Sunday, December 11, 2011
Large Format Estate Auction Booty. By "Large" I Mean Larger Size As Well As Price. Status: Yup...Mr. Mod Had To Open Up The Pocket Book.
This magazine bin / lamp / table was one of the items that drew me all the way down the street to the auction Friday morning. There was also a nice generic dining set that was pretty cool but I didn't feel like toasting the last of my dough on it since there were a few other items I had my keen little eye on.
This is one of those "keeper" pieces. A real Trophy, if you will. It was hard to keep bidding up
after the $75 mark but it's not like I'm going to run across one of these on c-list any time soon
for cheap, so...I kept bidding. 5 Andrew Jacksons latter it was mine. I didn't even realize until
I got it home that the "pouch" is made of suede. Nice! I was just assuming it was made of
canvas or vinyl or something. This wasn't some cheap piece when it was new.
There is some finish damage to the table top but nothing that diminishes the beauty of the lamp.
Like I've said before...a little wear and tear lends an item the air of authenticity. I'm down with
that. And while I'm still stupid "anal" about the use of coasters (had the Nightmare Before
Christmas party tonight!), should this acquire a minor water ring or something it won't be the
end of the earth since it needs a little finish work anyway.
I looked around a little on eBay for a comparable before the estate auction and couldn't find
anything value wise so I just kinda winged it. Even at $100 I don't think I did too bad and
can't imagine having found one much cheaper. But...at $100 I don't think I did good enough
to "flip" this for great big chunk of change either! So, lucky me...I'll be keeping this!
I think I can live with keeping something so nice as this. I got plenty else to make a buck off
of out in the garage...and the spare bedroom...an the real bedroom...and in the living room...
ect. That makes spending what I consider a "real" buck on something like this and the Selig
"Z" chair a little easier. Speaking of the "Z" chair...the very nice lady who sold me my Selig
"Z" chair down in Springfield Mo. @ Funtiques antique mall was at the auction buying up
some nice American of Martinsville vintage modern bedroom furniture which will likely be
available there soon. Check 'em out.