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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Rummage Sale Treasures!

It is true--I am the one who suggested that it was time for the church to have a rummage sale, because it had been five or six years since the last one, and if everyone collects as much junk as I do, we could have gobs of stuff, and make a fortune! People gladly dropped off their donations all summer long. I was overwhelmed by the massive piles of clothes, this and that stuff, appliances, dishes, and pure junk. It took a lot of time and effort to sort, and set up, but we made over $700. I told the ladies if I ever suggested doing it again, just shoot me! Amazingly, I scored three outstanding items.
The bean pot looking piece has: Coors, Rosebud, USA on the bottom, and is from the '30s. In 1910 Adolph Coors invested in the Herold China and Pottery Factory in Golden, Colorado (same place the beer is produced, and same Coors company). The company has evolved into Coors TEK, a manufacturer of technology that "serves every industry with advanced products." The ash tray is hollow, and it has the signature, Anthony, and 273. USA on the bottom. Come to find out a company called Freeman-McFarlin manufactured these ashtrays during the 50s and 60s. It was bought out in the 80s. So, if you have any "Anthony" ashtrays, keep them.
And last, but not least, is this dresser. I got the boys to put it under the car port for me so I can work on it. Come to find out, under that blonde, 1950 style finish, is solid oak, and it is heavy as lead! The sides of the drawers are oak and dove tailed. More about the dresser when I get done fixing it. Just in case your wondering, the cookbook in the other picture was a gift, and it is written by Joyce Wilde, owner of the store. I even saw her cookbooks in a shop in Illinois! Now it is time to get ready to go to school, and do bulletin boards (and visit). Have a great day!


  1. I'm glad you explained the cookbook. It was so distracting that I had to go back and re-read the post to figure out the treasures! And the Wool sign....Gramps.

    I can't wait to see the dresser, all restored. Furniture is addictive, just like cookbooks and shoes....

    Good job on the rummage sale!

  2. The wool plate was a fund raiser for the Wool Growers Association back in the 50s. I think it was $10, a whole lot of money in those days!

  3. You did a good job with the antiques. Maybe your church can have a silent auction. I bought a piece of Roseville, and our church silent auction sold it for $200. Not bad for a day's work! Thank you, Jesus.Cactus