Saturday, March 19, 2011

A Fun Discovery

I came across these fun lil' guys today at the Habitat Restore.  Yes, I know, they're cigar boxes, and as a Christian I don't agree with smoking and don't intend to promote it, but.........for some reason I love cigar boxes.  I love the artwork on them and the vintage style.  I also love that they're great for storage!  My grandpa gave me one as child and I always kept it full of little keepsakes and odds 'n ends.  I've loved them ever since.  


Anyhoo....back to my story.  I found a big box full of these at the Restore.  I didn't see any price so as I was waiting for a worker to happen by, I rummaged through them and picked out the best ones.  A few minutes later a gentleman came by and I asked him about them.  He said, "Oh yeah, those just came in and we haven't priced them yet."  Apparantly, I had wandered into the receiving area, lol!  He called another guy over and they discussed them for a minute, "Those look old."  "Do they have any antique value or are they just junk?"  "What do you think they're worth?"  Meanwhile, I'm standing there thinking, "Oh no, they're gonna ask way more than I want to pay."  Then the guy says, "Ohhhh......how 'bout a quarter a piece?"  I almost fainted!  He said, "You're smiling awfully big, maybe I shoulda asked for more."  : )


I looked up similar ones on E-bay when I got home and the nearest I can figure my little $1 collection is worth more like $35.

I'm not exactly sure what I'll do with them.  I'm thinking they'll go in my scrapbooking/craft area to be used as a cute and fun storage solution.


What do you think, did I get a good deal?  Do you have anything you love that's a little off the beaten path?

2 comments:

  1. Hahaha, that is too funny. I love cigar boxes too. Have you ever seen a cigar box purse? They are really neat!!

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