September 19, 1998
A wicked week, during which work to replace the roof on my 42-story apartment house began (I live on the 42nd floor - ouch!). I am now slightly insane, and not amused to hear that the workmen don't take Saturday off. It sounds like what you hear when the dentist is a drilling a cavity in your head - a very large cavity!
FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF DON'T YOU DARE BUY THAT;
THERE'S NO MORE ROOM IN THE
Neff's Amusement Park of San Angelo, TX, went under for good in 1997, and its contents are being auctioned on September 26 by Norton Auctioneers of Coldwater, Michigan. Included in the auction are a 1906 Parker carousel frame and wood Herchell-Spillman horses. Also going on the block are a train, a Ferris Wheel, Tilt-A Whirl, Giant Slide and other equipment and memorabilia. Just about anything you need to give you really intense motion sickness will be in this sale. Think of it as a diet aid. For more information, call (517)279-9063.
AND I SUPPOSE JAWS' DENTURES WENT FOR THEIR WEIGHT
IN GOLD DEPARTMENT
On Thursday, September 17, Christie's held a James Bond memorabilia auction in London. The top lot was the character, Odd Job's steel-rimmed hat; the one he used to decapitate people (no extra charge for the leftover DNA). Also in this auction: a watch worn by Roger Moore in "Live and Let Die", which was rigged up by the character "Q" to be magnetic. Bond put it to use to unzip a woman's dress in the movie. What a man!
Two mail order houses are selling high quality reproductions of classic tin toys. Lilliput Motor Co puts out a darling catalog of beautiful and expensive copies, many made by the companies that made the original toys. Call (800)846-8697. And Classic Tin Toy Co reproduces transportation toys such as battleships cars and trains. Call (414)693-3371.
That's it for this week, Accumulators. Artie and I
are going to hit an
auction this evening, and then tomorrow, it's the
Jewish New Year. To all
my fellow members of God's Chosen: L'Shanah Tovah!
And to everyone else,
© 1998 Judith Katz-Schwartz. All rights reserved.
Antiques and Collectibles Newsletter #57
U.S. Library of Congress
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