15 December 2006

Best Thrift Find EVER

Now, I've found some great things at thrift stores and garage sales. Probably at the top of the list would be the $12 12"x 16" paper cutter. That is, until yesterday. Yesterday was the day I found the following at the First Presbyterian Thrift Shop in Norman, OK.



Yep. It's a Madeleine L'engle book. I saw it and thought, "Oh, that's the one about the dolphins. I didn't really like that one," and made to put it back. Then I thought, "Well, it looks older -- maybe it's a first edition, and I can sell it." So I looked inside, and I saw:



...and also...



...and I gasped. Out loud. A freaking Madeleine L'engle signed first edition. And then I looked at the sign with the book prices.

HARDBACKS -- 50 cents

Hmm... Maybe they priced it for more somewhere on the book. ::looking...looking:: Nope. It was fifty cents. So I gathered the rest of my purchases (two very nice wool dress skirts for a dollar each that were, until that moment, the highlights of my trip, some Christmas cards, and other miscellany), and checked out. I spent $5.15.

I got outside and felt like I had just robbed them. It was great.

So, if you know anyone who collects signed first editions, let me know. I'm looking to liquidate.

4 comments:

Dorathea said...

Ha ha!!! Very cool!
Nice pictures.. were they by chance taken with your new homemade camera?

Jenny said...

What more can I say but,

SWEEEEEET!

;-) Nice find, nice find.

Turi said...

you have a homemade camera? whoah, just like MacGuyver... does it incorporate tinfoil and chewing gum anyplace?

samann1121 said...

Oh, I wish. If only I were as cool as MacGyver, but alas... I think she was talking about the lightbox (see the previous post), which *does* incorporate freezer tape and freezer paper. Brrr....