I have brought home a lot of box lots from auctions and estate sales.
And dug through in hopes of finding some sort of fun treasure.
I don’t think I have ever expected to find anything of real monetary value – more “that is so great, look at the old chippy paint”.
But I found my first valuable item, buried in a box.
Buried in this box
As I dug through this box of ornaments, I was feeling a little annoyed with myself.
I had paid way too much for vintage ornaments.
Especially since I may or may not have a huge amount of them in my basement already.
But I broke my own auction rules, and got caught up in the bidding.
Worse than that, I paid too much on a not great box so that I had to pass on the really good box.
Or so I thought.
As I dug through, I found this really heavy and large ornament. It is about 7 inches across.
I also immediately noticed its brass fitting.
And then, since it came from a closed down shop, it had a price tag.
I did some research, that is probably high, and I won’t get anything for it unless I find a collector who is interested.
But, it was fun and a little like being on Antique’s Roadshow just the same!
And, it made me feel a little better about over bidding!
Thanks for reading.