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They made a call to the owner of the LP and we settled on a 25% discount, just for the asking.
This is one of the songs from the album: "Pocket Full of Rainbows".
The condition is amazing for a treasure like this one which is sure to have seen its share of lipstick and love since the late 1960s when it was released. There were a couple of others there that hadn't fared as well including one from Elvis' Las Vegas era with the sparkling jumpsuit.
Additional treasure awaited me in the form of an Old Judge coffee can, another of my active collections. I love these old steel canisters which bring back a time of twist keys used to open them. That "swoosh" heard when the metal band released the vacuum inside always offered up a delicious fragrance of fresh coffee. A little Crisco on a paper towel refreshed the gloss on the exterior and will let me open the can to examine the inside.
But the star discovery of the day had to be the wonderful book by Robert Louis Stevenson, "Kidnapped", published in 1908. I was thrilled to find this classic in such excellent shape. Flipping through the pages it even smelled nice and the binding was intact, too. At the price of $6.00, it was simply irresistible.
Doris was at her regular post in the store and once again, asked about my Mother, offered me fresh coffee and told me about her latest investment, a new building across the street that housed a candy factory for nearly 100 years. For someone of her youthful age, 87, I have to admire her energy, strength and courage in today's economy to move forward on such a major project. She's still undecided as to what she'll do with the structure, but I feel certain it will amaze and astonish.
|Main Street Antiques in Farmersville, Texas 2013|