Most of the major purchases have been me, per usual. My ultimate goal
is to gift much of the stuff that I have amassed to a museum (perhaps
MOCAD) when I can afford to do so. In the meantime, I was recently
offered $20,000 for my set of blue Coral Reef (the only "complete" set
I am aware of in the world). Prices are indeed getting crazy!
Sorry I wasnt getting emails, yahoo had the wrong old email for me.
Aloha, Michael "wekeula"
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org
, "Karen Cotter"
> Did you hear that knocking? That was me, banging my head against
> My mother had the blue Hawaiian Flowers teapot, sugar bowl and
creamer and one large coffee cup and saucer. When we divvied up our
mother's trove, My sister took the teapot (no one liked it or used it
as the design was nuts - the handle was - as you all know - bent in a
"loop" downward and the spout tilted upward. If you tilted the pot
enough by the koo koo handle, the tea ran out under the lid before it
ran out the spout!
> Lots of tea on the table and none in the cup.
> Beautiful to look at, horrid to use. Anyway, my sister took the
teapot and the sugar bowl and creamer. I chose the cup and saucer as
I knew I would use it and enjoy it. And so I have. However, when I
saw the escalating prices recently I e-mailed my sister as she is an
eBay freak as am I. She sadly told me she'd broken the teapot some
years ago by accident. Washed it and was holding it over the sink by
the "loopy" handle and lost her soapy grip on it. Too bad, so sad.
She does use the sugar and creamer though. We are pleased to see the
escalating prices as we both have some Blanding odds and ends we
picked up for nuttin' back in our garage and estate sale-ing days in
the early '70s. You guys don't want to know what we paid for those
things back then. *heh heh* All plates, however, nothing special.
> Karen Leilani -
> --- Original Message -----
> From: keith2draw
> To: email@example.com
> Sent: Tuesday, August 21, 2007 4:33 AM
> Subject: [aloha-donblanding] Re: We've created a monster....
> Yeah...I know what you mean. I bid up to $311.11 on that lot and
STILL didn't get it (and I
> shouldn't have even been bidding at all due to my short supply of
funds...but I couldn't
> resist). There's folks bidding on Blanding stuff that I've never
seen before. More and more
> folks coming out of the woodwork. I realy think that alot of them
are Vernon Kilns
> collectors who are branching out...and some others are Hawaiiana
collectors (tiki stuff is a
> a real craze right now).
> But just remember what Don would say...it's all just stuff. Almost
everything exept the
> personalized letters will come along again another day.
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Tom Markle" <tjmarkle@>
> > Try as I might, I don't have the bread to buy and bid on our
Ebay site.......I just keep
> > outbid with what little money I have to spend. I've tried to buy
and preserve but just
> > keep up with the pricing these days. Too bad as we are losing
out on keeping his
> > in our own house. I don't know some of the bidders but I hope
they know what to do
> > it.......a disappointed tj......tj
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