Saturday, June 23, 2007

Seaside Postcard 9 - good things come in threes

Feast Postcard Today's card dates from August 1914, and was sent to someone in E Company, c/o Bull Inn, Eastry, presumably just about to embark with the troops, heading for a very uncertain future.

On a happier note, it's one of those weeks where auctions appear thick and fast: Folkestone today, Westgate tomorrow and Margate on Wednesday. Fingers crossed for some bargains - last month saw a £4 purchase become a £220 sale on eBay, and the previous month a £34 item sold for £370 so I'm feeling pretty positive - these were exceptional of course, I just struck lucky and no-one else seemed to be paying attention. And both items were'nt even listed in the catalogue, being just an 'extra' bit of their lots - you just have to look very carefully at everything. All those years glued to Antiques Roadshow, Flog It! and Cash in the Attic do make sense at last . . . And even if there aren't any bargains, the entertainment is still there, watching the interesting mix that makes up our local collectors, dealers and auctioneers.

My first Internet sale was back in web pre-history, in early 1995 (to a bookdealer in Maine, USA), and I've been buying and selling on eBay since 1999 - don't let anyone tell you this is a new phenomenon, it's been going for years! Well I have, anyway . . .

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