Fab Find at a Bargain PriceAugust 10th, 2008 in blog
Wow! Take a look at this number; very cool! There is a huge cross-over between collectors and junkers. I'm a little bit of both and fiding this treasure was a win-win situation for me.
Here's the story my friends. I was early bird shopping at the Kane County Flea Market in St. Charles, IL (many times coughing up the higher admission price pays off) and this was the first thing I discovered. I usually recommend shopping around a bit before making your first purchase, but there are exceptions to every rule.
I spotted it, found the vendor, asked the price ($300), and I couldn't peel off the 20s fast enough. What a way to start the experience! I thought nothing could make me happier that day. Due to the weight of the time clock, I left it behind to pick up on my way out.
After about 5 hours of shopping it was time to head out. When I returned to claim my prize of the day my jaw hit the dirt. It was littered with yellow post-it notes bidding on the piece. The highest bid was $1,800. What to do, what to do? Not really. I loaded it in the truck with a smile on my face. I'm not sure how much it is really worth. I do know how much I love it! If anyone knows about this history of this piece please let me know. Also, if you have a fab find to share I'd love to see it. Good luck on the hunt!
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