October 31, 1997
YES, WE ALL KNOW WHAT DAY IT IS DEPARTMENT
And a Happy Halloween to you. Vintage Halloween collectibles have escalated in price to the point where they're no longer affordable for some of us. A less expensive alternative: vintage Halloween costumes. Complete costumes by Collegeville in the original colorfully lithographed box can still be had for under $25. Not only do the costumes make a great display, so do the boxes. A neat way to decorate your home for a Halloween soiree.
AND YOU THOUGHT ALL THEY'D FIND BACK THERE WAS A DEAD FRESHMAN!
Workers renovating the site of an old Roy Rogers restaurant uncovered a 23 foot wide, 7 foot high mural under a wall of mirrors. The site, which belongs to the University of Pittsburgh, was being renovated to accommodate their new food service. The mural depicts seafarers in wooden ships and is located in a building that was built in the 1930s. It's in great shape except for a few scratches and some ketchup stains. Maybe they could just paint in some fries....
JUST RAISE YOUR PADDLE THERE, PARDNER, NO NEED TO YODEL!
Christie's auction house has announced its first auction ever of Western memorabilia, to take place on Nov 6 at their West Coast headquarters in Los Angeles, CA. The sale will include vintage photographs, posters, saddles, spurs, holsters and American Indian art. Giddyap out there if you can. It's bound to be a lively sale.
This weekend Artie and I are working for our friend, Vince, the auctioneer. Don't ask me why we are, at
our stage of age and decrepitude, working at an auction that ends at 2:30 AM - it's probably because Vince
is such a dear friend. If you're in the neighborhood of Cuddebackville, New York, stop by and say "hello".
There are always good bargains to be had at The Old Red Barn. Happy hunting!
© 1997 Judith Katz-Schwartz
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