Thursday, June 28, 2012

It Figures

I escaped from my continuing education ordeal today. I now have 47 credits to meet my 45 credits by June 30th requirement. I feel liberated. To celebrate I went to an auction near my home. It was the best auction of the season! I did great.

The grandmother had great taste and a very eclectic eye. We would have gotten along very well. There weren’t too many people there and only a couple of them were real bidders. I bought two ships figure heads. They were restaurant decor in Bloomfield Michigan until it redecorated in the 1950's. They are old and may be real because they had been in the restaurant since before World War II. She is over 6 feet tall and he is a little shorter.

I also bought a table of framed items. I bought the remainder for about a dozen items for $10. Included in the group was this photograph of Winston Churchill. It is signed and dated Feb. 1935. The signature looks like those that I found on the internet. I haven’t taken it out of the frame yet to see if the signature is in ink or printed. However in an envelop attached to the back was a little note “With Mr. Churchill’s compliments.” This could get real interesting.

Mr. Flannery


Sandi said...

Oh my. I can't wait to see what you find out about the Churchill piece. How exciting.

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

okay now that is exciting and a great reward for having to sit thru the "ordeal of 2012"