Cool Stuff Cheap.


Oh, it has been a long, brutal winter in Duluth. It started too early and it got too cold and there was too much snow and way too much ice and it just went on for ever and ever.

But now spring is here and auction season has returned (for me, I mean, since it never actually went away) and yesterday I picked up my sister Kim at our usual location and we were off to Rice Lake for a day of auction fun.

I took my camera along, but didn’t get many photo opportunities since the auction was such a good one and I was busy buying stuff and spending my hard-earned cash. I did snap a few upon arrival, but then my camera was done for the day.

An empty spot in front of the auction venue is always a good sign.

Empty Spot

And thank you, town of Rice Lake, but we don’t need no stinkin’ rules.


We spent about 6 hours at the auction finding all kinds of treasures. Here are some of mine. The table is actually from a yard sale that we went to on our way to the auction, but it’s still a treasure. I’m nuts about postcards and aging ephemera, and scored a lot of it this weekend.



Other cool stuff:
This ancient sewing box filled with oddball treasures.

Treasures galore!

Treasures galore!

Loved this little table, which will fit nicely on the sun porch. And so would some SUN.


I love this little pony, but got distracted and instead of bidding on it, I ended up having to buy an entire table of stuff (for one dollar!) just to own this little gem.


I love these little “Nipper” salt ¬†and pepper shakers for my collection.


Not sure what to do with these “first issues” envelopes, but they are fun to look at:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMy sister knows how much I loves boxes of assorted junk, and I buy those as often as I can. I really love this wooden box with a collection of very cool pencils and some other little doo-dads.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe red and white pencil is advertising for Puss ‘n’ Boots cat food, and it’s got a “fuse” on the end of it. Dy-no-mite! The little Dairy Queen whistle was a gift from Kim, and the little moccasins are beaded and seem very old.

Well, that’s the end of this story. It was such a fun time, and a great re-entry into the auction world. I hope your weekend was as enjoyable as mine.

Was it?



3 Responses to “Cool Stuff Cheap.”

  1. Rick says:

    No end to treasures!

  2. Cathy says:

    It would be worth the price of an airline ticket just to comb through all those treasures!

  3. Marilyn says:

    Love that little table! I think you “done good”.

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