way we did find coins and cameras but with all this other incredible stuff those pale in comparison.