Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Everybody Talks About How Big A Deal It Is To Purchase A House...Heck, I Found One At The Flea Market! And I Didn't Even Have To Take Out One Of Them Fancy Loans Either. Neither Will You, I Suspect. Status: Little Pink Houses - For You And Me.
"Made In The U.S.A." Not many toys can boast that anymore. "Tin" litho' toys are great nostalgia finds at the flea markets and even though this one isn't as old as some of the truly valuable pieces, I'll take what I can get!
Even just as retro art pieces these are quite nice. They really speak to the American Dream / Atomic
Family ethos. If only I could keep our house looking this perfect! Well, perfect is a strong word.
There are some bumps and scrapes on this Marx tin litho ranch and it seems to be missing the
chimney and something else up on the roof. I've got a small lot of "doll house" furniture but sadly I
think it may be the wrong scale.
This was by far the largest item we picked up at the Wentzville flea over the weekend. It was hiding
(much like the lot of Russel Wright featured yesterday) well below eye level, sitting sad and forlorn
on the ground under a table. Just like everything else we snatched up, it was filthy and as cheap as
the dirt that was covering it! After I give it a little more cleanup and fix that bent roof this will be
found in my booth at the Green Shag Market. Anybody in the market for a Little Pink House?