After a couple of weeks of very little activity I finally got the chance to get out and hunt up a few new things. Saturday morning saw me making a mid morning pick up from an online sale. Most of my purchases were a variety of farm tools. I did buy a wooden box of small hand tools mostly because there was a neat piece of advertising in the box. A floating fillet knife with advertising for a Gulf Oil and Tire distributor caught my eye and realizing there were enough other pieces to pay for the lot I jumped at the opportunity. No pics yet, but maybe in a later post.
I also was able to attend an auction. It really wasn’t one of the better auctions I’ve ever attended. My preference for an auction is lots of vintage and antique smalls. I will buy the occasional piece of furniture, but that’s not what I’m usually looking to find. I did purchase a nice primitive farm table at this sale.
One of the things I often like, but seldom buy is clocks. I’m always afraid that there will be mechanical problems and it is generally hard to test them.
I made an exception with this one. I figured at $1 it was a no brainer. Turns out it works great.
The rest of the best include a couple of old tobacco knives. These have historic significance in the area and should be an easy sell. A Bluegrass (formally Belknap) tack hammer and a Keen Kutter stone mason’s hammer were also good finds.