Category Archives: Auction

My Saturday

Saturday was a whirlwind for me.  It had been a bit since I was up at the antique booth and brought in new goods.  We had a couple good days with good sales leaving a few blanks spaces.  We didn’t sell a HUGE bunch of stuff but the stuff that did sell took up a lot of space.

So my plan was…go to Decorah.  Stop at an auction.  Go to Harmony.  Come back to Decorah and get the groceries and do the Wal-Mart run.

I was up early and sewed…then off to stop at the auction.  I really had no intention of staying at the auction.  The goodies they had shown in the pictures really weren’t anything I was interested in but, auctioneers can get late additions to the sale or what I think is valuable isn’t valuable to them.

Well I got to the auction and “HOLY POTTERY”!!!!


It was never ending!!

The tables were filled and under the tables were filled.
Ah…I spy little lamb planters.  I would definitely bid on these.

I haven’t really bought pottery like that before so I had no idea how that would sell.  I didn’t know what it was worth…Oh I hate that.  I get to an auction and suddenly feel dumb about what I’m bidding on but at the same time think it’s something that would sell.  We’ve been told that it’s a good idea to display several like things together in the booth so that it catches the eye of people who collect it.  Well…there were enough lambs.  Hmm.

Well I continued looking around.  Costume jewelry…again something I know nothing about.
Um…Button jars.  They would sell.  

Salt and pepper shakers.  One would think I had enough but if they sold cheap, I would consider them.

I loved these boats.  Would they sell?  They would make a nice display in the summer.  Hmm.
…and then there was more.  More of everything.  Again notice the loaded tables and under the tables.
Oh…I spy this… Continue reading

Auction Time: Your Turn to Bid

When the girls were home, Kelli and Kayla helped me process some shirts.  These have been in the hallway of my upstairs waiting for me to give them some attention.  Well the day finally came.

I am a little lazy when it come to shirt distruction.  I take the backs off and keep them for myself…then I sell the rest of the shirts.  I’m lucky.  In my area I can find shirts reasonably priced.  I know others have trouble finding shirts so I have periodically offered them for sale here on the blog.  Today is one of those days.  I’m doing ONLY shirts for this sale.  I will be having another sale soon and that will feature antique quilts.

Here’s the guidelines:
Bids must be entered in the comment section.  PLEASE  WRITE THE NAME OF THE ITEM, THE ITEM NUMBER AND THEN THE AMOUNT YOU ARE WILLING TO PAY.  If you are the winner of the bid, the postage amount will be added on to your ending bid price.  You can pay via Paypal.  I will also accept personal check but check will have to clear before merchandise is sent.  Bidding will close at NOON Central Time on Monday.  I will send a confirmation email to the winning bidder later in the day on Monday. Then hopefully bids can be paid and I can package the items up and get them in the mail as soon as possible.  If you do bid please watch your email so we can take care of the correspondence efficiently.

PLEASE NOTE ALL SHIRTS ARE 100% COTTON.  Sometimes a shirt is fronts only but most of the time it’s a shirt with attached sleeves.  If it is only a front, we have tried to make the count fair by adding another shirt.  These are all shirts I would happily put in a quilt.

I apologize that the photos aren’t the best.  I would retake them but the shirts are all already packaged up and I didn’t want to ruin the packaging.

Item #1-  Add $13 for postage.
These are all shirts that are NOT plaid or striped.
14 shirts total.

Item #2-  Add $17 for postage.
These are all shirts that are pastel colors.  Great for girl or baby quilt.
25 shirts total.  

Item #3-  Add $17 for postage.
These are all shirts that are neutral colored.
25 shirts total.

Item #4-
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Stock Certificate Story Continued….

Do you remember last week I told you about the stock certificate that I found in the cigar box?

This one…..


I have to admit…I was pretty excited when I found it.  Imagine.  $38,000 for a cigar box that I didn’t even pay a dollar for.  AH…Could it be?

I talked to a few friends.  No one really knew what to do with it.  After some talking Hubby and I decided to talk to the lawyer who was working with the estate.  We didn’t know who it was but after a couple phone calls, we figured it out.

From there the lawyer said there was no way she could help us as the name on the certificate was not the name of the person who owned the estate.  She recommended that we call a person who was on the board.

We did and started getting a bit of a run around.  The person was vague…said it wasn’t worth anything…Then I said that I would need proof in writing before I was satisfied.

I told the stock number, the name on the stock and that is was issued in 1926.

The man told me that there is no way that the stock is good as the company went through changes in 1953.  He was sure this stock was nothing.   Again, I told him that was okay…but I did feel as I had the right to see it in writing.  He told me he would check.

He called back 20 minutes later and told me he didn’t have the records at his home where he was calling from and I would need to talk to him the next day when he was in the office.

It is so hard with childcare kiddos to call anywhere.  Kalissa happened to stop over and I put her in charge of the kids and started making calls.  I passed along the info.  After a back and forth of texts and phone calls we came to this conclusion.   Continue reading

Auction Time for You! Bidding Starts NOW!

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We had such a good response to last week’s auction and I have lots here that needs to find new homes so I decided to have another auction this weekend too!!  If there wasn’t something for you last week, hopefully there will be something this week that is more tempting.

Bidding guidelines:
Bids must be entered in the comment section.  PLEASE  WRITE THE NAME OF THE ITEM, THE ITEM NUMBER AND THEN THE AMOUNT YOU ARE WILLING TO PAY.  If you are the winner of the bid, the postage amount will be added on to your ending bid price.  You can pay via Paypal.  I will also accept personal check but check will have to clear before merchandise is sent.  Bidding will close at NOON Central Time on Monday.  I will send a confirmation email to the winning bidder later in the day on Monday. Then hopefully bids can be paid and I can package the items up and get them in the mail on as soon as possible.  If you do bid please watch your email so we can take care of the correspondence efficiently.

Item #1
Embroidered Baby Quilt Top “Once Upon a Time”
33″ x 53″ is the size of the main design-Outer edge is larger.
Cost plus postage of $4

Sorry the lighting on this is terrible.  I’ve tried several times to retake the picture.  It’s gloomy and raining here so the lighting is bad.  It’s a nice white background and the stitching shows up nicely.

The stitching is very nice and good looking.

It would be perfect for any little princess in your life.

Item #2
Days of the Week Set of Flour Sack Stitched Towels with Birds
Cost plus postage of $6

These came from an auction in Fredericksburg Iowa.  The stitching is wonderful.  All of the days are included.  I didn’t notice any flaws or defects.  The towels are good quality towels and not cheapies.

Item #3
Red Christmas Napking Set (to be stitched)
Cost plus postage of $3

This came in a box of goodies from an auction.  Includes four napkins and four placemats.  All need to be stitched.  Thread included.

One napkin was started but not worries, the stitching is GREAT.

Item #4
FIVE feed sacks
Cost plus postage of $6

I picked these up at an auction.  They were in a bag of bedding.  I think they were there as the organizers of the estate mistook them being pillow cases as the stitching is still in place that keeps them looking like a feed sack.  I am also including two pieces of fabric that I do not believe to be feed sacks but vintage fabric that was sewn into pillow cases.

Here they are all laid out.

Item #5
Embroidered Baby Quilt 35 x 57
Cost plus postage of $7

This is an embroidered baby quilt.  It is a pale yellow.

The alphabet is across the top

…numbers the bottom.

This quilt is in NEW condition.  It could easily be gifted as a baby present.  In fact I thought about giving it to one of the upcoming grand babies but decided against it as I want to only give things made by me.

This was a pre-quilted, pre-printed project.  This is the backing.  The stitching is done nicely.

Item #6
Embroidered baby quilt top 32 x 49
Cost plus postage of $4

This is nicely stitched and would make a wonderful baby quilt!!  I can’t say enough good things about the work the lady who stitched this did.

The photo make the white look a little dull but that’s not true.  It’s a bright white.  I took the photos on a dreary rainy day.

Item #7
Stitched Pillow Piece
Cost plus postage of $3

This is gorgeous in person.  It is intended to be a pillow but isn’t finished.

The work is AMAZING.  It is 11 1/2 x 11/2.

Item #8
Diamond shapped Yo Yo Pillow  9 x 11
Cost plus postage of $3

Again the guidelines:
Bids must be entered in the comment section.  PLEASE  WRITE THE NAME OF THE ITEM, THE ITEM NUMBER AND THEN THE AMOUNT YOU ARE WILLING TO PAY.  If you are the winner of the bid, the postage amount will be added on to your ending bid price.  You can pay via Paypal.  I will also accept personal check but check will have to clear before merchandise is sent.  Bidding will close at NOON Central Time on Monday.  I will send a confirmation email to the winning bidder later in the day on Monday. Then hopefully bids can be paid and I can package the items up and get them in the mail on as soon as possible.  If you do bid please watch your email so we can take care of the correspondence efficiently.