Sunday, July 22, 2012
The Estate Sale Scene Showered Mr. Modtomic With An Abundance This Fine Saturday Morning. Case In Point - Another Orange Overman Chair And Ottoman. Status: Available @ The Green Shag Market!
Yup, Mr. Modtomic got lucky at the estate sale circuit this morning. There weren't a bunch of sales that "mattered" this morning. I only had two on my agenda. A third caught my attention on my way home and turned out to have some goodies too! I pulled off a hat trick today.
I did the "camp out in front of the house at Stupid:30 am until the sale opens" thing this morning to
be sure I had first option at this Overman chair set. Once again, nobody shows up until 40 minutes
before the sale. Really? Nobody else wanted this chair and ottoman? Really?
Well, my foolish camp out aside, it was a beautiful day this morning. A nice day to sit in the car
listening to NPR and trolling around various craigslists within the area on the ol' "smart" phone.
Didn't find anything but it helped to pass the time. The temp didn't climb to the triple digits until
much later so I wasn't sweltering in the car either.
In the pics on line for the sale the chair and ottoman was shown packed away in the basement.
That's were I figured it would still be. When the gates finally opened I immediately asked where
the steps to the basement were. The staff said they were just to the left but that there wasn't
anything down there except a pool table. "Huh?" So I mentioned the orange chair set that was
in the basement in the photos. It had been brought up stairs and was in a bedroom. Good thing
I asked...but really, I don't think anybody else (8 or so people) were at all interested in it.
Oh, did I forget to mention that this Overman swivel chair and ottoman also Rocks, Tilts and
Locks in position?! Talk about lounge-tastic! Shahzzsssnnoooz! I'm having a hard time deciding
which Overman to keep and which to move on to a new owner. I picked up another similar chair
and ottoman a short while back and well, even a chair hog like Mr. Modtomic don't need two!
...Or does he, hmmmmm.
Looky! Tags! Not from Sweden but the "colonies". I guess, like the Asian car makers, it was
just cheaper to build it and sell it here than ship it all the way from afar. Or maybe an American
company bought the name and rights to build Overman products at some point. I can't find much
info as to why there Overman chairs built in various locations. There's really not much info out
there at all about Overman. Meh, who cares - what I DO know is that they are pretty cool!
This particular set is available at the Green Shag Market antique mall near Hampton ave. on
Manchester. Drop by and give it a look!