I am an addict. Yes, I admit it. I need my fix at least once a week, and sometimes even more than that! I am hooked. When I go a long time without, I start to have withdrawal symptoms that you cannot even begin to imagine. Shaking, pacing, mumbling to myself.
Yes, I am addicted.................to AUCTIONS, THRIFT STORES, ESTATE SALES & GARAGE SALES!!! No one ever warned me that going to these things, hunting for those "treasures" could possibly be so addicting, taking up hours & hours of my time! It's not that I LOVE selling online......I mean, I do enjoy it, but the real high is the hunt for those goodies that make me shake like a drug addict!!!
I read the auction listings on Auctionbill.com at least twice a week, for both Iowa & Nebraska. I live in Nebraska, but I am willing to drive a good ways to get those goodies!! If there is a listing with photos of glassware or china, cups & saucers, or hand painted anything, I am making my list, checking my bank account, and planning my attack!!
I have learned one important lesson though. NEVER tell anyone at an auction, what something is or how old it is. I was looking at a piece of EAPG, an old Coin Glass square toothpick holder. This very little, frail old lady, looking so innocent, asked me what it was, and how old it was. She didn't look dangerous!!! She would most likely fall asleep before the auction even started!! So I gave up my secret! Yes, it is old!!! Late 1800's....Coin Glass....I have the salt, pepper & tray that match it at home.....I am so happy to see the toothpick here!! I collect this glass. Well, guess what!!! That little old lady stayed awake during the whole 9 hour auction, until that piece of Coin Glass came up, and she proceeded to OUTBID me!!!! And then, turned around and smiled at me!!! Vicious woman, I tell you!!!
From now on, my lips are sealed. I will give only my name, city & state. I know NOTHING!!! Shhhhhhhhh! ;-)