Welcome to this week’s edition of Tuesday’s Treasures! I have so many photos, I am forcing myself to divide them into two posts. I don’t want to overwhelm you all with a mile long post, so let’s get started.
I’m really excited about this first find. I love church rummage sales and I was elated to find this box of children’s books. They all appear to be from the Dr. Seuss book club, but they are not all Dr. Seuss books. From what I can find online, it is hard to tell a first edition of a Dr. Seuss book without the dust jacket. These are from the book club, so they are obviously not first editions, but they do appear to have some age to them. I paid $.50 each and feel they are valued at $3-$5 each, depending on the book title. I’m really excited about all the children’s books that will be in our booth in the next couple of weeks in time for the Christmas shopping season. A huge part of my childhood was spent reading and I have such fond memories of all the books I read and the feeling they gave me.
I read a lot of mysteries, but I don’t remember Alfred Hitchcock and the Three Investigators series when I was a kid. I read a lot of Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys however. I will probably try to read a few of these before they go in our booth. I paid $5 for the whole box, which included five hardcovers and twenty-two paperbacks. I value the hardcovers at $3 and the paperbacks at $1. My goal is to get as many of these books into kids hands as I can this holiday season.
If you’ve followed my blog for a while, you may remember how much I love church/community spiral bound cookbooks. They were generally produced to raise money for their church or cause. I sell a lot of them in our booth at the Port City Co-op, probably because I try to keep the prices below $2 each. This one, however, must be the mother of all cookbooks as it is nearly 2″ thick and measures 8″ x 10″. It’s from a church in Herkimer, which is about an hour east from us in New York state. I plan on looking through this monster before I offer it for sale in our booth. I paid $.50 at a garage sale and will probably ask $10 for it.
I’ve acquired a lot of metal cookie cutters recently and can’t wait to get them all displayed in our booth at the co-op. This bag was only $1 at a church rummage sale. I haven’t gone through the bag yet, but I am guessing most of them can sell for between $1-$2 each.
This adorable vintage kitty and doggie planter/vase was made by Enesco. Enesco is probably most famous for their head vases and more recently their Precious Moments line of figurines. I probably have more Enesco pieces than I think I do because many figurines, vases or planters have lost their labels. These look so cute by the sink, holding your sponges or Mr. Clean Erasers. This was has a larger opening than most, so it’s a little more versatile. I really like putting vintage items to modern use. I paid $4 and feel it is worth between $8-$10.
I’ve acquired quite a few vintage pitchers lately. The one above has lovely colors that fade from red to yellow to orange. I paid $5 and feel it is valued between $12-$15.
The tilted clear pitcher above is smaller than most pitchers and has etched leaves that go around the bottom. I paid $1.99 at a thrift store and feel it is valued between $8-$10.
Last for the day is this pair of vintage planters I acquired from an antique store that closed its doors a while back due to health reasons and they finally have started to try and liquidate their inventory. The one on the right is Shawnee and is depicting a water pump and trough. It’s pretty clean with no chips or cracks. I paid $1 and feel it is valued between $10-$12.
The pink Abingdon planter still has its original label and was $10 at the same antique store. It is in perfect condition with a value of $15.
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