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|Selection of Lead and Pewter Seals|
And below is another find by Bill M. Interesting looking cup. Could it be an oil lamp? The shape seems like it could be made to swirl and separate melted materials.
Not long ago I mentioned the Dixie Gun Works catalog that I picked up in a thrift store for $1. It is a handy reference for looking at old gun and weapon parts, but you can also find books that are real treasures worth hundreds of times the purchase price. Accomplish two things at once: while hunting books about treasure and treasure hunting, maybe you can find a book that is a treasure.
I've sold a few books for hundreds of times the purchase price. One that I found in a thrift store was a book on fly fishing that was signed by a famous person that collaborated on the book and one of his business cards was found inside the book.
One of my best books on Spanish colonial money was found at a thrift store for a dollar. The same book would be hard to find anywhere today, even on the internet, for any price.
The antique and collectible book market has changed dramatically in the last ten years. There was a time when any old book would easily sell for a few dollars, now that isn't the case.
|Find and Photo by Bill M.|
Conditions just haven't been changing. Furthermore, it looks like we won't have any real change for over a week. Maybe something on the horizon, but predicting that far out is difficult.