Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Sputnik, Calyx and Pottery - And A 1957 Airfloat Flagship

Yesterday was a holiday, and usually that means some good deals on eBay while folks are out having BBQs or whatever it is they are doing.

So, being the hard-working entrepreneur I am, I was, of course, working yesterday. And since I work so darn hard (I really do) and because I usually have time to comb through a lot of searches on eBay, I thought I'd give it a go.

Above is a 'Sputnik Remembrance' clock. The red thing it the hour part, the little gold ball on the outside of the earth map globe is Sputnik. I think Sputnik is the minute hand part.

The clock is deep and resembles a dashboard dial or something.

Anyways, this will go in my office space room.

I got a pair of these Calyx pattern chair cushions. Well, they are cushion COVERS which the seller didn't make clear until I saw a "question from buyer" as I was emailing for the combined invoice.

Still, a good deal, I'll simply buy a couple inserts to fit. (Grumbles at seller for photographing them with stuffing and NOT making it clear).

I expanded my unknown pottery makers of the 1950's to include bowls lol. This one is dated "1954" and has age wear on the bottom, so looks like the real deal. I know, you are rolling your eyes at this one. I think I paid $1 for it.

All cheap cheap cheap. I passed on a cool clock that didn't work and needed a battery operated replacement housing on the back when my $13 bid was dwarfed by a $51 bid. No thanks!

That orange clock in my prior post sold for $280.

It's a DARN good thing I didn't see this 1957 Airfloat Flagship Trailer for sale until an hour before the end of the auction. Located within driving distance, it sold for only $2,700!

But this is 1950's Atomic RANCH HOUSE, not 1950's Atomic Trailer! I need another project like I need a hole in my freakin' head!

I can just see the look on my neighbors' faces as I have this roll up to my house. They already think me eccentric, this would only confirm it.

Check this out:

Soooweet. But NO NO NO I had to let it pass!

I hope everyone had a good weekend!