A Wise Owl Piggy Bank by Baldelli

 I LOVED this little owl, I did and he turned out to be a learning experience for me.

I recently sold him on ebay after picking him up for resale on a whim and discovering that he is a piggy bank that was made by Baldelli ceramics, an Italian firm created by Ceramiche Baldelli that has been in business since 1943 in Citta di Castello, Italy.

My lovely green Baldelli owl has gone to a new home in the United States. I don’t know if the buyer collects owls, Baldelli or mid-century modern pieces, piggy banks or simply was drawn to this little fellow. Whatever the buyer's reason, this owl is a wise and handsome addition to his decor.

I checked and that there are other Baldelli pieces available on eBay. You can see more Baldelli piggy banks, in the form of owls, cats and other creatures for yourself by clicking right here or by looking at this scrolling widget from eBay:



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How To Self-Publish eBooks for Kindle

If you are a writer who has published or would like to publish an eBook, How I Make $4,000 A Month Selling eBooks on Amazon Kindle might be an interesting read for you and today, February 21, 2014, it is an Amazon Kindle FREE download.

This book, by Nathaniel Burns, is a step-by-step guide for authors who want to self-publish their works. It is not a get-rich scheme but rather a how-to guide that promises lots of work before success.

As always, I turned to the Amazon customer reviews as one indicator of the quality of a book or any item for that matter. This one does well in that regard.

I haven't read it yet and must in all honesty say that I am not really interested in publishing an eBook. I do write online but I do not consider myself an author and keep plenty busy between my online writing and eBay selling roles. However, I downloaded it anyway as I am curious about the process and I thought you might be interested.  It's now in my ever-growing reading queue.  Will you add it to your reading list?

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Walt Disney World Sorcerer's Hat Adventure Playset

Last week's treasures included this unusual Walt Disney World Sorcerer's Hat Adventure Playset. It is a fun children's playset that allows your child to recreate a Hollywood Studio with Mickey Mouse as the director.

The hat itself is a handsome piece and measures about 10.75 inches in height and the accessories are tiny so this set is definitely not appropriate for children under the age of three.

The set I found is incomplete but all of the battery operated pieces are operating although I will not be providing batteries.

New sets are occasionally available on eBay and retail for as much as $157, including shipping. 

Used sets also turn up occasionally though they are usually without any of the minifigures or accessories.  They still sell but at a much reduced rate.

This set is the only used set I could find that includes many though not all of the accessories. You can see some of the pieces I have included with my set in these pictures or you can click through to my listing on eBay to see a written list of what pieces are included in my listing.


I have priced mine at auction at about what the used ones without accessories usually sell for and offered a higher buy-it-now price in case you do not want to let this item get away. Whether you choose to bid and take your chances or you decide to go ahead and buy it now, if this is on your shopping list, you won't want to let it get away.


This is exactly the kind of set that our eldest son wanted to purchase as his souvenir of our trip to Walt Disney World.

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Mother Goose & Grimm's Grimmy


Meet Grimmy of Mother Goose & Grimm fame. 

Mother Goose & Grimm is a comic strip by Mike Peters that first appeared in 1984 and eventually went on to appear in 500 newspapers.

The cartoon became a CBS television series in 1991 and, as evidenced by the year 1987 on this large plush Grimmy's tag, toys were being produced fairly early on.

The comic strip is still in production today and vintage toys like this one are in demand on eBay.

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Rare Martin Luther King Jr. Speech Found

It is every thrifter's dream and yes, thrifter is a word these days whether or not it would appear in the dictionary. That dream, to find a super-rare item when shopping or thrifiting, as it is also called.

I remember reading of a famous picture being thrown out with the garbage one time. Another time it was an old Picasso painting unearthed in the art section of a thrift store.  Fascinating subject matter for me because of the often interesting historical topics, because of the good fortune of someone actually finding these artifacts before they were lost and possibly destroyed forever and because I am still waiting for my big find!

This week I read with interest a story from the Ottawa Citizen titled, "Trip to thrift shop turns up copy of rare King speech." Marthin Luther King Jr., that is.

Imagine, if you will. A lady picked from a pile of vintage reel-to-reel tapes a mouldy and torn item that housed the only known copy of a Martin Luther King Jr. speech given at Arizona State University and at a Phoenix church in June of 1964. How cool is that?

The finder was naturally very thrilled with her rare find, definitely a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and has since given the tape to the school.  If you are interested, I have read that you can listen to the sound portion of this hour-long speech on Arizona State University's website until June 30, 2014. However, my computer crashed twice this morning when attempting to find a link to the speech on the ASU website so I am unable to provide it for you.

I can, however, offer you these other interesting signed Martin Luther King Jr. items to look at, all of which are available on eBay right now. You can scroll through them by clicking through the arrow on the right.  There are quite a few very interesting listings and I suppose a careful reading of the items might reveal where these treasures were found...




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