I the voyeur/used book and other stuff dealer went to my colleague’s sale today. Other than the house being really cool, the contents were relatively unremarkable EXCEPT for the large amount of antique medical tools (among other things, he had a box of what I knew were penis syringes, which were used back in the day when Lysol was used to treat male STDs :eek: ) and a lot of old pharmacy bottles and other similar items. Because my space is limited, I didn’t buy any of it, but I did get some books and a few other items I could use.
I mentioned to one of the employees that I had worked with him, and he told me that he had a new girlfriend and was moving in with her, in addition to downsizing. He added, “He’s a really nice man, isn’t he.”
Antique china and glassware are not selling well unless people are looking for specific patterns.
p.s. There were several large totes of yarn and other crafting supplies in the basement; didn’t buy any of that either although I did mention on Facebook that there was a place where my fellows knitters could get some. There’s a saying I only recently heard, used for crafters and other hobbyists, called “SABLE” which stands for “Stash Acquisition Beyond Life Expectancy.” In this case, his wife couldn’t have known that because her death was very unexpected.