Sunday, July 28, 2013

Dad's auction find

Many months ago I told my dad, the Auction Treasure Hunter Extraordinare, that I'd love to find one of those 1950s accordion-style sewing boxes.  Well, look what he discovered!

 
According to the still-spotless maker's label inside the lid, this is a Strommen Bruk Hamar  sewing box.  Isn't it gorgeous?!?!?  It is in wonderful condition, and seemed hardly used.  And a quick eBay search of completed/sold listings shows that ones like this usually sell for $75-$150 (they are often listed for more, but I wanted to see what people were willing to PAY!).  Dad paid.........$25!  So a wonderful find.  Now I just have to figure out where to put it...  :D

6 comments:

Karen said...

Oh what a wonderful find at such a bargain! I would say you are a lucky girl.... happy stitching!

Tammy B said...

That is awesome! Now I want one lol

Anna van Schurman said...

It would fit in perfectly with my 50s era home. ;) Lovely! And how awesome is your dad?

Silverlotus said...

Oh my goodness! I would love one of those. You're dad made a super great find!

Kate said...

How lucky to find one, and so inexpensive too - enjoy

Zeb said...

Oh wow! What an amazing find, and what a wonderful dad! :)