Wednesday, June 6, 2012
The Green Shag Parking Lot Sale Was (IMHO) A Success...AND I Was Good, Mostly! But The Dishes, They Was A Callin' My Name. Status: "Against Which, No Can Defend" - Mr. Miyagi
This was it. This was ALL I purchased at the (what I'm hoping will be just the first) Green Shag Parking Lot Sale. Success (ish)! C'mon, I was there to SELL, not Buy! But Rocket Century...those bastards...they had my number....and that number was M - C - C - O - B - B and T - E - M - P - O - R - A - M - A. What? Oh, yeah...not numbers. Sorry 'bout that.
Yeah, it was only a couple of pieces...but $2? How was this still sitting on the table when I finally
caved?! I'm starting to put together a real collection of this pattern. Let's see, I've got a nice
serving platter that I picked up last year on our vacation near the Wigwam Village motel. I picked
up a couple more pieces down in Cuba Mo. at an antique mall down there for a pretty good price.
So now I've got a decent "starter" set of three dinner plates, three desert plates, two teacups and
a chop / serving plate. It's getting there. This stuff just don't pop up at the thrift stores like some
other patterns. It's a bit harder to come by.
Speaking of hard to come by, this Jackson China, Paul McCobb pattern is tough to find even on
eBay! I poked around there hoping to get an idea how much it's gonna hurt scrounging for other
pieces to work on completing this set. That's some real pie in the sky thinking there but who
knows. Maybe somebody 'round here has a couple of random pieces and could use maybe some
Russel Wright / Steubenville or perhaps some Franciscan Starburst!
$30 for this lot. See what I mean about Rocket Century! They might have some pricey stuff on
the web but when they sell at an event like the Green Shag Parking Lot sale and their own lot sales
(one is coming up soon!) they price stuff to MOVE! Dave (of Dave's Mid Century Stuff) cleaned
them out of lots of danish and mid century furniture last time they had a sale. Don't let somebody
beat you to all the good stuff at the next sale!