The finds on Tuesday morning were good, but the evening was pretty dry.
I did find this luggage inside one of the above bags. It was musty and a bit damp – it’d probably been in a basement for a long time. There were some pretty random things in there, like a couple of clipboards and a VCR tape for some movie. There was also a bunch of jewelry.
It was all vintage, but not much in the way of precious metals (my standards are getting high eh?). I’ll show you a few pieces though.
A little bracelet (I think) marked “Adrienne.” It’s marked as being “Gold filled” “Sterling base” and “Gold seal.”
A couple of cute teddy bear hair clips.
A nice old sterling silver ring. A few rocks are missing on the front.
Another Waltham watch. This one’s not worth nearly as much as the last one though!
This is an odd little metal box (only 1 inch tall) which opens up to show a figurine of Jesus. The figurine is marked “Germany” on the bottom.
Finally, this is a wooden box I found with the gold Waltham watch from a few weeks back. It contained some of the tobacciana that I posted in the past, so I’m guessing it would have been for that purpose originally.
It’s in decent shape – a little love would probably make it really great. The coolest part though is the inscription (last picture):
“Alfred Wood Lee from Ada Lee Willis, Christmas 1888.” There’s a few symbols lower than that but I don’t recognize them.
This box (and maybe some contents) were a gift for someone about 125 years ago!
That’s all for now!
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I may be wrong, but the box looks like it could be a personal humidor: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humidor#Classification_of_humidors
It does look a lot like one… I think you’re correct
love seeing your finds
It looks to be a Madonna in the box, probably holding the baby Jesus. It’s a religious artifact people might carry around, or bring out and set on a table when performing their rosary. I found this pic of one quite similar. http://thumbs3.ebaystatic.com/d/l225/m/mArs31Jrj3twrt6gG4nxYSg.jpg
Have you checked out the treasures in garbage in wealthy Outremont and demographically mixed Villeray?You might find some great treasures there.I was visiting a relative in Villeray two years ago,and I found some wonderful wildlife coffee table books in a recycling bin in Villeray.I keep them on a bathroom shelf and view the beautiful pictures every so often.
I haven’t spent too much time in either. It looks like Villeray’s trash day is tomorrow in the morning, so I might check it out.
I’ll look into Outremont too. The fact that it’s wealthy might make for some good finds.
Glad to see you found some good trash!
Wow – these are awesome! I am always looking forward to your posts and finds!
I really enjoy reading about posts too. Thank you
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