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Deanna saw this on the Web. Some pretty neat antique toys — NOT that I want any of them, anymore. I have a few similar. We no longer have the space.
We went to one of these “603 Estate Sales” in June in Alton — had a lot of fun and made out like BANDITS. We were there at the end and they basically gave us a ton of stuff for $15 (I think). At that stage they just wanted to get rid of as much stuff as they could.
Sadly the weather is not going to be nice on Saturday. That might be a damper. Sunday might be ‘OK’ but all the good stuff would be gone by then since I am sure diehard collectors will be queing up for this Sale in the rain.
Click to ENLARGE and goggle at. Find the sale at: hammacher.com
As I have often mentioned I get regular (i.e., at least once a week (it seems) e-mails from Hammacher Schlemmer — though I am NOT a customer. I do have to confess that I do enjoy seeing what they offer, since these are indeed what I would readily buy IF I had the money.
Yesterday and today I got e-mails about their up to 80% off Annual Sale — which they refer to, unashamedly, as their “Rather Famous“. Well as you can see they do appear to have made some deep discounts THOUGH it begs the question whether these items were ever worth more than what they are listed at now. Also, I have found that you can buy the same, if NOT very similar items, on Amazon for less — though, of course, by doing so you lose the cachet of having the satisfaction and bragging-rights of having bought it from the ‘Jewish Catalogue’, as the kids call it (because of its name). Yes, we get printed copies of the catalogue, in the mail, and the kids love to look at what rich kids get for Christmas (if not Hanukkah).
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I get e-mails from Hammacher Schlemmer few times a week — though I am NOT a customer. I think they are working on the assumptions that one of these days I will crack. Yes, sometimes it is torture. I really would like these two toys. The remote-controlled boat would be a HOOT at our lake, Halfmoon, in the Summer.
I have seen toy working steamrollers. They are cute — though I am not sure whether they are $250 cute. I still have a steam powered Titanic I got my son Matthew 15 years ago. That was fun. You burned alcohol.
Just wanted to share these with you in case you don’t get the e-mails like I do.