That woman in the black visor is looking at some prints I really wanted - I was outbid on them..
This is the auction I go to several times a month. They sell everything and I mean everything. I go mostly for jewelry of course because you know, I'm a dealer, but there are always other things that catch my eye. These are things I liked but did not bid on...
These are things that caught my eye for a different reason, also did not bid on (which is probably obvious)...
Things I did bid on but didn't get. These fantastic fashion prints and advertisments from the early 1900's - still kicking myself for not staying in the bidding, they were fabulous. I just get nervous sometimes and bow out, oh well...
Tried to get this very old but in beautiful condition set of Dickens for my daughter. I was outbid by a woman who was going to be re-selling them individually - BREAKING UP THE SET, saddens me...
This is what it's like for me at the auction - I'm short so I often can't see when I'm trying to bid...
and my feet are always killing me from the 5-7 hours of being on them (chairs are hard to come by)...
but I was with Andrew Henry who rubs my feet when we get home and my Mom who bought me french fries, gave me a bite of her candy and always whispers in my ear "if you want that just bid what it takes and I'll buy it for you" so it's a good day in my book. Plus I did manage to bring home a few goodies for the shop!
I do love the auction. Did you spy anything you would have liked to bid on?
Looks like fun! Used to go to auctions with my parents when I was young, but have not been to one in years.
How sad about the Dickens - that just sounds greedy to me.
I haven't been to an auction in years but love the thrill of the bidding.
Thanks for taking me along for the ride,
PS: I think your favourite word might be "Sold!" especially if the person with the gavel is pointing to you.
i can't see why you don't want that big brown statue?? I would have loved to see who bidded on it!! And that kind of broke my heart about the dickens books :(
How fun! I've never really been to one of these. I also love looking at all those jewelry pieces.
I can't believe that you bypassed that pink mask. :)
How fun! I wish just once I could join you at one of these!
I liked the tapestry ruggish looking red piece in the first photo and the little silver box with the jewel on the front in the 3rd photo. The fishing basket too - cuz my dad had one just like it. And, of course, I liked everything that you bought as well - beautiful!
BREAKING. UP. THE SET. That's horrifying. Also, I loved those candlesticks. Dramatic, awesome.
I should have known that would possibly traumatize you - sorry about that. The candlesticks were from a gothic church and indeed fantastic.
Oh what fun....your treasures are amazing...you never know what you will find! Hugs for a great day. xoxo
There is definitely 'something for everyone' at those auctions.
Maria, I liked the silver box too but didn't bid as it was part of the group of perfume bottles and I had no interest in those.
I haven't been to auction in years. It's so easy to get caught up in the bidding - I must stay away!!
Looks fun and unique. I love vintage.
Looks like you had a great time but that would have been to long on my feet.
The two Gothic Church pieces look fabulous but where would I put them ?
There definitely is everything under the sun at these auctions. You didn't get to snap a picture of the tanning bed :-). The auction people found it under loads of stuff in the back. Had been there for years and they finally sold it.
oh that gold headdress would have been a fun thing to try on! and i actually liked the old man mask. i enjoyed having a peek anyway! b.t.w. yesterday i commented on how i liked to clip articles and recipes and my laptop ran out of battery!
I am so upset about that woman breaking up that precious Dickens set! :-(
The jewelry you gathered looks quite enticing.
As for the lost bidding, I'd say it gives you more freedom to bid for the next treasure. Good luck! :-)
Dang, I’m there!!!!! ah shucks, we’d be bidding on the same stuff. Just the same, when can I met ya?
Love the weathered Dickens novels... they would add so much charm to a book shelf! xo
Fun! I would have bid on those lovely prints, as well.
Dare I tell you that I have never been to an auction. I have been to the viewing days as we have a very large auction house quite near to where we live, but I have never been to an actual sale.
You are amazing with all your finds. I would love to go to one of those auctions one day:) Enjoy your afternoon, sweetie
Oh my, I see a few things I would have loved to bid on!
that place looks like a gold mine! great finds!
oh how fun! i've never done a live auction but i do get quite the thrill on ebay!
That's it, i'm packing my bags and moving the house to where you are! You have way too much fun either thrifting or bidding:-). Love the weathered Dickens novels.
I would have had so much fun - so much temptation. I have a Dickens'Bleak House' from that era, obviously once part of a set. I found it for next to nothing in a charity shop weeks ago, and am enjoying reading it...and I love that religious icon mantle - if only I had the right place for it.
I've seen those brown tribal statues around though and they give me the creeps, guess that's their purpose!
What fantastic finds! I love a good vintage auction!
Such a pity about the dickens set!
I would have liked to bid on the Dickens set (intact please) and those perfume bottles!
Oh that Dicken's collection was cool! And it's sad when people break up things like that. Grrrr!
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