Monday, April 12, 2010

ACO Auction & Tag Sale Roundup

This year's ACO Port Hope auction was somewhat more successful (for me) than last year, since I actually won the item on which I bid. It was fun, quick and painless, and a bid of $12.50 got me a set of four Paragon China demitasse teacups. I don't know anything about the pattern, but it's a beautiful combination of gold, cream and lilac:

In addition to the auction, the ACO runs a tag sale in the next room, and when this Czechoslovakian china went down to half off, the deal was too good to pass up:

20 pieces for $15.00!!!

Helpful hint:
Since they must have sat unused for several years, the Czechoslovakian pieces had a slightly musty smell. I just soaked them overnight in a sink of water with a cup of white vinegar and a few tablespoons of baking soda. Now they're as good as new!!


  1. They are wonderful items. Congratulations to your success.

  2. Thanks, it was fun bidding. As I said to my Mom, "I couldn't have bought four teacups at Value Village for $12.50!"


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