The pull was happening Wednesday – I didn’t need anything, I have so many ‘to do projects’~ I kept thinking I really shouldn’t! Then irrational thought set in – I was in the area, so stop in for a quick glance. After 4 hours, conversations with a spunky, entertaining, friendly lady (normally I am in a zone and don’t socialize, but she was delightfully persistent) I made my purchases. I did my newly started procedure – label purchases with what the plan was @ the time I bought it (like I said, I have a gazillion projects to do). So, here is where things go ‘different’….. With my recent exposure to vintage images (Pinterest), some items caught my eye. Betty Crocker’s Cook Book for Boys and Girls, Betty Crocker’s Recipe Library with the red box, and a Smith Brother’s Cough Drop tin. I grabbed them up thinking I would use them for collages, the images, or something for kitchen. I loved the tin and knew I could display it somewhere. After a search on the the items, I found that the recipe box is from 1971 & complete. The Betty Crocker’s Cookbook for Boys and Girls is an original from 1957 (it’s just missing intro page). And the Smith Brother’s Cough Drop Tin that I picked up for has a pretty sought after price. Although I don’t plan on selling my vintage items, it was a extremely unique day for me because I do not usually find items that have gone up in value!
BC Recipe Card Library 1971 – I paid $4.99 … it is listed here Alibris for $151.28 (I used Bookfinder.com)
BC Cook Book for Boys and Girls 1957 – I paid $2.99 … It is listed here AbeBooks for $10.95 (I used BookFinder.com)
Smith Brothers Cough Drop Tin (?) – I paid $.99 … Here is one on Ebay for $34.99. I had a difficult time actually pricing this tin. There were reproductions made of this tin in 1980 ( the color seems to be more blue vs black). Also the tin I have also has a iridescent shine produced within the cream color.