It’s been a rough week. I came down with a nasty cold last Monday and I am still feeling fatigued and a little weird. The last two colds I have had, I had a terrible case of anxiety for the first 24 hours, especially in the evening. I don’t know what that is all about, but I hope that is not the new normal for me. I don’t think I could handle that every time I got a cold. Luckily, we don’t get sick all that often, but once or twice a year is usually a good bet.
Needless to say, I have not done much treasure hunting this past week. After being out of work for 2-1/2 days, I ventured out to a garage sale on my lunch hour on Friday and found a few things. All the good vintage toys they had advertised had already sold, but I am pleased with the items I found. This post will be devoted to all the items I purchased from that sale.
These vintage Listerine bottles have a cool shape. I have no idea how old they are. An unopened one is listed at $40 on eBay. The label on the top says “Decorative Apothecary Bottle”. My guess as this was some kind of a promotional item put out by Listerine. Perhaps they thought people would continue to refill these decorative bottles with more Listerine, or possibly use them for other liquids. I paid $.75 each and feel they might be valued at $6-$8 each. I’ll try and update this post when they sell and for how much.
They also had this box of small bottles for $1.00. The five bottles with labels are valued at $5.00 each.
I’m a sucker for a gallon jug and these were only $1.00 each. I’m trying to get in touch with some people in Cazenovia, NY to see if they have any information on the Bruce Apple Farms. This Sweet Cider jug is valued at $10-$15.
The art deco style jug on the right has two handles and just might be from the 1930s. I just love all the lines that this jug has. One is listed on Etsy for $50! Realistically I think I could get $30 for it in our booth.
The final jug from this lot seemed unremarkable until I removed the price tag from the cap and realized it was formerly a Coca Cola syrup jug. Without its original paper label, I feel this jug is worth $10. I have several other Coke collectibles in our booth, so this will be a nice addition.
The final items from this sale are children’s books. I paid $.25 each for all the small books and $.75 each for the hardcover Charlie Brown Books.
- The Hungry Baby Bunny, ©1951 – Good Condition – Value: $3
- Little Golden Activity Book Bird Stamps, ©1955 – Good/Fair Condition – Value $2.50
- Twilight Tales, ©1947 – Good Condition – Value: $3
- The Best Surprise of All, ©1941 – Good Condition – Value: $3.00
- Wally Gator Guess What’s Hiding at the Zoo, ©1943 – Good/Fair Condition – Value: $3.00
- Pals, ©1966 – Good Condition – Value: $3.00
- Hoppity Hooper vs. Skippity Snooper, ©1966 – Good/Fair Condition – Value: $3.00
- The Tale of Benjamin Bunny, ©1993 – Very Good Condition – Value: $1.00
- Roundabout Train, ©1943 – Good Condition – Value: $3.00
- One Hundred and One Dalmatians, ©1960 – Good/Fair Condition – Value: $3.00
This Charlie Brown’s All-Stars is in excellent condition and was published in 1972. It doesn’t even look like it has been read, which is a shame. Value: $4.00
You’re in Love, Charlie Brown was also published in 1972 and is in like new condition except for the little smudge on the cover that is most likely residue from an old price tag. Value: $4.00
Thank you visiting. Enjoy your week!