I've been trying to stay away from auctions in an effort to reduce the rate of accumulation. Of course I went to an auction today. BUT, it was only a mile from my house and I got there 2 hours after it started. It was a strange auction. There were a few nice looking pieces of furniture, BUT they all had big piles of mouse nest and poop and urine in the drawers. It was disgusting. I bought a few uninfected pieces. A painted antique drop leaf table, a folding table, a chair and a large tin with a tight cover. I sold the chair and the folding table for 3X what I paid to other people who were at the auction. (Explain that please). Then I unpacked the tin.
I bought the tin because there was a nice spatterware advertising pitcher inside. BUT at the bottom of the tin I found this box. A super 1950's shoe box with a pair of kids cowboy boots inside. I showed them to others, mostly women, who confirmed that the boots, in their box, were hopelessly cute.
PS - Here is another photo that was requested