Making Connections: 3
It gives us great pleasure to help our clients find antiques.
We had so much fun looking for children's hankies on a recent trip.
We had never carried them before, but one of our customers emailed
us to ask for some. Here are two examples of what we found. On the
right are the "Cool Cats." On the left is a political comic with
the verse, "Senator Owl made a speech and Eddy sang a song. Nicky
Monk a party gave, it was loud and long."
A very good customer came to see us at the Waterloo
Antiques Show. She asked if we had any unusual hatpin holders and I
showed her the Nippon Bleriot Airplane holder and the S&V Bear Tower.
We had only had them in inventory for two weeks and this was their
first showing. She was thrilled to obtain the Airplane holder from
us and was like a kid in a candy shop.
The show closed a few hours later and we went home to find an email message
waiting for us from this customer. After driving home from the show, she
was very sorry to have left the Bear Tower behind and now she wanted that
one, too. She is a very lucky lady to have found two such wonderful and
rare hatpin holders on one day.
While we were on the road on a buying trip, Al saw this micro-mosaic
iris hatpin and just had to buy it. I wasn't sure about it, because
the metal work was encrusted with verdigris and I didn't think I could
rescue it. It took a lot of careful rubbing and cleaning but it was
worth the work. We put it out at our most recent show and it was
sold before the show was 2 hours old.
Recently a mesh pocketbook customer who is mesmerized with Mandalians
emailed to ask if we ever get any really unusual Whiting and Davis
purses with a Mandalian flair. We were happy to send her a jpg of
this lovely El-Sah bag. Two hours later she asked us to put it on
her charge card and it was mailed out to her the very next day.
We were fortunate to obtain a supurb copy of this Vogue picture
record. We had five requests on "want lists" for this item. We wrote a
message to describe the condition and price of this record and sent it
to all who were seeking this hard-to-locate piece. Within one day, the
record was spoken for, charged out, and on its way to its new home.
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