WW1 (I believe) era “Venereal Prophylaxis Unit” Chest. Venereal disease was widespread in both WW1 and WW2 so apparently they had units specifically for STD’s. They also had campaigns such as posters and pamphlets to warn soldiers of unprotected sex overseas. I purchased this very unusual chest Saturday morning in Blue Bell at a yard sale. Normally militaria goes first thing or even more often before the sale is scheduled to start. But even once in a blue moon someone will not advertise they have such items and you can get lucky if you are a picker like myself. As far as I can tell from limited research this is WW1 because the WW2 era chests look very different and not as aged as this one.
I purchased a ton of vintage African art items from the estate sale where I purchased the Ivory/Gold bracelet (confirmed 18k gold and ivory). I was invited back to the house a few times over the past couple of weeks to make more purchases. In this post I will feature some of the highlights of the African pieces. I am in the process of doing research on this items but will update when I find out value and age. I cant post all of the pictures on here but I will include the link to my photobucket account which shows each and every piece.
Had my own yard sale this Saturday. When you are in the business of resale you tend to accumulate more than you can keep up with. There are also those items that don’t sell. A yard sale is a great way to get rid of these items that may not be eBay worthy for one reason or another. Had my best sale money wise. We have had one a year for the past 3 years each one has made more then the last. Started at 7:30am had a dealer show up at 7am and had a few more dealers show up just before 7:30am. We made just under $1,500, woohoo! It makes all the work leading up to the sale, getting up at 3am, hanging 20 signs and setting up well worth all the trouble. I couldn’t have done it without you ❤
This week I went to a few house contents sales. Only one was a success. I purchased 3 binders full of collectible cards of all kinds. Not thoroughly looking through just flipping briefly before purchase. In the back of one of the binders I found about 50 autographed sports cards. I don’t think any of them are extremely valuable by themselves but as a whole I would think they are worth at least double maybe 3x what I paid. Also inside were 1950’s 3D Tarzan cards, not quite a full set about 10 short. Still, very cool.