Huge On-line Ephemera Auction

         INTERNET AUCTION – ON LINE BIDDING               Local preview: Thursday February 2nd   1- 4pm

Postcards, Vintage Fruit Crate & Canning Labels, Tradecards, Advertising, Victorian Valentines, Marbles

Includes thousands of vintage postcards dating from 1900 through the 1960’s. Every type of postcard represented from early undivided backs, real photo post cards, artist signed cards, linens, airbrushed, silk, leather & more. Large collection of vintage fruit crate labels, cigar & whiskey bottle labels, canned food labels dating from 1910-1950. Victorian trade and advertising cards, antique Valentines cards, vintage marble collection.                                                      For catalog & on-line bidding:   

Coming February 4th & 5th  

Lifetime Estate Sale

340 Leavitt Ln., Grants Pass

Sale includes: 1999 Lincoln Town Car with 71,000 miles, Oak dining room table with four chairs, 1990 Schafer & Sons Upright piano-mint, early 1900’s English sideboard with mirror, Duncan Phyfe drop leaf table. Six sided oak table, Eastlake walnut armchairs, Cabriolet arm chairs, Couches, Mahogany bowfront tall dresser, Mahogany 4 poster bed, Floral settee, Savonarola chair, Lawyers bookcase, Hiroshige Woodblock print, Herni Fourday Color Litho, Bessie Pease print, large collection of Knowles Norman Rockwell Plates, costume jewelry, Two sets of china, antiques, figurines, electronics,  garden statuary, office desk & supplies, tools, lawn & garden, Craftsman rollaway tool chest, generator, Sears fridge, folding chairs & lots more.




Losing your Marbles

Losing your Marbles

marblesWho hasn’t heard of, or used the expression “losing your marbles.” Metaphorically speaking, marbles seem to be equivalent to brains or at least wits. Or maybe marbles simply refer to a tenuous state of human sanity held in check by a hand drawn circle in the dirt. Knocked out of the circle, you lose. I got to thinking about this phrase which took me down a path to the game of marbles itself, which seems to have gone the way of hopscotch & jacks along with just about every other outdoor game that healthy young American children used to play before the advent video gaming and the computer vortex. I believe my generation, the baby boomers, were the last to play the “Great American Outdoor Games.” These included obscure fun rituals such as: ringolevio, capture the flag, stoop ball, jumprope and the like. After reflecting momentarily, I realized that I too had not actually been part of the “marble generation.” I missed it. Yes, we had marbles. Catseyes, those cheaply produced machine made glass orbs from Japan which flooded the American market in the 1950’s. But cateyes are to marbles, as cubic zirconium is to diamond. But what did we care? We were too busy flipping Maris & Mantle cards to think about winning a paltry marble or two.

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