September 19, 1997
What a week! Deadlines, dealines, deadlines.
WHAT A GOING AWAY PARTY!
As you may have heard, Fred the Baker is retiring, after having done more than I 00 Dunkin' Donuts commercials. In honor of his departure (he'll continue making personal appearances as an international goodwill amabassador), this coming Monday, September 22, Dunkin Donuts will give a free donut to anyone who shows up at any of their stores nationwide. Now, don't start speeding around hitting every DD in your town - the offer is good from opening until closing, so drive carefully. The point of all this Fred The Baker talk is that, throughout the years, Dunkin Donuts has issued lots of collectible stuff bearing his image, from humorous calendars to lifesize stand-up photos with whom you can get your picture taken. So, keep a sharp eye out at flea markets and yard sales - there may be a Fred in your future.
WHERE THEY CAN LEARN YA GOOD
Sotheby's, the esteemed auction house, is giving a lecture series called "Collecting: Jewelry, Watches and Fashion." It's an evening series, given on October 7, 14 and 23, by some pretty hotsy-totsy experts, including some of their own vice presidents. The $150 fee includes your very own jeweler's loupe, sale atalogues for each of the above areas, refereshments and inspection gloves (so you'll even stay clean, and so will their stuff). For more information, contact Sotheby's at (212)606-7822.
THE PAPER CHASE
So, you bought a nice cooking pamphlet, from Jell-o or something like that. Just one thing - someone has put a sticky price tag on the front cover. The noive! Well, you can get that right off without a trace. Squirt some lighter fluid (not butane) on the tag, and saturate it. Count five seconds, and the tag should peel right off, leaving an oily stain. Eeeek! Got you for a minute there, didn't I? No problem! It will evaporate without a trace.
HWITLOML and I are going to a town-wide tag sale this weekend. I announced this on national TV
yesterday, but gave the wrong town! Ahahahahahahahahahahahaha! No competition! Happy Hunting!
© 1997 Judith Katz-Schwartz
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