Wednesday, November 26, 2014

That's a croc

Specifically a crocodile briefcase.
 even more specifically, black horned crocodile brief case

and more specifically than that, a GENUINE black horned crocodile briefcase.
or attache case.
  Your choice.

Now, the discerning among you all know what these generally cost.

But I'm letting mine go for a piddling $300.

Why would I let a genuine crocodile briefcase go for $300, when even ones that are not in great condition go for twice that??

Well, mainly because a) I'm a nice person, and b) I'm an assiduous shopper, and if anybody can find a mindbogglingly awesome find at a ridiculously low price, it's me, and c) I'd rather make a quick sale, than wait for weeks or months for a bigger payday. 
If you knew what I paid for it, you'd fall off your chair.

So I win, and most importantly...

You can get the briefcase / attache case here:

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

the Tuesday Song of the Week

'I'm Beginning to See the Light' - Ella Fitzgerald

When I was a kid, I thought her name was 'Elephants Gerald.'

Monday, November 24, 2014

Time is running out !!

'Whaddya mean?' I'm sure you're asking.

Well, here it is: You have one week and one week only to do your Christmas/Hanukkah/Festivus shopping in my Etsy shops.

How come why?

Because most of whatever's left this time next week is going to auction.  We're cleaning out in anticipation of the wonders and marvelosity of 2015.

So hurry and start buying!!! for all manner of neat old stuff awesome vintage clothing and accessories divine vintage costume jewelry

lion bank

A last 1960s classic!

dopey like a fox

dragon the line

 Mad Men era smoking set avec
golden dragons 

 mahvelous, no?

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Lady's Letter Writer: Letter XV

I had a such a hard time locating the book today that I briefly considered substituting today's post with material from an 1862 edition of Oddfellows Companion that I'll soon be selling.  But it did finally turn up, so here goes...

Letter XV
The Answer 
(i.e. to last week's letter) 

New York, September 7, 18--
My Dearest Child:-- Make yourself perfectly easy as to my consent to anything that can promote your happiness.  If Mr. .... be what you represent, my fondest wishes that you might meet with a desirable partner in life will be realized.  At the same time, do not be to hasty in giving an unqualified assent to his proposals, but take time to learn those minute shades of disposition and character which nothing but constant acquaintance can display. 

I shall be at Newport on the, and shall not only be delighted to meet by dear child again, but to be introduced to the man of whom she has thought so worthy of her affections.  

                                     Your ever-loving mother

To Miss ....

Mandrake the Magician

This is a tiny tiny pin, so even while I'd love to sell it, most of the time I can't even find it.