I was so flabbergasted by the hoarder estate sale from Saturday that I forgot to show you the stuff I got at the first yard sale of the day.
I found a bunch of these letterpress collections of etchings and photogravures from the late 1800s. They were published by Selmar Hess of New York as individual issues and then bound in hardcover books at a later point.
Each etching has an onion skin paper in front of it which has protected it through the years. The pages are very fragile and flaking, but the drawings are in very good condition, and the detail is exquisite.
There are lots of these types of images.
I'm not sure what to do with them. Sell them as is, individually or separately? Sell just the drawings? Scan the images and sell the pdfs? What do you think?
Also found this Hungarian German Language Practice Primer from the late 1800s as well (I love you, internet).
Lots of ads and dictionary pages.
Sweet chippy vase featuring delicately painted flowers.
That was it! There were a few wild goose chases -- people posting on Craig's List that either decided not to have the sale or never were having a sale in the first place -- so I was a bit disappointed.
The (hoarder) estate sale was listed as from 1pm to 5pm, which is an unheard of late start in this area, and there was no address, so I thought that was a scam as well. I emailed the seller and got an address, but went cautiously and carried my iphone. I wouldn't have gone in if there weren't other people around; make sure your spidey senses aren't tingling! (unless they're tingling for junk!)