Friday, February 26, 2010


A few weeks ago I saw a story about a lady who sold a vintage NES system and a few games on eBay for over $13,000 - all because there was one game in the lot that is arguably the rarest Nintendo game ever made, from 1987 - the NTSC version of Family Fun Fitness Stadium Events. From Wikipedia:

"Only 2000 copies are believed to have been produced, of which it is estimated that 200 copies reached consumers before being recalled. Today, collectors who follow the online sale of rare video games believe that fewer than 20 complete copies of the game exist, few of which are factory sealed."

So, a lady in Kansas sees the press for this super score, and decides to dig through her family's collection of 175+ games to see if she has a copy of Stadium Events. She does:

"The factory seal is complete and there are no holes in the plastic.

This was bought over 20 years ago so my memories are fuzzy. What I remember is that we bought it thinking that we could play it by itself and then realized that we needed the pad (?). Somewhere in there it was recalled so the pads weren't available when we went to purchase it. We never got around to returning the game... lucky us!

I am selling because I didn't think I had anything of value. Then I saw that one lady sell her system and games for what she did. Upon checking the boxes that had sat in my basement for nearly 20 years, I hit gold!"

She seriously hit gold, people. There is only one other known factory sealed game out there, so this is the rarest of the already super rare... Click on over and check out what the current bid is - with 13 hours to go as I write this. Holy cow. I can't wait to see where it ends up!

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Sunday, February 21, 2010

New goodness on eBay this week - curtains, bedding, & more!

This week I tackled the huge box of curtains and bedding that I have been stubbing my toes on for - well, I don't even know how long. Listing those kinds of things is so time consuming, I tend to put it off, and put it off, and put it off... But, I am so happy it is done because man did I have some great stuff in that box - I had almost forgotten!

First off - there are SIX of these gorgeous mid century Asian style pinch pleat fiberglass curtain panels, and they are an astounding 89" long - that's over 7 feet!

Vintage Orange Asian Style Curtains Drape 6 Panel Retro

And on the completely opposite end of the spectrum, there are 4 panels of these pinch pleat printed cotton Peter Pan curtains - perfect for a child's room!

The bedding kind of runs the gamut as well - the most amazing spread is this one that is completely hand crocheted, from 1943 (with the note to prove it).

If that is a little too dainty for your taste, I have a great (and bold!) red and pink floral spread that has the lovely edge piping and split rounded bottom corners... *swoon*

Finally, I have one more that I almost kept - it isn't as over the top awesome as the other two, but it is a cozy green cotton with FRINGE - need I say more?

Before I go, I did list a few other goodies that I also wanted to make sure I showed you - but if you want to see everything, just click on over to check it all out!

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Friday, February 19, 2010

Vintage Marshall Field Christmas Catalog Super Score!

At the estate sale I went to last weekend there were a TON of books - I mean seriously, it was a sight to behold. Besides the bazillion vintage cookbooks I came home with (that's a whole other post on its own) I found a box full of vintage Marshall Field Christmas catalogs! Most are from the 60's, though there are a few from the late 50's and 70's thrown in there too, and most are still in the envelope they were mailed in... It amazes me what people keep sometimes - but thank goodness they do it!

I wish I had time to scan all the pages in, they are chock full of great stuff! But, no time, so I just scanned in a few representative examples... Only two of the catalogs are for kids, the others are full of grown up gifts like clothing, jewelry and housewares. A total drool fest... OK, I guess I'll just shut up and show you! (click to enlarge, as always!)

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