Two weeks off of work and time to shop the big auction site is not a good combination! However, I have picked up a couple of great finds!
The seller of these pieces had typos in their descriptions, so thankfully I just happened to stumble across them. Also, luckily, that made it almost impossible for other buyers to find them.
First up, I nabbed this great mid-century ashtray and stand. I got it for 99 cents! With shipping, it was still cheaper than most pieces of Pyrex that I pick up on the big auction site. Now, I don't smoke, so I'm not quite sure what I will use it for, but I think it will make a great addition to my collection of mid-century decorations. Most likely it will stand by a chair in the living room, just looking awesome!
Secondly, I picked up this 1 1/2 quart Pyrex casserole in the Regency pattern. I had not come across this pattern before, so I looked it up and found that it was a promotional pattern from Fall 1965. Promo patterns are what I mainly try to collect. I like them becuase while there may be thousands of Butterprint or Butterfly Gold or Spring Blossom pieces floating around, these pieces are a little harder to come across. This piece has a little chip in the corner of the lid handle and a couple of scratches in the paint (nothing bad) but otherwise is in good shape. Thanks to the typo in the description, it was a good deal at $3.99 (plus shipping).
So, have any of you found any great finds lately?
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