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Most exciting buy on EBay

About 30 years ago I saw a pottery container for a square of Honeycomb. Thought I would have no trouble finding one, as I buy my honey in the comb,and hated the mess of it on a plate. Couldn't find one, and so the lure of the chase began. Every country I went to over the years I searched in vain. I contacted honey associations to no avail. I began using and browsing EBay, and one day I could not believe my eyes. There was exactly what I was looking for. Not only that, but it was a magnificent piece. Frosted glass, cut and embossed with honey bees, butterflies, and beehives. A beautiful lid, and little bun feet. I was sick with excitement. The problem in was in America, and the delivery charge was huge. My motto is "Find another way" So with three hours in hand, I rang my friend in NC., who had never used EBay. I instructed her how to sign up, and gave her explicit instructions on how and when to bid. I was on the phone to her for the last 10 mins giving instructions, and bingo We got it. It was the most exciting auction experience I ever had. She brought it over a few months later, and I love it to bits. I have been watching out for one for my friend, but no luck. If I were a potter, I would make them, so a good idea for someone. I would love a forum for best buys at auction, fetes, and sales. What is yours?Uploaded Image

Posted at 27th Nov 2008 - 11:05PM   Posted by TIGGYWINKLE   Most exciting buy on EBay Comments: 7

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Westerwitch's Avatar It's gorgeous and all the more precious because of the effort that went into getting it.

There is something very exciting about bidding on Ebay . . . hmmmmm rather addictive.

My neighbour is a potter and Lixtroll on the site - I shall send her this link.

I am looking out for a Hunt's butter softener so if anyone ever sees one . . . .

Posted by: Westerwitch on 27th Nov 2008 at 11:20PM

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Arosebyanyothername's Avatar Love the dish - what a great find! Shows that persistence pays. I do hope you find another one for your friend.

Posted by: Arosebyanyothername on 27th Nov 2008 at 11:21PM

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TIGGYWINKLE's Avatar WW What is a Hunt's butter softener?

Posted by: TIGGYWINKLE on 27th Nov 2008 at 11:25PM

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Westerwitch's Avatar It is a pottery round butter dish with a domed lid with a spout for putting hot water in. It was made by John Hunt & Co . . . I have been trying to track one down for a couple of years now.

Posted by: Westerwitch on 27th Nov 2008 at 11:54PM

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TIGGYWINKLE's Avatar Gosh, I remember my mum having one. Will keep an eye out for you.

Posted by: TIGGYWINKLE on 28th Nov 2008 at 12:44AM

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Faith's Avatar Wow Tiggs its great! You put a lot of trust in your friend considering she'd never used Ebay before!

Didnt Lakeland make something like that WW - but prob not the pottery version you'd like.

Posted by: Faith on 28th Nov 2008 at 08:02AM

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Exmoorjane's Avatar What an amazing thing it is - and fabulous your friend could get it for you. My best eBay find was a couple of needlepoint kits (had been discontinued for years and I had given up ever being able to do more in the set) - found two on eBay and now have them (only problem, my eyesight is getting atrocious and now not sure I'll ever finish them!).....
Ah, Lixtroll. Do miss her and her wonderful blogs.....

Posted by: Exmoorjane on 28th Nov 2008 at 10:12AM

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