Who doesn’t love a good bargain and especially at an auction? Last week I noticed a blue and white platter in an ad for an upcoming local auction. I immediately thought it would go for $300 and no less. Even though I assumed it was out of my range, I decided to drop by the auction to have a look.
I sat through an hour’s worth of war mementos, and then they started selling the dishes. Early on they sold a beautiful black and white French transferware platter for only $45.00. I was shocked and hopeful.
When the blue and white platter was on the auction block, only a few of us were bidding, and I won it for only $42.00!!
It is really large and luscious. It is American-made, rather than English and is in the Blue Willow pattern. I am sure that it would have brought more if the manufacturer had been a fine English company. However, it has been loveingly used and has a great patina. The back simply has the number 11 stamped into it. If anyone has knowledge of what the number is for, please let me know.
I bought a plate hanger large enough to hold it, and asked our handyman to hang it up here…
above the stove.
Doesn’t it look great?
It’s the perfect size for the stove hood. It’s not too big nor is it too small. I am really pleased with the way it looks.
So, that’s my latest auction bargain. How about you? Have you gotten a great deal at an auction lately?