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AN AUCTION PURCHASE TO AMAZE YOU
Tonight I went to the auction with my sisters and good friend. We had so much fun bidding on lots of Christmas items. There was a Santa that I fell in love with the minute I saw him. Along with this santa there were many other Christmas figuerines that were quite nice. They were all sighned and dated by June McKenna. I did not know who she was. Sigh!
Finally the figuerines were ready to auction and the bidding began. The auctioneer began by saying these were priced at $200.00 origianally. He called for the bids and noone seemed to be interested. He finally asked if anyone would start the bid for $5. I imediately put up my number. The auctioned ended at $15. and I won the bid. I could choose anything I wanted from the collection, so I chose the Santa. All the rest of about 15 figuerines went for only $15. or $10. each. I didn't bid again because I was happy with my Santa. BIG MISTAKE.
My sister researched these figuerines when she got home and found my Santa that had just been sold for, (are you sitting down?) $284. plus $67. postage for shipping. Yes, my Santa is very heavy.
Here he is... the purchase of a lifetime.
Isn't he beautiful?
My sister bought two for $10. each, both Santas with a sleigh. WHY OH WHY didn't I buy more??? Sighing deeply here.
Keep on thrifting and looking for that bargain. They are out there and sometimes they call your name.