September 25, 1997
I must say, this has been a strange week for news, what with Marv Albert and the IRS both being accused of taking bites out of people.
OKAY, YOU CAN STOP WRITING TO ME NOW DEPARTMENT
Last week I said that I'd given out the name of the wrong town in a town-wide tag sale, and that I'd done it on purpose to keep the competition away. That was a JOKE, folks! You can stop writing to tell me how awful I am. I actually just forgot the name of the town, and said it was Bennington, VT. because it was a small town just south of Bennington. And, according to the shop owners of Bennington, everyone who came looking for the sale found it. So there.
WHY? BECAUSE WE *LIKE* YOU!
This Sunday evening, Disney returns to Sunday night television with a broadcast of "Toy Story". Look for collectibles associated with this, and other Disney projects to grab the attention of collectors once again. Don't know what's on the schedule for this season, but if the show's anything like it was the first time around, there'll be a parade of Disney features, Made-For-TV movies and behind the scenes looks at production techniques. This could affect the prices of everything from animation cels to Mouseketeer ears.
TAKE A CHANCE
What's a good thing to buy right now? A slot machine! Prices for these are depressed at the moment. Supply greatly exceeds demand as casinos renovate and replace their old machines with new ones. So, prices are low, and they're bound to go up again. In the meantime, they make a handy place to keep your loose change. And those rows of fruit make such a lovely decorative statement.
FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW
So, you've got a piece of nice glass, but it's got a cloudy line or patch. Here's something to try: distilled water and dry mustard, mixed to make a paste. Polish the glass with a soft cloth and this paste, rinse and dry. If this doesn't work, you may have to have the glass professionally polished, but it's worth a try, no?
© 1997 Judith Katz-Schwartz
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