Thursday, April 22, 2010

postcard weekend

Here are some photos from the Postcard Auction and Sale last weekend.

I had never participated in an auction before and my experience was just like a typical first experience I have seen shown on TV or in the movies. I like to think that didn't influence me but, I'll never know.

First it felt hard to catch up with the bidding and the auctioneer and things got past the amount I could pay pretty fast. Then I finally won one at a good price (a full scrapbook) and it was pretty fun. Then I got another (another scrapbook) and then I bought some postcards for more than I would of because I just got excited and it was fun to raise my hand!

There were a couple things I really wish I would have gotten and the lesson I learned there was to look over the things being auctioned over better beforehand and to keep a list. With over 150 lots it was a lot to keep track of. It was a lot of fun and the dinner was great, too.

The next two days was the postcard show. I spent a few hours there looking through people's stuff. There was some neat stuff to see.

Some neat old advertising signs that were used on the sides on trolleys in Portland.

A strange cookbook that was a pink plastic puffy cover of a 3 ring binder. The recipe pages were not nearly as interesting as the cover. Maybe pride was a brand. I didn't investigate enough.

The Webfooters auction and sale happens every year. You can find out more about it here.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Postcard Social Event of the Year!

You know what I hate? Computer viruses! Yep, my computer at home has some and they are not going away. It is because of this that I have not been updating and why it has taken me too long to tell you about the events this weekend. If you are in the Portland area I hope you can take part in the Webfooters big weekend.

This weekend is the annual Webfooters Postcard Show and Sale at the Jackson Armory in Portland. Two days of people selling some incredible postcards, photos and ephemera. Last year I got these amazing matchbooks. And lots of other things, too.

It's all kicked off tomorrow night with the Webfooters Dinner and Auction. It's too late to get in on the dinner, but I am pretty sure you can still come to the auction. You can see what is up for auction here. You can also email proxy bids, but you need to be quick about, I just looked at all the lots and there are some really neat things in there.

Then Saturday and Sunday there will be selling and a silent auction and one short live auction on Saturday around noon. There are lots of tables and lots of things besides postcards and photographs. There is usually ephemera, magazines, comic books, coins, stamps, greeting cards and all kinds of stuff.

Hope you can come by, Please spread the word!