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    Posted 9 years ago

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    Although sales for Saturday and Sunday were about equal in quantity...60 each day, what the crowd bought varied wildly between the two days.

    Here is what I gleaned about current Chicago collectors:

    1) Viking and Blenko Glass are king. People came in asking and looking for it. I sold every single piece I had.

    2) Enamels are hot. I have lamented how hard they are to find here and the way folk pounced on my pieces proved their rarity. No negotiations, just pay and run. Had a dealer buy all I had out, then I put out more and they went in about 10 minutes.

    3) Dansk is not a seller here. Couldn't believe it. No one was even intrigued.

    4) 50s barware is still huge. Especially individual fun glasses. I had a zillion and came home with one.

    5) Platters did not interest people.

    6) Bowls did.

    7) The older folk went for the Scandinavian glass. Under 40 didn't even look.

    8) Pretty little vanity porcelain odds and sods were a treat. Low cost though. Just a little something to make you feel good. I equate it to shoe shopping.


    1. AmberRose AmberRose, 9 years ago
      My favorite sale was six Fred Press fish coasters. They are hard to find and I had a good price on them. A gentleman saw them, did a dance, and bought them. Sooooo excited. We chatted for a while and I was struck on how happy my catch and release program made him. I was so thrilled.
    2. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 9 years ago
      Great showing, AmberRose!!!
    3. AmberRose AmberRose, 9 years ago
      The vintage pillows...old bark cloth repurposed into sassy throw pillows. They were very clever and sweet.
      I thought the divers were really cool and the vendor wasn't trying to pass them off as the real deal. Next acquisition??? Oooohhhh....
    4. AmberRose AmberRose, 9 years ago
      eye4, this is one that went real quick...
    5. Hunter Hunter, 9 years ago
      love your conclusions - very interesting, I'm also surprised about Dansk. Give it a few years...
    6. AmberRose AmberRose, 9 years ago
      UP date: here is a link with some great photos of this event.
    7. AmberRose AmberRose, 8 years ago
      Tired tired tired. Still processing. Had to tear down Sat night because of the big storm that blew through. It added to the work and stress.
    8. SEAN68 SEAN68, 8 years ago
      fun!! love it:)

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