Thursday, May 28, 2009

Vintage thingie Thursday

So you find something neat on ebay and bid on it. Then you look at the seller's other items and think, "hmm, this is nice too, and with combined shipping, it won't be too expensive..." You bid on secondary item. then the bidding on primary item gets too rich for you (or you forget to update your bid, or you are sniped) and you end up losing out on on primary item, and ending up with secondary item.
That is how I ended up with a scrapbook of movie star clippings from magazines and newspapers from the 1930's. Don't get me wrong, it's an amazing time capsule! I now don't even remember what my primary item was from this seller!
Above are two scans of items from this scrapbook that you just don't see anymore from Hollywood. Shirley Temple at the time of the filming of "The Little Colonel" and Ginger Rogers posing with amazing, glamorous cars. Oh those were the days.


Cass @ That Old House said...

Oh my gosh, I completely understand the slippery slope of Ebay! It's how I wound up with more dishes than brains in my house.

LOVE the old pictures. What style -- both the cars AND the stars. Thanks for a delightful peek at the past!

Postcardy said...

I usually just bid the minimum on ebay and hope nobody else bids. That keeps from buying too much stuff and paying too much for it.

Keetha said...

Those are awesome old cars and old gals!!!! Hey - - they STILL use cute girls to sell cars.

C.K. Dexter Haven said...

That's a great pic of Ginger Rogers. She grouses in her autobio about being underpaid at RKO, so I'll bet she was happy to do those endorsements!

Donna said...

love those pic's please show more of scrapbook!

SueLovesCherries said...

Wonderful that you got all those pics - I hope we see more of them!

Coloradolady said...

Welcome to VTT. I loved these pictures. So pretty. I know what you mean about can be a monster at times!

Have a great week!

Anonymous said...

Why didn't I live then? I do so love the glamour of yesteryear. Those are very nice pictures. Very nice.

And yes, the eBay thing. One thing is better than the other and they all must be bid on in case you lose one, you know? Investment shopping.

Miss_Yves said...

Very smart !

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