Thrift weekends and thrift finds tend to blur week after week. I wish I had a stellar memory that engraves each item, the price and where I found it in my mind but it doesn't. In fact, having this blog as an electronic diary of sorts, is the next best thing.
I found this antique book at an estate sale in Santa Rosa. I had to buy it because I've never touched anything so old before. It felt beautiful and wonderful in my hands. I was truly holding a part of the past.
My friend and business partner Kara offered to help me with this amazing find. Kara did most of the work. She researched it, asked fellow book experts about it and wrote up this amazing eBay auction for the book. Kara is owner of Little Sages Books and is going to be writing some posts at ATG in the future about book selling and what it means to be a bookseller in this high tech world.
Kara estimates that the book might be worth between $100 and $200 but you never know with an online auction. She cleverly started the auction at $1 which made me gasp at first. Then I realized that I'm okay with whatever price the book sells at. It's part of the thrift game. I woke up today to see that it's already at $107.
What is your oldest find?